Sports Recap: Women get two big wins, men drop heartbreaker to #1 Cornerstone

Dominic Santina
Sports Editor

Sports Recap – Feb. 4-10  

JV Men's Basketball  

The junior varsity team was able to pull out a nail biting game against University of Michigan-Dearborn on Feb. 5. The team traveled to take on U of M Dearborn and put up a hard fight and was able to come away with a victory. The victory ends the JV season with a win.  

Women's Basketball  

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The women hosted Siena Heights on Feb. 7. The Warriors got off to a very good start, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half going 12-24 from the field. While Siena Heights struggled in the first half shooting 38 percent. Yet, they found themselves down 32-30 to Sienna at the break. Another 36 percent half for Sienna and a 40 percent half for the Warriors led the teams to overtime. Where the Warriors were able to outscore Siena Height by one point, seven to six in overtime to win 69-68. The Warriors were paced offensively by Alyssa Copley, senior forward from Holly, Mich, who had 11 points. The women also hosted Cornerstone for senior night at the Garth Pleasant Arena. The women got off to a hot start in the first half, shooting 42 percent, and leading at halftime 34-25. They would only add to that lead and win the game by a final score of 61-47. The women were led by Bethany McCord, senior forward from Warren, Mich, who had 19 points. The women now sit at 15-11 overall and 10-8 in the WHAC. The women will look ahead to playing Madonna on Feb. 14.  

Men's Basketball  

The men's team had two huge home games this week. It started with hosting Sienna Heights on Feb. 7. The Warriors had a decent first half shooting, going 12-29 for 41 percent from the field, shooting just a little less than Siena Heights. Which let the Saints have a 33-30 halftime lead. The second half was even worse for both teams when it came to shooting. The Warriors had the better percentage with 37 percent. It was the defensive effort that helped the Warriors the most though, creating 26 turnovers by the Saints. RC was able to pull out a 59-54 victory and was paced by Justin Nafso, junior guard from Walled Lake Mi, with 16 points. The Warriors had their last home game of the season on Feb. 10 hosting number one in the country Cornerstone. The Warriors shot only 33 percent from the field in the first half which found RC down 42-35. The Warriors had a better second half and was able to keep up with the number one team in the country and made it a close game with an opportunity to win or tie it. Yet, they could not make it happen. RC dropped the game 74-72, as they will now turn their attention to play Madonna on Feb. 14. They will be looking to put together a couple wins before the WHAC tournament. The team's record sits at 14-14 and 8-10 in the WHAC.  

Hockey  

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The hockey team hosted Davenport on Feb. 8 at Suburban Ice Macomb. The game got off to a rough start as Davenport scored two goals in the first period, one of them on the power play. Yet, right before the period ended Mike DiFranco got a goal with assists going to Ryan Jaros and Trevor Pode. Davenport added four goals in the second period to pull out to a 6-1 lead. The Warriors tried to fight back as Trevor Pode and Ryan Jaros added goals in the third period. It was just not enough, as the Warriors dropped the game 7-3. The hockey team sits at 4-27 overall and look to their games against Slippery Rock to end the season on a high note.