Archive for January 9, 2013

#18 Women’s Basketball Runs by Spartanburg Methodist

The #18 Buccaneers Women’s Basketball team took a 45-19 run in the second half to beat Div I opponent Spartanburg Methodist 74-47 in their first game of the 2013. The Bucs were lead by Freshman Anika Jones who poured in 35 points (2nd career highest, first is 36 which was also against Spartanburg). Sophomore Matrice Sweezy added 16 points to the winning effort.

The Bucs were playing in a tight game and took a slim 29-28 lead into the locker room for halftime. But behind their explosive offense and shutdown defense the team went on a 45-19 run in the second half to leave Spartanburg behind and bring home their 15 win of the season.

The #18 Bucs are now 15-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference. The Bucs will play their next game on the road against Lenoir CC on Saturday. The Rockingham game scheduled for this Thursday has been cancelled.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to #1 Louisburg College

In a hard fought battle the Buccaneers fell to the visiting Hurricanes from Louisburg College 86-60 in the conference home opener for the Bucs. The Bucs were led by Sophomore Anthony Hilliard who scored 17 points 4 steals and 3 assists. Freshman Josh McClain added 14 of his own going 6-6 from the free throw line. Sophomore Preston Earle also scored in double digits with 10.

The Bucs played an aggressive defense to start the game and only trailed by 6 points going into the half 25-31. They kept the score close in the start of the second quarter but a few unfortunate turnovers from the Bucs allowed the Hurricanes to separate themselves and increase the lead. Eventually the Hurricanes proved to much for the Bucs in the second half.

This was the first conference game for the Bucs who are now 10-5 overall and 0-1 in conference. The Bucs next game will be at home this Saturday, Jan 12 at 3:00pm against conference foe Pitt Commodity College.