Sports Wrap 2-25-14
In Centennial Conference (CC) championship action, the McDaniel women’s basketball team travels to Haverford Feb. 28 while men’s basketball hosts Muhlenburg Feb. 26.
The second-seeded Green Terror women’s basketball team (19-5, 14-4 CC) faces third-seeded Johns Hopkins (17-7, 14-4 CC) in the Feb. 28 second semifinal, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. or 30 minutes upon the conclusion of the day's first semifinal. The day's first semifinal pits host and top-seeded Haverford (21-3, 15-3 CC) against the winner of the Feb. 26 first-round game between the fourth-seeded Muhlenberg (16-9, 12-6 CC) and fifth-seeded Gettysburg (15-9, 10-8 CC). That game tips off at 6 p.m.
The championship game will be held at 7 p.m. March 1. Admission for all games is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Youths 12 and under as well as students from participating institutions, who present their ID, are free.
The tournament's champion will earn the CC's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III tournament, slated to begin Mar. 7. The Green Terror claimed the conference crown and NCAA bid in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010. The squad also earned an at-large bid in 2007.
McDaniel men’s basketball will host Muhlenberg Feb. 26 in the first-round of the 2014 Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball championship. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Green Terror (17-8, 12-6 CC) faces the fifth-seeded Mules (16-9, 11-7 CC). The winner advances to the Feb. 28 semifinals at top-seeded Dickinson (20-5, 15-3 CC) in the day's second semifinal. The day's first semifinal pits second-seeded Franklin & Marshall (17-8, 13-5 CC) against third-seeded Johns Hopkins (15-10, 12-6 CC), slated to begin at 6 p.m. The day's second semifinal will begin at 8 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one. The championship game will held at 7 p.m. March 1.
Admission for all games is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Youths 12 and under as well as students from participating institutions, who present their ID, are free. The tournament's champion will earn the CC's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III tournament, slated to begin on Mar. 6. The NCAA field will be announced at 12:30 p.m. March 3. McDaniel is seeking its first CC championship and berth in the NCAA tournament.
The women’s swim team at the Centennial Conference championship meet set eight program records, took five medals and charted 31 new or updated entries into the program's all-time top 10 list, including a record for points scored. With the trend continuing of a championship-weekend overhaul of the record book, it was senior Emma Duesterhaus of Spartanburg, S.C. and freshman Sydney Knadler of Crowley Lake, Calif., leading the charge.
As a team, the Green Terror recorded the most points at the CC championship in program history with 398 points to finish sixth overall.
In Centennial Conference championship men’s swimming, sophomore Brad Brooks of Newark, Del., brought home another two gold medals, a bronze medal, three new program records, three NCAA B-Cut times and two championship meet records. Freshman Justin Allen of Ashburn, Va., joined Brooks in the spotlight, adding a gold medal of his own and bringing home three program records.
As a team, the Green Terror finished seventh with 243.5 points. Gettysburg won the team title with 757 points, outdistancing Dickinson by 204 points.