Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Too Bad We Weren't There

Time for an update on Stevenson's basketball fortunes.  Nicky and I typically try to attend as many home games as we can.  Last Wednesday, however, we couldn't attend either game against Messiah, as Nicky had to get up very early the next morning.  We picked a bad night to be absent... and, by "night," I mean pretty much the whole night, as the guys' game didn't end until past 10:30.  It started with the women's team snatching a 72-70 win on a buzzer-beater:

After their 0-3 start, the lady Mustangs have improved to 8-7 and are tied for second place in their conference.

The nightcap saw the Mustang men battle tooth and nail with the undefeated, #15 Falcons in a wild game that went into double overtime.  SU had a shot to win in regulation, Messiah at the end of OT number one, and ultimately the Mustangs pulled off the 103-99 upset, the second time this season that they've beaten a Top 20 team.  Lured by the promise of free soup and cupcakes -- on a mid-January night, the offer sounds even better than it normally would -- the game drew a sizable crowd for a midweek contest.  The Mustangs followed that up with a win at Lycoming this weekend and are currently 12-3 (with two of the losses being by one point) and hovering on the fringe of the national Top 25:

A 20-win season and Division III Tournament berth (which would be the first since Villa Julie College qualified in 2005-06) seem within reach if the men take care of business.

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