Greyhounds Basketball Preview
November 14th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
Another season of Greyhounds basketball is officially underway as both the men and women’s teams began their season this weekend. The men’s team suffered a hard fought loss to A-10 opponent Duquesne by a score of 65-60 on Friday. However, the women notched their first win of the season in blowout fashion over Lipscomb 74-30.
The men’s team was lead by senior big man, Jarred Jones and junior point guard Andre Walker. The Greyhound tandem each dropped 21 points, but it was not enough to prevail over a tough Dukes team. Junior Chancellor Barnard put up a strong effort on the defensive end as he had a team high 5 blocks. The Greyhounds got limited help off the bench as they only had a combined 3 bench points compared to Duquesne’s 23. The Greyhounds also had a difficult time from the free throw line as they shot 47% from the charity stripe. The men will look to bounce back in their home opener tonight at 7:30 against the Millersville Marauders.
On the other hand, the women’s team had a very successful season opener. In fact, the 44-point win was the largest margin of victory in Coach Logan’s head coaching career. The Lady Hounds were lead by senior guard Lisa Mirarchi who posted a career high 17 points. The Greyhounds jumped out to a 21-2 lead and did not look back from there. The ladies have high aspirations for this season after they were defeated by Army in the Patriot League Finals last year. The women return to action on Tuesday November 15th on the road at Fairfield before returning home to take on St. Francis Brooklyn at Reitz Arena on Saturday November 19th.
Make sure you come out and support your fellow Greyhounds throughout the season as they look to punch their tickets to March Madness.