Rachel Levy, Staff Writer
This season the men’s basketball team has been off to a slow start. They lost their first game, but bounced back to take a two game win streak, only to match those wins with a two game losing streak. Their last win was last semester on Nov. 28 when they beat Franciscan at the BB&T Classic.
Since their win back in November, they went on a thirteen game losing streak. Nine of these thirteen losses were to other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) teams. The Hornets did have some close games, including a double overtime loss at Roanoke in early December.
The men have been hard at work since the first semester and had a short winter break to get back to Shenandoah and on the road to compete in their conference games. Unfortunately, after break, their losing streak continued.
The men have the talent; they just need to learn to work as a team to win in games. They finally showed that they can win as a team on Jan. 30 when they beat Randolph in overtime, after losing to them 67-72 in December in their first ODAC game of the season. Malcolm Clark was the high scorer of the game with nineteen points. The rest of the Hornets were close behind all having around the same points. E.J. Baltimore led the men in assists with seven and the team totally fourteen assists in the game.
With only six games left in their season – all of them conference games – the men will hopefully pull out a few more wins. Three of these games will be home games, so the Shenandoah community should go out to see the men play and finish their season. Their last home game will be against Lynchburg on Feb. 13.