Each day this week I’ll be taking a quick look at the teams my readers e-mail me about the most. Beginning next week Balladeer’s Blog will hunker down and specifically address the standings in each division. I’m going alphabetically with the teams I’m examining so we resume where we left off yesterday.
FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SUNS – MEN – The men’s team started out hot and were 5-2 at one point but have now lost their last four in a row. How- EVAH, as Stephen A Smith would say, two of those losses were to D1 and D2 teams (Bethune- Cookman and Northwood) and the rest of their schedule is fairly sane so look for them to bounce back. They see action again January 6th in the Piedmont Tournament, hosted by the Piedmont Baptist College Conquerors, so keep an eye on that event.
FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL DIPLOMATS – MEN – the men’s team is a nearly flawless 7-1 and are undefeated in conference play at 4-0. Their most one-sided win was over Elmira 96-52 and on Dec 4th they played an exhibition game against Tsinghua University from China and won 93-78 WOMEN – The women are currently sitting at 4-4 overall but 3-2 in the Centennial Conference. They crushed Bryn Mawr 90-43 and will next play on Dec 30th against Frostburg State.
GETTYSBURG BULLETS – MEN – The men’s team is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in conference. They next see action December 29th against Illinois Wesleyan. WOMEN – The women’s team is 4-3 overall but 1-3 in conference play. The ladies will next see action in the Days Inn Tournament on January 2nd against Randolph.
HUTCHINSON BLUE DRAGONS – MEN – The men’s team is a magnificent 14-0 including an overtime win over Ranger College 71-67. They’ve scored over 100 three times already this season. They play again Jan 5th against Seward. WOMEN – The women’s team is also tearing things up at 11-1, with the one loss coming against South Plains College. The team crushed Fort Scott 85-37 earlier this year. They next play Dec 29th against Hillsborough.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS – MEN – The men are currently sitting at 7-7 with their conference slate still ahead of them. One of their wins was a 114-75 beatdown of Mid-Continent. Their next game is on Jan 5th against Alice Lloyd College. WOMEN – The women are an outstanding 8-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play. One of their four losses was against Division 1’s IUPUI and that was only by five points. They next see action on Jan 5th, likewise against Alice Lloyd College.
JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES – MEN – The men are rolling along at 10-3 right now and are 1-1 in conference play. They even beat D2’s Minn- Crookston and went into the holiday break with a 92-62 win over the University of Winnipeg. WOMEN – The ladies are a fantastic 11-3 and are also 1-1 in the Dakota Athletic Conference. They eviscerated Crown College by an amazing score of 107-21. They took a four-game winning streak into the break and next play South Dakota Mines on Jan 7th.
JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – MEN – The men are currently struggling at 2-5. The two victories were over Goucher and Dickinson. The men next see action on December 30th vs the Averett Cougars. WOMEN – The women have cracked the Top 25 and are a very impressive 8-1 right now, including a brutal 100-46 win over the Salisbury Sea Gulls. Their only loss came on opening day at York (PA). Up next for this team will be Bryn Mawr on January 5th.
LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS – MEN – The men have a record of 8-3 right now including a savage assault on Portland Bible by a score of 96-47. Their losses came against Azusa Pacific, Cal Maritime and Warner Pacific. WOMEN – The women are a smoking good 11-1 right now with the one loss coming against Northwest University. The women are ranked number 3 in the country and next face Azusa Pacific on Dec 28th.
LINCOLN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY RED LIONS – The Red Lions (Love that name!) are currently sitting at 7-4. That record includes a 71-23 smackdown of Calvary Bible on November 20th. Up next for this team will be Lindenwood- Belleville on January 7th.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY RAILSPLITTERS – MEN – The men are undefeated at 10-0 right now including a 103-46 manhandling of Hiwassee. The men will next see action on January 3rd against Lees-McRae. WOMEN – The women’s team is currently 5-3. The losses came to Delta State, Wingate and Catawba. The next game for this team will be on December 29th against Clayton State.
LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS – MEN – The men are currently sitting at 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mid South Conference. They are an equally impressive 3-1 on the road right now. Up next for them will be Union College on Dec 30th. WOMEN – The record is identical – 10-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The ladies went 2-0 in the Daytona Beach Shootout this week. They next see action Jan 6th against West Virginia Tech.
To read Part One click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/12/21/college-basketball-extravaganza-1/