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Tennis begins season strong
The Clarion | February 27, 2009
by Johnny "Stats" Lange
Despite the weather still making it feel
like the dead of winter, the Brevard Col
lege men’s and women’s teimis teams are
already back into the swing of things having
started their seasons. Currently the women
have a2-2 record (0-1 in the SouthAtlantic
Conference) while the men stand at 2-1
(also 0-1 in the SAC.)
Both teams opened up their campaigns at
North Georgia on February 12th at North
Georgia. The men were able to open up
with a 5-4 win and the ladies followed suit
routing the Saints 8-1.
After both teams suffered losses to
Wingate in their conference opener, they
took on Queens University of Charlotte.
The women defeated the Royals 6-3 and
the men defeated the then No. 36 ranked
On Tuesday the women team took on
NCAADivision I opponent Western Caroh-
na. Despite suffering a 7-2 loss, sophomore
number one singles player Lindsay Shaeffer
saw a benefit out of the defeat.
“It’s good to see a little tougher competi
tion to prepare for the rest of the season,”
Both the male and female Tornados hit
the road again for a match on Saturday
at Pfeiffer Their next home match is on
Wednesday March 3rd against Carson
Newman with the match starting at 2 p.m.
Mens basketball hopes to secure tourney spot this weekend
by Johnny "Stats" Lange
Despite losing to Newberry 73-62 on
Wednesday night, the Brevard College
men’s basketball team is still in the hunt
for a SouthAtlantic Conference tournament
bid. Thanks to a Carson-Newman loss
to Catawba College, 92-84, the Tornados
remained tied with the Eagles entering the
final weekend of the regular season.
Against Newberry, junior Jonathan
Whitson again led the team in scoring
and rebounding, putting in 20 points and
grabbing 12 boards. Senior Joseph Chil
ton also scored in double figures with 11
points and junior Cody Siniard chipped in
with 9 points.
Carson-Newman and the Tornados both
have a conference record of 3-12 entering
into the final games of the season. BC takes
on Catawba while the Eagles will challenge
To break down a confusing conference
picture, the Tornados hold down the tie
breaker in having defeated a higher seed
(Wingate) earher than the Eagles have. If
both teams win or lose on Saturday the Tor
nados are in the conference tournament, via
the tiebreaker Brevard is in automatically
with a win, but if B.C. loses and Carson-
Newman wins the Eagles advance.
The Tornados game at Catawba follows
the women’s game which tips off at 2
p.m. The game can be hstened to either
on WSQL 1240 AM or on www.bctoma-
dos.com . If the Tornados advance to the
conference tournament they will be on the
road at a team to be determined by games
HOW Brevard gets in:
Several scenarios can play out this weekend resulting in the BC mens basketball
team receiving the final bid to the SAC tournament. They are as follows:
BC wins at Catawba while
Carson-Newman loses at
home to Wingate, giving the
bid to Brevard outright.
If BC loses and Carson-
Newman loses, BC will be
in if Lincoln Memorial loses
at home to Newberry.
Disc golf tournament gives WNCDGA highest turnout of season
by John Christy
There was blood, there were tears, and
above all there were hippies. The Western
North Carolina Disc Golf Association
hosted an intercolligate disc golf tour
nament here at Brevard College date?.
Dreadlocks and Birkenstocks were found
all over Brevard College campus and the
smell of Patchouli and defeat rose high into
the early spring sky.
Max, a BC student, took third with a score
of 59. His tenacious play was described as
“electrilying” by Daniel Heyman, another
competitor Max tied for first place with his
score and came in third in a playoff.
JerBear G. Rymes, a Brevard College stu
dent, described the event as “a wubullouse
world of fun.” Students from all over Bre
vard College played in the event and gave
Brevard the win in numbers of how many
people showed up. The event took the col
lege by storm and gave the Western North
Carolina Disc Golf Association its highest
showing of the year
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