Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Week That Was In Hornets Sports

Its that time Hornets fans for the week that was in Delaware State University Athletics. So without further or due lets take a trip down memory lane from January 11-16.

January 11
The Men's and Lady Hornets Basketball team secure their first conference wins thanks to some unsung heroes.

On the ladies side, Brittany Washington scored the game winning layup with six seconds left as the lady hornets defeat the South Carolina Lady Bulldogs 51-50. Washington had her third double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes in her second game back from a back injury.

On the men's side, it wasn't the Marcus Neal, Frisco Sandige show. It was the Chad Wilson, Brandon Baylor show. Wilson and Baylor scored a combine 30 points as the hornets came back from a nine point halftime deficit to beat South Carolina State 67-58.

In a frustrating first half, the hornets offense couldn't get the shots to fall and their free throws were iced cold. So what does head coach Greg Jackson do in the second half? He switch the lineup by benching Marcus Neal (the hornets leading scorer) and Terron Stowe.

The second half was all hornets as they make their shots, hit their free throws, and grabbing offensive rebounds to seal the victory.
January 13
This date has a nest full of headlines.
-The men's and lady hornets indoor track and field team finished second in the New York at the New York City Relay. A great start to finished in the top 10.

-It was also a sad day for the Hornets Athletic Department as two more sports has
been dismissed from DSU. The hornets men's tennis team and lady hornets equestrian team are no longer with the Delaware State University program after the season is over due to low budget concerns and to be more competitive within its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). There were more reason behind the two sports that are being removed at the end of the season. Some say it was a good decision while others say it was bad decision.
-January 14-15
After the news was spread all around campus as the Lady Hornets Equestrian team took immediate action when they protest about the dismissal of the equestrian. After several meetings on campus the ruling from Athletic Director Derek Carter stands. So now the equestrian team next move could be in court. Stay tuned.
-January 16
The hornets men's and ladies basketball team begin a four game road trip. Their first stop was Bethune-Cookman College at Daytona Beach. On the ladies side the lady hornets rally but fell short 70-62. Selena Galloway had 19 points while Brittany Washington had 15 points for the lady hornets.

On the men's side, four hornets players scored in double figures as the red hot shooting Hornets defeated the Wildcats 77-60. For the Hornets they have won their third straight game and also winning their first road game of the season.
There you have it the week from January 11-January 16. Join me next time as I continue to keep Hornets fans up to date in The Week That Was In Hornets Sports.