BC Sports Recap (Nov. 9-17)

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By Owen Russell

 

Women’s Volleyball Season Over

By Owen Russell

 

   The women’s volleyball team concluded their season this past Friday losing to NYU in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Bulldogs had advanced to the tournament after winning the CUNYAC Championship.

   Traveling to Hoboken, NJ, the Bulldogs squared off against NYU at Stevens Institute of Technology. It wasn’t the best showing for Brooklyn, as the Bulldogs dropped the first two sets, 25-6 and 25-5. In the third set the Bulldogs bounced back a bit, fighting within single digits. Ultimately it wasn’t enough, and NYU completed the sweep winning the final set 25-16.

   Despite the loss, this season is something the Bulldogs should be proud of. They won the Conference Championship, and battled hard against a strong NYU team. The Bulldogs will play again next fall.

 

Women’s Basketball Wins Big

By Owen Russell

 

   After nearly two years of inactivity, the Bulldogs are back on the court. Having won the previous CUNYAC Championship, the Bulldogs have carried their strong form into the new season, winning their first three games.

  Opening night was on Nov. 9 at home against Rutgers-Newark. The Bulldogs had a fire lit under them, scoring 27 points in the first quarter. Compare that to Rutgers’ eight points, and it isn’t hard to guess the trend for the rest of the game. Brooklyn went on to win 84-46. Senior center Sarah Labiner was the team’s driving force, scoring 23 points and snatching 14 rebounds. The contest marked the team’s first win of the season and Coach Alex Lang’s 300th of his career.

   Following the victory against Rutgers, the Bulldogs traveled to Long Island to face the Rams from Farmingdale State College on Nov. 11. This contest was much like the one before. Brooklyn outscored Farmingdale 24-9 in the first quarter and didn’t stop pouring on the points. Guard Gina Gotti and forward Chanel Jemmott both scored over 20 points, and Gotti added nine steals to her resume. The Bulldogs crusade past the Rams, winning 83-52.

   The Bulldogs’ third win in a row came against Clarks Summit University on Nov. 13. Compared to the previous two games, this one was tighter. Clarks outscored Brooklyn 26-18 in the first quarter. After that, Brooklyn outscored Clarks in each of the three remaining quarters, including 13-1 in the fourth quarter. Forward Channel Jemmott was the team’s leading scorer for the second straight game, putting up 21 points.

   The Bulldogs will look to keep their winning ways alive when they face off against Kean University on Nov. 19.

 

Men’s Basketball Loses Big

By Owen Russell

 

   If this past week couldn’t have gone any better for the women’s basketball team, then it couldn’t have gone any worse for the men’s basketball team. After having won the CUNYAC Championship in 2020, the Bulldogs lost their first three games of the new season.

  Opening night saw the Bulldogs lose against Old Westbury. The Panthers were on an offensive assault, having five players score 10 points. Brooklyn tried to keep pace but was just outmatched, surrendering 20 turnovers. Sloppy play on offense caused the Bulldogs to lose 82-50. Sophomore forward Elijah Park scored 14 points and grabbed 10 boards in the loss.

   Coming off a tough loss, the Bulldogs were unable to rally on Nov. 11 against Montclair State. Traveling to New Jersey, the Bulldogs were yet again outmatched offensively. Montclair put up 91 points on the Bulldogs, and while Brooklyn’s play was not as sloppy as the game before, they still held 68 points. Senior guard Noah Shy was the team’s leading scorer, putting up 18 points in 32 minutes.

  Having lost back-to-back games, the Bulldogs’ luck did not turn around against Cabrini University. This time Brooklyn was able to keep the game somewhat close, losing by single digits in a 74-66 game. Brooklyn’s defense forced 22 turnovers, but it wasn’t enough to make up for poor shooting. The Bulldogs shot 33 percent from the field, while Cabrini shot 48 percent. Sophomore Zuric Harvey posted an impressive 23 points on over 50 percent shooting. If there is something to take away from the loss, it is that the Bulldogs have narrowed the margin of defeat over the past three games.

  Hoping to secure their first win, Brooklyn will play next against William Paterson on Nov. 17.

 

 

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