Posted on: February 18, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

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By: Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball: Preparation, anticipation in play

Looking for continued momentum as they headed into the playoffs, this week, the Cyclones were faced with two originally scheduled challenges in preparation for the playoffs, beginning Feb. 23.

Only one of the games saw action with Prairie State College forfeiting Thursday’s game.

Traveling to Oakton Community College in the lone matchup of the week, Moraine was faced with a tough second half and fell short with a 69-73 loss in the last test before postseason play begins.

Trace Williams was the leading scorer for the Cyclones with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

Heading into playoffs this week, the roster ended a spectacular season with an 18-9 overall record (9-5 in conference).

Standout freshman Anthony Taylor believes the team’s success comes from playing with a united front.

“The most important thing we need to do is play together for 40 minutes, especially on the defensive end,” said Taylor.

The first matchup of the playoffs takes place on Feb. 24 against either Wilbur Wright College or Kishwaukee College, depending on who wins their matchup.

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Coach John Chappetto explains a key play against Oakton Community College.

Women’s Basketball: Full slate produces mixed results

With nothing but seeding for the playoffs at stake for the women’s basketball team, this week’s games were seen as ways to improve as a group and work on certain aspects on the court.

Cyclones basketball kicked off with the first of four games last week with a tough 63-55 loss against Oakton Community College to halt the impressive win streak the team had pushed forward.

The next day, the squad was able to bounce back with a double-digit 63-47 victory against College of Lake County.

Keeping up with the same theme throughout the week, the team closed out the last two games of the week with a 70-66 loss against Triton College and a 60-42 win against Bay College to close out the week at a 2-2 record with two losses that were close till the very end.

Heading into the playoffs, sophomore Maggie Manthey preached for more of the same success that the team has pushed for all season.

“Hitting our shots, keeping positive attitudes, and sticking together as a team” are the keys, said Manthey.

Moraine finished off the regular season with a 15-14 overall record (6-6 in conference) and will play Milwaukee Area Technical College, which finished the season 13-14 overall.