Posted on: November 19, 2021 Posted by: Joey Fernandez Comments: 0

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By Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball: Momentum continues for 4-1 record

Coming into the week on a two-game win streak, the Cyclones attempted to keep their momentum in the two games played this week.

On Tuesday, the men’s team came away with a double-digit victory against Elmhurst University JV, 90-79. With another home game on Thursday, the Cyclones had a tighter 78-71 comeback OT victory against Illinois Valley CC.

Standout performer freshman guard Anthony Taylor said the team’s resilience has been a catalyst for their success.

“We have been a really good second half team so far,” Taylor said. ”Once we start playing hard right from tip off, we will be a really hard team to beat.”

While the team is happy with its 4-1 record to start, the coaching staff is continuing to push for improvement. “Coach always tells us how important preparation before the game is,” Taylor explained. “I think maybe that’s where we need to be better together as a team.”

Looking to build upon the win streak this upcoming week, the team will face off against North Central College on Monday at 6 p.m. in the FitRec center.

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Women’s baketball finished their single game this week in blowout fashion, winning 79-52 over Illinois Valley CC, improving their overall record to 3-3 on the season.


Women’s Basketball: Team bounces back with blowout

Only playing one game this week, the women’s basketball team defeated Illinois Valley CC at home in dominating fashion with a score of 79-52. The Cyclones were led by Mary Chronopoulou with 23 points off the bench.

With the Cyclones coming off of a strong victory, they will also add key contributor Maggie Manthey, who is returning from injury, for their next game. Manthey hopes to add a spark to the team and help contribute to the start of a potential winning streak.

“Hopefully I’m able to add some offense since that’s where we have been struggling lately,” she said.

With the current record at 3-3, the Cyclones have yet to find the streak they have been looking for. This week they will look to build upon their growth, with a game hosting Wilbur Wright College on Tuesday at 5 p.m.