Posted on: February 25, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

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The Cyclones take the court after a timeout during a crucial playoff game.

By: Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor

Women’s Basketball: Rock-solid team makes playoff push

Cyclones b-ball made a push at the end of the regular season to get the third seed in the bracket of the NJCAA Region IV Division II (District D) championship, leading to a matchup vs Milwaukee Area Technical College on Wednesday.

Earning a home playoff game in round one turned out to pay dividends with the Cyclones jumping out to a quick 35-26 lead at halftime and keeping up a strong scoring outing as a team, leading to a decisive 77-51 victory.

The leading contributors for the squad were Reagan Cameron with 24 points and Maggie Manthey with 19 points.

Continuing the playoff run, the team was tasked with a matchup on Saturday against a very tough Black Hawk College- Moline roster.

Strong efforts by Moraine resulted in minimal success, falling in convincing fashion with a score of 74-55.

Looking back on the season, sophomore Katchie Savic is proud of the team’s performance all year.

“I felt that this season was great.” Savic explained, “We came together and supported one another.”

MV finished 16-15 on the season and was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.

Men’s Basketball: Upset leaves Cyclones wanting more

Following a successful regular season, Moraine was able to secure a matchup against Kishwaukee College, a team that Cyclones had had success against.

Kicking off the playoffs at home, the squad was able to feed off the momentum of the familiar territory and push to a blowout 84-67 victory against Kishwaukee.

Leading contributors for the Cyclones were Isiah Burd with 24 points and 6 rebounds, and Anthony Taylor with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Coming into Sunday’s second round matchup against Black Hawk College-Moline, MV was riding high.

Unfortunately the team was unable to prevail, falling 83-73 and finishing the season at 19-10.

Sophomore Ethan Campagna reflected on the team’s season.

“There were a lot of highs and lows through the season but overall we competed in every game and stayed together.”

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The men’s basketball team watches as the coaches draw up a play during their first playoff game.

Baseball: Weekend series results in disappointment

Despite high expectations for the Moraine Valley baseball team, the Cyclones started their season this past weekend with consecutive shutout losses in a doubleheader against Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee.

The results, losses of 5-0 and 10-0, were not as expected for what was seen as a potential breakout roster. Sunday didn’t provide much help for the team’s confidence, as the Cyclones were shut out again against Volunteer State.

Sophomore Colin Bulger summed up the three games very simply: “Pitching did very good, bats couldn’t come alive.”

Coaching plays a crucial role in demoralizing losses along with keeping up motivation, and the staff is keeping hopes high, Bulger said.

“They aren’t losing hope. They know we will bounce back.”

The Cyclones have a chance to rebound on March 8 with a matchup against Joliet Junior College.