What’s Up This Week

By RikkiLynn Shields, Editor

Last Tuesday, the men’s basketball team was defeated by longtime rival Iona, breaking their two-in-a row winning streak, concluding their three-game homestand.

Although junior Zavier Turner scored 20 points himself, with an added 15 from teammate Zane Waterman, it still was not enough from Manhattan’s men to defeat Iona. In front of the 1,500+ fans packed in Draddy gymnasium, the game concluded with an 82-67 win over Manhattan.

With a comeback from junior Zane Waterman scoring a game-high of 28 points against Monmouth this past Friday, the team wasn’t able to follow through with a victory, taking a loss at Monmouth, 82-71. Manhattan’s mens team is currently standing at 7-13, and 2-7 in the MAAC. The men’s team returns to action this Thursday at Niagara Falls, New York at 7:00 p.m.This Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m., Manhattan’s swim team will verse Baruch at the Ethical and Cultural Fieldston School in Riverdale. This meet was previously scheduled for January 16th, however was postponed due to emergency facility issues. Just before the meet begins, Manhattan will honor it’s nine graduating swim team seniors. You can catch the Senior Day swim team ceremonies, along with Manhattan vs. Baruch at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th.

Kayla Grimme of the women’s basketball team put her best foot forward versus Iona this past Friday night, scoring a career high of 21 points. However with Grimme’s effots, the team was still unable to defeat Iona, finishing the game with a close loss of 76-62. The women’s team will return to action this Thursday, January 26th, versing Rider in Laurenceville, N.J.  at 7:00 p.m.

This past Saturday night, Manhattan’s Track and Field team’s competed at the Penn 8-Team Select in Staten Island at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. The men’s team earned three victories in field events, along with multiple ECAC/IC4A qualifying performances.

Junior John Dove finished the 800m run with a time of 1:53.74, qualifying himself for IC4A Championships, along with Dennis Eriksson, Sean Mirando, and Conner Oldt coming in at 2-3-4 in the 60 meter hurdles. For the women, Kelly Gorman, Alexa Roda, Erin Spadaccini, and Kaitlyn Smith earned the second place spot in the 4x800m relay. With a time of 9:20.19, the girls secured themselves a spot in the ECAC Championships.

With a second place overall victory for the men’s team, and a fifth place victory for the women’s, Manhattan’s Track and Field team will compete this Friday, January 27th. The sprinters and field event athletes will be heading back to Ocean Breeze for the Villanova Invitational, while the distance runners will head to Boston for the John Thomas Terrier Invitational.

Manhattan’s men’s lacrosse team is set to play Adelphi this Saturday, January 28th in Garden City, N.Y. at 1:15 p.m. This game is only an exhibition; the team will officially begin their season on February 4th against Bryant Univeristy, here at Manhattan at 12:00 p.m.

For more information on what’s up this week and where to go to see Manhattan’s sports teams in action, check out the box at left with all of the info you need to stay informed on our beloved Jaspers!

The Quadrangle will have continuing coverage as the Jaspers approach the MAAC tournament in Albany starting in March