What’s Up This Week

By RikkiLynn Shields, Editor

Last Sunday, the men’s basketball team fell to Siena in Draddy, with a final score of 81-68. Junior Zane Waterman scored 14 points, and his teammates followed in his footsteps– Calvin Crawford scored 12 points, followed by junior Samson Usilo with 11 points. After their loss against Siena, the Jaspers left Niagra with a win of 70-69, and head coach Steve Masiello with his 100th career win. After defeating Niagra, the teams hard work wasn’t enough to secure them a win after playing against Siena for the second time. Freshman Na’Quan Council scored a career-high of 14 points along with junior Ahmed Ismail achieving his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. However, this wasn’t enough to secure them a win, ending the game with a score of 78-64. The men’s basketball team will be back on the court this Tuesday, 1/31 in Fairfield, Connecticut at 7:00 pm.

After a six game losing streak, the women’s basketball team scored a win against Saint Peters, with a final score of 69-65. Junior Kayla Grimme’s 24-point and 11-rebound double-double led three of her teammates towards the victory. Mikki Guiton scored 15 points, followed by Gabby Cajou scoring 10, and Julie Høier adding 9 points to the board. Although the Jaspers lost to Rider last Thursday following their victory against Saint Peters, Kayla Grimme became Manhattan College’s women’s basketball team’s all-time leader in blocks. The women’s team will face Canisius this Thursday, 2/02 in Buffalo, New York at 7:00 p.m.

This past weekend after a few of Manhattan’s track and field members headed to Boston, a handful of runners achieved ECAC/IC4A qualifying times. Sophomore Erin Spadaccini finished 10th overall and 7th among collegians in the 1000-meter race, finishing with an ECAC qualifying time of 2:53.14. Junior Alexa Roda hit the 800-meter ECAC qualifying time exactly, finishing at 2:14.44. Along with the girls, junior John Dove ran an IC4A qualifying time of 4:08.39 in the mile, and sophomore Amir Khaghani qualifyied in the 3000-meter with a time of 8:23.15. The men and women will be racing in Staten Island on Friday, 2/03 at 12:00 pm at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships.