Friday, January 18, 2013

The Heart of the Season

Senior Guard, Stevie Mejia, attempts a
layup in front of the home crowd at the
David S. Mack Sports Complex.
As Intersession winds down, the basketball season is heating up. Both the men's and women's programs are in the thick of the 2012-13 season, trying to make some noise in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Basketball has long been a favorite pastime of Hofstra students who pack the Mack Sports Complex on a nearly nightly basis to cheer on their classmates, and now is the time when both these programs need the most support.

After a slow start, the Pride men's basketball team are looking to build off of their .500 record in the CAA with the bulk of their conference schedule ahead. The women's squad, on the other hand, is riding a hot streak, winning 6 of their past 7 games, and recently seeing Shante Evans set a new all-time scoring record for the Pride Women's program (1,859 points). Both teams are hoping to push forward and end the intersession on a positive note as they enter the final stretch of the season. The men's team will close out the intersession with back-to-back home games against Drexel (Wednesday, January 23) and UNC Wilmington (Saturday, January 26), following a trip to Fairfax, VA on Saturday, January 19 to take on George Mason University. Women's basketball will test its might against Old Dominion on Sunday, January 20, before playing its final game of January break in Harrisonburg, VA against James Madison on Sunday, January 27.

If your student would like to attend a game, needs more information on scheduling, or would just like to gather more information on Hofstra Athletics in general, please have them visit the Hofstra Athletics website: Go Pride!

Pride women's all-time leading scorer, Shante
Evans, drives inside against Harvard.


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