Basketball on campus coming soon
Column by Hunter O. Lyle — Sports Editor
Two playoff berths, a monstrous 30-30 game and a 37-point scoring barrage in the playoffs were just some of the highlights seen last year from both of Southern’s basketball teams, who are once again gearing up for the upcoming season. Here is what you should be on the look-out for this season:
Preseason: This season, the both teams will see some preseason action, with the women’s team opening first with an exhibition game against Elm City neighbor Yale University on Oct. 29.
niversity on Oct. 29. Then, the women’s team will play another exhibition game in Ontario, Canada against McMaster College on Nov. 3.
Both teams will also take part in a tournament hosted in Bridgeport. The men will play two games in the Bridgeport Tournament, first against Pace University on Nov. 8 and then GoldeyBeacom College two days later.
The women will be a part of the Bridgeport Conference Challenge, playing against the University of Bridgeport and Bloomfield College on Nov. 9 and 10.
Anyone who followed Southern basketball last year knows that these teams have talent. From the scoring guard skills of C.J. Seaforth, who is going into his junior year and second year with the team, to the all-around skill and toughness of forward Kiana Steinauer.
Beside Seaforth, who averaged 14.6 points, 2.4 assists and a steal a game in his first season with the team, the men’s team can also rely on the 2017 ECAC and NE10 Rookie of the Year Uylen Coleman, a junior and a forward who can shoot, pass, rebound and play stellar defense. Taurus Adams II, a senior, will most likely play crucial minutes this year. Adams hauls in several rebounds per game and protects the paint on defense, something the team could look to double down on.
The women, on the other hand, lost the shooting ability of guard Amanda Pfohl, but the team should be fine, given that they still have the pairing of Steinauer and point guard Imani Wheeler, a senior and a playmaking slasher.
Between the two teams, the women will be the first to open at home on Nov. 13 against Queens College. The men will have to wait until on Nov. 23, their third game of the season, against Concordia College. The basketball season kicks off in just a few weeks out, and hopefully the rest of the Blue Crew is as excited as