Roanoke College men’s basketball team hosts over 100 kids in summer camp
Over 100 boys ages 6-15 swarmed to the Cregger Center this week for a summer day camp with the Roanoke College men’s basketball team. Lead by head coach Clay Nunley, the campers were separated into leagues based on age and skill level where they were able to work on fundamentals, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games, and be coached by their favorite players.
Roanoke men’s basketball ends season in ODAC semifinals with loss to Randolph-Macon
SALEM, Va. – The BasicsScore: #1 Roanoke 71 | #5 Randolph-Macon 77Records: Maroons 10-2 | Yellow Jackets 10-0Location: 2021 ODAC Basketball Tournament Semifinals - Salem, Va. Despite having the #5 seed in the ODAC Tournament, Randolph-Macon brought their #1 national ranking into the matchup with 15th ranked Maroons. The Yellow Jackets would enjoy a double-digit advantage a couple different times but each time Roanoke would close the gap. Another Mallory jumper with two minute to play would give the Yellow Jackets a 13 point lead. AdThe Yellow Jackets would make their free throws to hold on for the 77-71 ODAC Tournament win.
Roanoke College women win ODAC home opener against Emory and Henry
SALEM, Va. – For the first time this season, the Roanoke College women’s basketball team defended her home floor in the Cregger Center. After defeating Emory & Henry back on January 24 in a non-conference matchup, the Maroons looked to pick up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win on Thursday night. How it Happened:Renee Alquiza hit a three-pointer on Roanoke’s first possession to give the Maroons the early lead. Emory & Henry would answer with a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the contest, 8-7, with 4:30 to play in the opening period. Leading 34-30, Roanoke would end the half on a 7-0 run thanks to another Alquiza three-pointer and baskets by Hopson and Jayla Faison.
Maroons edge Ferrum on senior night, 49-48
Salem, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team honored lone senior Max Menzel on senior night. The Maroons rushed out to a 9 point lead midway through the first half, but Ferrum rallied to take a 1-point edge at halftime. A back and forth second half ended with a Roanoke bucket by Kasey Draper with 2.4 seconds left for a Maroons win 49-48. Draper led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Roanoke College moves to 2-1, 2-0 in ODAC play.
ODAC Hoops: Roanoke men win conference opener, Lynchburg women fall to Bridgewater
ROANOKE, Va. – After losing its season opener to Greensboro on Wednesday, the Roanoke College Maroons opened up ODAC play with much more intensity, leading to a 66-55 win over Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, who were picked 4th as preseason favorites, welcomed the return of former Northside Viking Kasey Draper who made his season debut--tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the Hive in Lynchburg, the women opened up ODAC play with Bridgewater. On the road, the Ferrum women also came up short to Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets saw 4 players notch double-digit scoring performances including Cheridan Hatfield who lead with 16 points and Aimee Debell who added 15 points and 19 rebounds.
Roanoke College men’s basketball taking change in stride, ready for season
SALEM, Va. – The Roanoke College men’s basketball team is taking everything in stride, including an offseason where the players were essentially alone. Wherever we were, we were always trying to keep in touch and keep that team chemistry going,” junior guard Tripp Greene said. “We don’t always know what’s going to happen week to week, so we’ve got to be prepared to adapt and adjust when need be. When we practice, we practice for the best and 100%,” junior Nick Price added. “We’re just prepared for everything that comes at us so we just have to adjust going straight into the hardest part of the season.”The Maroons begin play on Jan. 23 against Hampton-Sydney.
Roanoke College Baseball coach Matt McGuire resigns
Now Roanoke College is losing their highly successful baseball coach. Matt McGuire resigns from his college baseball coaching position after racking up 168 wins in his eight years as head coach in Salem. In 2017 he led Roanoke College to a school record 35 wins, won the ODAC tournament and the NCAA Division III south regional, advancing to the Division III College World Series. McGuire led his team to a 5th straight winning season in 2019 before having action cut short in 2020 due to Covid-19. The William Byrd alum is leaving he college ranks for a sales opportunity at BSN Sports, which is a uniform, apparel and equipment company in Salem.