By The Beacon Staff
The winter season in Maine can be long and cruel, as it can be for any basketball team. However, here at SMCC the Ladies and Men’s Seawolves are in the midst of seasons that should leave the basketball fan wanting more. It is a shame that as the winter semester begins there are only 7 games remaining in their seasons and 4 that are at home.
The Lady Seawolves stand at 8-3 in YSCC play, and 11-7 overall. In the YSCC standings they sit in third place following CMCC (7-0) and St. Joseph’s of Vermont (6-0). While the Lady’s have had a sporadic go of it, their longest winning streak to date has been 3 games, and they have put together impressive wins in their last two games before Sunday’s game against Community College of Rhode Island, which is a non-conference game.
On the men’s side of the hardwood floor, the season has been ahead full throttle. After Saturday’s win against Eastern Maine Community College the men’s record stands at an impressive 15-1 overall and 11-0 in YSCC play. The highlight of the season so far came against Central Maine Community College in Auburn, when the men walked off the floor with a hard fought victory, 73-72. Player of the game honors had to go to Jordan DeRosby who sank a 3pt shot from the left hand corner of the court with 2 seconds remaining.
In an ironic twist of the basketball gods favoring and shortly thereafter not favoring, the Seawolves found themselves on the short end of a hotly contested game when Central Penn walked off of the Hub court with a last second 93-92 overtime victory.
What made the Central Penn game interesting is that Central Penn is in the same division of the USCAA as the Seawolves and if all goes accordingly, these two teams could face each other in the USCAA Nationals. At the time of this publication the men Seawolves are highly ranked in the top 20 of the USCAA power rankings with CMCC, University of Maine Presque Isle, College of St. Joseph’s and University of Maine Machias also representing the YSCC.
The Lady Seawolves also find themselves in the rankings following CMCC, College of St. Joesph’s of Vermont, and University of Maine Augusta while remaining ahead of New Hampshire Technical Institute.
With 7 games remaining for both teams, four of which are at home, this years basketball teams have placed themselves in a position to go deep into the YSCC post-season tournament. The Beacon wishes both squads the best of luck for the remaining games of the season, and would like to encourage basketball fans across all SMCC campuses to come out and support the Seawolves.