Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
November 26, 2008

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from the Schreiner Athletics family.

The fall sports season is over and basketball season is here. Actually, it started last weekend as you'll see below but it really picks up speed over the next couple of weeks. The big event is our two home opening games on Monday night, December 1st in Edington vs. UT-Tyler. The women's game is at 5:30 pm with the men's game to follow at approximately 7:30 pm. We hope you can come out and see the 2008-09 Mountaineer teams on their opening home night.

Here's a look at Men's Basketball from last weekend and a schedule for the coming week.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: lost at Trinity, 77-66, and to Southwestern, 58-41. The tale of each game was similar, Schreiner fell behind quickly by large margins, rallied but couldn't get ahead and fell in the two games. Against Trinity, Schreiner fell behind 16-2 and trailed 39-14 before rallying in the second half. Twice, SU got within 10 points but couldn't get any closer. Riley battle scored 23 points and 8 rebounds and Ralph Turner 19 points in the loss. Against Southwestern, SU was down 12-1, but rallied to tie the score with 8 minutes before halftime. The Pirates pulled away and took control early in the second half and were not threatened. Battle had 14 points.

The schedule for the next week:

Friday, November 28th:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Trinity (San Antonio, TX) at 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 29th:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL vs. Depauw (San Antonio, TX) at 4:00 pm

Monday, December 1st:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL vs. UT-Tyler * (Edington Gym) at 5:30 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. UT-Tyler * (Edington Gym) at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 4th:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Louisiana * (Pineville, LA) at 5:30 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Louisiana * (Pineville, LA) at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 6th:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Mississippi College * (Jackson, MS) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Mississippi College * (Jackson, MS) at 3:00 pm

Enjoy the time with your families. Remember, finals week is almost here so be ready.

Go Mountaineers!!!

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