Sports Week in Review Jan. 9 – Jan. 16

Men’s Basketball:

 The Seattle University men’s basketball team faced off against three Western Athletic Conference opponents this week in Utah Valley, Dixie State University and California Baptist, on Jan. 12, 15 and 17 respectively. The Redhawks looked strong as they won all three games, moving to 13-4 in the season and 4-0 in conference play. 

 Juniors Cameron Tyson and Darion Trammell led the way for the Redhawks in a thrilling second-half nine–point comeback against Utah Valley Jan. 12 at Climate Pledge Arena. Scoring 25 points, with five three-pointers, Tyson shot the lights out. Trammell controlled the pace of the game, shooting (8-8) from the free-throw line and finished with 20 points. The Redhawks claimed a victory with a final score of 71-65. 

 In their second game of the week, the Redhawks rolled to a 79-68 win over Dixie State Jan. 15. Cameron Tyson led the team in scoring with 25 points for the second game in a row. Senior Emeka Udenyi added 14 points, as well as five rebounds and four assists. Darion Trammell had 13 points, 8 assists and 4 steals, furthering his tally for the year, making him first in the conference for steals, averaging 2.9 per game.

In their third game Monday, Jan. 17, the Redhawks won an overtime thriller against California Baptist with a final score of 92-85. Late game heroics came from Senior Riley Grigsby when he drained a three-point shot with only four seconds left on the clock to tie the game at 73-73, adding to his game total of 18 points. Once overtime came, the Redhawks controlled the game. Darion Trammel once again played a major role, leading the redhawks in scoring with 25 points.

The Redhawks will travel to Abilene, Texas, to face Abilene Christian Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.

 Women’s Basketball:

 The Redhawks opened conference play this week with three losses in close games. They fought hard in a 57-64 loss to Chicago State on Jan. 10. Their Jan. 15 matchup against Dixie State resulted in a 75-69 loss. They took on California Baptist Jan. 17 losing 66-76, bringing their record to 5-9 on the season and 0-3 in conference play.  

In their loss against Chicago State, seniors Courtney Murphy and McKenzi Williams both led the team in scoring with 14 points each. Murphy added six rebounds and two steals, while Williams had two rebounds and two assists in the game.

 The Redhawks had a first-half lead against Dixie State, but were unable to finish the game. Senior Bree Calhoun led the Redhawks’ scoring efforts by matching her season high of 18 points, as well as adding five assists and four rebounds. Junior Georgia Kehoe added 14 points for a new season high. 

 In their third conference game Monday, Jan. 17, California Baptist was a tough matchup. Senior Courtney Murphy recorded a double-double for the Redhawks, with 12 points, a career high 13 rebounds and four steals. Bree Calhoun was the leading scorer for the Redhawks, knocking down four threes among her 16 points. 

The Redhawks’ next game is Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. when they will play Abilene Christian, at the Redhawk Center. 

 Track and Field

 The Seattle U Track and Field team opened their indoor season this weekend at the University of Washington Indoor Preview Saturday, Jan. 15. The other teams competing included Boise State, Central Washington, George Fox, Oregon State, Pacific Lutheran, University of Portland, Portland State, Seattle Pacific, Simon Fraser, Stanford, University of Washington, Washington State, Western Oregon and Western Washington. 

With 11 Redhawk runners setting  new personal bests, the preview sets a positive outlook for the rest of the season. In her first indoor track collegiate race, Redshirt Junior Rowan Cuadrado, won her heat in the 3,000 meter, with a time of 10:31.50. Racing for the first time in college as well, Freshman Matthew Holme placed first in his 800 meter heat, with a time of 1:55.01.

 More information on the track and field team’s season schedule can be found here.