The Sporting Life
Going For Four
By Maurice Berry
Sadly, the women and men's basketball teams fell short of winning a CIAA championship with the women losing in the championship game to Fayetteville State University and the men losing to Elizabeth City State University in the quarterfinal round. Both teams had a great season and the future looks bright. The women still have a chance to reach the Division II NCAA tournament. They are currently ranked 8th in the NCAA Atlantic Region Poll. The top eight teams in each region make it into the tournament. The lady bulldogs finished are (18-8) the men's team finished (16-10). Congratulations to Duke Crews for being named CIAA player of the year and Travis Hyman for being named CIAA defensive player of the year. For the women, 20 Teaunsha Robinson BSU Jr. F 6-0 Baltimore, MD and 10 Bianca Lee BSU Sr. G 5-6 Temple Hills, MD were named to the all CIAA team.
It's that time again, softball season is here and the Lady Bulldogs will be going for there fourth straight CIAA championship. They will also aim to have better success in the regional tournament. The lady bulldog softball team has been the most dominant program in the CIAA. Sweeping teams and winning games by multiple runs. It is amazing that you can lose players year after year and still be the best. I think that the leadership of the lady bulldogs softball team has been the biggest strength. When you leaders like Tiffany Toney, Heather Enders, Breaun Garner and a hosts of others you can go far.
They have taken off in a major way finishing 26-8 last season, 25-14 in 2008 and 27-9 in 2007. They went 18-2 in the CIAA in 2007, 16-2 in 2008, and 17-1 last season. If you add that up, the lady bulldogs softball team has gone 78-31 in three seasons and they are 51-5 in the CIAA in three seasons. That is amazing; we haven't given the Lady Bulldogs the credit they deserve. I know we love football and basketball, the softball team has been the best athletic program in Bowie State University over the past three years. They have a strong chance to continue the run, led by Garner, Annette Makle and others. Head Coach Darrell Toney, Tiffany Toney's dad, is very excited and has done great job with the program. The lady bulldog softball team has been the hunted for the past three years and for the past three years they have lived up to the role, now we go for four.