Though a playoff berth is already secure, it was a disheartening midterm break for the men's basketball team, as it came up short in a pair of close games over the long weekend, leaving itself in a Musseresque party crowded five-way tie for second place in the MIAC.
Clare Franco ’12 is the Blake Hansen of track. While Hansen is out of the country and the campus has allowed the laziness of winter to set in, we can shift our attention to Franco for alternate entertainment.
The men’s tennis team notched their first two wins of the season this past Saturday against conference competitor, Saint Mary’s, and UW-La Crosse. The Knights once again proved their supremacy in the Central Region as they went 16-2 on the day.
In Division I IM Basketball, the much-anticipated match-up of Washed Up, a senior-laden group of former varsity athletes, and Dunk Tape, an offensive-minded team that pushes the tempo of games, proved to be worth the wait.
The Knights still have a chance for a playoff berth after a 66-59 win over the College of St. Catherine Wildcats. Both Hannah Oken-Berg ’09 and Sarah Lincoln ’09 nearly missed recording double-doubles. Oken-Berg had 13 points and nine rebounds while Lincoln tallied nine points and 12 rebounds.
The stands of Thorpe Natatorium were filled with friends, family, and professors, as the Knights honored the 13 senior swim and dive team members. For the class of 2009, this would be their last time swimming at a duel meet at Thorpe. Making the meet even more exciting was the fact that the Knights would be swimming against cross-town rival, St. Olaf.
If ever the Carleton men's basketball team could have picked a time to get hot, this was it. The Knights decisively won all three of their games over the past week, culminating in a 68-50 stomping at St. Mary's Wednesday night that saw the team clinch its eighth consecutive trip to the MIAC playoffs and senior forward Zach Johnson move into second place on Carleton's all-time scoring list.
The Carleton men’s tennis team is coming off one of their best seasons to date in their 2007-2008 campaign (21-4), and this year they look to only improve upon those results.
Ally Weaver ’11 was a red-hot 5-for-5 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points in a 67-46 Knights (9-11, 8-9 MIAC) victory over the St. Mary’s Cardinals on Wednesday. Senior Hannah Oken-Berg moved to sixth in career rebounds while posting 16 points and 10 rebounds
After winning the 55-meter dash, taking second in the 200 meters and posting two personal best times at the St. Olaf Invitational Friday night, Nick Cesarek ’09 was named MIAC track athlete of the week Monday.
Halfway through Wednesday night's game, trailing 34-31 to visiting Concordia, the Carleton men's basketball team looked in grave danger of dropping its second straight game to a sub-.500 team and making its push for the MIAC playoffs all the more difficult.
Hannah Oken-Berg ’09 moved to fourth place in Carleton’s all-time scoring list with a 24-point performance against Concordia College-Moorhead on Wednesday; however, the Cobbers bested the Knights 80-68. With this win, Concordia has swept the Knights in their regular season games.