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Croup’s Corner – Highs and (Car)lows

Croup’s Corner – Highs and (Car)lows

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
February 14
Filed under SPORTS

I didn’t think I’d write this column back in December. The men’s basketball team was actually coming together and looked like a force to be reckoned with in the River States Conference (RSC). High and low points in a season are inevitable. Unfortunately, there have been far more lows than...

Defense key in blowout

Defense key in blowout

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer
February 14
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The Pioneers put on an offensive and defensive clinic last Tuesday against Carlow University en route to a crucial win that kept their playoff hopes alive. The women’s basketball team’s offense, which has been hot and cold all season long, found its rhythm on Tuesday against a struggling Celtics...

OT loss sets back playoff hopes

OT loss sets back playoff hopes

Written By Derek Malush, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball team looked to keep its playoff hopes alive last week with a River States Conference (RSC) contest game and a non-conference road game. The Pioneers clashed with the Carlow University Celtics Tuesday night for their fifth straight RSC game as they tried to climb back into the...

Croup’s Corner – A shocking, much-needed victory

Croup’s Corner – A shocking, much-needed victory

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
February 7
Filed under SPORTS

It’s only fitting that on the day we celebrate 50 years at the Globe, we’re also covering one of the biggest upsets in Point Park men’s basketball history. Seriously – in history. The men’s basketball program began in the fall of 1967, just months after the first edition of the Globe....

Standout freshman a last-second addition

Standout freshman a last-second addition

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
February 7
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Tyra James traveled a long way from her Toledo, Ohio home to begin a new chapter in her life at Point Park. Upon graduating from high school, James knew she wanted to pursue an education and basketball career. However, Point Park was not her first choice. “Point Park was actually my last choice,”...

RSC losses sour senior weekend

RSC losses sour senior weekend

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneers dropped two crucial River States Conference (RSC) games this weekend at home against Indiana University East (IU East) on Friday and against Ohio Christian University Saturday on Senior Day. “We were outcoached, outplayed and outhustled right from the tip,” head coach Tony Grenek...

Historic upset restores playoff hopes

Historic upset restores playoff hopes

Written By Derek Malush, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball team eyed a playoff berth last weekend when it hosted the nationally-ranked Indiana University East (IU East) Red Wolves and the Ohio Christian Trailblazers as the River State Conference (RSC) playoff picture takes shape. Both teams are ahead of the Pioneers in the standings,...

Women rebound Saturday for win after losing four of last five

Women rebound Saturday for win after losing four of last five

Written By Mike Turk
January 31
Filed under SPORTS

One week after surpassing 1,000 career points, senior Ja’Nia McPhatter had a career-high game that helped lift Point Park to a much-needed conference win Saturday afternoon after losing the previous night. Point Park had an 8-1 home record this season entering the weekend. The Pioneers returned...

Davis jumps to NAIA bid

Davis jumps to NAIA bid

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field team spent this past weekend in Geneva, Ohio qualifying more athletes to the national championship. “This is probably the best the team has ever come back and I really only see everybody getting better,” junior runner Sean Hilverding said. The...

Playoff hopes fading as men fall to 2 games out

Playoff hopes fading as men fall to 2 games out

Written By Derek Malush
January 31
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

After a little more than two and a half weeks of not tasting victory, the Point Park men’s basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak Wednesday night, holding off Villa Maria College for a 87-85 non-conference win at home. The Pioneers were navigated to victory via the offensive clinic...

McPhatter’s career-high day another entry in diverse, challenging career

McPhatter’s career-high day another entry in diverse, challenging career

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under SPORTS

Ja’Nia McPhatter gave her team a pep-talk in the locker room before Saturday afternoon’s game against Alice Lloyd College. It was a “much-needed” speech that sophomore guard Kaitlyn Smith said the team needed to hear from its senior leader after losing four of its last five contests. “It...

Croup’s Corner – There’s still a chance…

Croup’s Corner – There’s still a chance…

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
January 31
Filed under SPORTS

Thank goodness January is over for the men’s basketball team. It was rough, and the players all recognize that. The team posted a 2-8 record in the first month of 2017 that included a 1-8 record in River States Conference (RSC) games. The Pioneers stand at 7-15 overall and 4-8 in RSC play. They’re...

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