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Scots men’s basketball awaits USA south seeding

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Men’s Basketball team (19-5, 9-4) won three straight home USA South Conference games against Piedmont, Ferrum, and Covenant. The hot streak comes at a good time, as the Scots will soon begin post-season play. Maryville’s win streak capped an undefeated 2016-2017 campaign inside of historic Boydson Baird Gymnasium, with a record of 11-0 home record. On Feb. 8, Piedmont College (14-10, 8-5) visited Maryville College. A productive night on the offensive end of the floor resulted in an 84-68 Maryville win over the Lions. The Scots made 31-of-63 attempts, shooting 49.2% from the floor, and made 16-of-24 attempts for 66.7% from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Joshua Brooks led the way for the Scots with a career-high night. Brooks led Maryville in scoring with 21 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the charity...

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Sophomore Alexus Murray leads Lady Scots into 2017 season

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Softball team’s 2015-2016 campaign was one of the most successful years in recent history. The Lady Scots finished 25-17 and captured their first winning record since joining the USA South Conference in 2012. Much of that success can be accredited to the 2015 freshman class—now sophomores. One of those sophomores is Alexus Murray. Murray had an outstanding year on the diamond for the Lady Scots. She finished ranked third in the NCAA DIII in At-Bats with 144, third in hits with 58, sixth in the nation with 13 doubles, seventh in the nation with 3 triples, eighth in the nation with 36 RBIs. Murray had a Batting Average of .403, an on base percentage of .427, and a slugging percentage of .556, all of which ranked in the top-30 of the NCAA DIII. Murray was also...

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Lady Scots fall in regular season finale; USA South Tournament Ahead

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

On Feb. 11, the Maryville College Basketball Lady Scots (21-4, 13-1) had a 14-game win streak come to an end against Piedmont College (18-7, 11-3). The Lady Scots committed 24 turnovers compared to the Lions’ 19 in the 55-49 loss. Piedmont outscored Maryville 26-8 off of the bench. In the first half, the Lady Scots shot 52.4% from the floor, making 11-of-21 attempts. Piedmont only made 6-of-29, for 29% from the floor. Junior forward Rachel Hawn led Maryville in scoring in the first half with 12, making 6-of-10 from the floor. Senior forward Allyson Freiermuth added 7 points and 6 rebounds. The Lady Scots led at the half, 27-22. In the second half, the Lady Scots couldn’t find a rhythm on either end of the floor. Maryville shot only 25% from the floor, making 5-of-20 attempts. The Lady Lions...

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NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons prepare for Super Bowl LI

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Atlanta Falcons (12-5) have booked their ticket to Houston. In the Falcons’ last ever game in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta advanced to their second Super Bowl in franchise history after a 44-21 rout of the Green Bay Packers. They are the only team to close out a stadium with a conference championship game victory. Atlanta Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards and 4 touchdowns, completing 27 of his 38 attempts, and had a rushing touchdown. He becomes only the fourth quarterback to have 4 touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a playoff game. Wide Receiver Julio Jones caught 9 receptions for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Atlanta has been among the top teams in the National Football Conference (NFC) all season, but a six-game win streak has put them in position to possibly win the franchise’s first...

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AFC Champions New England Patriots prepare to face Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The New England Patriots (16-2) will be playing for the Lombardi Trophy once again. New England’s ninth trip sets an NFL record for the most appearances in the Super Bowl. On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Patriots defeated the Pittsburg Steelers 36-17 in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game, for their sixth straight home postseason win. The Patriots’ two-time NFL MVP Quarterback Tom Brady went 32-42 passing, for 384 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tom Brady now ties NFL Legend Joe Montana for the most games with 3 touchdown passes in postseason history with 9. Wide Receiver Chris Hogan, who was undrafted and picked up by the Patriots organization through free agency, caught 9 receptions, for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win over the Steelers. Hogan’s stat line was all career highs and matched that of Julio Jones...

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