Sports update: Highlighting basketball and track and field

Photo from Fisher Athletics
Photo from Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Women’s basketball three-game winning streak ends

After extending their win streak to three games over Thanksgiving break, the Cardinals dropped their non-conference game with Williams Smith 69-66. Fisher now sits at 3-2 on the season, as the schedule looks to pick up in December.

The Cardinals saw strong post play throughout the game, with Nicole Robinson and Caroline Robertson filling up the stat sheet. Robinson totaled 16 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, four steals and five assists and Robertson ended with 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Erin Hulbert also contributed with her efforts, posting a 10 point, 12 rebound and six assist performance.

Fisher has another long layoff before getting back on the court, taking on the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout. This tournament will take place at the University of Rochester beginning Dec. 7.

Men’s basketball loses tight game to Cortland

Following its Thanksgiving break victory over Wooster, Fisher took a one-point loss to Cortland, falling 70-69. The Cardinals have alternated wins and losses in every game to this point, and now stand at 2-3 on the year.

Two games after setting a career high point total, Ryan Henderson reached a new personal high with 24 points and he knocked down four of his five 3-point attempts. Reigning Empire 8 player of the week, Tyler English, had an all-around game. He finished with 13 points and led the team with seven rebounds and four assists.

The Cardinals get back to work in the Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout beginning Dec. 7, where they will take on the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Winter season begins for indoor track

The men’s and women’s track and field teams started the winter portion of their schedule in the Brockport Early Season Invite. Both teams saw success, as the men and women finished fifth and sixth place respectively.

Peter Girardi and Eddie Mahana led the men’s side as they took first place finishes in the 400 and 500-meter dashes. Girardi, the #1 ranked 400-meter dash runner in Division III, finished with a time of 48.96, while Mahana finished with a time of 1:07.26.

Fisher took second place in the 500-meter as well, as Jack Behlmaier came in with a 1:08.74 mark. The Cardinals 4×400 relay team also took home a second place finish, with a 3:33.04 time that came from the team of Girardi, Mahana, Behlmaier, William Gordon and Zak Kennedy.

The women’s side saw their top performance, which came from Juliette Miller with her third place 11:15.48 time in the 3000-meter event. Mikayla Baker, Kietarah Czebiniak-Mancini, Taylor Alloco, Norah Arnold and Emily Dyson took a fourth place finish in the 4×400 relay, posting a race time of 4:44.36. Karlee Strong was also a key contributor in her first career meet. This freshman came in sixth place in the shot put with her best throw of 11.41 meters.

Looking ahead, the Cardinals will compete next at the Houghton December Classic on Dec. 8.

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