Post Tagged with: "Basketball"

Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Michiganders, It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s been a struggle for every one of our sports teams. The Tigers finished horribly, the Red Wings missed playoffs for the second year in a row and the Lions just chose to be the Lions. Luckily, we have the Pistons to thank for giving us a […]

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Frustrated Fan: LeBron drowns in hate from Lakers fans

Frustrated Fan: LeBron drowns in hate from Lakers fans

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. Dear Lakers Fans, Another year in the books for all of you, and not even a playoff berth to show for it. Yikes. As a Pistons fan, I can relate a little bit to your pain. Both of our teams have been somewhat stagnant for the last couple years. But the reason I feel bad for […]

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NCAA commercial glorifies student-athletes

NCAA commercial glorifies student-athletes

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. The National College Athletic Association, the organization responsible for most college-level athletics, recently released a new advertisement showing the life of a student-athlete. In this commercial, which lasts 30 seconds, the student is shown waking up early, going for a light jog and then, among other things, playing in a basketball game. His day ends with […]

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Pioneer of the Week: Debreanne Greene-Monroe

Pioneer of the Week: Debreanne Greene-Monroe

By Steele Wynne, reporter. One of the most important elements of becoming a student athlete is the ability to bounce back from dreadful words such as “no” and “cut.” After hearing these words uttered by her first coach on her initial attempt at playing organized basketball, Debreanne Greene-Monroe, decided to brush off her shoulders and give basketball another try. Greene-Monroe, […]

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Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum

Lady Pioneers lose confidence and momentum

By Steele Wynne, reporter. The Lady Pioneers lost sight of what they really wanted Saturday, Feb. 9, and surrendered their homecoming victory to the Schoolcraft Ocelots with a final score of 86-64. After starting the game with an extent of lethargy, Delta found themselves down a large point deficit of 10 points by the end of the first half, which […]

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Women’s basketball team climbing uphill toward conference championship

Women’s basketball team climbing uphill toward conference championship

By Steele Wynne, reporter. After their victory over Oakland Community College on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Lady Pioneers find themselves on a five-game winning streak, which ranked them at second place in the conference as well as the second seed. Additionally, if the ladies maintain this position in the conference, they will be sent straight to the semi-final portion of […]

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Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

Pioneers settle in for rest of the season

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. With the Delta College men’s basketball team having more than half of the season in the books, this team finds themselves in an uphill battle against themselves, their competition and the elements to attain victory. Currently holding a record of 11-5, the Pioneers sit at seventh in the standings out of the nine teams in the […]

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Lady Pioneers move on to fourth consecutive win

Lady Pioneers move on to fourth consecutive win

By Steele Wynne, reporter. The Lady Pioneers, with their newly found confidence, underestimated the opposing team and nearly lost their bout against the Alpena Lumberjacks, Wednesday, Jan. 23; however the ladies bounced back in the fourth quarter and stole the game with a final score of 68-62. “This was an ugly win, but it was a win,” says head coach […]

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The Lady Pioneers “play for C”

The Lady Pioneers “play for C”

By Steele Wynne, reporter. The Delta Women’s Basketball team played with purpose Saturday, Jan. 12, commemorating the late wife of assistant coach Sean Williams and securing their victory over the Wayne County Wild Cats with a final score of 85-76, Pioneers. As the Lady Pioneers stepped onto the court to warm up, they wielded an elevated sense of impetus, sporting […]

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Lady Pioneers fall short against Macomb

Lady Pioneers fall short against Macomb

By Steele Wynne, reporter. In a game that took place Thursday, Jan. 4, the Lady Pioneers basketball team finds themselves bested by the Macomb Monarchs, with a final score of 86-62, Monarchs. The Lady Pioneers’ head coach, Shonda Long, says a lack of physicality accompanied by unaggressive game play was the cause of this defeat — a defeat which places […]

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