Basketball falls short at away games

While the women’s basketball team had 11 games scheduled for January term, they only got to play nine of them, as an unexpected intruder prevented the last two from happening.

Generally, one doesn’t think of basketball as a sport that can be canceled due to weather, but the McMinnville snow storm changed that.

The inclement weather prevented the Linfield basketball team from making their trip to Portland to take on Lewis and Clark College on Feb. 7, and stopped the incoming traffic of Willamette University on Feb. 8.

The rest of January term went smoothly, however. All games were played and the women’s basketball team played the best they could.

The came away with a 2-7 record during Jan term, and stand at 7-15 with three games left to go.

Their next game will be played against Willamette. That game will be played at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Ted Wilson Gym.

The mens team ran into the same problem on the snowy weekend in February, having two games canceled due to weather as well.

Much like the women’s team, their games against Lewis and Clark and Willamette were canceled.

With the games they did play, the team pulled out one win, leaving them with a 1-7 record in Jan term and a 3-19 record for the season.

They also have three games remaining to attempt to boost their record before the season comes to a close. Their next game will be played again Willamette at 8 p.m., directly after the women’s game is played. This is on Feb. 18 at home.

Both the men and women’s team also have their final game of the year at home on Feb. 22, when they will be taking on Pacific Lutheran University. The women play at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m..

Drew Mahrt/Senor sports reporter