Category Archives: Sports

BHC ‘harvests’ victory

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

Photo by Brigitte Zumaya | Eastfield shooting guard Walter Bell (#24) leaps in an attempt to block a shot by Brookhaven guard Shannon James (#12).

The Eastfield College Harvesters and their fans left the basketball court in shock. In what seemed to be a guaranteed victory for the Harvesters, the Brookhaven College Bears prevailed Feb. 11 at Eastfield to win their last regular-season game in overtime, 89-88.

Eastfield took charge of the first half, playing stout defense and controlling rebounds for most of the game. Although they suffered turnovers and gave up offensive boards, the Bears limited their mistakes and made plays when it mattered most. Continue reading

Bears go to semis

By Willie R. Cole

Senior Staff Photographer

The final score was 96-83 as the Brookhaven College Bears stole the magic from the Eastfield College Harvesters at the Metro Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Feb. 14. The two basketball teams met earlier that week in a conference game, playing on Eastfield’s home court, with Brookhaven winning in overtime by 1 point.

Aaron Peterson and the Harvesters’ captains met at half court to receive instruction from the referees while the teams finished their warm-ups. At tip off, the Harvesters took possession of the ball and scored in the first few seconds of the game. Continue reading

Dopers poison sports

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

The juice is there. The syringe is there. And you love the way you look and feel. Money, women and fame. And more money. That is what is at stake when deciding whether or not to take steroids. For some young athletes who seek to stand out, taking these drugs may be the only option. I am angry because we, as a society, have let it get to this point. Steroids are killing the sports world. Yes, athletes will reach a physical peak while on these drugs, but the mental and moral risks are far too great. Continue reading

Bears caught hibernating after strong start

By Sam Doherty

Staff Writer

In a close, back-and-forth game, the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team played their hearts out in a losing effort against the Richland College Thunderducks in their final home game of the season Feb. 7, losing 73-77.

The game started with the Richland team taking an early 9-2 lead. The Bears stormed back with a 12-2 run, making the score 14-11 early on in the game. From then on, Brookhaven retained the lead by a tight margin. Richland hit a 3-pointer with 1:23 left on the clock before the end of the half, putting the Thunderducks ahead 34-33. Continue reading

Bears get burned

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

The Cedar Valley Suns stole one from the Brookhaven College Bears Feb. 4 at a basketball game played away from the Bears’ den. In the end, the Suns proved too hot for our Brookhaven Bears, who ultimately lost the game 98-83. The Bears gained control of the court in the first half with a swarming defense and great pace on the offensive end of the floor. Continue reading

Bears defeat with a growl

By Brigitte Zumaya

Associate Layout Editor

The Brookhaven College Bears basketball team defended their territory Wednesday night against Mountain View College. The start of the game showed the opponent up 10 points with the Bears at 0. The bears scored their first point with a free throw in the middle of the first quarter.

Aggression between the two teams mounted just before half-time. The coaches and referees had a discussion after a scuffle between Mountain View Lion Continue reading

Bears endure loss despite great efforts

By Willie R. Cole

Senior Staff Photographer

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Tension rises as Mountain View Lion Anthony Walker Jr. (#1) and Brookhaven Bear Blake Ervin (#10) are separated by the referee and teammates during a heated moment.

All Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Tension rises as Mountain View Lion Anthony Walker Jr. (#1) and Brookhaven Bear Blake Ervin (#10) are separated by the referee and teammates during a heated moment.

The Brookhaven College Bears basketball team let one slip through their paws as the Eastfield College Harvesters wiggled their way back from what seemed to be a basketball clinic. The game kicked off at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 on the Bears’ home turf.

The first half started off a little slow, with Eastfield taking the early lead. The Bears, however, kept the game in reach, staying within 4 points. As the Bears Continue reading

Bears outpace Chaparrals

By Rochelle Ware

 
Staff Writer

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Top Left: Aaron Okonfua, #34, makes a slam dunk for the Brookhaven basketball team.

Photo by Brigitte Zumaya | Top Left: Aaron Okonfua, #34, makes a slam dunk for the Brookhaven basketball team.

The Brookhaven College Bears won a 20-point blowout game over the El Centro College Chaparrals. Naturally, the Chaparrals took offense. The Nov. 26 game’s final score was 97-77, which brings the Bears’ overall record to an impressive 9-1. Continue reading

BHC Bears face T-Ducks at final home game

Sports Column

By Sam Doherty
Staff Writer

 

Georgia Tech has its “Hornet’s Nest,” Gonzaga has “The Kennel,” and here at Brookhaven College, Bears basketball head coach Kevin Hurst devises his game plan in “The Bears’ Den,” the unofficial title of the Brookhaven gym.

This weekend at 2:00 p.m. Feb. 2, could be your last chance of the season to see the Bears in action on their home turf. According to njcaa.org, the Bears have a record of 19-7 overall with three games left to go. If you haven’t been to game this season then you’re missing out on some school spirit and a lot of good basketball. Continue reading

Lady Bears devour competition

By Brigitte Zumaya
Sports & Opinion Editor

Photos by Nicholas Bostick and Ravin Lee | The Lady Bears celebrate after winning the 2014 Metro Athletic Conference championship game.

Photos by Nicholas Bostick and Ravin Lee | The Lady Bears celebrate after winning the 2014 Metro Athletic Conference championship game.

The Lady Bears’ pumping adrenaline and clenched hands were evidence of how intense the Metro Athletic Conference semifinal game was. The team was hungry to play in the volleyball championship game. During the semifinals, the first game was Brookhaven College vs. Eastfield College. The winner would play against the winner of the second game, which was North Lake College vs. Richland College. Both games were played in the late afternoon Oct. 24 at Brookhaven. Continue reading