While most Roanoke College students enjoyed four weeks of winter break, the men’s basketball team returned two weeks early to play a total of six different colleges. Roanoke first hosted Frostburg State University on 12/30/13. During that game the Maroons won 82-74. Daniel Eacho scored a career high 28 points and also pulled down a massive 18 rebounds. Throughout the course of the first half, the score changed a total of four times, but the Maroons headed to the locker room with a solid 6 point lead. After the half time break, the Maroons cruised comfortably to finish their 82-74 win.
The men’s basketball team played their first game of the new year against Immaculata University, picking up a win on 1/3/14. Immaculata led Roanoke for almost all of the first half until the Maroons took their first lead with 1:26 remaining, and after two more lead changes, the Maroons left the court for half time with a 31-29 lead. Coming out for the second half, the Maroons refused to give up their lead, outscoring their opponents 39 â€“ 32 in the second half. Julian Ramirez Led the team with 20 points followed by Daniel Eacho with 17, Stefan Vulevic with 11, and John Fitchett with 10. The game ended with Maroons on top 70 â€“ 61.
Next Roanoke hosted Ursinus College, taking an 80 â€“ 66 win. The Maroon’s outscored Ursinus 31 â€“ 25 in the first half and came out to hold the lead in the second half outscoring their opponents 49-41. Five players for the Maroons scored in double digits to help boost the team to a win. Julian Ramirez led with 18 points followed by John Fitchett with 15, Daniel Eacho and Andrew Daniels with 14 a piece, and Seth Bradley with 11. Cameron Smith led the Maroons with 9 rebounds while contributing 6 points of his own.
The men’s basketball three game winning streak ended when they traveled to Randolph-Macon College, losing 88 â€“ 73. This first loss of the new year sparked a losing streak over the course of the next week as the Maroons dropped games against Shenandoah Univeristy at home and losing at ODAC rival Lynchburg College.Â The Maroons’ season record currently stands at 6-7 with a 0 â€“ 5 record in conference play.
The Maroons look to win their first conference game and start a new winning streak on Saturday 1/18/14 as they face the eagles of Bridgewater College at Bridgewater.