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RWU Basketball: Win some, lose some

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RWU men’s basketball holding Commonwealth Coast Championship banner. Courtesy of RWU Athletics.

Hawks basketball has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly as the winter season winds down. 

The men’s team saw a historic victory, winning their first Commonwealth Coast Championship in 25 years. After entering the tournament as the five seed, they upset four seed Wentworth and defending champion Nichols before moving on to battle Suffolk for the trophy. They ended up winning 79-76, after a long, hard fought battle against the Rams. Graduate student John Ah Kao was the leading scorer with 17 points, and senior Mac Annus was close behind with 13 points. 

The Hawks moved on to play Widener University in the first round of the NCAA tournament. This was the team’s first visit to the tournament in program history. Annus led this game, with 14 points, followed by sophomore Phillip Sughrue with 12. The Hawks lost 101-70, ending their historic season, but leaving RWU with high hopes for the next one. 

Unfortunately, the women’s team also weren’t able to replicate their previous championship runs this season, falling short against University of New England in the semi-finals. The final score was 62-39, with sophomore Sophia Coppola and junior Abrielle Racine scoring half of the team’s points between the two of them. 

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Overall, both teams had a great season, and Hawks fans can’t wait for the next one! 

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Emily Rosen, Managing Editor
Emily is the Managing Editor of The Hawks' Herald, and previously served as the Sports Editor. She is a senior journalism major and political science minor at RWU, with hopes to go into photography or writing after graduation. When she's not in class or in the newsroom, she's either hosting her WQRI Radio show "It's A Metaphor For Life" with her roommates, playing video games, or listening to music or podcasts.

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