Seahawk Winter Viewing Guide

Tyler Heffernan | Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

Last season:(9-22 overall, 5-14 CAA)

Where they compete:Trask Coliseum

Player to watch:Ahmad Grant. The senior guard finished in the top five on the team in scoring, assists and steals. He scored in double figures seven out of the final 10 games last season.

The breakdown:Buzz Peterson is determined to turn the Seahawks’ recent woes around. His first year as head coach will be a challenge; after three players left the program early, eight other players graduated and senior forward Jeremy Basnight is ineligible for the first semester of the season. The one thing that Peterson promises is that they’ll play hard every game.


Women’s Basketball

Last season:(12-19 overall, 6-12 CAA)

Where they compete:Trask Coliseum

Player to watch:Alisha Andrews. Listed at 5 feet 4 inches tall, the starting freshman point guard is fun to watch. In the Seahawks’ exhibition win over UNC Pembroke, Andrews scored seven of the team’s first nine points. She finished with 11 points, six assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks. The Seahawks will depend on her to get the offense going and manage the game.

The breakdown:Cynthia Cooper-Dyke takes over the reins as the newest head coach. The WNBA legend returns the Seahawks’ top two scorers from last season. Seniors Treasure Johnson, Brittany Blackwell and Martha White will look to leave a lasting impression on one of the all-time greats in women’s basketball.