An Extremely Challenging Schedule Awaits the Lady Rams
The Bluefield College Women's Basketball Team releases its 2010-2011 basketball schedule where they will play four NCAA Division II schools, three NCAA Division I schools, and one NCAA Division III schools.
October 13, 2010
Seniors Katrina Morris, Kiara Honore', and Kiara Williams will led the Lady Rams this season.
Bluefield, VA-- The Bluefield College Women's Basketball Team releases its 2010-2011 basketball schedule where they will play four NCAA Division II schools, three NCAA Division I schools, and one NCAA Division III schools.
The women's basketball team saw a record number of firsts last season and looks to maintain the success into this season. The team who finished the season 20-11 went to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Tournament held in Winona Lake, Indiana and broke the school record for wins in a season with their winning year.
The team will play a total of sixteen games at home and nineteen games on the road faces the same uphill battle as the men's basketball team playing on the road. In addition to playing NCAA DI and DII schools, the Lady Rams will play top ranked National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and NAIA Division I teams as well. Emmanuel was ranked number 1 and Mount Vernon Nazarene was ranked number 2, another NAIA DI and NCCAA team the Lady Rams will face is Southern Wesleyan University.
The Lady Rams will play two NCAA Division I schools on the road, they play High Point University in High Point, North Carolina on December 11 at 7:00 pm and the next night play Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina at 3:00. Before then they will play the other NCAA Division I school, Tennessee State University in a scrimmage at 7:00 pm on November 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The four NCAA Division II schools the Lady Rams will face is Martin Methodist University on November 10 at 6:00 pm; Winston- Salem State University on December 4 at 4:00 pm; they will also play local rivals Concord University on November 15 at 7:00 pm in Athens, West Virginia; and finally Bluefield State College on January 3 at 7:00 pm at home.
The Lady Rams will also host the Wendy's Classic Basketball Tournament on November 5-6 with four teams playing in the tournament: Emmanuel College, University of Virginia's College at Wise, West Virginia Tech, and BC. Tip-off for the first game (Emmanuel vs. UVA- Wise) is set for 6:00 pm, with a second game that evening showcasing West Virginia Tech versus BC at 8:00 pm. The losers will play at 2:00 pm and winners will play at 4:00 pm on November 6 in the dome.
The Lady Rams will also play in the Emmanuel Classic Tournament in Franklin Springs, Georgia on November 22 and 23 against Emmanuel College and Southern Wesleyan College. Other teams the Lady Rams will face Mount Vernon Nazarene on November 12 at 7:00 pm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and then again on December 15 at 5:00 pm in the dome. They will also play Pikeville College on November 27 at 2:00 pm.
The Lady Rams will also face the challenge of the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) members Reinhardt University, Milligan College, Union College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Bryan College, Montreat College, and Virginia Intermont College. Tennessee Wesleyan won the AAC Tournament last year where the Lady Rams lost in the first round to the eventual champions.
The Lady Rams junior varsity team will scrimmage Oak Hill Academy on October 27 at 7:00 pm in the dome gymnasium. This 2010-2011 season provides one of the most challenging schedules faced by the Lady Rams team but Coach Steve Hardin feels his team is up to the challenge.
"This schedule will truly be a test for out program, playing up in levels every non- conference game, I hope this will prepare us for conference and tournament play," said Hardin. "Wins will be extremely tough to come by but as long as we are getting better everyday and every game we will be a tough team to play after Christmas and this is our goal: hit our stride in AAC play."
The Lady Rams are coached by third year head coach Steve Hardin who is assisted by second year coach Jessica Brokaw. For more on the Lady Rams schedule please visit the www.bluefield.edu/athletics.