Reinhardt’s men’s basketball team completed a season sweep of Truett McConnell this week with an 83-72 victory.

It was a solid bounce-back effort for the Eagles, who split a challenging four-game road set during the last two weeks.

Kristian Collins led the way with 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting. He hit five 3-pointers on 50% shooting with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Tafari Thomas scored 19 points and shot better than 50% for the game.

The Eagles had five different players score in double figures as they shot an efficient 45.2% from behind the 3-point line, converting on 14 total deep shots. Collins and Thomas combined for 10.

Reinhardt and Truett McConnell were neck-and-neck at halftime, with the Eagles leading by only four points. The second half, though, was a different story, with Reinhardt coming alive on the offensive end, tallying 49 points.

After winning six straight games in December, Reinhardt scuffled a bit to start the new year, going 2-3 following the win streak.

Reinhardt will have the first of two matchups with Point on Saturday, concluding a stretch of five straight road games.

golfers earning high marks in classroom

For Reinhardt’s golf teams, the gold standard has been set for academic achievement.

The Reinhardt men have excelled on the course through five events, taking third in three events that featured more than eight teams. Now, they are showing they can do it in the classroom as well.

Reinhardt’s men’s team has a 3.6957 grade-point average, followed by a 3.5581 number for the women’s team.

“The Reinhardt golf program works towards accomplishing our vision as student-athletes each semester by being as sharp as we can be for ourselves and each other,” Reinhardt coach Evans Nichols said in a release. “I’m very proud of the men’s and women’s teams for what they accomplished in the classroom. To put it simply, these GPAs look pretty sharp to me.”

WrestlERS finish fourth at nationals

The Reinhardt wrestling team’s latest wrestling feat was a fourth-place finish at the NWCA National Duals last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Eagles won their first two duals of the tournament and set themselves up to challenge No. 1 Grand View.

Grand View, however, imposed itself on Reinhardt and took eight of the 10 matches and winning 34-12. However, Four of the eight weight classes had only a couple points of separation.

Reinhardt then competed against Doane in the consolation bracket, taking the No. 4-ranked team to the brink before falling 17-16. The won five of 10 matches, highlighted by Kyle Homet’s 16-5 major decision.

Reinhardt’s next outing will be Jan. 23 against UNC Pembroke.


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