Reinhardt's Catherine Shope scored 12 points in the Lady Eagles' 81-54 conference win over Bluefield.

Women’s basketball off to hot start in MSC Appalachian

After dropping its first three games of the season, Reinhardt won its first two conference games over St. Andrews and Bluefield.

The Lady Eagles’ latest outing was a resounding 81-54 win over Bluefield, where they led 22-6 after the first quarter. Ashley Woodroffe led Reinhardt with 16 points in the win, followed by Catherine Shope with 12 and Tori Williams with 11.

Reinhardt used ball movement and speed to overrun Bluefield, adding a strong bench attack to that formula. The Lady Eagle reserves outscored Bluefield’s 44-10 in the 27-point win.

"It's nice to get the win, but it's more than this." Head Coach Toby Wagoner said. "We had a great effort today without question, our best complete game from start to finish. An all-around team win. Everyone contributed, and we definitely got better today. With our press and pace, we want to play a lot of people because depth is a strength.”

Reinhardt improved to 2-3 with the win and has a chance to even that record on Saturday, Nov. 20, as it travels for a matchup with Bryan.

Wrestling competes in home opener

Reinhardt hosted its first home wrestling match of the season with a tri-match against Southeastern and Truett McConnell. It was a highly competitive match Southeastern coming in as the nation’s No. 4 team.

The Eagles began with a 52-0 first-match win over Truett McConnell. The Eagles had five pins within the first period of matches, two technical fall wins and two more regular decision victories.

In the second match, Reinhardt had a bit of trouble. Neither side recorded any pins while the Eagles scored 13 total points. Trent Leon gave Reinhardt its first points from a major decision. The Eagles are back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in another tri-match against Cumberlands and Life.

Men’s basketball drops close game to Bluefield

The Eagles won their first two conference games but dropped Saturday’s clash with Bluefield in a close, 80-78 affair. Reinhardt fell to 2-3 overall with the loss.

An early 22-10 lead bolstered Reinhardt in the first half, with it holding a 47-36 advantage at halftime. However, the lead did not hold as the Eagles were outscored 44-31 in the second half behind a late run from the Rams.

Kristian Collins tallied a double-double for Reinhardt with a team-best 21 points and 11 rebounds. Derek Lampkin came in second on the scoreboard with 13 points. The Eagles will return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 17, against Columbia International.


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