The women’s basketball team also lost their game against Embry-Riddle on Jan. 10. The disappointing 56-74 loss occurred despite junior Alison Hughes scoring within the first 24 seconds of the game and sophomore Cheray Saunders garnering three steals. Hughes again scored within the first three minutes of the Sharks’ game against Saint Leo, scoring a three-pointer. The team went on to win their match with a 64-44 score, with freshman Hailey Conley beginning her collegiate career.
On Jan. 10, the men’s basketball team lost their game to Embry-Riddle 82-91. Still, junior David Dennis scored a team-high of 24 points to add to the team’s seven rebounds and seven assists. Freshmen Malik Hardy and Nick Smith also scored 13 points each. However, on Jan. 13, the Sharks secured a win in their game against Saint Leo. Dennis scored 26 points, and junior Dwayne Gibson and freshman Nick Stampley added 14 and 13 points to the team respectively.
The Sharks won their third victory in a row at the Sunshine State Conference winning their match against Florida Southern. Seniors Courtney DeVeny, Malin Westman, Sydney Panzarino and freshman Jenna Johns picked up NSU’s first win of the day in the 200-yard medley relay. The team brought home a total of 11 wins on Jan. 13.
On Jan. 13, the men’s swimming team won a total seven events at the Sunshine State Conference. Like the women’s swimming team, the men also won their 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:24:63.