Winter 2017 Issue

Games to Watch

By University Advancement Staff

Both Tribe basketball teams are setting their sights on March once again,
with talented seniors, powerful role players and experienced coaching staffs.
These six home games each provide interesting storylines — helping you get
the most from the hardwood. Learn more about each game on the Tribe Athletics website.

Men’s – Jan. 19
Sophomore Yohanny Dalembert is 6’8” of low post power for the Dukes. William & Mary rookie Nathan Knight ’20 will come off the bench to match up with him, but can step out for a solid jumpshot too.

Men’s – Jan. 28
The CAA anointed UNC-Wilmington as preseason favorites, but the Tribe was not far behind in third place. Sharpshooting senior guard Daniel Dixon ’17 is the perfect counterpoint for UNCW’s formidable Chris Flemmings.

Women’s – Jan. 29
Can JMU win four CAA titles in a row? Not if Marlena Tremba ’17 can help it. Her experience and scoring in the backcourt will be tremendous assets against the unanimous CAA Player of the Year, Precious Hall.

Men’s – Feb. 11 (Gold Rush)
Pack the Kap for the Gold Rush game, where Charleston’s preseason all-CAA first-team forward Jarrell Brantley will face off down low against the Tribe’s all-CAA Omar Prewitt ’17 in a battle for paint dominance.

Women’s – Feb. 24
Forward Alex Masaquel ’17 remains a mainstay of the Green and Gold interior attack, after racking up six double-doubles last year. UNCW’s glue is guard Jasmine Steele — Masaquel will have to watch the lanes and keep her from scoring.

Women’s – Feb. 17
The Cougars’ stopping power is anchored by Bre Bolden, who was Defensive Player of the Year last season. Look for Abby Rendle ’18 — who got the Tribe’s first triple-double last year — to bounce back from injury and grab some boards.