Beacon Sports: In brief: Softball starts strong, basketball season ends

By Eric Quinones
Contributing Writer

After winning their opening double header, the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish softball team played a second double header on Feb. 6 against Eckerd College. This time they won one game but lost the second.

The baseball team’s opening home game was rained out, so the team’s first game was at Southeastern University on Feb. 6.

The game was a double header, with the Sailfish going 0 and 2 but playing well. In the first game the Sailfish went down to Southeastern University 7-3. The team’s next home games will be Feb. 16, 19 and 20.

The men’s basketball team is nearing the end of the season. On Feb. 6 they suffered a 66-55 loss to Barry University.

Despite good efforts from Chris Joseph who scored 12 points, and Hunter Ross who scored 11 points and  8 rebounds, the Sailfish struggled in the second half of the game.

The team will play their final game on Feb. 27 at University of Tampa.

The women’s basketball team has already finished its season. Finishing with a record of 6-18, the team won the final game against Ave Maria University 69-49.

The men’s tennis season began on Feb. 5, and women’s tennis season began on Feb. 3.

The men’s team opened with a dominating victory over Saint Leo University.

The women’s team had a rough start with two straight losses to Florida Technical University and Saint Leo.

The next match for the men will be Feb. 17 at Lynn University in Boca Raton. The women’s next match will be Feb. 18 at Lynn University.

For the most up-to-date information check, www.pbasailfish.com.

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