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PCC's Phillip Martin drives the baseline against LCC earlier this season. Martin scored 22 points in a win over Johnston County C.C. on Tuesday night.
PCC’s Phillip Martin drives the baseline against LCC earlier this season. Martin scored 22 points in a win over Johnston County C.C. on Tuesday night.
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With its regular season finale coming Saturday afternoon at home against Catawba Valley, the Pitt Community College basketball team is hoping it’s a final tune-up before making a splash at the Region 10 Tournament that tips off next week.
The Bulldogs have been a team of streaks this season, most notably when they closed the month of January with four straight wins before going on an early-February slide of five straight setbacks. Now, they’ve won two of their last three.
PCC improved to 15-13 overall and 11-10 in Region 10 after defeating Johnston County, 95-93, on Tuesday night in a game that was continued after a broken rim caused a delay in the two teams’ last meeting.
Avery Huggins led PCC with 25 points and Phillip Martin added 22 in the victory.
The Region 10 tourney starts on Tuesday and runs through March 5.
ECU swimming/divingThe East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team finished the season last week at the American Athletic Conference Championships in Dallas, placing sixth there after posting an 8-3 dual meet record this season.
The Pirates tallied 34 season-best and 41 program career-best performances. At the AAC Championships, they had 39 total finalists (13 A finalists, 13 B, 13 C).
“We took a big step forward this season overall,” ECU Head Coach Matthew Jabs said in a release on Wednesday. “We had some good things happen at the AAC Championship. We also learned we have a lot to improve upon when on that stage. I’m excited about the future, and the returning talent on this roster, as well as the athletes we will be adding in the fall.”
Freshman Frida Zuniga Guzman, a mid-year transfer, established two ECU records (one varsity, one freshman) in the platform dive posting a score of 229.25 at the AAC Championships. She was also the Pirates’ top point scorer on the week, collecting 75 points while placing in the top eight in three different events. Guzman also holds the third-best 3-meter dive standard (306.10/AAC Championships) and the fourth-best 1-meter dive score (271.45/AAC Championships).
Senior Caitlin Reynera closed out her career at the AAC Championships by earning 61 total points with a pair of top-eight finishes and one top 16 placement. She placed seventh in the 200 breaststroke, eighth in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 200 IM.
Graduate student Brynna Wolfe set the varsity record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.49 at the AAC Championships, while posting the third-best time all-time in the 200 backstroke (1:59.20) at the WVU Invitational.
Freshman Heidi Bruining set the ECU freshman record in the 200 breaststroke at the AAC Championships with a time of 2:16.98, which also ranks eighth all-time in program history. She owns the seventh fastest-time in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.92) at the WVU Invitational.
In the diving well, all four of ECU’s divers (Guzman, Flanary Patterson, Anna Otto and Caitlin Irvine-Smith) qualified for the NCAA Zones.
PCC streak snappedThe Bulldogs baseball team saw its season-opening winning streak end at seven on Tuesday night in an 8-3 loss at Louisburg.
The hosts staked themselves a 4-0 lead, withstood a three-run Pitt rally in the sixth and then pounded home four insurance runs over the seventh and eighth innings to seal the win.
Louisburg (8-3) had 12 hits to four from the Bulldogs (7-1).
Two of those Pitt hits came off the bat of Ryker Galaska, including a home run, and the former J.H. Rose standout drove in two runs.
PCC is back on the field Friday when the Bulldogs host Brunswick Community College for a doubleheader beginning at noon. The three-game series is set to conclude Sunday thanks to a foul forecast for Saturday.