The music blasted through DJ Daxter’s bombastic sound system as the bleachers of the Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center filled up with pizza devouring Javelinas, all awaiting the Midnight Madness showdown of a lifetime.
Energy soared as the fight song sounded off to the entrance of the girls basketball team. The men came out with an equally impressive warm-up session.
TAMUK Cheerleaders lined up in a makeshift walkway as a spotlight illuminated the players’ introductions. One by one the stars of both teams came out and demonstrated various arrays of dances. Coaches and staff were introduced shortly after with a roar of applause.
To kick off the night, the women’s basketball team pitted their best girls against each other and set up for a 10-minute scrimmage. Only here in Javelina Nation could we be blessed with ladies of such style.The final score of the over-all impressive women’s scrimmage was Home (13) Guest (19).
The men’s scrimmage match kicked off with an explosion of athleticism displayed by #13, Mr. Duan Wright, landing an effortless nothing-but-net 3 pointer. Directly after Wright’s showcase came a spectacular round of shots by #3, Mr. Trey Sumpter. With a 3-point shot and a ferocious dunk. When the match was over, Wright had thrown down two more dunks and Sumpter topped the game off with an epic dunk that was heard round the campus. The final score was Home (32) Guest (33).
The night closed with a competitive 3-point contest that featured a representative from each of the teams going head to head against each other in what seemed to be the match-up of the semester. Ms. Kaylin Roher, #5 for the Women’s Basketball team faced off against #32, Mr. Kyre Edwards of Men’s Basketball to see who could knock back as many 3’s as possible. Effortlessly winning the contest, Roher dominated the floor making her the 2016 3-point contest champ.
The 3-point contest, as well as the scrimmages were certainly an exciting look into what we should be expecting from the Javelina Basketball this season. Only time will tell just what these prodigious athletes are capable of, but until then, we wish them nothing but the best! Go Hogs!