Men’s basketball team sweeps on the road

The men’s basketball team posted back-to-back road wins, extending its winning streak to three games.

The Bears defeated Brandeis University, 93-62, Jan. 28 at Auerbach Arena in Waltham, Mass. WUSTL shot 59.4 percent (38-of-64) for the game and buried 13 3-pointers in the win, while holding the Judges to .343 shooting.

Anthony Hollins finished with a career-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Rob Keller tallied 19 points, and Mike Grunst finished with 17 points and nine blocked shots. Scott Stone also added six points, eight assists and a career-high 11 rebounds.

The Bears then defeated New York University, 88-68, Jan. 30 at the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center in Manhattan. WUSTL (12-6 overall, 4-3 University Athletic Association) used a 17-0 run in the first half to jump out to a substantial lead, which would eventually hold for the game. Hollins and Keller each finished with a team-high 14 points

Women’s basketball splits league games

The women’s basketball team split its two road UAA contests.

The Bears (15-3, 5-2) upended No. 7 Brandeis Jan. 28, as senior Kelly Manning knocked down a career-best six 3-pointers en route to an 18-point, nine-rebound performance. Trailing 5-4 early, Washington scored 17 unanswered points to take a commanding 21-5 lead. Senior Hallie Hutchens finished the game with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Two nights later, Washington U. led, 35-28, early in the second half at No. 10 NYU but couldn’t hold it in a 63-55 loss. Junior Danielle Beehler led the Bears with 14 points and seven rebounds, but she, Hutchens and Manning were the only WUSTL players to score in the second half.

Women’s track & field wins Engineer invite

The women’s track and field team won the Engineer Invitational Jan. 29 in Terre Haute, Ind. Led by sophomore Delaina Martin’s two school records, the women scored 179 points, just ahead of second-place Anderson University (159 points).

Martin broke the school record in the weight throw, posting a mark of 15.04 meters (49-4 1/4). The mark also provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Indoor Championships. In the shot put, Martin posted a throw of 12.08 meters (39-7 3/4), also a school record.

The men took second place at the meet with 138 points, behind only Anderson (225.5). Senior Lance Moen won the 800-meter run in 2:00.08, while junior Greg Reindl took second in the 3,000 (8:43.30).

Woock first-team academic all-America

Senior defensive back John Woock has been named to the 2004 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-America College Division Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A team captain, Woock led the Bears’ with 85 tackles, 15 pass-breakups and five interceptions. Woock, who has a 4.0 grade-point-average in biomedical engineering, was one of 15 players’ chosen to College Football’s 2004 National Scholar Athlete Class by the National Football Foundation and will receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship.

Woock was a two-time, first-team All-District VII honoree and a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree in 2003.

Weekend basketball games to be televised

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will be broadcast on Charter TV Cable Channel 3 Feb. 5 on a tape-delay basis. Today’s games against University Athletic Association rival New York University will be filmed and re-broadcast, with the men’s game airing at 10 a.m. and the women’s game airing at 10 p.m.

The men’s contest will be re-aired at 10 p.m. Feb. 8, and the women’s game can be seen at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9.