College of Southern Maryland
Sarah Williams MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Assistant Athletic Director of Student Life and Athletics
Scores final 7 points of game to capture upset, soars past Montgomery
By: Dallas Cogle
This might have been the victory signaling to the rest of the Maryland Junior College Conference that the College of Southern Maryland Hawks have arrived as a women’s basketball program.
Wednesday, the Hawks pulled off a 58-51 upset of Montgomery College on the road in Takoma Park for their second Maryland JUCO win in three games.
The Hawks (3-6, 2-3 MD JUCO) outlasted a Montgomery outfit (7-5, 2-1) that is among the league elite, coming off an impressive season a year ago when it was 24-8 overall and a third-place 9-2 in the talent-laden conference. CSM was 8-13, 4-7 in the Maryland JUCO, a season ago in rebuilding mode and was swept handily by Montgomery in two meetings, including a 102-68 loss on the road.
“This was a big win for our program,” CSM head coach Andy Norris said. “It was a total team effort. When someone made a mistake, her teammates were there to pick her up. I’m very happy for our players. They deserved this win. Hopefully with this game, we now have ...click here for more
Hawks women's basketball rolls past Anne Arundel
By: AJ Mason
As the final buzzer sounded Tuesday night, the College of Southern Maryland women’s basketball team would experience a feeling it hadn’t felt yet this season.
That feeling came in form of a 73-47 victory against visiting Anne Arundel Community College, the first win of the season for the Hawks.
It was the first game of a doubleheader as the Southern Maryland men’s team cruised to an 86-67 win against Anne Arundel later that night.
CSM (1-5 overall, 1-2 Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference) was averaging only 51.4 points per game entering the contest but collected its highest output of the season, while yielding the fewest points of the season, thus far, after giving up almost 72 per game in the first five games.
With a ball-hawking full-court defense, the Hawks were able to... click here for more.
White leads freshman-heavy Hawks roster loaded with size
By: Dallas Cogle
Pay no attention to the winless record in four games for the College of Southern Maryland women’s basketball team to start this brand new season.
This Hawks club, boasting as much size and inside forces as the program has featured in a long while if not ever, has the components to win its share of games and outdo last year’s nine-win season, which started 0-3 before picking up speed with four straight victories.
Three of the four losses this season have come against some of the strongest opponents CSM will face all year, two of them finishing in the top four of 14-team Maryland Junior College Conference a year ago.
A pair of the CSM setbacks were of a tight six-point margin last week to Potomac State (W.Va.) and Dundalk, two foes that “have always destroyed” the Hawks in past years, according to head coach Andy Norris.
The third-year CSM front man simply pointed to turnovers as being the culprit in keeping his team from having statement wins in those two contests, committing 26 against a Potomac State outfit that only had 11. The Hawks were tied with Potomac State inside the final minute before the turnover toll ultimately did them in down the stretch. Two days later, CSM turned the ball over 27 times, while Dundalk committed 19.
Norris is confident his team will clean up the turnover problem.
But what has him particularly thrilled is the Hawks’ dynamic that does not show up in a box score.
“I like the way they show up every day. It’s hard to be your best every day, but I feel like they have good attitudes every day,” Norris praised about a CSM team with only... click here for more