By Matthew Wellman, Staff Writer
This weekend was Homecoming at SNU, which meant a busy weekend for the Crimson Storm sports teams. Men and Women’s basketball both played Friday night, and football played Saturday.
The Lady Crimson Storm basketball team led off the weekend with their home opener against Southwestern Christian University. They took the lead early and never looked back as they cruised to an easy 83-59 win. Oumou Thiam led all players in scoring with 34 and Annie Kassongo also added 18. This was the only meeting between the two teams this season.
The men’s team then took the court with their home opener as they took on Dallas Christian College. There was never any doubt once the game was underway. The Storm dazzled and dunked to an easy 110-49 victory over the Crusaders. Even with three starters having to sit out the first half, SNU still took a 26-point lead into the halftime break. Ryan Aaron led all scorers with 16 points in just 14 minutes. The Storm really capitalized on turnovers winning that battle 37-7. It seemed as though there was just nothing DCC could do to stop anything the Storm wanted to do. They had their way in the paint and on the perimeter and definitely took advantage.
The Crimson Storm football team capped off the Homecoming weekend on Saturday as they ended their season with a 42-0 shutout of College of Faith. Senior running back Derick Perkins led the charge with 122 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Dylan Terry also had 10 completions on 14 attempts for 98 yards and a touchdown. SNU’s defense had quite the day as they held College of Faith to -1 total offensive yards. Sophomore defensive lineman Anderson Depee led the defense with four tackles and .5 sacks.
As you can see, it was a very successful weekend for Crimson Storm sports. Every team had a decisive victory and put on a good show for the crowd. The Lady Storm will be travelling to Phoenix for the Grand Canyon Classic. The men’s team will head to Olathe, Kansas to compete in the Nazarene Thanksgiving Classic on Friday, November 23rd. The football team ended their season this Saturday at a disappointing 2-9 overall record, but they ended it on a high note.