By Isabella Sansanelli
On Saturday, Jan. 25, the 1989-1990 men’s basketball team was honored during halftime of the Dickinson game. This team is being honored on the 30th anniversary of their NCAA Division III win at the national Semifinals in Springfield, Ohio at Wittenberg University.
During this same season, the Shoremen finished their conference with an 11-1 record and earned a spot to compete in the final four of their conference.
Their season reached an end when they suffered a loss to Rochester in what used to be the Middle Atlantic Conference Southeast Division, and they still hold the record for most wins in a single season for Shoremen Basketball with a total of 25 wins.
Additionally, Tim Keehan class of 1990 and Chris Jamke class of 1990 were then inducted to the Washington College Hall of Fame as well as their coach, Tom Finnegan class of 1965 who spent 60 years with the Shoremen basketball program. Finnegan also holds the title of most winning-est coach during his 20 years spent as head coach of the Shoremen basketball program.
In honor of these alumni, both the women’s and men’s basketball teams brought home a win against conference opponent Dickinson College.
The women’s basketball team ended their game against the Red Devils in a close game of 77-70, matching each other in points scored per quarter in two out of the four quarters. The game ended on two free throws from senior Bridget McLaughlin and a run from senior Cassidy Quattro, bringing home the Shorewomen’s fifth conference win this season.
McLaughlin was eventually named Goose Nation TV Player of the Game.
The men’s game was similarly close, and ended in an overtime shot by junior Daniel Brown. The Shoremen finished their game with a final score of 92-91 in a nail-biting ending that was able to “do the alumni in the stands justice,” said junior Barry McCormick.
Brown was later named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game and notable marked the second game-winning shot he has earned for his team in the last two conference games. This is the Shoremen’s fourth conference win of the season