Johnson City Press: Cycling competes at nationals

Cycling competes at nationals

Tanner Cook • Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Competing in their third national championship this school year, the Milligan College cycling team just keeps on pedaling.

The teams will compete in the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship in Reno, Nevada, on Thursday.

Representing Milligan on the women's side will be Madeline Bemis, Helen Mitchell, Morgan Miller, Tori Kanizer and Hannah Swan. Ruben Bacon, Drew Baldwin, Garrett Smith, Blake Wilson and Joe Whalley will represent the men's side.

Milligan will also compete in the co-ed relay.

Bacon will look to lead the Buffs after winning the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference individually. One of five freshmen, Bacon represents a young roster, but the Buffs have plenty of experience with Kanizer, a junior, and Miller and Swan, both seniors, representing the women's side.

Men’s basketball

The Buffs will travel this Saturday to Laurinburg, North Carolina, to take on Appalachian Athletic Conference foe St. Andrews University.

They are coming off a tough loss to No. 17 Montreat, their 10th loss of the season and fifth in conference play.

The Knights are a 1-9 with a 1-8 record in the conference. St. Andrews has lost 11 games in a row, but played Montreat and Union College close back in November.

The Knights’ only win came at home in the conference opener against Point University, but they have not won since. The last two games, they’ve allowed 104 and 108 points.

On Tuesday, the Buffs play at home against Bluefield College, which beat Milligan in Bluefield earlier this season.

The Rams are currently 8-5 with a 5-3 record in the AAC. They are a bit shaky on the road, however, mustering only a .500 record at 3-3.

Women’s basketball

The women’s team got back on track with a win against Montreat and got their record to 8-9 on the season and 4-7 in the AAC. They will go to St. Andrews as well on Saturday.

Montreat failed to get 60 points in its past two conference games while the Buffs are scoring at a high clip, even in the losses.

Indoor Track

Both the men and women will compete this weekend in the ETSU Track and Field Invitational at the Dome.

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