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home : sports : collegiate February 26, 2015 

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Erskine tops Converse 62-49
Due West, S.C. – Despite a subpar shooting night, the Erskine Flying Fleet (8-7, 6-3) topped in-state conference foe Converse College (1-10, 0-8) 62 to 49 tonight in women's basketball action at Belk Arena.  The Fleet shot a measly 29.8% (14-47) from the floor tonight, well below their season average of 41.1%.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lock powers Erskine past College of Faith
Due West, S.C. – Behind a career-high 29 points by freshman Ray Lock (Aiken, SC, Oak Hill Academy), the Erskine Flying Fleet (6-8) beat the Saints of the College of Faith 82 to 73 tonight in non-conference men's basketball action at Belk Arena.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lander men's basketball moves to No. 17 in D2SIDA national poll

The Lander men's basketball team slipped four places to No. 17 this week in the D2SIDA national poll which was released today.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No. 24 Lander women's cruises past GRU Augusta, 83-56

GREENWOOD – Breshay Johnson led a balanced attack with 14 points as the No. 24 Lander Lady Bearcats cruised to their 13th consecutive victory, beating Peach Belt Conference rival Georgia Regents University 83-56 Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lander men's basketball falls to GRU Augusta in overtime

GREENWOOD – In a game that featured 19 ties and 17 lead changes, the nationally ranked Lander Bearcats finally lost their first game of the season Saturday falling to Peach Belt Conference rival Georgia Regents University Augusta 97-88 in overtime at Horne Arena.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nationally ranked Lander men's basketball 13-0 after win over Young Harris

The nationally-ranked Lander Bearcats continued their best start in school history, improving to 13-0 by holding off Peach Belt Conference rival Young Harris College 75-66 Wednesday night at Horne Arena.

Freshman guard Kiair Crouch scored 20 points as the Bearcats improved to 5-0 in the Peach Belt. The Mountain Lions fell to 5-6 overall, 2-3 in the PBC.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

No. 24 Lander women's basketball defeats Young Harris, 69-63

Both teams missed opportunities over the next two minutes. Bell got a steal with 2:04 left but missed a 3. Lander missed a pair of shots, Young Harris missed another, the Lady Bearcats missed again, and the Mountain Lions had a shot blocked by Reynolds as the score remained 67-63 with 32 seconds to go.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lander women's basketball No. 24 in D2SIDA national rankings

The Lander women’s basketball team is making its first appearance in the national rankings this week at No. 24 in the D2SIDA poll, which was released late Tuesday night.

The Lady Bearcats, 11-2 overall and winners of 11 straight games, host Peach Belt Conference rival Young Harris at 5:30 p.m. today in Horne Arena.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Unbeaten Lander men's basketball moves up three spots in pair of national polls

The unbeaten Lander men's basketball team moved up three spots to No. 13 in the D2SIDA national poll and three spots to No. 22 in the NABC rankings this week it was announced today.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lander baseball ranked No. 3 in national preseason poll

The Lander baseball team, which played in its first-ever College World Series last season, is ranked No. 3 in the 2015 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll.

The Bearcats finished the 2014 season with a program best 52-9 record and won the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament, along with the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championships.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Marine's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl features local football player

CARSON, Calif. - Gage Cervenka, a defensive tackle from Emerald High School in Greenwood recently participated in the Marine Corps'  2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Lander women's basketball downs Flagler, 81-78, for 11th straight victory

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Lander's Bre Crum converted on an old-fashioned three-point play with 21 seconds remaining Saturday afternoon to cap a 14-point, second-half comeback and give the Lady Bearcats' women's basketball team its 11th consecutive win, an 81-78 Peach Belt Conference victory over Flagler College.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Nationally ranked, undefeated Lander men's basketball team downs Flagler

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The nationally ranked and unbeaten Lander men's basketball team won its school-record 12th straight victory Saturday afternoon when the Bearcats defeated Flagler, 80-68, in a Peach Belt Conference contest.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hall's 21 points lead Erskine past Catawba 83-78
Due West, S.C. – Senior DeShaun Hall (Inman, SC, Landrum High School) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Erskine Flying Fleet (4-5) past the Catawba College Indians (5-5) 83 to 78 this afternoon in non-conference men's basketball action at Belk Arena.  For the Flying Fleet, they have now won three of their last four games, including their last three home games.
Friday, January 2, 2015

Unbeaten and nationally-ranked Lander men's basketball defeats Southern Wesleyan, 70-66

Tobiasz Hose scored 22 points as the nationally-ranked Lander men's basketball team continued its best start in program history, improving to 11-0 by surviving Southern Wesleyan University's relentless upset bid, 70-66, Wednesday afternoon at Horne Arena.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lander men's basketball nationally ranked in two polls

The undefeated Lander men's basketball team, which is 10-0 and off to its best start in school history, is nationally ranked in two polls this week. The Bearcats, who were last ranked in 1999, are No. 16 in the D2SIDA Media Poll and No. 25 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll (NABC).


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lander's Shooters Club training starts Jan 4
Coach Burkhamer and his staff, along with Bearcat players, will demonstrate and teach all the fundamentals of shooting the basketball.  Individual workouts along with group work will enable each player to improve their ability to shoot the ball.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lander men's basketball defeats Clayton State for 9-0 start

GREENWOOD – The Lander Bearcats have matched the best start in men's basketball program history, improving to 9-0 with a 74-64 victory over Peach Belt Conference rival Clayton State Thursday night at Horne Arena.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Lander women's basketball defeats Clayton State, 90-81

GREENWOOD – Mylea McKenith and Cierra Kendrick played starring roles as the Lander women extended their winning streak to nine with a 90-81 victory over fierce Peach Belt Conference rival Clayton State Thursday night at Horne Arena.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Lander women's basketball defeats Fayetteville State for eighth straight win

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's basketball team has opened its season with eight consecutive wins, and now the Lady Bearcats have matched that eight-game winning streak after beating Fayetteville State University 67-58 Monday night at Horne Arena.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lander women's basketball routs Lees-McRae, 85-48

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Aarika Judge and Ty'hesha Reynolds scored 23 and 21 points respectively Saturday afternoon to lead the Lander women's basketball team to its seventh straight victory, an 85-48 non-conference win over Lees-McRae College at Williams Gymnasium.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Erskine slays the College of Faith 106-63

Due West, S.C. – The Erskine Flying Fleet (3-4) used a complete team effort to slay the Saints of the College of Faith (0-8) 106 to 63 this afternoon at Belk Arena in non-conference men's basketball action.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Lander soccer coach Van Taylor steps down to become Director of Development

Longtime Lander men's soccer coach Van Taylor has announced that, after 30 years on the Bearcat sidelines, he is stepping down from his position immediately to assume the role of Lander's new Director of Development.

"When you think of Lander Soccer, you think of Van Taylor," said Jeff May, Lander Vice President/Director of Athletics. "We have been blessed to have Coach Taylor in charge of our men's soccer program for the past 30 years. His accomplishments and championships are numerous. He has set the bar high for men's soccer.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Rhodes races at NCAA National Meet
Louisville, KY – Erskine senior Marlee Rhodes (Williamston, SC, Palmetto High School) ran in the NCAA National Cross Country Meet this morning, completing the 6k course in 23:20.

Running in wet and muddy conditions, Rhodes crossed the finish line in 144th place out of 249 runners.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lander men's basketball remains unbeaten with 99-84 PBC win over UNCP

Lander freshman guard Kiair Crouch made his first seven shots from the floor and scored 28 points, leading the Bearcats to a 99-84 Peach Belt Conference victory over UNC Pembroke in a battle of unbeatens Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Lander women's basketball beat UNC Pembroke in PBC opener

The Lander women's basketball team held UNC Pembroke to three of 28 shooting in the first half and the Lady Bearcats pulled away for a 68-41 victory in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Time management is the secret to Brittany Jakiela's success
Due West, S.C. – Junior Brittany Jakiela (Columbia, SC, Spring Valley High School) is a member of the Erskine College Women's Soccer Team and Athletic Training Program.  Even with both of these programs requiring ample amounts of time on the field and in the classroom, Jakiela has been able to excel.  She maintains a "B plus" average and has been a starter on the soccer team all three years of her college career and was also named to Conference Carolinas 3rd team All-conference as a defensive player. 
Friday, December 5, 2014

Lander men's basketball defeats Middle Georgia, 80-71

GREENWOOD – Ricardo Martin's double-double helped the Lander men's basketball team match the second best start in school history as the Bearcats improved to 7-0 with an 80-71 victory over Middle Georgia State College Wednesday night at Horne Arena.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lander women's basketball defeats Wingate, 69-63

The Lander women's basketball team placed four players in double figures and notched their fifth straight victory Wednesday night when the Lady Bearcats defeated Wingate, 69-63, in a non-conference game in Cuddy Arena.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

First half troubles send Fleet to 72 to 54 loss
Due West, S.C – Despite a second half improvement, the Erskine Flying Fleet (3-4) fell 72 to 54 to the Pacers of USC-Aiken (4-3) tonight in non-conference women's basketball action at Belk Arena.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014


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