IM Basketball & Hockey Regular Seasons End

Troy Somero

As the spring semester begins here at Colgate, the intramural basketball season comes to an end. This Wednesday saw the last night of regular season action with a number of seeds for the three intramural basketball playoff brackets still up in the air. Before Christmas, Sigma Chi A emerged as the surprising first-place squad in League A with a 3-0 record coming into this Wednesday’s game with Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE).Trailing Sigma Chi A by one game in the League A standings (as of Wednesday) are DKE and America Yeah, both at 2-1. Staff Infection will try to shrug off a slow 1-2 start heading into the playoffs, while Beta Theta Pi (Beta) A rounds out the league at 0-4.In League B there were no surprises heading into Wednesday night’s season finale. The early-season favorite Running Suckers emerged unscathed in the first semester, ending their pre-break run at 4-0. The defending-champion Brothers stand at 3-1 in League B after an early-season defeat at the hands of the Running Suckers, while the Jewce Is Loose headed into Wednesday night with a 2-2 record.In the bottom half of the league, Sigma Chi B and Theta Chi come into the second semester with a 1-2 record each, while Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) is winless at 0-4.All League A and B teams will participate in the Division I Tournament, which is scheduled to begin on Monday.In League C, Curtis claimed first-place after a close defeat of the Great Colgate Ballers prior to break, giving the first-year squad a tie-breaking lead over the Ballers, as each team entered the semester at 3-1.Likewise, the Yo Mets gained third-place in the league after defeating Beta B in December, putting each team at 2-2 heading into next week’s tournament.The Squadron of Doom finished their regular season in the League C cellar at 0-4.Jason & The Johnsons ended the League D season at 3-0, earning a first-place spot to end the term. KSA avenged an early season loss to Jason & The Johnsons by finishing 2-1 in the league, while the Regulators and Main Moon round out the league at 1-2 and 0-3, respectively.All League C and D teams will participate in the Division II Tournament staring next week.In the Women’s League the Collar Stompers walked over the competition to finish the regular season at 4-0. Closely nipping at their heels is Women’s Soccer, who was 2-1 heading into this week’s action. The 2-2 Club team finished the regular season in third-place in the Women’s League, while Women’s Rugby (1-3) and Girl’s Lax (0-4) took the bottom two seeds in the women’s tournament.

Ice HockeyIn intramural hockey, the League A regular season ended before break with The Whalers claiming first place with an undefeated 4-0 record and eight points.Sigma Chi A shook off its loss to The Whalers by winning its other two regular season games and finishing the season with four points and a 2-1 record. Beta and Theta Chi each rounded out the League A standings with two points apiece.In League B the regular season is still in full swing with the Panty Raiders holding a 3-1 record and a two-point lead, with six points overall, over the middle-of-the-pack in the league. The Frozen Ovaries (2-1), Phi Delt (2-1), and the Yo Mets (2-2) are all knotted up in second place in the league with four points apiece.Rounding out League B is the 1-3 Pep Band, with two points, and the 0-2 Team 917, with zero points.

While the basketball and hockey seasons wind down, many more exciting intramural activities are ushering in the semester. Read The Maroon-News and the Colgate Athletics website for updates on various intramural activities this semester, including racquetball, squash, 3-on-3 basketball and ice soccer.