BSU Winter Sports Wrap-Up

The Bridgewater State Bears winter sports teams have officially ended their seasons: some on a high note, while others were left feeling sour. Before the snow melts, here’s a last look at how their seasons shook out.

Men’s Basketball: The BSU men’s basketball team had a 14-12 record with a strong 9-3 conference record in the regular season. This landed them in second place in the MASCAC. They started off slow with only four wins in the non-conference slate in November and December. However, after two consecutive losses against MCLA and Worcester State, the Bears maintained a 7-game winning streak that lasted until the final regular season game, with a tough 70-66 loss against Westfield State.  

Eight days later, the Bears would host the #3 Owls for their MASCAC Semifinal tournament matchup on February 22. Last season, the Bears had the same matchup in the semifinal round and lost, so this was a revenge game. The Bears won and moved on to the MASCAC Championship for the first time since 2018, when they won the championship. Unfortunately, this time the Bears would lose in overtime against the Worcester State Lancers on a game-winning layup with only 1.2 seconds left.  

Women’s Basketball: All kinds of history was made for BSU this season. To start, players Kylie Grassi and Sydney Bradbury both reached 1,000 points. 

Like men’s basketball, the Bears were in second place in the MASCAC and won against the #3 Westfield State Owls in the semifinal. They then traveled to #1 Framingham State for their third straight MASCAC Championship appearance. In this game, Caroline Tripp would break the school record for most assists in a game with 18, which also broke the MASCAC record, and tied for fourth in all of Division III in a single game

In the MASCAC Championship, the Bears would lose to the Rams 74-62, the Rams winning for the third time in five seasons.  

Swimming & Diving: The men’s team captured their third straight Little East Championship on the weekend of February 18. Aaron Fowler, breaking records as a freshman, earned LEC Men’s Swimmer of the Year award as well as Rookie Men’s Swimmer of the Year.  

The women’s team reached second place in the LEC Championships only to be beaten by Eastern Connecticut State for their first title in program history. Sophomore Cailey Simard would break her own one-meter record at the championships and earn LEC Diver of the Year honors.  

 

 

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