SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jennifer Jimenez became the first Bethune-Cookman player in program history Tuesday to register 1,000 career digs in the Lady Cats’ 3-0 (25-13,25-12,25-21) recent loss to Florida Gulf Coast in Historic Moore Gymnasium.
The senior from Merritt Island, who is already B-CU’s all-time digs leader, reached 1,000 with her third dig in the first set. She finished with 13.
Destiny Hudson led B-CU (2-16) with eight kills, followed by Rhea Simon and Delicia Pierre with five each. Simon added four blocks.
Jessica Barnes led FGCU (5-10) with 15 kills and Christine Pinder posted 11.
B-CU returns to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play this weekend, hosting North Carolina A&T Friday night and North Carolina Central Sunday.
Worth noting: Lauren Turner, who missed the last two matches, had four kills and a block … Jimenez’ next milestone is 100 service aces; she needs two more; B-CU is now 0-11 on Tuesday matches in the Isaac Raphael era.
Good practices for basketball team
The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats opened up women’s basketball official team practices on Monday afternoon at historic Richard V. Moore Gymnasium. Under the leadership of sixth-year Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis and senior captains Kayla Crawford and Kiara Redmon, B-CU got to work with great intensity on opening day.
The Lady Wildcats brought that intensity to the court on several bucket-to-bucket drills, before beginning work on plays and the offense, getting acclimated to working together as a team with the deepest and most experienced squad in Blair-Lewis’ time at B-CU.
“Every year is like a new beginning,” Blair-Lewis said. “It’s like a new flower that you’re waiting to see bloom.”
Excited to hit the court after the weeks of individual practices, the Lady Wildcats did not disappoint, getting the 2013-14 season under way.
“There were some great high points, and obviously with the first day of practice, there were some things that we’ve got to continue to work on,” Blair-Lewis said.
This information is special to the Times from B-CU Athletics.