Corban’s basketball players elicited the excitement of students, staff and Warrior fans when they earned their way into the Cascade Collegiate Conference basketball tournament and won their first rounds on February 22 and 23.
However the teams’ dreams of playing in the finals ended after losses on February 25 and 26 at Corban’s Salem campus and in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The Corban women concluded their season with an overall record of 19-11 after losing to the College of Idaho 77-73. The Corban men fell to 18-14 overall after a 90-63 loss to Oregon Tech. The Warriors will have to play the waiting game to see if they will earn the right to play against Hope International for the West Region's automatic berth to the National Christian College Athletic Association’s National Tournament.
However, the teams didn’t escape without recognition. For the third straight year, junior Katie Steigleman was named as part of the All-Cascade Collegiate Conference 1st team. Senior Jennesa Miller earned her first-ever All-CCC 1st Team honor when the team was released Sunday by the league office.
Sophomore Tess Bennett was named as part of the All-CCC team via honorable mention for the second straight season.
"Congratulations are due to Katie and Jennesa for their All-conference selections," said twelfth-year head coach Terry Williams. "I am especially happy for Jennesa her senior year, and also to Tess for her second straight honorable mention." Story continues here.
A pair of Corban's men's basketball players earned their first-ever Cascade Collegiate Conference post-season honors, as junior Erik Cronrath and freshman Jordan Carter were named as part of the All-CCC 1st team when the announcement was made Monday by the league office.
"It is a great honor for Jordan and Erik to receive this recognition," said ninth-year head coach Justin Sherwood. "Jordan came in and made an immediate impact for us this season. Erik has worked very hard over the last three years to improve and it is awesome to see him rewarded. We look forward to the future with these two and the rest of the returners." Story continues here.