Monday, February 2, 2015

Despite Losses, MAS Guardians Bring Seminary Community Together

News brief by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB
Photography by Carl Sisolak and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

On Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, the MAS Guardians basketball team faced teams from Multnomah University and Concordia University.  While the Guardians lost to Multnomah 47-77 and Concordia 51-89, the games were opportunities for the seminary community to show its spirit.

Friday's game featured the debut of the MAS Guardians pep band.  The members of the band include Ethan Alano, Conor Baer, Emilio Gonzalez, Peter Murphy, and Cody Williams.  At halftime, Alano and Murphy started teaching a new MAS Guardians fight song to the MAS fans.  The song will officially debut at a future basketball game.

Seminarians also served as the scorekeepers, announcer, and DJ for the basketball games.

Br. John Cannon, OCD, takes a shot during the game against Multnomah.  Credit: Carl Sisolak

Cody Williams (left) and Conor Baer (center) play their horns
in the balcony with other members of the pep band.   Credit: Carl Sisolak

Scorekeeper Dustin Busse seating behind the banner for MAS Journalism.  Credit: Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

The MAS Guardians after the game against Multnomah.
Credit: Carl Sisolak

Friday's game began with only one referee, so Father Theodore Lange, a member of the formation faculty, stepped in to help officiate until the second referee arrived.

In the second half of the game against Concordia on Saturday, the Guardians make a quick scramble for the ball, result in a score by Stephen Cieslak:

Credit: Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

The Guardians played in new uniforms and on a new gym floor that was installed last summer.  The gym also has a new scoreboard protected with a net from flying balls.

Watch MAS Journalism for more Guardians basketball this season.

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