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Volume 83, Issue 22
SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
February 28, 2018
Photo by John Padgett
Brevard police officers turn away a car attempting to drive onto campus early Tuesday afternoon while the school was on lockdown.
After receiving ‘credible threat,’ BC campus undergoes lockdown, told to shelter in place By Lauren Fowler, Florian Peyssonneaux and Jeni Welch
On Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 11:25 a.m. Brevard College students received an emergency phone call and email through the Emergency Notification System stating the following message: “BC Community, This is not a drill. We have information that there is a credible threat to our campus. Please shelter in place until further notice. Authorities have been notified and our emergency response system has been activated. Please shelter in place until further notice. All buildings are locked down. Please remain inside and shelter in place until further notice. Repeat - This is not a drill. End Notice.” According to Chad Holt, the VP of Admissions and Financial Aid, a call was received on the switchboard from the parent of a prospective Brevard College student, who was visiting campus from Mountain Heritage High
School. In this call, which was answered by Sydney Folger in the office, the parent warned of a rumor that there was going to be a shooter at Brevard College campus that day. “That’s all it takes, if there’s even a whisper,” Holt said. “There are no rumors anymore—you have to treat everything as a credible threat.” It has been speculated that the parent had heard rumors that may have been spread onTwitter by students at Mountain Heritage High School, but as of right now, no evidence has been found to support this. Immediately after receiving the call, Folger contacted Campus Security and alerted Chad Holt, who communicated with the Executive Leadership Team, who then initiated a campus-wide lockdown. The lockdown lasted for 1 hour and 33 minutes as the Brevard police department investigated the third-party alert for a possible gun threat See ‘Lockdown,’ page 3
February 28, 2018
Bug Juice and Bird Poop: A Commodities Approach to History By Mary Lewe
Staff Writer Last Wednesday guest lecturer Dr. Jordan Kuck told the story of “Bug Juice, Bird Poop, Europe, and the Making of Two Global Commodities.” Kuck, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, speaks Latvian and is interested in showing students many different methodologies for studying history. Kuck is currently the assistant professor of history at West Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2004, Kuck was studied at the University of Nebraska for his undergraduate degree and had the opportunity to study abroad in Europe. The trip was special as it occurred during a time of expansion for the EU; Kuck and the other students were able to visit most of the ten nations that were added to the EU, including Latvia. “I just fell in love with the place,” Kuck said regarding Lativia. He then went on to quote his father-in- law regarding the magic of Latvia’s capital city, Riga: “I’ve never been anywhere where you can feel history,” Kuck said. Another graduate of the University of Nebraska was a man named Kārlis Ulmanis. Ulmanis studied agriculture at the university and after graduation returned to his home country of Latvia, where he became the country’s first Prime Minister. Ulmanis is a controversial character as he suspended Latvia’s democracy. Although Kuck is an expert on Ulmanis, he has not been able to speak about him on University of Nebraska’s campus due to the nature of his political career.
As Kuck began his lecture on Wednesday, he questioned his audience about the point of studying history. He quoted German historian Leopold von Ranke in defining the field’s purpose, “to study the past, or recover the past as it truly was.” Kuck explained that studying history requires the use of many methods to truly uncover the past as it was. He mentioned many subgroups of history including political history, cultural history, and social history. “Each is a piece of a puzzle,” he said. This lead into the methodology around which his lecture focused: commodities. “I think the story of commodities is very important because it helps students uncover how globalization and climate change came about,” Kuck said. As an example of a commodity, Kuck displayed a picture of an ornately carved couch with bright red cushions. The couch was actually a product of North Carolina. The red dye that was used to make the couch was created from a surprising source: bugs. The dye made from the red bugs was so expensive that, “One shirt was equivalent in its value to about 1,100 liters of wine, 3,000 kilos of cheese, or 850 kilos of the finest butter…. For 99% of the population, they could never dream of owning anything red,” Kuck said. Persian rug makers had been using kirmiz bugs for centuries and those from Europe had no idea how the beautiful red color was produced. It is from the word “kirmiz” that we
Spring Break closing procedures
As Spring Break for the 2017-2018 year rapidly approaches there are some things that students that are both leaving and staying on campus need to know. For the students that are leaving campus for the break, your RA should have provided you with a checkout list that will provide everything that you need to do before leaving. Some of those tasks include: • • • • • •
Provide your RA with your date/time of departure. Unplug all electronics (except your refrigerator) in your room. Pick up all the trash in the room. Empty all trash/recycling into campus dumpsters and recycling facilities. Turn off bedroom and bathroom lights. Make sure that faucets are in the “closed” position.
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Report any leaks or running toilets to your RA. Close and lock windows. Lower and close blinds. Close and lock suite and room entry doors. Make sure there are no health/safety issues. Leave the common are clean and organized.
For students staying on campus over the break, there is information about dining that you need to know. Myers Dining Hall will be closed March 3 to 7 and will reopen for lunch on March 8 to 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open for dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., regular hours will resume March 10. Coltrane Underground will be closed March 3 to 10 and regular hours will resume March 11. —Zach Dickerson
derived the English word “crimson.” Kuck drew a connection between this etymology and the Alabama Crimson Tide. “I think this has largely been forgotten,” Kuck said. When Christopher Columbus and his crew arrived in the New World, they discovered that the indigenous people were using a similar bug, the cochineal, to produce their own red dyes. The methods of the natives were dismissed initially as they were seen as “savages,” but the cochineal bug proved to be even better than the kirmiz. Europe was slow to adopt the cochineal bug, which produced much stronger dye than the kirmiz, until the Italian banker and politician Cosimo De Medici invested in a large shipment of the bugs. “By the turn of the 17th Century, nearly 90 tons of the bugs were arriving per year,” Kuck said. Europeans attempted to cultivate their own cochineal bugs, but never could. This left them reliant on the indigenous people for their dye. Prussian explorer Alexander von Humbolt See ‘Bug Juice on page 4
the Clarion Senior Staff Editor in Chief . . . . Jordon Morgan Managing Editor . . . Calum McAndrew Copy Editor . . . . . . Jeni Welch Campus News . . . . Zach Dickerson Opinion . . . . . . . . Florian Peyssonneaux Arts & Life . . . . . . Lauren M. Fowler Sports . . . . . . . . Calum McAndrew Layout & Design . . . Jeni Welch Faculty Advisor . . . . John B. Padgett
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February 28, 2018 | The Clarion
Chamlee speaks at HUM dinner By Jeni Welch Copy Editor
The HUM Dinner is a once a semester event where the Brevard College Humanities Department cook and enjoy the company of students and faculty. This semester fried chicken, burritos and homemade brownies quickly disappeared before Dr. Thomas Bell introduced English Professor Dr. Ken Chamlee as the speaker last Wednesday night. “Be proud, keep your focus, and remember the most important thing you learn in college is how to learn, and that is a lifelong skill,” Chamlee said before closing his speech. This is Chamlee’s last semester at BC as he is retiring after 40 years. Within his speech, Chamlee left students with two challenges. The first is to not fall into the belief that college and ‘the real world’ are not one in the same, and the second is to “defend your experience here.” “Real world problems don’t wait for graduation,” Chamlee said. “I’ve always resisted the ‘real world’ dichotomy as a disparaging and unnecessary estrangement.” Multiple responsibilities, expected productivity, stress and financial challenges are only a few of the examples that Chamlee listed that morph the two life divides that seem to be created within society. “Ideas that are important to me often end up in poems, and this is one,” Chamlee said as he introduced his
first poem of the evening titled, “Real World.” The poem is one that Chamlee has yet to get published, but the laughs in the room seemed to understand the meaning behind the satire. “No credit necessary. This one time, I won’t consider it plagiarism,” Chamlee said as he concluded the first part of his speech. “Let’s work to retire that tired convention as inaccurate and unfair, and to dispel the notion of college as pre-reality or ‘Real World Lite’.” The second poem of the night followed a discussion of “fake news” and the devaluing of college educations across the nation. Specifically, Chamlee mentions dueling articles in the Hendersonville paper from a past Sunday, and the debate of whether a college education has a worth. “Who benefits from a public untrained in analyzing argument, a public without critical reasoning skills?” Chamlee asked. He then answered, “any group or company or government that wishes to mislead you or manipulate you, usually for profit. “College is a terrible place to learn passivity, to cultivate naivety, to squelch curiosity and valid suspicion,” said Chamlee. The second poem, “What Happens Here” was originally written in 2003 when Chamlee was asked to write a poem for the inauguration of BC President David Joyce. “I’ve reworked the text a bit for today, and in doing so I made a discovery,” Chamlee said. “It is, in fact, a love poem.”
Honors Club ice cream social
The Honors Program ice cream social was on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. There was a total of 13 people including President Joyce and his wife - 14 if you include the president’s dog Pisgah. There were three flavors of ice cream: lemon sorbet, vanilla and chocolate. The toppings included cookie crumbs, strawberries, brownie chunks, peanut butter crumbles, cherries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, coconut shreddings, caramel and chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. It was a nice, delicious conversation filled event. Lots of interesting stories and experiences were shared while others just sat back and listened. —Carmen Boone
Photo by Carmen Boone
Lockdown Continued from page 1
on campus. Amidst the many rumors about the threat on the Brevard College campus, instructors kept students in classrooms and buildings were put under complete lockdown. The cafeteria, MG and MS were all locked. Business professor Barbara Boerner said “the students were all very brave in this crisis situation.” She outlined the fact that everyone stayed calm while locked in a narrow room usually used for storage between MG 125 and the Superlab. Armed police could be seen in bulletproof vests with canine units entering Dunham Hall and Beam Administration building. The tour groups were all confined to Dunham for the duration of the lockdown. Students from the high school, their teachers, and the mother that made the call were interviewed and the daughter of the caller identified. The student did not have any information regarding the origin of the threat. All students and their bags were searched as well as the bus they arrived on. No weapons were found and the group was sent home. At 12:22 p.m. an update was sent through the Emergency Notification System, “As a result of a possible threat to our campus, the authorities are continuing to ensure the campus is secure. At this time, we believe the information initially received is third-party hearsay. However, as a precaution, please remain sheltered in place until the authorities clear this situation.” The last message through the Emergency Notification System read: “The earlier threat to campus has been unsubstantiated and the authorities have cleared campus for regular operations. We appreciate the college community’s patience during this event and are grateful that everyone and our campus are safe.” “I am so proud of the way this campus community responded to today’s events. I believe that the response was appropriate, swift and sufficient,” said BC history instructor Joshua Wilkey. “Even at a time of extreme uncertainty and anxiety, I felt reassured that those charged with protecting this campus were prepared and competent.” Students are encouraged to register for the Emergency Notification System through my.brevard so that they will receive messages about emergencies such as this occurring on campus. Registration to the alert system is through the website and the form can be found by logging in at https://brevard.bbcportal.com.
February 28, 2018
Are Brevard College Bug Juice Athletic facilities getting out of date? Continued from page 2
By Florian Peyssonneaux Opinion Editor
The Brevard College athletic facilities have started to become old after many years of use, and are starting to cause inconvenience for the athletes. The auxiliary gym and the weight room, which were renovated in the winter of 2014, are already feeling the lack of maintenance in the equipments. At Brevard College, most of the students are also athletes, and as a consequence most of the people who attend the college are using those facilities. However, the weight room is not the only part of the facilities that needs to be repaired. The auxiliary gym is now used by many teams as a room for practice during rainy and snowy days. However, the top windows of the gym are broken which makes it almost impossible to have a regulated temperature inside the auxiliary gym. Furthermore, the Aux gym is also very popular for intramural sports and students who just play sports indoors. A major problem to those activities that often takes place at night is the quality of the lightning. For the few light bulbs that are still working, they need 20 minutes to be able to turn on, and it is not guaranteed that they will work from one day to the other. The main feature of the Aux gym is the basketball court. However, it has been many weeks since anybody was able to play a full court basketball game since the net and the hoop are missing. Only a few people who currently go at Brevard College know this fact, but the weight room used to be a swimming pool. And still is on rainy days. The room of the weight room has a tendency to leak rainwater inside the gym, damaging some of the equipment, and reducing tremendously the number of space to workout available. The number of free weights available in the weight room has also been reduced over the years since the gym’s opening. The weight room has two racks of weight. The top one has weights from five pounds to 50 pounds, additionally, the lower ranks has heavier weights of 55 pounds and heavier. Since the heavier dumbells are not used by
many people, they remain in good conditions, however, the smaller weights that a majority of athletes are able to use became extremely rare. Of course the intense usage of the weights isn’t the only reason for the disparition of the weights. People have been borrowing the weights for personal use and exercises and never return them. Furthermore, some people do not respect the material, and just drop the weights on the floors after using them which damages the weights and the floor. The machines that were transferred in for the old workout room (current conference room) are for the most part broken, and the attempts to fix them haven’t been successful. Since August 2017, there is usually a student present in the weight room to make sure that the people using weight room aren’t damaging the equipment, but this system hasn’t changed the way the weight room has been deteriorating. It is just a shame that the great facilities that the students have are abandoned like this. The few things that have been done to try and solve the problems in both the weight room and the Aux gym are long term solution, and it feels like money that is thrown away. For example, a new weight system where people can adjust the charge to them and want to lift was installed a few weeks ago. It is a great plus to the gym and can be used for many purposes, but no more that one person can use it at a time which is a problem when a team comes to workout. The weight room and Aux gym should be places that should be respected by the students, and the college should also put more effort in having a high quality environment for the BC athletes to practice and workout in good conditions. Even though Brevard College moved to NCAA division III it is not a reason to neglect the athletic part of the school. Some changes such as fixing the room of the weight room can be very costly, but repairing the lightning in both rooms and having functioning equipment in for the students shouldn’t be something students have to ask for.
discovered another of the methods used by native farmers in the New World: the use of bird feces as fertilizer. The bird poop, or “guano,” was 30 times greater in nitrogen, an essential soil nutrient, than other contemporary fertilizers. “This discovery of guano led to a kind of guano arms race,” Kuck said. The discovery of guano by the Europeans occurred during an age of monocropping. The guano was particularly useful to those farming cotton in America and an estimated 20 million tons of it was mined and shipped between 1840 and 1880. The largest source of the guano was found off the coast of Peru on the Chincha Islands where warm ocean currents provided plenty of food for birds, while the arid climate preserved the deposits of guano for later use. Many of those mining the guano were Chinese indentured workers who sought a safe haven from the violence of the ongoing Opium Wars. The Chinese guano miners were treated like slaves and lived in horrible conditions. Local authorities began purchasing opium from the British and giving it to the workers in order to prevent a rebellion. Both cochineal dye and guano became obsolete with new scientific developments. In 1856, German scientist William Henry Perkin discovered aniline dyes which could produce colors just as vivid as those made with bugs. Scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch, also German, discovered a method for converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. This became known as the Haber-Bosch process and was used to create fertilizers even stronger than guano. Interestingly, demand for both cochineal and guano has increased in recent years. This is due to the desire for all-natural products in developed nations. In 2012, Starbucks released a formal apology after it was discovered that some of their products included red dyes derived from the bugs. The demand for guano has increased along with the desire for organically farmed foods and products. Kuck’s lecture not only offered insight into trade relationships of the past, but also drew a line between markets in the past and the state of commodities today. Kuck grew up on a farm in Nebraska and is particularly interested in the role of agriculture in history. “Some professors only focus on one methodology, and that’s unfair to the students,” Kuck said. Kuck is currently a candidate for the history professor position at Brevard College and is in the process of writing a book.
February 28, 2018 | The Clarion
Arts & Life
‘When We First Met:’ A heartwarming romantic comedy … without the comedy By Jordon Morgan Editor in Chief
“When We First Met” is a curious case of a film that that fails miserably to elicit any sort of laughs, but is somewhat redeemed by great chemistry between its cast members and an unexpected but welcome surprise ending. The story follows Noah (Adam DeVine, star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series “Workaholics”), lamenting over the fact that the woman he is in love with, Avery, is with a seemingly perfect man named Ethan. Avery met him the day after having a great Halloween evening with Noah, though she only saw him as a good guy friend. Drowning his sorrows in alcohol, Noah discovers the photo booth that he and Avery used on that night, uses it himself, and then wakes up three years in the past. He discovers that he can alter that night to try and get himself together with Avery, and then see what his consequences are three years later, switching back and forth
to try to figure out the best formula for winning the girl of his dreams. “When We First Met” definitely has an interesting setup as sort of a cross between “Back to the Future” and “Groundhog Day,” and to its credit, it utilizes it very well. It’s interesting to see how Noah changes one particular event or attitude about himself on that particular Halloween day and subsequently how it affects the present. The main issue with it however is that it is supposed to lead to a multitude of setups for some “hilarious” moments, but it completely fails at doing so. It tends to rely either on painfully awkward situations or flat out physical comedy, and in neither case is it ever actually funny. The most apt comparison would have to be to NBC’s “The Office” that had a similar comedic style. But whereas “The Office” was restrained and well written enough to make it work, this film just doesn’t. It’s just too over the top and not nearly as nuanced in comparison. Where the film does work is in its overall cast
and romantic plot. All of the cast have natural, likable chemistry with one another. In addition, the story does a great job of showcasing them growing and maturing in an organic way. Noah especially goes from a guy wallowing in his own self-pity over a perceived mistake he made years ago, to a confident man who genuinely feels like he’s learned that sometimes things happen for a reason and that relationships are more complicated than he thought they were. Another great positive is that the ending to the film is genuinely touching and is one of the best to a romantic comedy in recent memory. Not only does it feel truly earned by the events preceding, it’s unpredictable in the best way. Looking back on it, how Noah ends his journey makes perfect sense and will leave you feeling satisfied. Although that’s only if you’re willing to suffer through some pretty unfunny gags to get there. Underneath the poorly conceived humor lies a tender story with an important lesson waiting to be absorbed. If you want to get there, do so at your own risk.
Arts & Life
Local Mottled Sculpin By Lauren M. Fowler Arts & Life Editor
Western North Carolina is known for the fantastic waterfalls and remote rivers that flow through it; what isn’t obvious at first glance is the abundance of incredible and weird life that lives just below the surface of these freshwater rivers and streams. One particularly odd inhabitant of our backyard streams is an unusual and camouflaged native sculpin called the mottled sculpin. The mottled sculpin is part of the Cottidae family which consists of several different types of “scorpion fish” that can be found in streams as far north as the Great Lakes and as far south as northern Georgia. Mottled sculpins can often been seen buried halfway into the sediment on the bottom of streams. When looked at from above, they have an unmistakable shape - a thicker triangular shaped head that tapers down to the tail and appear almost dragonfly-like with fins that extend out like wings in a fanlike shape. Another distinguishing feature of our native sculpin is the mottled black and brown to yellowish coloring of its body. Mottled sculpins diet consists of small crustaceans, snails, mollusks, small fish, and sometimes their own eggs. Contrary to popular belief, the sculpin does not eat large amounts of trout eggs and is actually a major food source for native trout. The sculpin’s mating dance appears almost alien as the male will attract the attention of the female by shaking his head and swimming in circles. Once he has lured the female into his nest, which he built by pushing around stones and finding places already protected from the current, the real dance begins. Both fish swim in circles around each other shaking their heads and flicking their fins at each other. When she is ready, the female will flip upside down and float to the top of the nest to lay her eggs on the bottom of the rock. Once the eggs are laid, the male will chase off the female as she is apt to eat her own eggs soon after laying them. The male will protect the eggs until they hatch and the fry absorb the yellow yolk of nutrients from the egg. Sexual maturity takes between 1 and 2 years while the average lifespan for these fish is only about 2 years. While the sculpin is not endangered, they are great indicators of the health of a stream because they require high oxygenated streams with clear water and a high population of macroinvertebrate prey. Because the sculpin’s eyes are located on the
top of their head, they tend to be very elusive and sensitive to movement and will dart off and bury themselves under sediment again before anything can register what they saw. Next time you are gazing down into the water of the Davidson or Kings Creek, look into the sediment and in between the rocks to see if a Mottled Sculpin might be hiding there. Seeing one of these fish in person is always a treat because they are so unusual and distinct.
February 28, 2018
BANFF at BC
The BANFF Mountain Film Festival is held annually worldwide and showcases new award winning documentaries about mountain life, culture, and adventure sports. The festival, which travels all over the world, makes a stop at Brevard College each spring. The festival will take place on March 16, 17 and 18 in the Porter Center. Tickets can be purchased by students for $5 per ticket by contacting Anna Marie Conard by email ([email protected]
) Tickets will be available for purchase in Meyers Dining Hall the week after spring break. — Lauren Fowler
Enough is enough
Brevard College Student Government Association (SGA) is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. on March 14, 2018 at the Bell Tower to protest inaction on the part of our government to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students across the nation are organizing national school walkouts to demand that legislation pass to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes. Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on
their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day. We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020. RSVP to the event on Facebook through the event page on https://www.facebook.com/ brevardsga/ Join us in saying #ENOUGH! — Lauren Fowler and Mary Lewe
Arts & Life
February 28, 2018 | The Clarion
2018 Juried Student Art Show
On Friday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. the juried art show was held in Sims Art Building, in the Spiers Gallery, the announcements were done by Kyle Van Lusk. There were six honorary mentions: Danielle Brown with “Self Portrait,” Kristen Martinets with “Tattoo Parlor,” Katherine White with “Favorite Feature,” Haley McGavin with “Verge and Needle Nose” and MacKenzie Samotis with “An Artist’s Sanity.” The Division Chair, Kathryn Gresham, chose “Contorted Ornithology” by Casey Whitmire, which had a $100 prize attached to it. The Presidents’ Choice, picked by David and Lynne Joyce, was “Favorite Feature,” by Katherine White, which also had a $100 prize, as well as the honor of being displayed in the President’s office. The Students’ Choice was
“Power Plant” by Whitney Ward. Best in Show was “Not Shaken” by Taylor Morris. This piece was made of cast iron and wood, and was on sale for $450. When it came to first, second and third place the results are as follows: in 1st place with 1-800-273-8255 by Tom Ruple. This piece was not for sale, and Ruple was awarded a cash prize. When asked what inspired the piece, Ruple replied: “It is a tribute to my personal experience in dealing with the suicide of my dear friend.” “Contorted Ornithology” by Katherine White with a cash prize of $50 was in 2nd and in 3rd place with a prize of $25 was “Triangles” by Shayna Landreth. — Ivy Pope
Photo by Peter Trench
Photo by Ivy Pope
Photo by Ivy Pope
Photo by Ivy Pope
Photo by Peter Trench
Photo by Peter Trench
Top (left): 1-800-273-8255 by Tom Ruple, (right): Favorite Feature by Katherine White, Left: Later Gator by Olivia Murray, Above (top): Power Plant by Whitney Ward, Above (left): Not Shaken by Taylor Morris. and above (right): The community observes the art show at Sims Art Building on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.
February 28, 2018
BC Women make a comeback BC Men’s Tennis get the Victory in Berea By Jon Cole
On Sunday Feb. 25, BC Tornados Men’s Tennis team took on Berea College Mountaineers, and as they dominated their host with a score of 9-0. It was the first conference game for them, and also the opportunity to complete the first team victory in the season. In the doubles matches, BC Tornados took all three points from Berea. They got the victory by 8-1 with Tim Hengst and Tom Mittring as a double, and also Will Christiansen and David Burgarner. Additionally, the third double match was won by Florian Peyssoneaux and Jaume Reig with a score of 8-2. In the singles matches, Tom Mittring defeated Dakota Massucco, and got the first point in the singles for Brevard 6-0 6-0. Following Mittring, Tim Hengst dominated Berea College’s number two player in a 6-1 6-0 game. Will Christiansen and David Bumgarner both got the victory 6-0, 6-1 over Brandon mitchell and Sam Slater respectively. In the other two games Brevard also defeated Berea with a score by 6-3, 6-3 in Jaume Reig, and 6-3, 6-1 in Florian Peyssonneaux closed out the day with a victory over Evan day in two sets match 6-3 6-1. This conference game in Berea, Ky was the opportunity for some Brevard College players to get the first victories of their college career including Bumgarner, Reig and Peyssonneaux. BC Tornados Men’s and Women’s tennis teams will try to get another win with the game on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at home against Piedmont College at 2 p.m.
— Matheus Masukawa
Sports Information Director Senior Kelsie Rhyne, competing in the final game of her collegiate career, finished with a career-high 21 points while classmates Jade Napier and Whitney DeMoss tallied 16 points and 18 rebounds, respectively, to help led Brevard to a 79-68 victory over Pfeiffer in women’s basketball action at Boshamer Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Rhyne, who had previously set her careerhigh (18 points) last night against the Falcons, wrapped up Senior Festivities by hitting 4-of-9 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 at the free throw line en route to her game-high 21 points. Napier capped off her final performance as a Tornado by hitting 4-of-10 from the floor and 6-of-10 from the free throw line. Joining the senior tandem in double figures was Ty’She Washington (13 points) and Destiny Williams (12) as Brevard hit 22-of-56 (39.3%) from the floor and 29-of-45 (64.4%) at the charity stripe. DeMoss anchored the post with 18 rebounds (13 defensive) to provide Brevard with a 49-33 edge in total rebounds. The Tornados, who finished 12-13 on the season, eclipsed the most wins in a singleseason in its brief NCAA history, topping the previous mark of nine set in 2009-10. In similar fashion to the third, Williams immediately gave Brevard a double-digit lead in the fourth as the Tornados lead ballooned to 60-46 following a series of free throws off technical fouls by Pfeiffer. The Falcons regained their composure and with pressure defense eventually drew to within three, 6461, following a 15-4 run. Williams and DeMoss got the Tornado offense back on track with a pair of jumpers, making for a 70-63 contest. Five points from Napier and two from DeMoss and Washington down the stretch proved to be the difference as Brevard completed the wire-to-wire 11-point victory.
Nine points from Dajea Scott and seven off the hand of Sydni Bickford helped Pfeiffer shave four points off the Brevard lead in the third frame. Trailing by 36-21, following a layup by Williams early in the frame, Pfeiffer used a 16-4 run that took 4:22 off the clock as it pulled within three. Three points from Williams provided the Tornados breathing room, but Scott answered with three of her own to make for a 43-40 contest. Five points from Washington and three from Deja Riddick allowed Brevard to take a 52-43 lead into the final frame. A strong start to the second quarter, due in large part to a series of 3-pointers from Napier and Rhyne, allowed Brevard to stretch its lead to 27-15. Four straight Pfeiffer points briefly trimmed the margin eight, but Rhyne came through with the final seven points of the half to provide the Tornados with a 34-21 lead at the intermission. Five points from Napier and four from Rhyne allowed Brevard to establish an 11-2 lead by the 4:36 mark of the first quarter. Washington streaked past the Falcon defense to stretch the lead to double figures, 15-4, but Pfeiffer answered with a 10-3 run that included a pair of three-pointers inside the final 10 seconds of the half to pull within four.
Three BC golfers in top 10 after day one By Jon Cole
Sports Information Director Two members of the Brevard men’s golf team, Austin Fisher and Calum McAndrew, are in the top 10 on the leaderboard after the first day of play at the Mars Hill Invitational at Broadmoor Golf Club. Kelsie Rhyne is also on the leaderboard for BC women at the close of the first round with a seventh place showing. Fisher, who finished with a 76 in the opening round, is three shots back of Mars Hill’s Harry
Butler, who wrapped up the afternoon at one over par. Fisher is locked in a four-way tie for second with Callum Ritchie (Mars Hill), Hunter Dillard (Pfeiffer) and Justin Dearth (Capital). McAndrew, who closed the afternoon with a 78, is five shots back of the leader. He is one of seven players tied in ninth position. Rhyne, whose play on the links has been limited due to women’s basketball this weekend, sits just six shots off the pace set by Montreat’s Savannah Kummelman. Rhyne
opened the tournament with an 85 (+13), while the leader posted a 79 (+7). The remainder of the men’s team are outside the top 20, including Craig Stephen and Thomas Purcell (tied at 24th), Hugo Herrera (29th) and Declan Addison (33rd). Courtney Sharp sits just outside the top 20 at 21st. Taylor Scovel is tied for 24th with Sydney Fairchild (Montreat). Ashley Holland rounds out the scorecard for the Tornados, tied with Mars Hill’s Jasmine Chesnut for 26th.