The University of Redlands invites the community to the second "Family Fun Night" at Bulldog basketball on Saturday, January 12, which provides a fun atmosphere for experiencing college hoops. The Bulldog basketball teams will host rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in an important Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) doubleheader in Currier Gym. The women tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the men's game at approximately 7 p.m.
Any adult accompanied by a child age 18 and under will receive free admission into both games. All children are automatically admitted free of charge.
In addition, halftime of both games will feature an informal shoot-around for kids ages 14 and younger, with smaller hoops available for the youngest children.
"Family Fun Night" replaces the NCAA's Take a Kid to the Game® program, which was suspended in 2011-12.
"We are happy to continue the traditions of Take a Kid to the Game Night® with our own 'Family Fun Night' in Currier Gym," said Director of Athletics Jeff Martinez. "This is a great way for the community to experience NCAA Division III basketball at its finest."
With a 3-1 conference record, the Bulldog women currently sit in a tie for third place among the top-heavy SCIAC. They are riding a three-game winning streak after defeating Whittier College by a score of 67-56 on January 5. Junior guard Marika Staton (El Centro, CA) leads the offense with 14 points per game.
The Redlands men are undefeated in conference at 4-0 and look forward to taking on the 5-0 Stags of CMS in Saturday's match-up. They prevailed over the Poets of Whittier in a 93-79 decision on January 5. The Maroon and Gray boasts four players in double-figure scoring, with senior guard Tristan Kirk (Redlands, CA) pacing the Bulldogs with a scoring average of 13.3 points per game.
For more information about the Bulldog basketball teams, please visit http://www.goredlands.com/