Pioneers climb two spots to fifth in D2SIDA Southeast Region poll

Pioneers climb two spots to fifth in D2SIDA Southeast Region poll

DURANGO, Colo. --- The Tusculum women's basketball team climbed two spots into a tie for fifth in the latest D2SIDA Southeast Region poll, through games of January 21.

The Pioneers improved their record to 13-4 overall and 8-3 in the South Atlantic Conference with wins last week over Anderson (74-51) and Queens (68-55). Tusculum is tied for fifth in the region poll with Lander (13-4), which split its two games last week.

The top three teams in the D2SIDA region rankings are unchanged, with Carson-Newman (18-1) followed by Wingate (14-3) and North Georgia (14-2). Limestone (14-3) moved up a spot to fourth following Lander's loss.

Trailing Tusculum and Lander in the rankings are Flagler (11-4) and Belmont Abbey (12-5), which each moved up one position to seventh and eighth, respectively. Anderson (12-7) lost two games last week and tumbled from sixth to ninth, while Barton (13-5) entered the rankings at number ten on the strength of a pair of conference road victories.

The Pioneers will visit Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before hosting Catawba on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Arena.