photos by AMANDA TRAXLER
by AMANDA TRAXLER
The Tiffin University women’s basketball team won in a shocking 53-52 thriller against the Lake Superior Lakers, off of a layup from Aida Santana Martin.
In a game that was thought to have been won be the Lakers, Aida Santana Martin shocked both and fans when she made a buzzer beater layup at the end of the game.
The Dragons are away for their final road game of the season where they will play the Purdue Northwest Pride and the Grand Valley State Lakers.
by DIANA ODUHO
I was in the middle of a scrimmage, two weeks away from the first lacrosse game of the 2016 season. While playing defense, I took a normal step and felt that infamous “pop” often described by athletes. I went down, screaming in agony, knowing what I had done. In a matter of seconds, I was out for the entire season.
An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear in the knee is universally dreaded by all athletes alike. It does not discriminate against gender, nor sport, and is one of the worst injuries to go through.
The ACL is one of four ligaments in the knee that help provide stability. It crosses in front of the knee with the PCL to form an X, helping control motion back and forth. Because the majority of ACL tears occur through non-contact play, a tear can often be attributed to an awkward landing after a jump or the planting of the leg with a forceful shift in the opposite direction. The ACL doesn’t repair itself, so a graft is necessary for reconstruction.