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Brittany Mayle

Hiram's Brittany Mayle named 

women's hoops Player of the 

Week in NCAC; Avon Lake's 

Kym Wenz scores 45 points in 

two games for Wooster

Jan 4, 2010

By Sue Penicka

WESTLAKE -- HIram's Brittany Mayle has been named North Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball Player of the Week.

Player of the Week - Brittany Mayle, Hiram
Games Played: 2
Points: 24 (12.0 points per game)
Rebounds: 10 (5.0 rebounds per game)
Assists: 6
Steals: 0
Blocks: 0
Senior Brittany Mayle (Mantua, OH/Crestwood) led Hiram with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Salem State
Holiday Classic. She led Hiram as it split a pair of games in the tournament. The Terriers fell to the hosts, 59-30,
then bounced back to top Nichols, 52-49, in the consolation for the team’s first victory of the season.

Four North Coast Athletic Conference games are set for Tuesday evening as the league schedule resumes. A pair of teams involved in a three-way tie for first place face off when Denison (2-0, 10-1) welcomes Wittenberg (2-0, 4-6). The other first-place team, Ohio Wesleyan (2-0, 7-4) also sees conference action when the Battling Bishops visit seventh-place (tie) Wooster (0-2, 3-8). Also Tuesday, Earlham (0-2, 1-9) and Oberlin (1-1, 2-9) entertain Kenyon (1-1, 8-3) and Allegheny (1-1, 4-7), respectively.

Friday night, the Gators head to Earlham, and Hiram (0-2. 1-10) travels to Wittenberg, then the teams trade places Saturday as Allegheny meets the Tigers and the Terriers face the Quakers. Other games on Friday: Ohio Wesleyan at Oberlin and Wooster at Denison. Saturday, Denison is at OWU and Kenyon heads to Wooster.

At the Land of Magic Tournament, ALLEGHENY lost to Carroll, 87-58, and Tufts, 83-69. Jill Gregory (Jeannette, PA/Greensburg Central Catholic) and Heidi Goeller (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) each totaled 28 points in the tournament.

DENISON extended its winning streak to 10 games by winning the Otterbein Smokey Ballenger Classic. Junior Shaina Kaiser (Ostrander, OH/Buckeye Valley) averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2.7 steals in three games over the past two weeks. Big Red head coach Sara Lee’s next victory will be the 300th of her career. She is in her 21st season at Denison, 22nd overall.

EARLHAM lost three games over the holidays. Jessica Wooden (Columbus, OH/Westerville Central) led the team with 17 points in a 75-74 loss to St. Mary-ofthe-
Woods, then led the Quakers with six rebounds in a 79-51 loss to Mt. St. Joseph. Sophomore Nikki Darrett (Greenwood, IN/Bishop Chatard) posted 22 points in EC’s 71-64 loss to Adrian ... 

HIRAM split a pair of games at the Salem St. Invitational. The Terriers lost to the hosts, 59-30, then bounced back to top Nichols, 52-49, in
the consolation for its first win of 2009-10. Senior Brittany Mayle (Mantua, OH/Crestwood) led Hiram with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the tournament ... 

In its only action over the holidays, KENYON upended Muskingum, 77-59. Sophomore forward Morgan Korinek (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) scored 16 points, 12 in the
second half, and led the Ladies with seven rebounds ... 

OBERLIN led for most of the game, but in the end fell to Marygrove, 60-53. The Yeomen later defeated Heidelberg, 65-62. Freshman Kelly Warlich (New Canaan,
CT/New Canaan) netted 18 points in each game, while junior Syrea Thomas (Cleveland, OH/John Marshall) posted 28 against the Berg ... 

Junior post Kayla Gordon (St. Louis, MO/Mehlville) scored 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds in OHIO WESLEYAN’S 81-58 decision over Alma. In the Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope tournament, OWU fell to Olivet and Franklin. Junior Tyler Cordell (Columbus, OH/St. Francis DeSales) totaled 29 points in the tourney ... 

WITTENBERG defeated Grove City, 54-36, in the semifinals of the Tigers’ Zimmerman Classic, then fell to Case in the championship game, 60-58. The Tigers also lost to Ohio Northern, 56-49. Senior Stephanie Boardman (Cincinnati, OH/McAuley) totaled 46 points, 19 rebounds, and two blocks in the three games ... 

WOOSTER went 1-1 during the holidays. Senior guard Kym Wenz (North Ridgeville, OH/Avon Lake) totaled 45 points, 13 rebounds and eight steals as the Fighting Scots defeated Westminster, 69-48, then fell to Trine, 52-50.

Mount Union’s Mike Manypenny Named OAC Wrestler of the Week

Author: Lenny Reich


Mike Manypenny has a 16-3 record on the season at 174 pounds.

(AUSTINTOWN, OH)--Mount Union senior Mike Manypenny (Salem/Salem) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Manypenny won the 174 title and helped lead Mount Union to a team title at the Citrus Invitational last week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

It marked Manypenny's first individual title in his college career.  This season Manypenny has a 16-3 record.

Mount Union returns to the mat to host defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Heidelberg in a key conference dual meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm at The MAAC.

Wabash College player dies

of complications

Jan. 4, 2010

By Keri Alexander Luchowski

Director, NCAC

WESTLAKE -- Wabash College sophomore Josh Linthicum of Springfield, Ohio, died Monday morning as a result of complications from surgery.

Linthicum, 19, was a history major with hopes of attending law school after graduating from Wabash. He also worked in theWabash athletics training room.

“The entire Wabash community is saddened by this tragic news, and our thoughts and prayers are with Josh’s family,” Wabash President Patrick E. White said . “Josh was an extremely likable guy, who full of spirit and had a zest for life. I know that he loved attending Wabash and being a part of the Wabash football team. He will be missed by all of us at the College.”

A member of the Wabash football team, Linthicum played in four games this season on the offensive line for the Little Giants.

“Josh always stopped by my office when he was headed to work in the training room just to sit and talk for a while,” said Wabash’s head football coach, Erik Raeburn. “This is such a terrible tragedy for his parents and family, and for his Wabash family, as well.”

A graduate of Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield, Ohio, Linthicum was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, and Leo Club. He participated in football, basketball, baseball, track, and power-lifting for the Cougars. Linthicum was a first team All-Central Buckeye Conference selection in football, and also earned second team All-Area, County, and District honors.

“Josh’s smile and outgoing personality instantly made him a friend to everyone he met,” said Brent Harris, Wabash College Director of Sports Information and Marketing. “He will be missed by not only his Wabash football teammates, but by so many other members of the Wabash campus whose lives he touched.”

Linthicum is the son of Debbie and Mike Linthicum.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wabash students, who are away from campus during the College’s winter break, were notified of Linthicum’s passing by email.

Butler’s Shelvin Mack named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Cleveland State's Norris Cole among top performeres

Jan, 4, 2010


By Will Roleson

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler sophomore guard Shelvin Mack has been named the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3. 


A native of Lexington, Ky., Mack averaged 19.5 points and 2.5 assists per game in the Bulldogs’ victories over Green Bay (72-49) and Milwaukee (80-67).  He scored a game-high 14 points in a first-place showdown against Green Bay Thursday and then had a career-high 25 versus Milwaukee Saturday.


For the week, Mack shot 54 percent (14-of-26) from the field and 8-for-11 from the free-throw line.  He has scored in double figures in 13 straight games.


Mack ranks seventh in the League in both scoring and assists, averaging 14.9 points and 3.2 assists per game.  In League games only, he stands second with 16.7 points per contest.


Butler (10-4, 3-0 Horizon League) is in first place and the only undefeated team in League action.  The Bulldogs will play their first conference road game of the season this Friday at Wright State (10-5, 3-1), which was picked second in the preseason poll and currently is tied for third.


Other Top Performances for the Week

Norris Cole, Cleveland State (Jr., G) - Averaged 18.5 points and eight assists in a 1-1 week for the Vikings, including 20 points and a career-best 10 assists at Youngstown State

Vaughn Duggins, Wright State (Jr., G) - In three games, averaged 14 points and three rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field as the Raiders went 2-1

Walt Gibler, Loyola (So., F) - Averaged 12.7 points and six rebounds in three games, including 15 points and eight rebounds in the Ramblers’ victory over Wright State

Eli Holman, Detroit (So., C) - Had 13 points and career-tying 15 rebounds against Shawnee State en route to averaging nine points and 8.3 rebounds in a 2-1 week for the Titans

Robo Kreps, UIC (Jr., G) - Averaged 18.7 points in a 2-1 week for the Flames, including a career-high 31 points on 18-for-18 at the free-throw line in a victory over Detroit

Sirlester Martin, Youngstown State (Sr., F) - Averaged 13.5 points and eight rebounds as the Penguins went 0-2 last week

Bryquis Perine, Green Bay (Jr., G) - Averaged 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and two assists in a 1-1 week for the Phoenix, with 16 points in a win at Valparaiso

Brandon Wood, Valparaiso (So., G) - Averaged 20 points and 6.5 rebounds, with 22 points against Milwaukee and 18 versus Green Bay in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders

Three Ranger bowling teams 

remain undefeated with wins 

over Buckeye; Adam Kotas 

leads varsity boys, Matt Sas JV 

boys and Leiah Malinkey JV 


Jan. 4, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor





NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Three North Ridgeville High bowling teams remained undefeated as all three began the 2010 leg of the -09-10 season with wins over Medina Buckeye tonight.


Behind a 402 two-game series by Adam Kotas, the boys’ varsity team toppled the Bucks, 2,252-2,050, while the JV boys rolled at 2,126 combined team score and the girls JV team a 1,347 total. Buckey does not have a JV team for either boys or girls.


Matt Sas rolled two 200 games for a two-game score of 417, while Ryan Kordish matched Kotas’ varsity 402 with a 402 for the JV lineup. Leiah Malinkey led the girls with 267 for two games.


Buckeye’s varsity boys were led by Cory Schultz, who also totaled the magic number of the night of 402.


Boys Varsity:


North Ridgeville

Brandon Becka    182-184(366)

Ricky Cayet       --- 181 (181)

Collin Oliva        159  ---- (159)

Adam Kotas      221-181  (402)

Mike O'Sullivan  185 - 193 (378)

Joe Sas           194-193 (387)

Game 1 total     941

Game 2 total     932

Baker Game 1   195

Baker Game 2    184

Grand Total Pins   2252



John Sizemore   141 -- (141)

Tyler Bogus    168-149 (317)

Ryan Brooks   174-170 (344)

Brandon Butcher   180-148 (328)

Cory Schultz   180-222 (402)

Ryan Haludnik  --- 157 (157)

Dalton Joyce     ---   ---- 

Game 1 Total    843

Game 2 Total    846

Baker Game 1  151

Baker Game 2  210

Grand Total Pins    2050



JV  Boys:


North Ridgeville

Scott Bednarski  213-144 (357)

Ryan Kordish    196-206 (402)

Logan Gedeon   143  --- (143)

Glenn Waligora   154-166 (320)

Matt Sas         212-205 (417)

Alex Gravely      -----  170 (170)

Game 1 Total      918

Game 2 Total       891

Baker Game 1    157

Baker Game 2    160

Grand Total Pins    2126


Buckeye does not have a Boys JV Team.


JV Girls:


North Ridgeville

Kari Cook           104-126 (230)

Jessica Keaton   108-140 (248)

Meaghan Hogue  90-101 (191)

Stacy Bohr         107-94 (201)

Leiah Malinkey   140-127 (267)

Game 1 Total         549 

Game 2 Total         588

Baker Game 1       105

Baker Game 2       105

Grand Total Pins    1347


B-W women's basketball team  

travels to Alliance Wednesday 

to face unbeaten, 20th-ranked 

Mount Union

Jan. 4, 2010

By Kevin Ruple

The Baldwin-Wallace College women's basketball team will look to win its fourth straight game and move to 5-1 in Ohio Athletic Conference play when the Yellow Jackets travel to Alliance to play currently undefeated and 20th-ranked (d3hoops.com poll) Mount Union College in a key early season contest.
The Yellow Jackets enter this game at 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the OAC following a 94-78 victory against Marietta College in Berea on Saturday, January 2. It was B-W's third straight win. A week ago, at the B-W Holiday Tournament (Dec. 29-30), the Yellow Jackets also defeated Manchester (Ind.) College, 65-42, in the first round and Loras (Iowa) College, 64-62, in the Championship Game.
The Purple Raiders enter this game at a perfect 12-0 following a 77-57 victory against Case Western Reserve University on Jan. 2 in Alliance. Mt. Union is off to its best start in school history and also leads the OAC with a 5-0 slate.
Cheri Harrer Now Second All-Time in OAC History -- Yellow Jacket veteran Head Coach Cheri Harrer became just the third women's basket coach in OAC history to win 400 games when the B-W defeated Kenyon College, 57-44, on December 5 in Gambier. Then, last Saturday, Jan. 2 when her team defeated Marietta College, she became the second winningest women's basketball coach in the 105-year history of the OAC when she won her 404th career game. Harrer, now 404-141 overall in 20 seasons in Berea, moved into second place and ahead of former Muskingum University Coach Donna Newberry (403 wins). She she trails all-time leader Dixie Jeffers of Capital, who has
Harrer has led B-W to five OAC Tournament and seven OAC regular season titles in the past 11 years. Eleven of her last 14 teams have advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament and three times her teams have advanced to the "Elite 8". She has also been the OAC Coach of the Year four times.
The B-W versus Mount Union All-Time Series -- This is the 71st meeting in women’s basketball between B-W and Mount Union. B-W leads the all-time series, 37-33, including wins in the last four games. A year ago, B-W was victorious in Berea by a 67-54 score on December 17, 2008, and in the most recent contest in Alliance on January 29, 2009 by a 71-66 score. The last Mt. Union win was a 65-61 triumph on February 20, 2007 in the quarterfinal round of the OAC Tournament in Berea. The first-ever meeting was during the 1964-65 season when B-W won, 39-36.
B-W Information and Probable Starters -- B-W is scoring 67.5 points-per-game and have allowed 62.7 ppg. for a plus 4.5 ppg. differential. B-W grabs 39.1 rebounds-per-game and allow 35.6 for a plus 2.6 rpg. differential. The Yellow Jackets shoot 41.6 percent from the field (283-of-680 attempts), including 31.3% from three-point range (46-of-147), and 78.6% from the foul line (198-of-252).
Look for Cheri Harrer to start 5'11" junior All-OAC guard Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) and 6'2" senior All-OAC center Ariel Brough (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) and 6'0" sophomore forward Nancy Coulter (Washington Court House/Miami Trace) on the inside, and 5'8" sophomore Monica Gustin (Bexley) and 5'6" freshman Rachel Rossman (Olmsted Falls) in the backcourt.
In addition look for Harrer to utilize for 5'6" junior point guard Ali Stack (Vermilion/ Firelands), 5'4" freshman guard Olivia French (Bucyrus/ Colonel Crawford), 5'5" freshman guard JoBeth Roll (Bucyrus/ Senior), 5'9" sophomore forward Katie Heinlen (Bucyrus/ Wynford), 5'7" freshman guard Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) and 5'11" sophomore forward Catherine Spisak (Sandusky/ St. Mary Central Catholic).
-- MORE B-W versus Mount Union WBB Game Notes #13 on Page 2 --
LOCATION: Alliance, Ohio
NICKNAME: Purple Raiders
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2009-10 RECORD: 12-0
LAST GAME: Beat Case Western Reserve, 77-57, on
Jan. 2 in Alliance
HEAD COACH: Suzy Venet
CAREER RECORD: 76-68 in five years
SERIES STREAK: B-W, four straight games
FIRST MEETING: 1964-65, B-W won, 39-36
2009-2010 B-W WBB GAME NOTES #13 at Mount Union for an 1/6/2010 in Alliance: Page 2 of 2
Schroeder has started all 12 games and tops the team in scoring with 14.2 points-per-game and adds 4.7 rebounds-per-game. She has also made a team-best 13 three pointers and 18 steals. Brough also has started all 12 contests and is second at 9.2 ppg. and second with 6.5 rpg. She also has blocked a team and OAC-leading 30 shots. Carpenter comes off the bench and adds 8.1 ppg. nine treys. French also comes off the bench and scores 8.0 ppg. with 25 assists, 11 steals and eight triples. Coulter has started all 12 games and scores 6.4 ppg., grabs 4.1 rpg. and shoots 50 percent from the floor on 32-of-64 attempts. Spisak scores 5.4 ppg. and grabs a team-leading 7.3 rpg. Rossman has started all 12 games and scores 3.2 ppg., grabs 2.4 rpg. and leads the team with 35 assists. Heinlen scores 4.6 ppg., grabs 3.9 rpg. and has 15 steals. Stack has started three times and scores 2.8 ppg. Gustin, who has started nine straight games, scores 2.4 ppg., grabs 1.8 rpg. and ranks third with 22 assists.
Ariel Brough
In B-W's Last Game versus Marietta College on January 2, 2010 in Berea: B-W -- 94, Marietta -- 78 --- In B-W's last game, a 94-78 victory against Marietta College on Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Berea, sophomore Katie Heinlen led the way as she came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points, grab a career-high nine rebounds, including seven on the offensive end of the court. The victory was the 404th for Cheri Harrer and moved her into second place all-time on the OAC win list. B-W led from start-to-finish, including a first half lead of 17 with *;19 left and led in the second half by 27 with 3:25 left. Keys to the win were shooting 55.7% from the floor on 34-of-57 attempts, shooting 75.9% from the foul line (22-of-29), outrebounding the Pioneers, 40-26, and causing 17 turnovers on defense. Offensively, B-W was efficent with 23 passes/ assists leading to made baskets.
Scouting the Purple Raiders of Mount Union College -- The Purple Raiders score 76.6 ppg. and allow 60.7 ppg. for a plus 15.9 ppg. differential. Mt. Union grabs 45.2 rpg. and allows its opponents to grab 34.8 rpg. for a plus 10.4 rpg. differential. MUC also shoots 43 percent from the field (324-of-754 attempts), including 36.7% from three-point range (81-of-221), and 62.9% from the foul line (190-of-302).
Look for Head Coach Suzy Venet to start 5'6" senior guard Tessa Pohovey, 5'8" sophomore guard Kori Wiedt, 5'10" sophomore forward Amanda Rose, 5'6" freshman guard Roda LaMattina and 5'10" junior center Lauren Forquer. Also look for 5'5" sophomore guard Kelly Evans, 5'5" junior guard Katie Crider, 5'7" junior forward Nicole Plant, 5'6" junior guard Taylor Hartung, 5'8" sophomore guard Erin Schmidt and 5'10" freshman center Brittany Kilgore.
North Olmsted High grad Kori Wiedt

Pohovey tops the team in scoring at 13.7 ppg. and with 21 three-pointers, is third in rebounding at 4.9 rpg. and shoots 51.8% from the floor on 57-of-110 attempts. Wiedt, who has played in just eight games and started seven, scores 10.6 ppg., grabs 4.3 rpg. and has 13 treys, 14 assists and 14 steals. Rose is third at 9.8 ppg., is first with 6.5 rpg., shoots 52.5% from the floor on 42-of-80 attempts. LaMattina scores 9.5 ppg., grabs 3.3 rpg., tops the team with 34 assists and 22 steals and is second with 18 treys. Forquer scores 6.4 ppg. and is second with 5.4 rpg. Off the bench, Crider is the top scorer at 6.4 ppg. and is third with 16 triples.
In Mt. Union's Last Game on Saturday, January 2 versus Case Western Reserve University in Alliance: Mt. Union -- 77, CWRU -- 57 -- In Mount Union's last game, a 77-57 triumph against Case Western Reserve University, the the 20th-ranked Purple Raiders established a school mark for consecutive wins to begin a season. Tessa Phovey led the way with 17 points, Rosa LaMattina had 12 and Amanda Rose had 11. After the game was tied at 17-17, Mt. Union outscored CWRU 27-8 the rest of the first half and led 44-25 at the intermission. Keys to the Raider win were shooting 51.8% from the floor on 29-of-56 attempts, including 10-of-22 from three-point range, and outrebounding the Spartans, 48-31.
Yellow Jacket Chatter
Trio Named as 2009-10 Captains -- The trio of senior center Ariel Brough (Powell/ Olentangy-Liberty), junior forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) and sophomore forward Catherine Spisak (Sandusky/ St. Mary Central Catholic) have been chosen as the 2009-10 team captains.
Yellow Jacket 20-Win Seasons -- Cheri Harrer's Yellow Jackets have won 20 or more games in 12 of the past 13 seasons. The school-record for wins in a season is 28, set in 1999-2000. B-W also won 27 contests during the 2000-2001, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 seasons.
Ariel Brough Blocks Her 200th Career Shot -- Ariel Brough blocked her 200th career shot in B-W's win versus Marietta College on Saturday and is the school's all-time leader in that category.
Last season, Brough had a school single-season record and an OAC-leading 80 blocked shots in 29 games (2.76 bpg.). She broke her own school record set two seasons ago with 59. On December 6, 2008 versus Capital University, Brough registered a career-high nine defletions, just one shy of the B-W single-game record.
A year ago, Brough also was named to the ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-District IV first-team, Academic All-OAC team for the second straight year and as an honorable mention All-OAC choice.
Women's Basketball Games Televised by STO on January 9 and 16 -- Two Yellow Jacket women's basketball games will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio. The games are taped by S&S Video Productions along with a student staff and are replayed on STO. Please visit the STO Web site at www.sportstimeohio.com for the dates and times of broadcast.
"Take a Kid to the Game" Day on January 16 -- The Second Annual "Take a Kid to the Game" Day is on Saturday, January 16 when B-W hosts Otterbein College at 3:00 p.m. School children grades eight-and-under are admitted free-of-charge when accompanied by an adult. FOR MORE INFORMATION, please call Meg Carney in the Athletic Department at 440-826-2140.

Stow's Lee Jennings named 

OAC Player-of-the-Week for 

registering triple double for John 


Jan. 4, 2010

By Lindsey Rickel

AUSTINTOWN -- Otterbein's Brian Pollock and John Carroll's Lee Jennings were name Ohio Athletic Conference baskeball players of the week today.

MEN- Otterbein senior guard Brian Pollock (London) led the Cardinals past Hanover and Denison at the Smokey Ballenger Classic. In the Cardinals
last three games, Pollock averaged 20 points-per-game, shooting .750 (nine-of-12) from the free-throw line and .542 (13-of-24) from three-point range
and tallied 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Other Nominees: Chris Ameen (B-W)…Ben McGarth (CAP)…Josh Calver (HEID)…Kyle Meyer (ONU)
WOMEN- John Carroll junior guard/forward Lee Jennings (Stow) tallied her first career triple-double with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a
victory over Marietta on December 31. Jennings also added had 18 points in a win over St. Vincent on December 21, snapping the Bearcats five-game
win streak. In the Blue Steaks last two games, Jennings averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, nine assist, one steal and two blocks-per-game.

Jennings 2010
Other Nominees: Kristi Kotterman (OTT)…Jenny Miller (HEID)…Tessa Pohovey (MTU)…Morgan Dumbaugh (ONU)…Amanda Dobbins (MUSK)

Storm Runs Past Davis & Elkins 

With Strong Second Half, 88-62

Collinwood alumnus Darnell 

Campbell's double-double leads 

foursome of double-figure scorers

Lake Erie breaks open close game with 21-4 run

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men’s basketball team overcame a slow start – thanks in part to a 21-4 second-half run – and ran past visiting Davis & Elkins College 88-62 tonight (Jan. 4).

The Storm (6-12) shot 51.5% (34-of-66) from the field despite starting the game just two-of-10.  Senior forward Darnell Campbell (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead four Lake Erie players in double figures. 


After taking a five-point lead into halftime, Lake Erie led by two at 53-51 with 11:34 remaining.  From that point on, the Storm outscored the Senators (3-3) 35-11, including the 21-4 spurt over a seven-minute span that took that two-point edge and made it a 19-point margin.

Junior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) scored 14 points, freshman guard Alex Davis (Northfield, Ohio/Nordonia) added a career-high 12 points and junior guardAntonio Kid (Cleveland, Ohio/Lakewood) also chipped in with a dozen for the Storm, which has won two-of-three.

Macedonia's Alex Davis

In addition to Campbell, freshman center Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) grabbed 10 rebounds and sophomore forward Matt Grendel (Independence, Ohio/Independence)matched his career-high with eight boards.  Lake Erie had a 53-27 edge on the glass, including 28-9 in the second half.

Indy's Matt Grendel

P.J. Turner led Davis & Elkins with a game-high 19 points.  Reggie Cook added 10 for the Senators who were playing their first game since Dec. 20.