A Page -- Dec. 10, 2010

Solon's Kourtney Brown

MAC Basketball Today

Solon High alumna Kourtney Brown registers 

double-double No. 34 for Buffalo

December 10, 2010

By Erin Dugan

St. Bonaventure at Buffalo, 7 pm
St. Bonaventure Game Notes | Buffalo Game Notes | Live Stats | Listen Live | Watch Live
The Bulls remain home tonight for the second game of a three-game homestand. The Bulls will host St. Bonaventure, their second straight opponent from the Atlantic 10. 

It will also be the first of two straight games against Big 4 opponents as the Bulls will host Niagara on Dec. 21. UB is currently 1-0 against the Big 4 following a 79-50 win at Canisius. Sophomore Nicki Hopkins has now hit a three pointer in each of the last five games for the Bulls. Hopkins, who missed the first two games of the season due to injury, is 7-for-16 from three point range this season.

Her .438 field goal percentage from behind the arc is tops on the team and her seven made three pointers are tied for second. Hopkins is currently fourth in the MAC in three-point field goal percentage.


Senior Kourtney Brown from Solon  recorded her 34th career double-double on Monday night with 17 points and 16 rebounds against Duquesne.

It was the fifth double-double of the season for Brown and the fourth time this year that she has recorded at least 15 rebounds in a contest. Brown currently leads the MAC in scoring (21.5), rebounding (13.0) and blocked shots (21). 

Her rebounding figure is currently second in the nation. St. Bonaventure is 6-3 on the season following a 74-41 victory over Canisius on Tuesday night. The Bonnies have won three straight games, including a 45-40 victory at Marist last weekend. St. Bonaventure is led by Megan Van Tatenhove, who is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Jessica Jenkins is also averaging double figures with 12.1 points per contest.

Oakland at Toledo, 7 pm
Oakland Game Notes | Toledo Game Notes | Live Stats 
Toledo (4-4) continues its grueling non-conference slate this weekend, entertaining Oakland (6-3) on Friday, Dec. 10. UT enters this weekend's action on the heels of a 102-69 setback at Dayton on Sunday, Dec. 5. 

The Flyers shot a scorching 59.7 percent (37-of-62) from the field, including 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from three-point range, and 89.5 percent (17-of-19) from the charity stripe to tally the most points by a UT opponent in a regulation game since Miami scored 104 points during the 1978-79 season. Despite the lopsided loss, the Rockets produced a good effort offensively and shot a season-best 48.1 percent (25-of-52) from the floor, but they were no match for the high-powered UD attack. 

Senior Melissa Goodall paced three Rockets in double figures with 15 points, while sophomore Lecretia Smith had a career-high 14 points and junior Naama Shafir contributed 10 points with a game-high seven assists. UT, which is 1-1 at Savage Arena this season, is fueled offensively by Goodall, Shafir and senior Jessica Williams, who are averaging 14.8 ppg, 13.5 ppg and 9.5 ppg, respectively. Oakland is coming off five-consecutive victories against Rochester College, 86-40, Cornell, 56-45, Southern Utah, 68-39, UMKC, 75-50 and most-recently Illinois in overtime, 62-61. 

The Golden Grizzlies feature an attack with two players scoring in double digits led by Bethany Watterworth's 19.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.6 apg and 1.3 bpg.

Michigan State at Western Michigan, 7 pm
Michigan State Game Notes | Western Michigan Game Notes | Live Stats | Listen Live | Watch Live
The Western Michigan women's basketball team hosts No. 15/20 Michigan State Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. It is Blackout Friday, as WMU will be in its black uniforms and encourages fans to also wear black.

 The Broncos have lost five in a row and enter Friday with a 2-7 record. Western Michigan is 2-1 at home with wins over Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois. Offensively, WMU is led by 14.6 points from Taylor Manley, while Ebony Cleary (13.0) and Brenna Banktson (11.3) also average in double-figures. Cleary is tops on the team, pulling down 8.1 rebounds. The Broncos average only 58.0 points per game, shooting 37.1% from the field. 

The Spartans are 8-1 this season, with their lone loss coming on the road at Baylor (78-52) Nov. 19. Six-one forward Kalisha Keane is MSU's most potent offensive threat, averaging 18.7 ppg. Three other players average eight points or better. As a team, State is averaging 70.1 ppg and holding opponents to 57.3 ppg

Matt Stumpf drops in 19 as Holy 

Name gets first win on hardcourt

Led by senior Matt Stumpf’s 19 points propelled Holy Name’s boys’ basketball team to a 60-37 win over Cloverleaf.

It was the first win of the season for the Namers, who are now .500. The Colts fall to 0-2.

Eighteen of Stumpf’s 19 points came on field goals – all of the two-point variety from his post position.

The rest of the Green Wave scoring in the 23-poiint rout was spread out among the rest of the group. Eleven lads in all got into the scoring column.

Sean Sirl had eight points, Joe Duff seven, Dan Dreher six, and Nick Staursky five.

The Namers are playing Brooklyn tonight and are at Elyria Catholic a week from tonight.

Purple Raiders to face Capital

December 10, 2010 

COLUMBUS -- Looking to rebound from its 84-82 home loss the John Carroll, the Mount Union women's basketball team will visit last year's Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champ, Capital.

The Purple Raiders (5-1, 1-1), who are ranked seventh on the D3Hoops.com poll and ninth by ESPN/USA Today, suffered its first loss on Wednesday. They split their regular-season series with Capital last year before defeating the Crusaders in ther OAC Tournament final.

Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) led Mount Union with a double-double, finishing with 30 points and 11 rebounds.

On the season, Kilgore and Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) are leading the Purple Raiders in scoring, both putting in 13.7 points per game. Kilgore also averages 6.3 rebounds while LaMattina makes 5.0 repounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game.


Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) has averaged 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest whileAmanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) is contributing 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Capital (4-1, 1-0) is currently on a four-game winning streak with victories over Robert Morris-Springfield (Ill.), Wittenberg, John Carroll and Ohio Wesleyan.




Three Crusader scorers are averaging double-figures while three others have put in at least eight points per game.

Hilary Kuhns (Fairfield/Fairfield) leads Capital with 12.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Others in doubles are Stacy Timmerman (New Bremen/New Bremen), with 11.2 points per game, and Brea Tackett (Ironton/Ironton) with 10.2.

The Crusaders' top rebounder is Tara Harper (Dresden/Tri-Valley), who is grabbing 6.8 boards per contest.

Fustal Super F League now accepting 

registrations for Winter 2011

This winter the Cleveland Super F League is proud to bring the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Regional Tournament and 8 game futsal seasons at 2 beautiful facilities for boys and girls ages 6 through high school and adult play. 

                                  LEAGUE PLAY & EVENTS

~ Great Lakes Regional Futsal Tournament, January 7th, 8th and 9th 
      Ohio-Nets, Parma, Ohio. Hotel is Cleveland Airport Marriott on West 150th Street.
~ Parma Session 2, beginning Friday, January 14th weekend.
~ Akron Session 2, beginning Saturday, January 15th. (925 Grant Street, Akron)

If your futsal team is currently playing Session 1 at Ohio Nets and you plan on returning for Session 2 please re-register your team but there is NO NEED to add anyone to the roster accept new players who have not participated this year. Registered players will also NOT need to be added in future years since they are permanently in the system.

To register a team please follow these simple steps: 

1. Go directly to www.cleveland.superfleague.com
2. Scroll down on home page to any of the three choices (Regional Tourney, Ohio-Nets,  
     Parma or Akron Sports Center)

3. If registering for the regional tourney the link takes you to the national website. Please 
     choose Great Lakes Regional to participate at Ohio-Nets.

4. If you are a NEW group registering your team/s for 2nd session click the NEW USERS link.
5. Call Chris Dore at 440-320-2390 for assistance anytime.

Late Surge Propels Arrows Over Yeowomen; John Marshall alumna Syrea Thomas nets team-high 16 points; Massillon High alumna Jaylene Taylor scores game-high 20 to lead Ursuline
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
Bookmark and Share
12/10/2010 9:05:29 PM
Pepper Pike – It was a one-point game early in the second half, but the hot shooting Ursuline College Arrows were able to push past the Oberlin College Yeowomen 83-68 on tonight. 

Massillon High alumna Jaylene Taylor scored a game-hgih 20 points to juice the winning effort by the Arrows.

Jaylene Taylor
Josie SmithLaura Campbell
Smith                                                       Campbell

Josie Smith added 14 and Laura Campbell 12 to aid the winning cause.

The Yeowomen, who had just six healthy players suit up for the game, had five of them finish in double figures. Senior Syrea Thomas netted a team-high 16 points while Allison Anderson and Kelly Warlich each added 13 points in the loss. Ellen Neumann contributed with 11, while rookie Malisa Hoak dropped in a collegiate-best 10 points. 

Oberlin, which trailed by as many as 16 in the opening half, ended the frame on a 14-4 run to make it a 39-33 Arrows’ advantage at the break. 
Ellen Neumann

After going by down by 10 to start the second half, the Yeowomen responded with a 9-0 spurt to make it 45-44 with 15:53 left in the game.

Ursuline (3-8) led 64-57 with at the 8:15 mark, but would eventually extend the lead out to 18 to secure the win. They did so by shooting 66.7 percent (20-of-30) in the second half. 

The Yeowomen (4-5) shot just 29.9 percent (20-of-67) in the game and went 7-of-25 (28%) from 3-point land. Ursuline finished at 57.1 percent (36-of-63) overall. 

Oberlin will not have game again until Dec. 30 at Heidelberg University.

Freshman Natalie Cook from Norton Hight aded 11 for the Arrows.

Natalie Cook

Walsh Jesuit's Alexis Garcia, 

Jackson's Emily Kenyon, Hoban's 

Juliana Libertin reap athletic, 

academic honors as Dayton 


December 10, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Walsh Jesuit alumna Alexis Garcia was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Atlantic 10 Conference championship women’s soccer tournament.

In addition, Garcia and her University of Dayton teammates an Academic All-American team by the national soccer coaches’ association

Alexis Garcia

Jackson High alumna Emily Kenyon was named to the District IV Second Team All Academic.


Garcia’s two golden goals enabled the Flyers to win the Atlantic 10 and land a berth in the NCAA tourney. She was also named to the Top Drawer All Women’s team that Week.

Jackson alumna Emily Kenyon

Kenyon was one of four Flyers to get individuals All Academic Awards. She has already been established as a studious one having earned Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and UD Dean's List honors in her two-plus years at Dayton.

While playing several sports for the Polar Bears, the chemical engineering major earned the OHSSA Scholar-Athlete Award. She was also named an Akron Beacon Journal Scholar-Athlete and a member of the National Honor Society...

The Flyers won their first-round game against Virginia Tech but fell in the second round to Ohio State.



Also a member of the Dayton team sharing in the team academic honor and the Division- NCAA run was Hoban alumna Juliana Libertin,

U.S. Open National Wrestling Championships Exclusive Ticket Offer for Ohio Wrestling Coaches and Clubs



by Jenny Popis

Cleveland – December 10, 2010 - USA Wrestling and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are pleased to announce that the U.S. Open National Wrestling Championships are returning to Cleveland , April 7-10, 2011 at Cleveland Public Hall. The U.S. Open National Wrestling Championships will feature the nation’s top wrestlers in the three Olympic styles including men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman.


The Men’s FILA Junior National Championships will also return to Cleveland alongside the U.S. Open, which includes the nation’s top athletes who are 17-20 years old, competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.

USA Wrestling and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are offering an exclusive ticket package for Ohio wrestling coaches and clubs to see the nation’s best wrestlers compete at the U.S. Open Wrestling Championships. For $100, USA Wrestling sanctioned clubs and coaches can reserve 20 all-day admission tickets for members ages 18 and under to attend the final championships on Saturday, April 9, 2011. For $150, non USA Wrestling sanctioned clubs will receive the same ticket package in addition to an official USA Wrestling club membership for the 2010-11 season.


To take advantage of this special offer and to reserve tickets, please contact Tim Binder at tbinder@clevelandsports.org. Offer valid through April 1, 2011. Tickets only valid for members ages 18 and under.


Up to 850 athletes are expected to participate in both the U.S. Open and the FILA Junior National competitions that weekend, with more than $850,000 expected to be infused into the local economy. The competition schedule and ticket price structure will be announced in early 2011.


The nation’s best international wrestlers are expected to compete. Among those to watch are 2000 and 2003 Women’s World champion Kristie Davis, 2002 Greco-Roman World champion Dremiel Byers and 2008 Women’s Freestyle World champion Clarissa Chun.


Other past World medalists expected in the field include two-time World bronze medalist Tatiana Padilla in women’s freestyle, World silver medalist Jake Herbert in men’s freestyle, World bronze medalist Justin Ruiz in Greco-Roman and World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev in men’s freestyle.


Many local wrestling stars who grew up in Ohio , or live and train in the state, are also expected. Among those who intend to compete are 2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat and two-time Olympian Matt Ghaffari, both Cleveland residents.

Wellington's Cory Kidd Named to OCF First-Team

Bookmark and Share
12/10/2010 11:02:58 AM
By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – Oberlin College junior Cory Kidd was named to theOhioCollegeFootball.com First-Team as a punter, the website announced earlier this week. 

Kidd, a native of nearby Wellington, Ohio, set the school record for putting average in a season with a mark of 40.6 yards per kick, which was also second best in the NCAC. He also had the best single-game performance in Yeomen history with a 48.8 average against The College of Wooster. Kidd had a league-high 19 punts inside the 20 and also tied for an NCAC-best nine punts over 50-yards –including a league-long 73-yarder in the season finale against Allegheny.

An All-NCAC Second-Team selection, Kidd was also a valuable option at wide receiver for the Yeomen. He caught 25 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown. 

Kidd and the rest of the Yeomen will start their preparations for the 2011 season this spring.

Oberlin Track & Field Opens the Season at Kent State
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
Bookmark and Share
12/10/2010 7:01:30 PM

Kent, Ohio – The Oberlin College track and field teams began their 2010-11 indoor season at the Kent Golden Gala this afternoon.

With a limited schedule of events, Oberlin still turned in some impressive performances. It was sophomore Alexander Guo who got things started off on the right foot as he covered 20-06 in the long jump. 

Senior Laura Vernon also cleared 10-02 in the pole vault to finish in a tie for 14th place.

Competing in her first collegiate track meet, first-year Margaret Lindman turned in a solid run in the 5,000 meters by completing the course in 19:32.50 to finish in ninth place in the 17-runner field. 

“It was good first day for us, and tomorrow we will have a full slate of events and I expect to see a lot of positive results,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimersaid. 

Day two of the Kent State Golden Gala will get underway tomorrow at 10 a.m.  

Yeomen Stay Cold at Alma
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
Bookmark and Share
12/10/2010 9:19:28 PM
Box Score

Alma, Mich. – The Yeomen’s shooting was as cold as the weather outside as they fell to Alma College 77-63 tonight.

The Yeomen, who matched Alma with 44 points in the second half, shot just 33.8 percent (22-of-65) in the loss. The 3-point woes for Oberlin also continued, evident by a 6-of-29 effort (20.7%) on the night. 

Junior Josh Merritt continued to impress with a game-high 21 points. Andrew Fox and Pat Bernhard also added 11 points apiece in the loss. 

After going just 7-of-25 in the opening half, Oberlin found themselves down 33-19 at the break. 

Oberlin (1-8) went down by as many as 24 in the second half, but continued to fight to get within 13, 69-56, with 2:27 left in the game. 

The Scots (4-3) went 26-of-51 (51%) in the contest and knocked down an impressive 8-of-15 (53.3%) triple-tries. Alma also out-rebounded the Yeomen 51-24. 

The Yeomen will return to action on December 28 at Division I Bryant University in Rhode Island.