A Page -- Dec. 12, 2010


Dan Dreher leads quartet of Green 

Wave shooters to reach double 

figures in Holy Name win over

Brooklyn; Edwin Mendez scores 

game-high 23 for Canes

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



BROOKLYN – Dan Dreher led a balanced scoring attack that had four players score in double figures for the Green Wave in Holy Name’s 64-49 victory over Brooklyn in boys’ high school basketball.


Dreher scored team-high15 points but right behind him were Seamus Day and Matt Stumpf each with 13 points, and Sean Sirl with 11.


The only one of four without an S in his name, Dreher scored his 15 markers on six baskets and three free throws.


Day got his baker’s dozen with five free throws and four field goals. Stumpf was also getting hacked on his way to the basket, picking up three from the line and five from the floor.


Sirl had four baskets and three free throws.


Defensively, the Namers got all they could handle from the Hurricanes’ Edwin Mendez, who scored a game-high 23 points on four three pointers, three regular baskets and five free throws.


The Namers are now on a two-game winning streak and are at 2-1, while the Canes fall to 0-3.


Basketball Today

Akron native Andola Dortch has perfect 

night at line for Rockets; Hoban alum Tenishia 

Benson, one steal, one board, five assists shy of 

quadruple double for Cats 

By Erin Dugan

Indiana at Toledo, 2 pm
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Following a disappointing defensive performance in its last game, Toledo responded to Head Coach Tricia Cullop's challenge and shut down high-powered Oakland en route to a 64-36 victory on Friday at Savage Arena. With the win, the Rockets improve to 5-4 on the season. Melissa Goodall paced the victors with 13 points and nine caroms. 

The 2010-11 team tri-captain has now scored in double figures in every game this season. Three other Rockets finished in double digits as well, including junior Naama Shafir with 10 points and a game-high five assists, redshirt freshman Andola Dortch with 10 points on a perfect 6-for-6 effort from the charity stripe and Jessica Williams with 11 points.

 Indiana continues to get it done defensively leading the Big Ten with forcing 22.6 opponent turnovers per game. The Hoosiers also lead the conference in steals at 11.3 per contest, and have the Big Ten's best turnover margin at +4.4. IU has forced 20 or more turnovers in seven of nine games this season including a trio of games where they forced 25 or more turnovers (25 vs. St. Bonaventure, 31 vs. Saint Louis, 26 vs. Miami). Indiana has also stole the ball 10 or more times in all but one game this season.

Youngstown State at Western Michigan, 2 pm
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Western Michigan trailed by just six at halftime and it wasn't until late in the game that No. 15/20 Michigan State pulled away in Friday night's 62-50 loss. A season-best 1,380 were in attendance. Senior Ebony Cleary led WMU with 16 points and seven rebounds and sophomore Aurielle Anderson had a career night, scoring 15 points. Anderson also grabbed five rebounds and had three steals. Taylor Manley was the third Bronco to reach double figures, chipping in 11 points. Brenna Banktson tied Cleary with a team-best seven rebounds. YSU is in the middle stages of playing seven out of eight games on the road. It could be a long stretch if the Penguins can't improve playing away from Beeghly Center. On the road, YSU is being outscored by an average of 30 points and shooting 25.0 percent. Those games have come against tough competition. YSU has lost at Big East member Pittsburgh, at Bowling Green, at Kent State and at American. Bowling Green is a one-point loss from being 9-0, and Kent State is 6-1. American was picked to win the Patriot League in the conference's preseason poll.

Ohio at George Mason, 2 pm
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After a pair of home games, Ohio women's basketball heads back on the road this weekend as it heads to Fairfax, Va., to take on George Mason Sunday afternoon. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. in the Patriot Center. Sunday's game will mark the first-ever meeting between Ohio and George Mason. According to available records, this will be Ohio's 6th game all-time against a Colonial Athletic Association team. The `Cats have fared well thus far, winning four of their five meetings against the CAA. Ohio's last game against a CAA team was a 58-51 loss to UNC Wilmington Dec. 17 last year. This game will mark the Bobcats' second trip to the greater Washington, D.C. area in two weeks. 

Tenishia Benson


This is Ohio's only remaining road game before breaking for Christmas. Tenishia Benson nearly picked up a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds, nine steals and five assists, tying the program's single-game record for thefts in the process, but Ohio fell at home Thursday evening to hot-shooting Wright State, 70-57. George Mason enters Sunday's game at 3-5 overall on the season, after topping Stony Brook 74-48 to snap a three-game skid Thursday evening. The Patriots also own victories over UMASS, their season opener, and UMBC. Losses have come at the hands of Fairfield, Wichita State, Radford, American and George WashingtonHead coach Jeri Porter is in her third season at GMU. The Patriots are averaging 55.1 ppg. on just over 37 percent shooting thus far. They do a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 15 turnovers a contest. Defensively, GMU boasts a strong unit that is allowing the opposition just 54.5 ppg. and only 34 rpg.

Butler at Ball State, 1 pm
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The game resulted in Illinois State leading from start to finish, Ball State was unable to rebound from its 26-point halftime deficit losing Thursday night to the Redbirds by an 77-51 margin. With the loss the Cardinals dropped to 4-4 on the season, senior forward Emily Maggert was the high scorer for Ball State with 12 points while adding six rebounds. The Bulldogs had several opportunities to tie the game or take the lead in the final seconds, but couldn't capitalize as the Butler women's basketball team lost atEvansville, 51-49, Tuesday afternoon. Senior Alyssa Pittman led Butler with 12 points. The Bulldogs entire today's contest with a 4-4 overall record. Butler is the fourth team from the Horizon League that the Cardinals will have faced this season.

Nordonia alumna Brittany Kilgore 

registers another double-double as 

Seventh-ranked Mount Union keep rolling


December 12, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) recorded her second straight double-double, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds, as Mount Union's nationally-ranked women's basketball teamdefeated Capital, 65-44.

Brittany Kilgore

Katie Crider (Brunswick/Brunswick) added 12 points for the Purple Raiders while Amanda Rose(Uniontown/Green) and Kayla Rossman (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) cashed in nine points apiece.

Kayla Rossman

Olmsted Falls product Kayla Rossman

Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) and Rose grabbed nine and seven rebounds, respectively.

Mount Union's largest deficit was four points when it trailed, 13-9. At that point, the Raiders (6-1, 2-1) went on a 12-point run, led by Rose's six. Wiedt ended the run, nailing a three-pointer, to give the visitors a 21-13 advantage.

The outburst was part of a stretch in which the Raiders outscored Capital, 25-4. Mount Union tacked on a 10-0 run -- highlighted by two Crider treys -- to push its lead to 34-17 before taking a 34-19 score into halftime.

The Crusaders (4-2, 1-1) closed their deficit to 11 points in the second half and trailed 45-34 before Mount Union pulled away.

Elizabeth Ladrach was Capital's leading scorer with 10 points.

The Purple Raiders, who are ranked seventh on the D3Hoops.com poll and ninth by ESPN/USA Today, will return to action next Saturday with a 2 p.m. matchup at Wilmington.