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Cleveland State is now 12-0 on the year and continues to receive votes in both major basketball polls. CSU is first in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25, is ranked 16th in the RPI and 30th in the Sagarine ranking. The 12 straight wins are the third longest win streak in school history, two games short of the record 14 consecutive wins in 1985-86 and 1992-93. 

"This will certainly be a big test for us," CSU head coach Gary Waters said. "West Virginia returns most of the players that helped them get to the Final Four last year and I am sure that they will be ready for us because they certainly remember our game with them last year. 

"What will be important for us to remember this week is to do the three things you have to do to win on the road, take care of the basketball, rebound and make our free throws. If we can do that, then we will have a chance," Waters added. 

The Vikings used their outside shooting last week to garner wins over West Virginia Tech (94-62) and at Sam Houston State (74-62), making 21 three-pointers in the two contests. Norris Cole led the way with a 21.5 scoring average in the games while Trevon Harmon averaged 18.0 points and Josh McCoy 12.0. 

Women's Basketball Continues Non-Conference Slate With Two Road Games 

Vikings Head To Marshall & Ohio 

The Cleveland State women's basketball team continues its nonconference schedule with a pair of road games that will end the Vikings current three game road swing. The Vikings will play at Marshall at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 18) before heading to Ohio for a 2:00 p.m. game on Tuesday (Dec. 21). 

"This is going to be a very important stretch for us with and we need to play well in these two games as we continue to prepare for the league schedule," head coach Kate Peterson Abiad said. "We are continuing to make strides as a team, but I don't think we have come close to reaching the potential that this team has." 

The Vikings fell to 6-2 this season with a 73-64 loss at Akron in CSU's lone game last week on Saturday (Dec. 11). Senior Shawnita Garland scored 16 points, becoming the 22nd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Sophomore Shalonda Winton recorded her fourth double-double of the season with a career-high tying 19 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. 

Akron became the first team to shoot better than 40-percent against the Vikings this season, hitting 25-of-61 (.410) from the floor. However, the Vikings did hold a commanding 45-28 advantage on the boards. 

The Vikings are the only team in the Horizon League with four players averaging double figures in scoring. Winton leads the way at 13.9 points per game and is followed by Janelle Adams (13.0), Garland (11.1) and Destinee Blue (10.4). 

Wrestling To Take Break For The Holiday Season 

The Cleveland State wrestling team begins a 17-day break this week before closing the calendar year by competing at the Midlands Invitational in Evanston, Ill. on Dec. 29-30. 

"We'll use the days off to continue working on our technique," head coach Ben Stehura said. "The great thing about this team is that they are very coachable. We've improved every week since the season started, and I look for that to continue."

Carlozzi wins three individual events 

for Raiders

LATROBE, Pa. -- Matt Carlozzi (Canfield/Canfield) won three individual events and was a member the winning 200-yard free relay team as Mount Union's men's swimming and diving team defeated St. Vincent (Pa.), 141-120.


Carlozzi claimed two distance races -- the 500 and 1,000 free -- with times of 5:04.19 and 10:31.95, respectively. He also touched first in the 200 individual medley (2:06.98).

The 200 free relay team consisted of Carlozzi, Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor), Mike Zappa (Shelby/Shelby) andMichael Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin). It finished in 1:30.62.

Greisl placed first in two freestyle events -- the 50 (:22.72) and 100 (:49.20).


Brocious and Dominique Melvin (Woodmere/Orange) also won individual events. Brocious took the 200 backstroke (2:01.42) and Melvin bested the 200 free field (1:53.85).

The Purple Raiders' 200 medley relay squad also earned a first-place finish. Brocious, Ian Perry (Perry/Perry),Zappa and Greisl teamed for a time of 1:42.35.

Mount Union (5-1) will return to competition on Jan. 5 when it takes part in the Bob Mowerson Spring Meet inFort Lauderdale, Fla.

Day Two at Kent State Golden Gala
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Kent, Ohio 
- Multiple athletes posted lifetime best times on day two of the Kent State Golden Gala on Saturday. 

Leading the Yeowomen effort at the non-team scored event was senior Joanna Johnson. The Chico, California, native finished in fourth place in the mile with a personal-best time of 5:17.65

Sophomore Marissa Clardy turned in an impressive performance in the 400 meters, placing 10th in the 50-runner field with a mark of 59.67.

First-year Sophia Brancazio also made a strong collegiate debut by flying through the 200 meter dash in 26.55 to place 26th. 

On the men’s end sophomore Alexander Guo continued his notable weekend with a lifetime best effort of 44-01.25 in the triple jump to finish in 11th place. 

Classmate Terrence Embry checked in seventh in the 300 meters by stopping the clock at 36.20. 

Rookie Quinn Hull completed the 800 meters in 1:56.68 to place ninth out of 39 runners in the event.

“It was a good opening weekend for us and now we just build from this and continue to get better each day,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said.

The Oberlin track and field teams will be back in action on January 14 when it hosts in first invite of the season. \

Firestone alum Katie Alkire sets two 

pool records for Raiders

LATROBE, Pa. -- Katy Alkire (Akron/Firestone) set two pool records as the Mount Union women's swimming and diving team defeated St. Vincent (Pa.), 149-108.

Katy Alkire

Alkire touched first in the 1,000-yard free with a time of 11:15.66 and then swam the top time in a 200 individual medley exhibition (2:19.99) for her two pool marks.

Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) and Shelbey Mitchell (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) won two individual events each for the Raiders.

Kolesar was victorious in the 100 and 200 free events with times of :55.63 and 2:02.10, respectively.


Mitchell placed first in the backstroke events, winning the 100 (1:03.54) and 200 (2:20.05).

Other winners were Jennie Ciccantelli (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), who claimed the 500 free in 5:31.35, andTaylor Harrison (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia), who swam the 200 butterfly in 2:21.55.

Kolesar, Allison Davila (Middleburg Heights/Midpark), Julia Kaszycki (Solomon, Kan./Salina) and Jocelyn Gaydos (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) teamed to win the 200 medley relay in 1:58.26.


Racing as an exhibition squad, the foursome of Ciccantelli, Gaydos, Harrison and Kolesar swam the top time in the 200 free relay (1:45.29).

The Purple Raiders (5-1) will return to competition on Jan. 5 when they participate in the Bob Mowerson Sprint Meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.