A Page -- Dec. 19, 2011

Firelands' Wiegand (L), Macedonia's Wisniewski (R)

Firelands product Andrew Wiegand scores 29 as Hiram College Men’s Basketball Records Win at Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College

December 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, PA.  –  Senior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands) scored a game and career-high 29 points as the Hiram College men’s basketball team came away with an 85-66 win against Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College today (Sunday, Dec. 18) in a non-conference game in Washington, Pa.  [Game Stats]


With today’s outcome, the Terriers improve to 5-3 overall and the Presidents fall to 4-6 overall for the season.


The game remained close between the two teams for the majority of the first half.  But a late 7-0 scoring run by Hiram gave the Terriers a 10-point edge, 33-23, at the 5:38 minute mark that ended with a jumper by Wiegand.  The lead didn’t last long was Washington & Jefferson responded with an ensuing 7-0 run of its own to erase the deficit and pull to within three points, 33-30, with 3:58 left in the period.  Hiram later increased its lead to a more comfortable seven points with just under two minutes to go before haltime and would take a five-point spread into the half with a score of 42-37.

Zivoder (L), Sheppard (R)

Following a three-pointer by Washington & Jefferson to begin the second half, Hiram rattled off 10 straight points, including a layup by junior forward Steve Zivoder (Garrettsville/Garfield) that gave the Terriers a 52-40 lead with 16:23 left in the game.  A series of scoring runs allowed Hiram to pull away and would eventually lead by as many as 24 points, 81-57, thanks to a layup by junior guard Justin Wisniewski (Macedonia/Nordonia) at the 4:10 mark.  The Terriers stayed in control the remainder of the period and cruised to the 85-66 victory.


Both teams shot well from the field in the game, but it would be the second half that proved to be the difference maker as Hiram shot 50.0 percent (17-of-34) from the floor to Washington & Jefferson’s 35.5 percent (11-of-31) shooting.  Overall, the Terriers shot 47.8 percent (32-of-67) from the field, including an impressive 92.3 percent (12-of-13) from the free-throw line.  The Presidents converted 43.4 percent (23-of-53) of their attempts for the game.


Individually, Washington & Jefferson was led by Zach Bellhy with 27 points on nine-of-17 shooting (52.9 percent).  R.J. Pilato was the only other player in double figures with 17 points.


Hiram had three players in double digits led by Wiegand’s 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting (73.3 percent).  Junior guard Alan Sheppard (Wadsworth) was second with 17 points and senior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) added 12 points to go along with eight rebounds.  In addition, Wisniewski tallied a game-high nine rebounds. 


The Terriers will go for their fourth-straight victory when they host Westminster (Pa.) College on Thursday, Dec. 22 in a non-conference matchup at Price Gymnasium.  The game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

B-W Sophomore Kyle Payne is the OAC Men’s 

Basketball Player of the Week

BEREA, OHIO --  Baldwin-Wallace College standout All-Ohio Athletic Conference sophomore men’s basketball forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) is this week’s OAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.  It marks the second time in his career that he has won the award.


Payne scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to record his first double-double this season as the Yellow Jackets defeated OAC-rival Muskingum University, 68-63, last Saturday (Dec. 17) in New Concord.  Payne canned seven-of-10 field goals for 70 percent and 10-of-12 foul shots for 83.3% and passed for two assists. He tops B-W in both scoring (13.3 ppg.) and rebounding (6.9 rpg.).

B-W (6-2 overall) plays No.17-ranked Wabash, Ind. College (8-0) on Tuesday, December 20 in the first round of the Don Lane Classic at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Tip off is at 5:30 p.m. The game can be heard locally on WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the WBWC web site at www.wbwc.com.  The next home Yellow Jacket game is on Friday, December 30 when B-W hosts Alma College of Michigan in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 7:00 p.m.

Olmsted Falls wrestling goes 10-0 in 20-team Bowling Green Duals Tourney

For Olmsted Falls wrestling, it was mission ACCOMPLISHED at Bowling Green, in the 20-Team Dual Meet Tournament. With clutch performances all tournament long, the squad finished off a 10-0 weekend on Sunday with key wins over 3-State-Ranked teams:  Archbold (Div. III), Wauseon (Division II), and Oregon Clay (Division I)

This accomplishment was a total team effort with literally everyone who made the trip contributing to the title.  The boys move to 16-0 on the season and now hold titles at Bowling Green and Findlay. 

"This tournament is an amazing two days of wrestling.  The kids showed amazing heart, and we showed the will to win on Sunday, doing whatever it took to get over our opponents.  I am a very proud Head Wrestling Coach of the Olmsted Falls Boys after that performance,"  said Bulldogs Coach Bill McGrain.

“Everyone involved with this program, Coaches, Parents, Fans, Supporters, and Alumni are very proud of our team’s effort this past weekend.  Now we look forward to making the next step forward,” he added.

Sommer (L), Kokitka (R)
Wrestlers going undefeated at Findlay were: Chase DuPratt, (Chase had the clinching win in the Championship Match versus Wauseon), Kyle Kokitka, Nick Sommer, and Scott Linville. The rest of the team: David Lance, Danny Cuellar, Nick Asadorian, L.J. Yurick, Mike Hansinger, Alex Bevilacqua, Scott Ahern, Brian Slater, Clay Bolton, Travis Devericks, Rich Rader, Aaron Bridge, and Jordan Lee.

St. Edward alumnus Germany Woods Named 

D3football.com All-America

TIFFIN, Ohio-Heidelberg University sophomore two-time All-Ohio Athletic
Conference running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/Lakewood St. Edward) was
named to D3football.com's All-America second team, announced over the
weekend.  The honor is the fourth postseason accolade for Woods.


Woods, who also earned first-team All-OAC, first-team All-North Region and
OhioCollegeFootball.com Division III offensive player of the year honors
this season, had a record-breaking season for the Berg in which he led the
OAC during the regular season and set the school single-season record with
1,421 rushing yards yards-breaking the previous record by 90 yards in 68
less carries-and scored 11 touchdowns.  He had his best game against
Marietta College (Oct. 22) when he rushed a career-high 34 times for a
season-high 226 yards and two scores.  He also rushed for a season-high
three TDs in a season-ending win against Ohio Northern University (Nov. 12).

Woods went over the century mark in rushing in eight of 10 games this season
and has accomplished the feat in 12 of his past 14 contests dating back to
2010.  In 20 career games, Woods has totaled 2,455 yards in 397 attempts,
scored 21 TDs and averages 122.8 yards per game.

Heidelberg closed the 2011 season with an 8-2 record-its best mark since
1993-and 7-2 in the OAC to finish in a tie for second place.

    Bates, Drew on slate for Mount Union

The No. 20 ranked Mount Union women's basketball team plays Bates (Me.) and Drew (N.J.) Monday and Tuesday at the Daytona Beach Shootout at Ocean Center in Florida.

LIVE STATS will be available for both games by clicking here - http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/sporttours.portal#

Monday's game against Bates will feature two of the highest scoring teams in the nation as the Bobcats average 80.4 points per game while the Purple Raiders come in at 71.2 points per game.

Bates is 5-2 overall and saw a five-game win streak snapped with a 66-60 loss to Bowdoin (Me.) on Dec. 8.  The Bobcats have 11 players that each average at least 11 minutes played per game and are led by the guard tandem of Meredith Kelly and Allie Beaulieu.  

Kelly is a sophomore that comes off the bench and averages a team-best 16.1 points per game while Beaulieu is a junior and at 14.4 points per game.  Senior guard Kelsey Flaherty averages a team-high 5.0 rebounds per game.

On Tuesday, the Raiders face a Drew team enters the tournament at 4-4 overall after a 62-53 home loss to Montclair State (N.J.) on Dec. 10.

The Rangers will play Buffalo State (N.Y.) on Monday and average 58.0 points per game but allow opponenets to score 58.5 per contest.

A pair of seniors lead Drew as guard Danielle Barber averages a team-high 15.9 points per game along with 33 assists and 26 steals while forward Victoria Ault averages 11.3 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game.

Mount Union comes into the tournament at 8-1 overall and winners of three straight games including an impressive 76-55 win at No. 20 in the nation Wilmington this past Saturday.

Junior point guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) is averaging 16.0 points per game while shooting 47.8-percent from beyond the arc.  She also is getting 3.9 assists and 3.8 steals per game.

Seniors in guard Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) and forward Amanda Rose (Green/Green) are also solid as Wiedt is averaging 12.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while Rose is at 10.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

After the two games, Mount Union will take a hoilday break before coming home for three-straight games starting Wednesday, January 4 against Marietta at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.



Longwood vs. Central Michigan, 2:30 PM 

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Central Michigan continues tournament play at the Wright State Invitational this afternoon facing Longwood.  The Chippewas are coming off of a 100-59 win over Southeast Missouri State in their first game of the tournament.  As a team the Chippewas shot a season high 48.6 percent from the floor and 51.7 percent from behind the arc. Kerby Tamm shot 6-for-8 from the floor, which included a season-high 4-for-6 from three-point range. Taylor Johnson had a season-high 13 points going 4-for-9 from the floor, two of which were from long range. Niki DiGuilio added 11 points with Crystal Bradford chipping in 10 points. Skylar Miller and Sarah Huff each grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Nearly half of the 14 times the Chippewas have scored 100 points have come under Guevara as they have accomplished it six times now since 2009. CMU also set the single-game three-point record with 15, a record that has been broken every year under Guevara. The previous record was 14 set against Kent State in 2009. Longwood fell to Wright State University 77-44 on Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, on the first day of the Wright State Invitational. Junior Heather Tobeck and freshman Megan Baltzell came off the bench and led the Lancers with nine points each. Kim Demmings paced the Raiders with 16 points.


Xavier vs. Ohio, 3:30 PM 

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Ohio faces Xavier in the second game of the Duel in the Desert tournament. In their first game Ohio drop an 89-57 decision to the Oklahoma Sooners. The Bobcats were beaten by very accurate field-goal shooting, as the Sooners connected on 35-of-67 their attempts (52.2 percent) throughout the game. The Bobcats (5-6) were led in scoring by Porsha Harris' 13 points. Tenishia Benson was not far behind, scoring 12. Sharane Campbell led the way for Oklahoma (5-3), scoring a game-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. The Sooners outscored Ohio in the paint by a 42-18 margin. Xavier pulled to within two late in the game but the Syracuse Orange outlasted the Musketeers, 70-67, Sunday at the Duel in the Desert. It was XU's first game of three to be played at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Three Musketeers posted double figures scoring, including sophomore Shatyra Hawkes with a team-high 15.


UT Arlington vs. Western Michigan, 6:00 PM 

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Western Michigan will face UT Arlington in the consolation game of the Beach Classic.  Redshirt senior Maria Iaquaniello pumped in a team-season high and career-best 22 points, but Western Michigan had trouble slowing Long Beach State, falling to the 49ers Sunday in the opening game of the Beach Classic, 76-56. Western Michigan shot just 28.6 percent in the first half and 32.7 percent for the game. Freshman Jazmine Windham joined Iaquaniello in double figures with a career-best 13 points, while adding seven rebounds. Long Beach had four players score 13 points or better, led by Lauren Spargo's team-high 18. Michelle O'Brien chipped in seven points and seven rebounds for the Broncos. Iaquaniello's 22-point game passed her previous career high of 16, scored on Nov. 25 this year against Cleveland State. She has emerged as the Broncos' leading scorer in her final campaign, two years after a season-ending knee injury, averaging over 10 ppg. UT Arlington drops to 1-6 on the season after a 90-64 loss to Wichita State Sunday evening at the Beach Classic tournament in Long Beach, Calif. Sophomore Malaika Green scored a season high 13 points while also grabbing two rebounds in 26 minutes. Junior Takiyah Langford came away with ten points and five rebounds.


Northeastern at Miami, 7:00 PM 

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Miami looks to capture its fourth straight victory heading into the holiday break when it hosts Northeastern Monday at 7 p.m. in Millett Hall. After scoring nine points in the win vs. Cincinnati on Saturday, senior guard Maggie Boyer is closing in on the 1,000-point career mark for Miami. She currently has 989 points, and is only 11 points away. She would become the 20th player in school history to reach that historic mark. Another player closing in on a scoring record is junior point guard Courtney Osborn. She is at 1,214 points for her career to rank 12th on Miami’s all-time list. With Kris Livingston in 12th place at 1,226 points and Julie Howell right in front of her in 11th place at 1,227 points, Osborn only needs 14 more points to become one of the Red and White’s top-10 all-time scorers.  Northeastern is 1-8 on the season. The Huskies have taken some time off for finals, having not played since Dec. 7. In that game, NU fell to Holy Cross in a 70-68 heartbreaker. The Huskies are led by sophomore center Jewel Tunstull. She averages 14.2 points per game and is second in rebounding at 5.6 caroms per game. Another key player is junior guard Deanna Kerekhof, who averages 11.8 points per contest.