B Page -- Dec. 29, 2010

North Olmsted High alumna Kori Wiedt

Mount, Case Reserve Basketball 

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The Purple Raiders led 8-2 when Kori Wiedt connected on a three-pointer at 16:40. The Spartans cut the deficit to 10-7 following an Iacono triple at 14:08, but Mount Union answered with an 11-3 run and led 21-10 when Brittany Kilgore hit a layup with 6:36 left in the half.

Case Reserve battled back with six straight and trailed 21-16 when sophomore point guard Erica Iafelice (North Canton, OH/Hoover) hit a jumper at 4:09, but Mount Union ended the half on a 9-6 run to lead 30-23 at the break.


Mount Union once led by as many as 14 points when Kayla Rossman (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) buried a 3-pointer with 1:39 left in the first half, giving the Raiders a 30-16 lead.


Case Western responded with 11 consecutive points across both halves, making the score 30-27. The contest was tied twice -- at 36s and 38s -- in the final period.

The Spartans opened the second half on a 13-6 run and tied the score at 36 when Iacono hit a three-pointer at the 13:12 mark. The next possession resulted in a pair of free throws by junior forward Chelsea Peck (Mt. Lebanon, PA/Oakland Catholic) that gave Case its only lead of the contest, 38-36, with 12:45 to go.

The Raiders responded with a 9-2 run and led 45-38 when LaMattina hit two charity shots with 9:20 left to play. The Spartans cut their deficit to four on several occasions, but could not get any closer as the Raiders held on for the 64-60 win.

Green's Amanda Rose compiled a double-double for Mount, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

With the score tied at 38-38 and 11:34 left in the contest, the Purple Raiders (9-1) needed a 7-point run to take command. Wiedt put Mount Union ahead with a layup while being fouled and made the ensuing layup.

Soon after, the Raiders held a 45-38 advantage. The Spartans (4-5) shrank their deficit to four points on four separate occasions, but did come any closer.

Following tomorrow’s game versus Wilmington, the Spartans will return home for the first time in a month against Hiram College
 on Tuesday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m.






EVANSTON, IL – Case Western Reserve University junior wrestler Isaac Dukes (Ravenna,OH/Ravenna) won his first three matches against a trio of Division I opponents during session one of the 2010 Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern University (IL) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday, December 29.


Dukes opened up with a tight 4-3 decision in the 149-pound championship bracket over Harvard University’s Corey Jantzen and followed with a second round win via a 7-4 decision against Arizona State University’s Joel Smith. In his third match, Dukes also won by decision versus Iowa University’s Jeret Chiri.


With the wins, the defending Division III national champion improved to 19-0 on the season. He maintains an unbeaten streak lasting nearly a full year to January of 2010.


Next up for Dukes will be the University of Wisconsin’s Cole Schmitt in the quarterfinals. Schmitt is currently 12-3 on the season for the fourth-ranked Badgers and checks in at No. 18 in the Division I rankings in the 149 pound weight class.

B-W Men's Basketball 

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In the second half,  Waynesburg got as close as three points with 14:30 remaining as junior forward Lou Galante hit a three-pointer.  B-W increased its lead to a game-high18 points on a three-pointer by Krakowiak at the 5:22 mark.
B-W will return to action on January 3 and 4 when it travels to Kissimmee, Florida to take part in the ECAC Holiday at the Kissimmee Civic Center. The Jackets will take on Vassar (N.Y.) College on Monday, January 3 at 12:00 noon and then will face the University of Massachusetts-Boston on Tuesday, January 4 at 12:00 noon. The next home game is on Saturday, January 8 when it facesCapital University in the second game of a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at 4:00 p.m.

In addition, two B-W women’s and men’s basketball doubleheaders will be telecast on SportsTime Ohio this winter. The games are the January 29, 2011 twinbill versus Wilmington College and the Third Annual “Take a Kid to the Game” Day doubleheader versus Ohio Northern University on February 19, 2011.

Hiram College Men’s Basketball Has Win Streak Snapped by Muskingum University

December 29, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College men’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end with a 63-55 loss against Muskingum University tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 29) in a non-conference game at Price Gymnasium.  [Game Stats]

Following tonight’s game, the Terriers are now 7-5 overall and the Fighting Muskies improve to 5-6 overall for the season.

The first half featured two ties and 10 lead changes in the early minutes of the period, but a late 8-0 scoring run by Muskingum gave the Muskies their first double-figure lead of 10 points, 30-20, at the 4:26 minute mark.  Muskingum went on to lead by as many as 11 points, 33-22, with 2:38 left to play before halftime, but an 8-2 run by Hiram to end the half pulled the Terriers to within five points, 35-30, on a three-pointer by senior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) with 1:01 left.  Neither team recorded any points in the final minute as Muskingum maintained a 35-30 edge at the intermission.

Muskingum looked to pull away outscoring Hiram 12-4 to begin the second half and recorded its largest lead of 13 points, 47-34, with 14:22 left to play.  The Terriers battled back with an ensuing 8-0 run sparked by a jumper by junior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) that got Hiram back to within five points, 47-42, at the 11:26 mark.

Hiram managed to cut the deficit to a point, 51-50, with 7:29 left, but the Terriers could not take that lead as the Muskies scored two unanswered baskets to extend the lead back to five points, 55-50, with 6:10 to go.  Muskingum later went up by nine points, 61-52, at the 3:18 mark as the Hiram shooting went cold in the final minutes allowing the Muskies to hang for the 63-55 win.

Muskingum shot 42.9 percent (21-of-49) from the field and held Hiram to just 34.3 percent (24-of-70) from the field. 

The Muskies were led by Josh Brindley who scored 19 points on five-of-10 shooting (50.0 percent), including nine-of-12 (75.0 percent) from the free-throw line, and grabbed nine rebounds.  J.J. Armstrong was second with 16 points and Kyle Clinedinst rounded out the high scorers with 10 points to go along with a game-high 12 rebounds.87

Hiram had one player in double-digits in senior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) with 10 points on five-of-nine shooting (55.6 percent).  He also grabbed a team-high nine boards.

Summers’ Double-Double, Byrne’s 

Late Jumper Lead Spartan Men to 64-

61 Win versus Earlham in Sudeck 


CLEVELAND, OH – Junior forward Tom Summers (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) recorded game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds andfreshman point guard Mike Byrne (Newton, PA/Holy Ghost) hit the go-ahead jumper with 24 seconds remaining as the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team defeated Earlham College (IN) in the opening round of the 2010 Bill Sudeck Holiday Tournament on Wednesday, December 29 at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

With the win, the Spartans improve to 3-6 and will play Geneva College (PA) in the tourney championship game tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Earlham drops to 2-8 and will face Kalamazoo College (MI) in the consolation match at 2:00 p.m.

Summers’ 22 points tied a career-high and the double-double was his first of the season and 13th of his career. In addition, senior wing Reid Anderson (Avon Lake, OH/St. Edward) scored 13 points.
Earlham was paced by Ryan Taylor and Justin Barger with 13 points apiece.

Both sides started slow and Earlham led 11-4 when Kyle Tucker nailed a three-pointer at the 10:15 mark. Case came back with an 11-2 run, ending in a Summers layup at 5:14 that made the score 15-13. The Spartan lead grew to 21-16 when Summers scored another layup at 2:25. The two teams exchanged buckets down the stretch and Case led 25-22 at the break.

Case’s lead grew to a high of 10, at 53-43, when Anderson hit a triple with 9:42 left to play. Earlham chipped away and got to within 55-53 following a Barger three-pointer at 5:02. The Spartans briefly re-built their advantage to five, at 58-53, when Anderson hit a free throw with 3:46 left to play.

Undaunted, the Quakers rallied with an 8-2 run and grabbed a 61-60 lead when Colton Bragg hit a layup with just 47 seconds remaining. The Spartans took the following possession and went back on top for good when Byrne sunk a mid-range jumper with 24 ticks left on the clock. Case then held Earlham without a bucket on its next possession, while Byrne hit two free throws with four seconds left to secure the win.