A Page -- Dec. 30, 2010

CSU men defeat Loyola to 

maintain first place in HL; four 

Viking S/As score in double figures  

Dec. 30, 2010, 9:05 PM EST

By Norm Weber, Editor




CLEVELAND (DOWNTOWN THEATER DISTRICT) – Led by an early double-double by Aaron Pogue and four double-figure scorers, Cleveland State’s men’s basketball team maintained first place in the Horizon League with tonight’s 73-55 victory over Loyola-Chicago. 

CSU (14-1 overall and 3-0 in the HL) found itself behind 5-0 in the early going tonight here in the Wolstein Center as both the Vikings and Loyola were cold from the floor the first four minutes of the game, but then midway through the first half the Vikings exploded.

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Both Aaron Pogue, who has a tattoo on his left arm that says, "God is giving me the talent,"  and Trevon Harmon shot better than 60 percent from the field for the night.

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Pogue, who had a double-double already at the half, finished with a game-high 12 rebounds and 16 points. Trevon Harmon also reached double figures with 14, as did Norris Cole (12) and Jeremy Montgomery (12).

Strongsville's Tim Kamczyc (33) and Pogue 

After the short, early lapse, the Vikings bolted out to a 13-6 lead by the 12-minute mark of the first half on the strength of three-point goals by both Trevon Harmon and Norris Cole and a couple of transition baskets by Cole and Harmon.

Cole had six assists, three steals and five rebounds to go with his scoring

Loyola was able to cut it to two, 15-13, with 9:45 to go in the half on a Terry Hill basket.

Three straight baskets by Aaron Pogue and one by Harmon then gave CSU an eight point lead with 7:10 to go in the half.

CSU ramped the lead to 18 points with one minute to go in the half.

Harmon had already reached double figures in points, while Pogue already has a double-double with 10 rebounds and 10 points in only 16 minutes of playing time

Strongsville product Tim Kamczyc had three assists and one blocked shot.

Kamczyc's three at the 15:45 mark of the second half gave CSU another 17-point lead, 50-33, with 15 and a half minutes to go.

A steal and subsequent layup by Jeremy Montgomery gave the Vikes a 22-pooint lead, 57-35, with 12 minutes to go.

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CSU S/As Jeremy Montgomery (M) and Pogue (Far right)

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Harmon and Pogue had each reached the 14-point mark prior to the halfway point of the second half.

The Vikings led, 57-36, with 11:20 to go.

Pogue picked up his 15h and 16th points with Cole's sixth assist of the night and gave CSU another 21-point lead with eight minutes to go.

The Chanel High Spirit Team served as honorary cheerleaders for this game.

Listen to post-game interview with CSU Student/Athlete Aaron Pogue, conducted by the press corps after tonight’s Vikes-Ramblers game, by clicking and downloading


Watch post-game interview with CSU Student/Athlete Aaron Pogue, conducted by the press corps after tonight’s Vikes-Ramblers game, by clicking and downloading


Chardon's Erin Hollinger gets

second double-double in 24-hour 


By Nick Minerd

HUNTINGDON, PA – Senior forward Caitlin Henry (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) scored a game and season-high 21 points as the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team defeated Wilmington College, 61-53, on the final day today (Thursday, December 30) of the 2010 Juniata College (PA) Holiday Classic at Memorial Gymnasium.

With the win, the Spartans evened their record at 5-5. Wilmington dropped to 4-7 with the loss.

Jeremy Montgomery reached double figures by hitting a three with 6:20 to go and upping the lead back up to 19, 69-40.


Henry was 10-of-11 from the foul line and totaled five rebounds with a season-high five steals. In addition, junior forward Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) recorded her second straight double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Wilmington was led by Olivia Waters with 16 points and a game-best 13 boards.

The Spartans led 9-6 early after sophomore forward Marissa Miles (McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry) hit a jumper at the 15:07 mark, but Wilmington answered with eight straight and led 14-9 following a LeAnn Topp layup at 13:42. Case chipped away at the deficit and regained the lead at 17-16 on two Henry free throws with 4:43 left in the period, but the Quakers were able to end the half on a 7-4 run to lead 23-21.

Case opened the second period on a 22-9 run and led 43-32 when sophomore guard Evy Iacono (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) canned a jumper with 11:36 left to play. The Spartan lead grew to a high of 13, at 49-36, when Hollinger hit a layup at 8:10.

Case’s lead hovered just below double-digits and never dipped below four points during the duration of the half.
For the game, Case forced 26 turnovers, while only committing 14, and connected on 20-of-23 (87 percent) free throws compared to Wilmington’s 12-of-12.

Olmsted Falls High alumnus Dave Pellerite

Olmsted Falls' Dave Pellerite gets third double-double of the season to aid Raiders in double OT win

December 30, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio--Mount Union senior Ben Hodkinson (Tippecanoe/Harrison Central) scored a career-high 22 points including four-straight free throws to ice a 98-92 double overtime victory over Waynesburg today in Alliance.


Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) had 20 points, Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown) came off the bench with 20 points,

 Dave Pellerite (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) had his third double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Matt Wier (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) tallied 11 to lead Mount Union (5-7) to a second straight win.

Waynesburg (4-7) rallied from a 17-point deficit with under 10 minutes to play in regulation. 

The Yellow Jackets six players in double figures and hit 14 three-pointers.  Erik Noone had five of those three's as part of a team-best 19-point, seven-rebound performance.

Waynesburg hit five of its three pointers in the first eight minutes of the game to jump out to a 21-10 lead.

The Jackets extended that lead to as many as 14 points, 28-14, after a three-pointer from Luke Baker with 9:46 left in the frame.

Mount Union rallied with an 18-3 run over the next seven minutes and took its first lead of the game, 32-31 on a pair of Wood free throws with three minutes left in the half.  The Raiders then took a 39-38 lead into halftime.

The Purple Raiders then led by as many as 17 points, 63-46, on a Wood free throw with 9:55 left in regulation.

Waynesburg would chip away and erase a 10 point Mount Union lead, 77-67, over the final 3:18 to tie the game and sent it to overtime.

The Yellow Jackets kept momentum and scored the first five points of overtime to take an 82-77 lead. 

Mount Union came back again and with Waynesburg leading 85-84 the Jackets committed a foul with 1.1 second left and Pellerite made 1-of-2 free throws to keep the game going.

With four Waynesburg fowards fouled out by double overtime, Kiger took over and had five points in the period and along with Hodkinson's late free throws locked down the win.

Mount Union returns to Ohio Athletic Conference next Wednesday at home against first place Marietta.  Tip-off time in Alliance is scheduled for 7:30 pm.




CLEVELAND, OH – Despite a double-double from sophomore forward Austin Fowler (Farmington Hills, MI/Brother Rice), the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team lost 71-64 to visiting Geneva College (PA) in the championship game of the 2010 Bill Sudeck Holiday Tournament on today, December 30 at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

With the loss, the Spartans fall to 3-7 heading into their non-conference finale at Oberlin College at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 3. With its win, Geneva improved to 8-3.

Fowler led Case with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior forward Tom Summers (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) totaled 13 points and eight boards en route to being named to the all-tournament team. Freshman point guard Mike Byrne (Newton, PA/Holy Ghost) chipped in with 10 points, four boards and four assists.

Geneva was led by tournament most valuable player Richard Colick with 18 points and five rebounds.

The Spartans only first-half lead came on the opening possession when Summers hit a jumper at 19:46. Geneva quickly gained the lead with a Dave Phillips three-pointer at 19:30 and held their advantage for the remainder of the half. The Golden Tornadoe lead grew to nine on two separate occasions, including 33-24, when DJ Damazo scored a layup with 1:22 left before half. The Spartans were able to end the period on an 8-0 run and pulled to within 33-32 when freshman guard Tim Chung (Cypress, CA/Los Alamitos) nailed a triple at the buzzer.

In the second half, Case tied the score at 50 when senior center Eric Duerr (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) hit two free throws at 8:18. Geneva answered with a 6-0 run ending in a Colick layup at 5:31, then built their advantage to seven, at 63-56, when Dave Phillips canned a three-pointer. The Spartans were unable to get their deficit below five the rest of the way, falling 71-64.



Columbia Road Connection -- North 

Olmsted's Wiedt, Westlake's 

LaMattina -- lead 11th-ranked Mount 

Union to Tournament Championship

December 30, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The nationally-ranked Mount Union women's basketball team battled back from an early 11-point deficit to claim a 79-68 victory over Juniata (Pa.) at Juniata's own Holiday Classic today.


Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) scored 19 points and Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) contributed 13 points and nine rebounds for the Purple Raiders (10-1), who stretched their winning streak to five.

Former Eagle Kori Wiedt

Katie Crider (Brunswick/Brunswick) added 11 points for the winners.

Mount Union twice trailed by 11, but used a 15-0 rally to take command in the second half.

Brunswick product Katie Crider

Five different Eagle scorers took part in an 18-3 run which included 10 consecutive points by the hosts, leaving them with a 26-15 advantage.

Juniata (7-5) later led, 42-31, before the Raiders ran off five straight points -- a pair of free throws by Lauren Forquer (North Canton/Green) and a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Maggie Miller (Salem/United Local) -- to trim the gap to six before halftime.

Maggie Miller

In the second half, Wiedt triggered Mount Union's outburst. She made 3 of 4 from the free-throw line and buried a trey. Erin Schmidt (Akron/Walsh Jesuit) also chipped in six points as the Raiders turned a 45-36 deficit into a 51-45 lead.

The Eagles answered back to tie the contest at 56-all before LaMattina nailed a three-pointer to give Mount Union the lead for good.

Juniata pulled within three points on three more occasions, but the Raiders' performance from the charity stripe in the final 2:21 -- 6 of 6 -- widened the gap


For the home team, Jen Hnatuck scored 17 points and Jordan Hileman finished with 14 points and seven assists. Kate McDonald had a double-double, coming through with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Purple Raiders, who are ranked 11th by ESPN/USA Today and 12th on the D3Hoops.com poll, will play their next game on Wednesday when it returns to Ohio Athletic Conference action. They are scheduled to take on Marietta at 7:30 p.m.

Massillon's Andrew Dailey 

and Avon Lake's Ryan Scherer to 

be with Penn State for Outback 


Dec. 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor, Student/Athlete-Cleveland



Massillon High alumnus Andrew Dailey and Avon Lake’s Ryan Scherer are members of the Penn State Nittany Lion football team that will be playing Florida in the Outback Bowl Saturday.

Dailey and Scherer will be the only Student/Athletes the Cleveland area will be able to claim since the Gators have no locals.

Andrew DaileyRyan Scherer
Dailey (left) and Scherer
Scherer is a sophomore wide receiver and Dailey a junior safety.

Dailey has had a chance to play in venues fewer than 25 miles from Paul Brown Tiger Stadium three times in the past two seasons, last year at Info-Cision Stadium against Akron and this year at Dix Stadium against Kent State at Youngstown State.

Against the Zips last year, Dailey made a pivotal play by running for a first down with a fake punt.

Dailey started out as a linebacker for the Nittany Lions but then moved over to safety at the start of the 2009 season.

 After playing in all 13 games in each the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Dailey was slowed by injuries this year, but was able to make it into 11 of the 13 games so far.



Solon alumna Kourtney Brown becomes 

Buffalo's all-time leader in field gaols

Dec. 30, 2010

By Erin Dugan

Buffalo vs. Rider, 5 pm

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball teams put together one of their best halves of the season on Wednesday night, but couldn't keep it up in the second half as Mississippi State defeated the Bulls, 72-58, in the opening round of the Lehigh Christmas City Classic. Senior Kourtney Brown became UB's all-time leader in career field goals in the loss and now has 608. Brown finished the game with 26 points and eight rebounds, while also adding two assists and three steals. Senior Ashley Zuber had a season-high 12 points, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Jessica Fortman and Brittany Hedderson each had five, as Hedderson also had a team-high five assists. Christensen had four points and four rebounds, while Bridgette Kendricks and Nicki Hopkins each added three points. Rider fell 58-41 to Lehigh in the first round of the Lehigh Christmas City Classic.

St. Louis at Ball State, 7 pm
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The Ball State University women's basketball team (4-7) returns to Worthen Arena after playing in the Caribbean Classic (Dec. 20-21). The Cardinals fell to UAB (61-56) and to Nevada Reno (74-70) in Mexico. Despite the losses senior forward Emily Maggert moved into fifth all-time on Ball State women's basketball all-time scoring list, Maggert averaged 18.0 points per game and 10.0 rebounds. Freshman guard Brandy Woody scored a career best 12 points. The Billikens visit Worthen Arena for the first time since the 2004-05 season. St. Louis enters today's contest with a 6-7 record. St. Louis is coming off of a 55-53 win over Evansville. The Cardinals also have faced Evansville earlier this season winning that contest at home, 61-58. The Billikens are led by Lauren Woods who is averaging 10.3 points per game.

Miami at Chicago State, 8 pm
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After resting during the holidays, the Miami women's basketball team is interested in starting a new winning streak. It begins with a trip to the Windy City to take on Chicago State on Thursday at 8 p.m. (EST). A late run by UMass helped erase a seven-point Miami lead as the Minutewomen broke the RedHawks' six-game winning streak with a 78-72 victory Tuesday night. Courtney Osborn and Maggie Boyer each had 14 points to lead the RedHawks. Judson had 12 points, Hencke had 11 points and Robertson contributed 10 for the Red and White. Chicago State is 4-7 on the season. Before taking on Miami on Thursday, the Cougars will travel to Central Arkansas for a game against the Sugar Bears on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Tressa Beckel is the best player, averaging 18.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Seahawks Sneak by Yeomen
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By Mike Mancini

Newport, R.I. – Despite a season-high 30 free throws, the Oberlin College men’s basketball team couldn’t overtake Salve Regina University as they fell to the Seahawks 60-49 on Thursday afternoon at the Rodgers Recreation Center.

While the Yeomen did cash in a season-best 30-of-36 (83.3%) freebies, they were held to a season-low in field goals – making just 9-of-31 (29%) in the contest. 

In the second half, Oberlin got within four on six different occasions, but could not come up with a key stop to ever claim the lead. After trailing 29-23 at the break, OC made it 29-27 just moments into the half, but would get no closer the rest of the way.

Junior point guard Josh Merritt led the Yeomen 17 points and was a perfect 9-of-9 at the charity stripe. Andrew Fox added 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting and a 5-of-7 effort at the line. Geoff Simpson added 10 points – all of which came at the stripe. Junior Mazi Farris also contributed with a career-high eight rebounds. 

While the Yeomen were deadeye at the line, the Seahawks allowed the Yeomen to hang around by going just 13-of-29 (44.8%) on their free throw attempts. However, they were 20-of-48 (41.7%) from floor – including 6-of-16 (37.5%) from 3-point land. 

OC did win the rebound war by a 31-25 count, but turned it over 27 times that resulted in 23 points for the victors. 

Oberlin (1-10) will look to snap its 10-game skid when local rival Case Western Reserve comes to town on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. 

Yeowomen Let One Slip Away at Heidelberg
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Tiffin, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s basketball team led by as many as 11 points in the early going, but Heidelberg University pulled away in the second half to earn its first win of the season by knocking off the Yeowomen 69-58 on Thursday night.

Allison Anderson guided the OC attack with 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Kelly Warlich added 15 points, while Ashley Young added 14 – all of which came in the first half.

After jumping out to a 14-3 lead in the first three minutes, Oberlin fell victim to a 12-0 spurt that put the Berg up 15-14. From then on the seesaw battle continued with Oberlin going up by as many as seven, but Heidelberg fought back to make it a 34-32 OC advantage at the break. 

The score was tied at 43 with 13:30 left to play, but Heidelberg was able to create some separation on the scoreboard and eventually build its cushion up to nine, 59-50, with six minutes to go. On the ensuing possession Ellen Neumann would shrink the advantage to six with a three-ball, but OC netted just two more field goals the rest of the way. 

In a game that featured 12 lead changes and six ties, Oberlin (4-6) really hurt themselves by going just 8-of-19 (42.1%) at the free throw line. After shooting 44.4 percent (12-of-27) in the first half, the Yeowomen also cooled off in the second session by converting on just 9-of-31 (29%) attempts. The trend was also evident from beyond the arc where they went 6-of-13 (46.2%) in the opening frame compared just to 2-of-9 (22.2%) over the final 20 minutes of play.

Heidelberg (1-9), which was led by a game-high 19 points from Emily Giel, checked in with a 42.4 percent (25-of-59) success rate on the night.

The Yeowomen will go right back to work tomorrow afternoon when they welcome Adrian College to Philips Gym for a 5 p.m. showdown. 

Hiram College’s Basketball Team Defeats Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College; Brunswick's Kelsey Durichko grabs career-high 15 rebounds

December 30, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

WASHINGTON, PA.  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team defeated Washington & Jefferson College, 50-38, tonight (Thursday, Dec. 30) in a non-conference matchup in Washington, Pa.  [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 7-3 overall and the Presidents fall to 4-6 overall for the season.

Both teams traded leads in the early minutes of the first half, but Hiram took the lead for good at the 11:22 minute mark on a jumper by sophomore guard Lindsay Buckner (Vienna/Mathews) making the score 12-10 with 11:22 left in the period. 

 The Terriers slowly increased their lead and recorded their largest lead of the half of 10 points, 26-16, with 43 seconds remaining on another jumper by Buckner.  Washington & Jefferson tallied the final points of the period, but Hiram still led 26-18 at the break.

Midpark alumna Amy Geisman

In the second half, Hiram began the period with a mini 5-2 run that ended in a basket by junior guard/forward Amy Geisman (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) extending the margin back to double-digits, 31-20, with16:10 left to play. 

The Presidents answered with a 9-2 run to make it a two-possession game, 33-29, at the 11:58 mark.  But an ensuing, 7-0, run by Hiram gave the Terriers control of the game and never looked back en route to matching their largest lead of the game with the final score of 50-38.

Both teams struggled from the floor with the edge going in favor of Hiram who shot 25.3 percent (19-of-75) for the game.  Washington & Jefferson finished the game shooting 23.8 percent (15-of-63) from the field.

The President’s top scoring effort was turned in by Ashley Kirkpatrick who scored eight points on three-of-eight shooting (37.5 percent).  Kayla Strimel finished with a team-high 10 rebounds.

Brunswick alumna Kelsey Durichko

Hiram was led by senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) with game-high 19 points on six-of-25 shooting (24.0 percent) in addition to pulling down nine rebounds.  Junior guard Kelsey Durichko (Brunswick) grabbed a game and career-high 15 boards to go along with eight points and five assists.