A Page -- Dec. 6, 2011 -- PM Edition


B-W Senior Forward Catherine Spisak 

(Sandusky St. Mary's )Leaves Her Mark on the 

Women’s Basketball Program

By Emily Thomas
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

BEREA, OHIO – Anyone who has seen Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball senior captain Catherine Spisak (Sandusky/ St. Mary Central Catholic) right before a game might wonder whether she is really ready to play in a basketball game or preparing for a date.

“I always have my hair and makeup done and my nails painted black for every game,” Spisak explained. “I have a personal philosophy of ‘you look good, you play good.’”

Spisak’s philosophy has definitely proven true throughout her basketball career and it will get put to the test again on Wednesday night (December 7, 2011) when B-W hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg University at 7:30 p.m. in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium of the Lou Higgins Center inBerea.

During high school, Spisak earned four varsity letters. As a captain her junior year, she was second-team All-Sandusky Bay Conference and was voted Team Most Valuable Player. Serving as a second-year captain her senior year, Spisak had continued success. She was first-team All-SBC, first-team All-Northwest District and first-team All-District 6, received honorable mention All-Ohio honors and voted MVP for the second straight season.

It’s no wonder B-W women’s basketball Head Coach Cheri Harrer wanted to recruit Spisak.

“Catherine was a good athlete and played very hard,” said Harrer, who is in her 22nd season at B-W and enters Wednesday’s home game with a 437-155 career mark. “She had a decent outside game and was able to drive to the basket.”


Spisak chose to continue her basketball career at B-W because of its winning tradition. Little did Spisak know that she herself would play an instrumental role in the continued success of the program.

In her first three seasons as a Yellow Jacket, Spisak was part of the team’s 2008-2009 NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance, a second place place finish in the Ohio Athletic Conference last season and a three-year overall record of 59-24  with a .711 winning percentage.  And, Harrer, Spisak and the rest of the Yellow Jackets show no sign of slowing down this year.

“As a team, our goals are always very high,” said Harrer. “Every year we want to win the OAC regular season and OAC Tournament titles and play in the NCAA Tournament. Our goals are as high as any team can make them. Our expectations are that we are going to play harder than our opponent, play tough D [defense], rebound at both ends of the court and play together – every game.”

Spisak shares the same high expectations as her coach saying, “we want to win the national championship. We have a dedicated, talented group of girls who are willing to work hard.”

So far the Yellow Jackets are off to a good start. B-W enters Wednesday’s game with a 4-2 overall record and has 18 straight wins against the Student Princes. Individually, Spisak has played well and is averaging a team and OAC-leading 10.3 rebounds per game, including an OAC-leading 6.8 defensive rebounds per contest.

While there is no question that Spisak is a talented basketball player, she will leave behind a legacy that goes far beyond wins and losses, free throw percentages and rebounds.

As a three-year captain, Spisak is known for her leadership and takes that role to heart.

“My biggest accomplishment in my basketball career is that I have been a captain since I was a sophomore,” said Spisak. “I feel that this is the greatest honor.

“I feel proud of myself for pushing through adversity and that I have remained loyal to something I have worked so hard for,” adds Spisak. “I also feel like I have to be more of a leader than ever. I have to set the tone for practice and games. I have to make sure that whenever I say I will do something, I follow through.”

Spisak’s leadership ability has been well recognized by her coach.

“Catherine has developed tremendously as a leader,” said Harrer. “As an athlete she has found her niche in being a terrific rebounder and excellent defender. Catherine takes pride in doing all the little things that winning teams needs to do – take charges, communicate, set screens, rebound at both ends…and that role is extremely important for us.

“As a leader, she has become an excellent vocal leader,” continued Harrer. “She is a great encourager for her teammates and they really do look to her for guidance. She is one of the best leaders to ever play in our program.”

Spisak’s ability is not only acknowledged by her coach, but by her teammates as well.

Junior All-OAC forward Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) wants to do everything she can do make Spisak’s last season a great one.

“I think I can speak for the whole team when I say we want this season to be the best it can be, not only for each other, but for Catherine because it will be her last,” said Carpenter.  “She has put so much time and effort into this program for four years, so I hope our accomplishments and success this season will be rewarding enough for her.

“I know the friendships made and the experiences she has had will be satisfying enough for her, by why not give her what she has been working had for over the past four years -- a championship.”

Harrer echos Carpenter’s feelings. “We are extremely anxious to help Cat go out as a winner.”

Spisak returns the sentiments by Carpenter and Harrer.

“I have a great quality relationship with each of the different coaches. I could approach them with any problem and they would be more than willing to help. My teammates are my family. I have had the pleasure to make lifetime friends throughout my career here at B-W.”

Spisak will not just leave her mark on the women’s basketball program, but on the school as well.

Graduating this coming spring with a strong grade point average and two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management and Public Relations, Spisak proves that she can do it all.

On top of an outstanding basketball and academic career, Spisak still finds the time to be involved on campus as she is the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Vice President of the Sport Management Club and a member of the Public Relations Club. All of this experience, both on and off the court, will serve her well as she takes the next steps in her life as she is currently in the process of applying to graduate school for College Student Personnel or Higher Education and Leadership programs.

“I will pursue a career in academic advising/ student affairs within intercollegiate athletics,” said Spisak. “I would eventually like to be a female administrator at an NCAA Division I institution.”
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While the next steps in her life are exciting ones for Spisak, it will be the end of her basketball career.

“For the past twelve years, I have had practice or some basketball related activity going on every day,” says Spisak. “I will have a lot of extra time on my hands now.

“I will miss the structure and discipline that basketball has brought to my life,” continued Spisak. “Basketball has been the thing that has helped me to stay in shape and remain active for most of my life. I am looking forward to finding new ways to remain active, strong, and competitive.”

Spisak will miss playing basketball and her teammates.

“I will miss the family atmosphere of the team,” says Spisak. “These are the people that I have been with for up to three years. They have been with me through good times and bad times.”

Coach Harrer and Carpenter have made it clear that Spisak will leave a great legacy behind as she plays in her final season for the Yellow Jackets.

“Cat just has to be the best Cat she can be – no one else,” said Harrer.

However, it is how Spisak wants to be remembered that speaks to her true character.

“I want to be remembered as someone who was a true leader and made a positive impact in the lives of the younger girls on the team,” Spisak explained. “I want to be remembered as someone who never took plays off and always wanted what was best for the team.

“Most of all,” Spisak said, “I want to be remembered as someone who loved the game.”

Following its game against Heidelberg, B-W is back in action this Saturday, Dec. 10 when it travels to Wilmington, Ohio to play the Wilmington CollegeQuakers at 2:00 p.m. in the first game of a men’s and women’s doubleheader.


Amateur Bowling Notes

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Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 12/5/11

 

Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center

 

    300 Games

Tim Lemon, Brunswick, 11/21, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Kyle Schlitter, Olmsted Township, 11/28, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Joel Lewis, Oakwood Village, 11/29, Roseland Lanes;

Phil Silia Jr., North Olmsted, 11/30, Buckeye Lanes;

Eric Kuchenmeister, Brook Park, 11/30, Buckeye Lanes;

Greg Barnhart, North Royalton, 11/30, Brookgate Lanes;

Gregory Jefferson, Cleveland, 12/1, Ambassador Superior;

Brian Kaliszewski, Garfield Heights, 12/2, Red Circle Lanes;

Jeff Moehring, Cleveland, 12/2, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Jeff Brown Parma, 12/2, Buckeye Lanes;

Denis Lynch, Broadview Heights, 12/5, Red Circle Lanes;

Michael Cimperman, Parma, 12/5, Cloverleaf Lanes;

 

 

    299 Games

Jonothan Wilson, Brooklyn Heights, 11/21, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Michael Kennison, Parma, 11/28, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Kyle Cwiklinski, Seven Hills, 12/1, Seven Hills Lanes;

Brian Miklavic, Garfield Heights, 12/2, Red Circle Lanes;

 

 

    298 Games

Chris Leduc, Mentor, 12/3, Cloverleaf Lanes;

 

 

    800 Series

Phil Silia Jr., North Olmsted, 11/30, Buckeye Lanes (836);


Mount Union searching for another Stagg Bowl 


trip against Wesley


#2 Mount Union Purple Raiders (13-0, 9-0 OAC) vs.
#7 Wesley Wolverines (12-1)
Sat., Dec. 10 - 12 pm - Mount Union Stadium (Alliance, Ohio)

TV: ESPN3 / ESPN GAMEPLAN Michael Reghi (play-by-play), John Gregory (color) 

RADIO: 

WDPN 1310 AM (Alliance): LISTEN LIVE
WRMU 91.1 FM (Alliance): LISTEN LIVE

LIVE STATS: http://livestats.prestosports.com/mountunion

Complete Mount Union Game Notes in PDF Format: CLICK HERE

WESLEY: ROSTER | SCHEDULE/RESULTS | STATISTICS | COACHES

 

THE GAME


No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union hosts No. 7 ranked Wesley College in the national semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Dec. 10 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.


The game will kickoff at noon and will be broadcast on LIVE television online on ESPN3 and also available on ESPN GamePlan pay-per-view platform.  Check with your internet provider to make sure you have ESPN3 and your cable or satellite provider to order the game on ESPN GamePlan.


Mount Union (13-0) completed its sixth straight undefeated regular season to win its 23rd overall and 20th straight Ohio Athletic Conference and an automatic bid into the 32-team tournament then won its opening round game 47-7 over Benedictine (Ill.), a 30-10 second round victory over #25 Centre (Ky.) and 20-8 win against #9 Wabash (Ind.) in the quarterfinals.


The Purple Raiders are making their 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance with a 72-12 record in NCAA Playoff games.  Mount Union has advanced to the Stagg Bowl (National Championship game) 14 times and have won a record 10 National Championships.


Wesley (12-1) scored a 35-28 win over Hobart (N.Y.) in the first round, a 49-34 victory against #5 Linfield (Ore.) in the second round before scoring a 27-24 win in the quarterfinals at #3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas).


The Wolverines earned the lone Pool B bid to the 2011 tournament, allotted for teams competing either as an independent or in a conference not eligible for an automatic bid. Wesley is making its eighth NCAA Playoff appearance and has an 18-7 record in the playoffs and has made the semifinal round now five times over the last seven years.


MOUNT UNION FOOTBALL ON RADIO AND ONLINE

All Mount Union football games are broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.


THE SERIES

This will be the second-ever meeting between the two teams, which previously met in the semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Playoffs which Mount Union scored a 24-7 win in Alliance. 


THE COACHES

Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 316-23-3 (.928) in his 26th season as head coach and is one of the most successful coaches in college football history as he is one of only 11 coaches in college football history to win at least 300 games. His teams have won 22 OAC Championships, including the last 20 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships. He is a past president of the American Football Coaches Association and this past summer was the offensive coordinator for Team USA as they won the gold medal in the IFAF World Championships.

Mike Drass (Mansfield, Pa. '82) is 167-46-1 (.780) in his 19th season as head coach and 22nd year at Wesley.  He has built the Wolverines into one of the nation's top NCAA Division III programs as the Wolverines are 82-10 with five NCAA semifinal appearance since 2005.  An all-conference offensive lineman at Mansfield (PA), he spent four years as a high school coach and two years as an assistant at his alma mater before joining the staff at Wesley in 1989.


UP NEXT ...

The winner heads to the NCAA Division III National Championship game - The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl inSalem, Virginia against the winner of the other semifinal between St. Thomas (Minn.) and Wisconsin-Whitewater next Friday at 7pm.  The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU and online at ESPN3.


SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES

This will be Wesley's second trip to Stark County this year as they played NCAA Division II Walsh in October.  On the trip offensive coordinator Chip Knapp's son Ben, had a serious health issue and was just moved out of intensive care this week. This event and the last few weeks have brought Wesley's players together and inspired them. 

The offense centers on South Region Offensive Player of the Year -- quarterback Shane McSweeney.  The senior has completed 65.3 percent of his passes this season for 2,669 yards and 31 touchdowns while throwing just six interceptions.  McSweeny has been just as impressive with his feet, rushing for 712 yards on a team-high 158 carries with a team-high 12 TD's.  Junior Askia Jahad also has 795 yards and 9 TD's rushing, while senior tight end Sean McAndrew is the top receiver with 35 catches, 10 for TD's, for 407 yds.   

All-South Region First Team senior defensive end Chris Mayes with 20.5 tackles for loss seven sacks and three forced fumbles was lost for the season with an injury in the second round win against Linfield, but the Wolverines have many other talented players on the unit.  Senior linebacker Jeff Morgan has a team-best 99 stops with seven sacks while defensive backs in senior Dakevis Howard and sophomore Leon Jones each have four interceptions.

 



Fifty-three Lake Erie College Student/Athletes 


recognized for Academic Success by GLIAC


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Fifty-three Lake Erie College Student/Athletes were recognized for their performance in the classroom during the fall 2011 sports season by earning a place on the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic and Academic Excellence Teams. 


Thirty-two Storm student-athletes were named All-Academic while 21 were named Academic Excellence.   Last year, 40 Student/Athletes were named to the teams during the fall.   


The Storm football team had the most overall selections with 22, including 17 All-Academic picks.  Both women’s soccer and volleyball each had 10 players named, including six each on the Academic Excellence Team. 


To be eligible, the student-athlete must be an active member on the roster at the end of the season, not a freshman or a first-year transfer student.  All-Academic Teams are comprised of those Student/Athletes that meet criteria and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0-3.49. Academic Excellence Teams are comprised of student athletes that have a cumulative GPA of 3.50-4.0.

FALL 2011 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE GLIAC ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS (3.50+ GPA)

Sport: Cross Country

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Jeanne Lee

Sr.

Marketing

Geneva, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy

Devin O'Neill

Sr.

Psychology

Concord, Ohio/Mentor

Samantha Smith

Jr.

Early Childhood Education

Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick

    

Sport: Football

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Ben Bryan

So.

Political Science

Kensington, Ohio/Carrollton

Brendan Gallagher

So.

Intervention Specialist

Aurora, Ohio/Aurora

Mike Hounshell

Sr.

Criminal Justice

Willoughby, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

Taylor Jonard

Sr.

Biology

Galena, Ohio/Big Walnut

David Krzys

Sr.

Accounting

Ashtabula, Ohio/Lakeside

    

Sport:  Men's Soccer

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Stefan Stojanovic

So.

International Business

Serbia, Nis/Stevan Sremac

    

Sport: Volleyball

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Bridget Beury

Sr.

Biology

Amherst, Ohio/Amherst Stelle

Lauren Bogatay

Sr.

Marketing

Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

Andrea Harris

So.

Business Administration

Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek

Krista O'Connor

Sr.

Biology

North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton

Rachel Ritt

Jr.

Biology

Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

Mary Walter

Jr.

Biology

Solon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

    

Sport:  Women's Soccer

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Lauren Gaitsch

So.

Psychology

Huntley, Ill./Huntley

Jenna Hanford

Jr.

Accounting

North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton

Kaitlyn Holland

Jr.

Biology

Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North

Ally Miller

So.

Biology

Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood

Paige Nemec

So.

Chemistry

Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood

Chrissy Poulos

So.

Marketing

North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton

 

FALL 2011 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE GLIAC ALL-ACADEMIC RECIPIENTS (3.0-3.49 GPA)

Sport: Cross Country

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Shanita Fluker

So.

Biology

Flint, Mich./Flint Southwestern

    

Sport: Football

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Zach Abbatiello

R-Fr.

Adolescent/Young Adult Education

Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle

Gus Armbruster

Sr.

Business Administration

North Roylaton, Ohio/North Royalton

Steve Bensinger

Sr.

Biology

Poland, Ohio/South Range

Derrick Clement

Sr.

Social Science/Criminal Justice

Seville, Ohio/Cloverleaf

Guy Cullison

Jr.

Social Science

Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready

Anthony Elias

R-Fr.

Adolescent/Young Adult Education

Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview

Cody Furr

R-Fr.

History

Lodi, Ohio/Cloverleaf

Ricky Kaydo

So.

Sport Management

Ashtabula, Ohio/Edgewood

Ty Law

R-Fr.

Adolescent/Young Adult Education

Madison, Ohio/Madison

Taylor Leppla

Jr.

Criminal Justice

Cambridge, Ohio/Cambridge

Matt Lott

Sr.

Criminal Justice

Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic

David Romeo

Sr.

Sport Management

Willoughby, Ohio/Eastlake North

Jake Rose

R-Fr.

Undecided

Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon

Dakota Schwan

R-Fr.

Sport Management

Bellevue, Ohio/Monroeville

Matt Spelich

Jr.

Business Administration

Cleveland, Ohio/Lutheran West

Brian Standiford

Jr.

Biology

Cambridge, Ohio/Cambridge

A.J. Zitello

Jr.

Criminal Justice

Youngstown, Ohio/Mineral Ridge

    

Sport:  Men's Soccer

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Gary Carr

Jr.

Sport Management

Dublin, Ireland/Irish Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Soccer Academy

Rob Searles

Jr.

Health Care/Biology Individualized

Chardon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

Patrick Uhl

Jr.

Sport Management

Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls

    

Sport: Volleyball

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Kayleigh Collins

Sr.

Business Administration

Saline, Mich./Saline

Jamie Hoppe

So.

Biology

Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde

Michelle Naab

Sr.

Sport Management

North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton

Rachel Smallwood

Sr.

Legal Studies

Carlisle, Ohio/Carlisle

    

Sport:  Women's Soccer

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Chelsea Giesen

Sr.

Chemistry

Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley

Robin Hames

So.

Intervention Specialist

Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby

Lucia Marinucci

So.

Intervention Specialist

Westlake, Ohio/Westlake

Valerie Urbanik

Jr.

Individualized Major

North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville

    

Sport: Women's Tennis

   

Student/Athlete-Name

Yr.

Major

Hometown/High School

Jordyn Parrigan

So.

Psychology

Shelby, Ohio/Shelby

Emily Rose-Gray

Jr.

Psychology

Marine City, Mich./Marine City

Sydney Victor

So.

Psychology

Erie, Pa./Erie Day School



TONIGHT IN MAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – DECEMBER 6, 2011

 

Miami at Duquesne, 11:00 AM

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For the only time during the month of December, the Miami University women’s basketball team is on the road. The RedHawks are in Pittsburgh for a game against Duquesne on Tuesday. Junior point guard Courtney Osborn is the team’s leading scorer on most nights, but she can also be a great distributor as well. Friday was a great example of that, as she recorded 12 assists, helping five players finish in double figures in the 92-77 win over Iona. It tied her career-high, she also recorded 12 against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 17, 2010. It was only one off the school record of 13 assists, which has been set twice: by D’Nelle Seiple vs. Wright State on Dec. 30, 1991 and by Carrie Kent at Western Michigan on Jan. 17, 1996. Duquesne is 5-1 on the season. One of the preseason favorites in the Atlantic-10 conference, the Dukes defeated Ohio, 83-60, in their last action on Saturday. It is not the only Mid-American Conference team they have defeated handily. On Nov. 14, Duquesne traveled to Buffalo and came away with a 90-46 win. The Dukes are led by senior guard Alex Gensler. She averages 20.0 points per game and shoots the ball at a .517 clip. 

 

Bowling Green at Youngstown St, 5:15 PM 

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The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team continues a stretch of four games in a nine-day span, heading across the state for a Tuesday (Dec. 6) game against Youngstown State University. Senior Jessica Slagle scored a career-high 15 points as the Falcons posted a 71-61 win over Butler on Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Stroh Center. Slagle's previous career scoring best was 13 points, amassed in a home win over Central Michigan last season (Jan. 22, 2011). The Falcons had 15 steals against Butler, marking the fourth time BGSU posted a double-digit steal total in six games this season to date. BG had at least 12 steals in each of those four games. Last year, the Falcons had as many as 12 steals in a game just once. Youngstown State won at least four games in November for just the third time in school history. The last time was 1999-2000, and the other time was 1997-98. The Penguins' 25-point win over Western Michigan on Wednesday was their first win by at least 20 since Nov. 21, 2006. YSU endured 46 losses by at least 20 points during that span, including 38 since 2008-09. Dating back to last season, YSU has won seven of its last 14 games and six of its last nine. Prior to 14 games ago, YSU had won just seven of previous its previous 85 games.

 

Kent State at Temple, 7:00 PM 

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The Kent State women's basketball team visits Temple for a non-conference matchup Tuesday (Dec. 6) at 7 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. The Golden Flashes (1-5) are looking to put an end to a three-game losing skid and seek their first victory away from the friendly confines of the M.A.C. Center in their fourth try this season. The Golden Flashes are currently 11th in the country in free-throw percentage, converting at an 80.3% rate from the charity stripe. Junior center Leslie Schaefer is tied with four others for 25th in the nation in freebie shots with an 87.5% success rate (minimum 2.5 free-throws made per game).  Hutcheson has been heating up, reaching double digits in scoring in each of her last two games. The Ancaster, Ontario, native scored a team-high 12 points at Northern Arizona (Nov. 26) in the final game of the Hilton Garden Inn Thanksgiving Classic. She followed that performance up by scoring a career-high 13 points last Wednesday (Nov. 30) against St. Bonaventure. She is currently tied for second on the team with 9.0 points per game. Hutcheson averaged 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game on her way to being named to the Ontario Provincial team twice and earning Provincial Championship MVP honors. The Owls have gotten off to a 3-5 start but have played three ranked opponents. Temple fell to then-No. 24 Ohio State on the road, 70-66, on Nov. 18. The Owls lost a 71-59 decision to defending national champion and then-No. 5 Texas A&M on Nov. 25 in the Bahamas at the Junkanoo Jam. Temple lost at then-No. 11 Rutgers, 71-50, last Wednesday (Nov. 30). Temple put a stop to a five-game winning streak by rolling to a 73-57 win over Auburn last Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Liacouras Center. Senior guard Shey Peddy scored a game and season-high 27 points to lead Temple added a game-high five steals along with six rebounds.

 

Western Michigan at Chicago St., 8:00 PM

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Western Michigan (1-5) is coming off its first win of the season after defeating UW-Milwaukee at home Saturday, 69-63. The Broncos are averaging 59.8 and allowing 73.7 ppg against. WMU is shooting 35.6 percent from the field. Rredshirt senior Maria Iaquaniello is the team's top scorer and rebounder, averaging 10.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Aurielle Anderson (8.0 ppg) and Corie Buchanan (6.8 ppg) are the next top two scorers. Preseason All-MAC selection Miame Giden (11.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg) was injured against Youngstown State (11/30) and is out indefinitely. Chicago State's Janay Dockery leads the team offensively with 13.8 rpg and 4.9 rpg, both team highs. Natalie Marlowe averages 9.2 ppg and Paris Williams is producing 8.4 ppg. The team is averaging 46.8 ppg and allowing 73.8 ppg. CSU is shots 31.0 percent from the floor and has a negative 13.4 rebounding margin.


'Berg Women's Hoops Falls to Case Western 


Reserve in Tiffin


TIFFIN, Ohio-Erin Hollinger tallied game-highs of 18 points and eight
rebounds to lead Case Western Reserve University to a 79-57 victory over the
Heidelberg University women's basketball team tonight in a non-conference
game at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio.  Hollinger was seven-of-12
shooting from the field and recorded two assists, a game-high three blocks
and one steal.

With just one day of rest between games, the Berg (2-5, 0-1 Ohio Athletic
Conference) was led in scoring for the sixth time in seven games this
season, including the last four consecutive, by sophomore guard Kathleen
Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary's), who poured in 16 points on a six-of-16
shooting night.  Sophomore guard Emily Giel (Burton/Burkshire) scored a
season-high 14 points and matched a career-high four three-pointers.  Junior
forward Molly Schriber (Sidney) and sophomore forward Kyra Dorney
(Fairborn/Greenon) shared a team-high six rebounds.

In addition to Hollinger for the Spartans (5-3) Evy Iacono scored 15 points
and Brooke Orcutt added 10 markers of her own. 

Heidelberg opened a 5-0 lead at the 18:29 mark of the first half when Giel
made a steal and a three-pointer on the ensuing possession.  Giel gave the
'Berg another five-point lead at 10-5 when she canned her second triple with
15:56 on the clock.

The Spartans closed to within two points on two separate occasions before
tying the score, 12-12, when Emily Mueller hit a jumper at 14:32.

The teams traded leads five times before the Tri-Color took an 18-17
advantage at 12:01 as Schriber sank a jumper and Phillips followed on the
next possession with a lay-up for a 20-17 'Berg lead at 11:02.

CWRU then went on a 6-0 run and tied the score for the second time, 23-23,
at 8:10 as Destinee Henton canned a jump shot.

The Spartans outscored Heidelberg, 17-7, over the next 6:33 and led, 40-30,
as Iacono made one of two free throws at the 1:27 mark.  CWRU led by as many
as 11 points in the first half, but Schriber closed the gap to eight points
before halftime after she buried a three-pointer with 24 seconds to play to
send the Berg into the break looking at a 43-35 deficit.

Giel opened the second half for the 'Berg with yet another three-pointer and
brought the Tri-Color to within five at 43-38, but CWRU countered with a
16-3 run that spanned seven minutes and was capped when Orcutt made two free
throws at the 11:48 mark

The Spartans would lead by as many as 24 points in the second half, holding
a 74-50 advantage with 4:19 to play following a pair of free throws by
Marissa Miles.

CWRU's bench outscored Heidelberg reserves by a 35-20 margin, shot 45.6
percent (25-of-57) from the field, including 48.5 percent (16-of-33) in the
first half, and was 20-of-24 from the free-throw line.

Schriber chipped in nine points for the Berg, which was 31.3 percent
(21-of-67) shooting for the night, making just nine field goals after the
break.

The Berg returns to OAC play Wednesday, Dec. 7 when it travels to Berea,
Ohio
 to face Baldwin-Wallace College at 7:30 p.m. before closing the week at
Muskingum University on Saturday, Dec. 10.




Doolin Named First-Team Academic All-American® for Second-Straight Year

TOWSON, Md. – For the second-consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Richard Doolin (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Football First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Doolin is one of just 25 football student-athletes from around the nation and the only University Athletic Association player to earn first-team status.

An accounting major with a 3.97 grade point average, Doolin amassed 43 tackles, including 10 for loss, with 3.5 sacks. He also recorded seven quarterback hurries and forced a fumble on a defensive unit that that ranked seventh in the nation in rush defense (75.8 ypg), 12th in scoring defense (12.9 ppg) and fourth in red zone efficiency (52%).

A three-time All-University Athletic Association selection and three-time Academic All-UAA performer, Doolin finished his career with 145 tackles with 33.5 for loss and 19 sacks.

CWRU finished the season at 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the UAA with a fourth conference championship in five years (2007-09, '11).

The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Only student-athletes named to their respective Academic All-District First Team become eligible for Academic All-America® consideration.

Since the program's inception, a total of 73 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American® -- that number includes two already this fall. In 2010 and 2011, a combined 12 Spartans received Academic All-America® acclaim.

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