A Page -- Feb. 21, 2011

 
John Marshall alumna Syrea Thomas
 
Surpasses 1,000 Points in Loss to
 
Denison
 
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Granville, Ohio – Senior Syrea Thomas poured in 32 points as she became just the seventh player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points, but in the end it wasn’t enough to propel the Yeowomen past undefeated and eighth-ranked Denison as they fell to the Big Red 86-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Former Marshall High Lawyer Syrea Thomas

After an off shooting performance on Wednesday, Thomas bounced back by going 10-of-18 from the floor, which included a 5-of-10 effort from beyond the arc. The Cleveland Heights native also went 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. She is now seventh on the all-time scoring list with 1,007 points. 

Point guard Allison Anderson also got back on track with 16 points and eight rebounds. She was 6-of-13 shooting and was 4-of-6 from 3-point land. Freshman Allison Gannon also added her third double-digit scoring performance of the season as she finished 10 points. 

In the early going the Yeowomen played toe-to-toe with the nationally ranked Big Red and was clinging to an 18-17 lead with 9:06 remaining in the opening half. Unfortunately, Denison caught fire and was able to a build a 43-28 cushion at the half.

In the second half the Yeowomen scored first, but that was as close as they would get as they never really threatened a comeback.

Oberlin, which concludes the regular season at 8-17 overall and 3-11 in the NCAC, shot 46.1 percent (23-of-50) overall and was 9-of-21 (42.9%) from long range. 

Denison (25-0, 14-0), which had nine different players score in the game and will be the number one seed in the upcoming NCAC Tournament, was paced by 28 from Shaina Kaiser.

The Yeowomen will draw the No. 7 seed in the NCAC Tournament and will square off against No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan in the first round on Tuesday night. The Bishops and Yeowomen went head-to-head in last year’s conference tournament as well with OWU escaping with a 62-56 win. Earlier this season, Oberlin fell at OWU in overtime 66-62. 

St. Thomas More's basketball team
 
to be honored by Catholic Charities,
 
CSU hoopsters
 
 


St. Thomas More’s varsity girls’ basketball team has joined the school’s boys’ high school team as one of the teams to be honored with a CYO Sportsmanship Award, which will be presented to them at Saturday’s Cleveland State women’s game in the Wolstein Center by the Cleveland chapter of Catholic Charities, it was just announced (check the A Page of Feb 18 to see announcement of boys’ team winning same award).


The team is rather unique in that it sports three sets of sisters: Cydney and Alexis Butler, Lisa and Victoria Henderson, and Alex and Rebecca Zamblauskas.


Other STM members include Amanda Ciacchi, Caitlyn Eschweiler, Megan Hollenbeck, Mariah Rodriguez, and Monica Rusa.
  
The team is coached by Mark Butler.

 Yeomen Conclude Their Season at Wabash

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Crawfordsville, Ind. – Junior Josh Merritt became the seventh player in school history to amass 100 assists in the season, but the was the lone bright spot for the Yeomen in their season finale as they fell to Wabash College 72-42 on Saturday afternoon. 

Merritt, a native of San Francisco, dished out a game-high five assists to finish the year with 104 helpers. He also matched teammates Geoff Simpson andPat Bernhard with a team-high nine points.
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Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Tennis 

Team Shuts Out Adrian (Mich.), 9-0, 

for Third Straight Win

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA –  The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team shut out visiting Adrian (Mich.) College, 9-0, today (Saturday, February 19, 2011) in the North Ridge Racquet Club in North Ridgeville.  The win capped a sweep for the Yellow Jackets as they beat Northwestern Ohio University, 8-1, earlier in the day.

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With its win, B-W improves to 4-2 overall and the Yellow Jackets have won three straight matches.  B-W dominated play as it won 96 of 123 total points, including 72 of 91 in singles play and 24 of 32 in doubles action. With its loss, Adrian is now 0-1 overall.

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Mentor's Stephanie Rogers scores in double figures for 19th time in 23 games

By Kyle Akins

Lake Erie College (3-20, 2-15 GLIAC) ran into a shooting buzz saw at eighth-ranked and GLIAC leading Michigan Tech University (20-2, 15-1 GLIAC), and could do nothing about it in a 89-49 loss at the SDC Center in Houghton, Mich.

The Huskies went 30-of-48 (62.5%) from the field and an incredible 16-of-22 (72.7%) from the three-point line.  The Storm went 17-of-58 (29.3%) from the field and just two-of-11 (18.2%).

Rogers

The Lake Erie roundballers were led by junior center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) reached double figures for the 19th time in 23 games with a game-high tying 16 points, improving upon her team-leading 15.0 ppg. entering the afternoon.  Rogers was a perfect from the foul line going eight-of-eight

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Spartan Women Drop Tightly-

Contested Game 73-68 against #15/

16 Rochester


CLEVELAND, OH
 – Senior forward Caitlin Henry (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) joined the 1,000-point club with a first half three-pointer, but the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team dropped a tightly-contested 73-68 decision against No. 15/16University of Rochester on Sunday, February 20 at Horsburgh Gymnasium. Junior forward Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) was honored pre-game for reaching the 1,000 point-mark on Feb. 6 against Washington University (MO).


With the loss, the Spartans drop to 12-12 overall and 6-7 in University Athletic Association. Rochester improved to 19-5 overall (9-4 UAA) with the win and handed Case its seventh setback this year against a nationally-ranked opponent.
Henry nailed a three-pointer with 6:04 to go in the first half to join her teammate and reach the 1,000 point-club, becoming just the 11th woman in program history to reach the plateau. For the afternoon, the Spartans were led by sophomore guard Evy Iacono’s (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) 20-point performance. Henry poured in an additional 16-points and Hollinger added 15 to pace the Case offense.


Jodie Luther tallied 20 to tie Iacono for the game-high and led the Rochester attack, while Madeline Korber contributed 18-points and seven rebounds. Jackie Walker also pulled down a game-high 10 boards for the Yellowjackets.


The game was won on the inside, as Rochester outscored Case 38-16 in the paint and 16-8 on second chance opportunities. Nevertheless, the lead changed hands eight different times and Case was within one point with just 2:07 to go in regulation.

In the opening half, Rochester got on the board first with a Walker jumper just 23 seconds into the game, but Hollinger nailed a triple to give Case a 3-2 lead on the next possession. The Spartans pushed the lead to four, 6-2, as Henry knocked down another three with 16:56 on the clock. Rochester answered, however, and reclaimed the lead, 11-10, at the 12:39 mark on a jumper by Amy Woods and stretched it all the way to 14 over the next 5:48. Hollinger managed to stop the Yellowjacket run at the 6:35 mark with a layup, and helped Case chip away the lead back to six, 35-29, heading into the locker room.


The Spartans immediately narrowed the deficit to three, 36-33, out of the half on a triple by sophomore guard/forward Marissa Miles (McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry) and continued to cut the lead throughout the first six minutes. Hollinger then gave Case its first lead, 49-48, since early in the first half with a pair of free throws at the 13:42 mark. The Yellowjackets jumped back out in front, but things went mostly back-and-forth until the Spartans built their largest lead of the game, 58-53, with 7:53 to play on lay-in by Henry. Luther then tied the game for the third time and put Rochester back on top, 61-60, with two free throws at the 6:22 mark.


Iacono knocked down a jumper on the next trip down the floor, spotting the Spartans a 62-61 lead with 5:58 to go, but it would be their last of the afternoon. Two minutes later, UR’s Melissa Alwardt hit back-to-back three-pointers within 22 seconds of each other to give the Yellowjackets a five point advantage.


B-W Men Finish Third, Women Finish 

Fourth in OAC Championships

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the final day (Saturday, February 20) of the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship meet at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium in Akron. The men’s team finished third in the conference, while the women finished fourth.

Ohio Northern University’s men and women both won the conference titles. The ONU men scored 339 points with John Carroll Universityfollowing in second with 202 points, then B-W (148), then University of Mount Union (130) and Wilmington College (46).  For the women, ONU won with 308 points followed by Mt. Union (205), JCU (140), B-W 131) and WC (62).

Highlighting the final day of competition were school records set in the men’s 1-meter dive, women’s 200-yard backstroke and women’s 3-meter dive.

The men were led by six-time NCAA Division III All-American diver Todd Richert (North Royalton) who won the men’s 1-meter dive with a score of 514.60 points, beating the schools previous record.

The Yellow Jacket women were led by a school and OAC conference record breaking performance by two-time All-American in sophomore Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) in the women’s 3-meter diving competition. Pinter earned a winning record score of  524.20. Freshman Emma Gerdes (Avon) finished second in the 200-yard backstroke in a record time of 2:09.18. Her performance allowed her to surpass the previous 15 year-old school record of 2:10.59 held by Jill Vogstadt from 1996.

The top three individuals and the top two relay teams in each event earn All-OAC honors.  Top All-OAC finishers of the day for the men were Richert, Pinter, and Gerdes.

Case Men Finish Fourth, Women Sixth at 2011 UAA 

Swimming & Diving Championships

WEBSTER, NY – The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming teams picked up two more medals on the final day (Saturday, February 19) of the 2011 University Athletic Association Championships at the Webster Aquatic Center. The Spartan men wrapped up the meet in fourth-place overall, recording 1,117 team points, while the women’s squad earned sixth with a tally of 763.5.

For the Spartan men, it was their best team finish since the 2006 meet. Combined, the teams secured seven medals at the four-day event.

A pair of freshmen, Sean Nickley (Springfield, VA/West Springfield) and Maggie Dillione (Newtown, PA/Council Rock North), highlighted the evening for Case as they each took third in their respective events. Nickley touched in 2:05.90 to record an NCAA Provisional cut and earn All-UAA honors in the 200 breast, while Dillione also took All-UAA honors in the 200 fly with an NCAAProvisional time of 2:07.01.

Individually, senior Robby Browning (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) capped an impressive weekend with his seventh-place finish in the 200 backstroke in 1:55.15. Freshman Gus Bailey (Grove City, OH/Grove City) also continued his strong meet with a sixth-place result of 46.68 in the 100 free.
On the women’s side, senior Jacquie Buckler (Brookfield, WI/Brookfield East) and freshman 

Sara Tillie (Fallston, MD/Fallston) both picked up top-10 finishes for the Spartans in the 200 breaststroke finals. Buckler finished ninth in a time 2:25.15, while Tillie touched in 2:27.54 to take tenth.


In the 400 freestyle relay, the Case women finished fifth with a time of 3:33.68 also an NCAA Provisional cut. The men’s foursome placed sixth in the 400 free.



Kenston peals Orange with three-goal

 

second period; Nick Levine lamps light

 

twice, including game winner, sending

 

Bombers to sectional finals

 

Feb. 21, 2011 – 12:01 a.m

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

KENT – After a tight first period, Kenston opened things up and skated its way into this week’s sectional finals in the State Hockey Tournaments here in the Kent State University Ice Arena by way of Sunday’s 5-1 win over Orange.

 

Kenston will now face No. 2 see Gilmour at 5 Saturday here. The Lancers swept Hoover Saturday, 10-0.


STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS


With the score tied 1-1 the second period, Nick Levine scored the game winner on the power play. It was the first of three goals in the period for the Bombers and first of two of the day for Mr. Levine. Mickey Isakoff assisted on the goal that came at 3:17 of the second.

Hockey

Kentston team photo--courtesy team website

 

Two of the remaining three goals scored by the Bombers also came off special-teams play.  Jordan Manke added an even-strength goal with an assist from Ben Kinney and Anthony Santo a power-play tally to make it 4-1 going into the second intermission.

 

Levine scored a short-hand goal in the third.

Zack Kinney

Zack Kinney

 

Kenston opened up the scoring on an unassisted goal by Zack Kinney. Cy Apanius matched it for Orange later in the period with assist from Brian Joseph and Adam Rukin.

 

Pete Shapiro had 28 saves in goal for Orange.

 

Mitch's hat trick ditches Mayfield as Lake

 

Catholic rolls to sectional finals

 

Feb. 21, 2011 – 12:01 a.m.

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

KENT -- Lake Catholic rolled by Mayfield in sectional semifinals play, 9-0, in the State Hockey Tournament, earning the right to play Hudson in this week’s sectional finals.

 

By registering a hat trick, the Cougars’ Andrew Mitch ended the day with three goals, two first names and one assist.

 

The rest of the goal scoring was spread evenly among six Student/Athletes. John Baucco, Brad Rosser, Anthony Nalipa, Kevin Bruss, Brandon Malm, and David Reed did the goal-scoring honors.

 

Patrick Dunning, Bruss, and Luke Turk each had two assists. Mitch, Ryan Miller, Brian Anthony Jake Denner, Nalipa, Tommy Michals each picked up one assist.


STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS 


In all, 12 Cougars figured in on the scoring with at least a goal, an assist or both.

 

Matt Mramer had 41 saves for the Wildcats.
 
Steve Jones scores game winner just 3:45
 
into the game as Hudson"explores"
 
possibiltiy of a sectional title this week

 

Feb. 21, 2011 – 12:01 a.m.

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

KENT –Hudson won the first and third periods and Solon the second, but it was Hudson who won the whole game, 5-1, a sectional semifinal, in the State High School  Hockey Tournaments to advance to this week’s final against Lake Catholic.

 

The game-winning goal, which was scored by Steve Jones, came just 3:45 into the game. Connor Ganely scored at just 1:39 of the first period to give Hudson not only its first lead but the lead for good.

 

Ganley’s goal was unassisted and Evan Hablitzel assisted on the goal scored by Jones, his first of two on the evening.

 

Sam Littman scored a shorthanded goal, unassisted, in the second for the Comets.

 

Bo Luri, Hablitzel and Jones scored goals in the third. Luri’s came on a power play. Jake Collins and Hablitzel each wound up with two assists. Tyler Stockwell and Danny Silvestro also had assists.

 

Grayson Kotseos had 29 saves for Solon.

 
Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Tennis Beats Adrian (Mich.) College, 9-0, To Remain Undefeated at 6-0 Overall

BEREA –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team defeated Adrian (Mich.) College, 9-0, today (Saturday, February 19, 2011) at the North Ridge Racquet Club in North Ridgeville to remain undefeated this season.  Earlier on Saturday, B-W also shut out Defiance College, 9-0, at the Paramount Tennis Club in Medina.

With its win, B-W improves to 6-0 overall and dominated this match by scoring 96 of 112 total points, including 72 of 83 singles points and 24 of 29 doubles points.  With its loss, Adrian is now 0-1 overall.  For the day and in its two victories, the Yellow Jackets won 192 of 225 total points.
North Olmsted High alum Alex Kearney

Against Adrian, the Yellow Jackets gained a 3-0 advantage in doubles.  The number one duo of junior number one singles player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and freshman No. 6 player Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) won 8-2, the No.2 tandem of No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and No.4 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) won 8-1 and the No.3 duo of No.3 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) and junior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won 8-2.

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Lakewood's Kelly finishes fourth in 1,000 meters

KENT, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's indoor track and field team had its final tune-up before next week's Ohio Athletic Conference Championships as the Raiders competed at the Kent State Open Saturday.

Junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) finished fourth in the 1000 meters (2:29.71), senior Scott Thomas(Salem/West Branch) was fifth in the 60 meter dash (6.95) and freshman Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) placed sixth in the triple jump (44-3.25) as the top performances for the Raiders.


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ANDREW SOMOGYI IS 


BEACHWOOD 


STUDENT/ATHLETE 


OF THE WEEK



ANDREW SOMOGYI

Andrew Somogyi


High School Boys Basketball 

Senior - Captain 

By Ryan Peters

This week's Bison Athlete of the Week is senior basketball player Andrew Somogyi. Andrew had an outstanding week as he helped lead the Bison varsity basketball team to victories against conference opponents Fairport and Wickliffe. 

Against Fairport, Andrew scored 13 points in the Bison 88-57 victory. This past Friday, the Bison celebrated Senior day and a dominant victory against the Wickliffe Blue Devils by a score of 71-52.

 Wickliffe entered the game with a record of 13-3, "Andrew's had a great game as he scored with 24 points," said head coach Jason Pecjak. "You could just tell Andrew wanted it more. No matter what, he wasn't going to let us lose.

During the second quarter of the Wickliffe game, Andrew scored 11 points, which really put us in the driver seat. It was very special to win on Senior night and I know it meant a lot to Andrew. Our seniors wanted to leave their home court with a victory and they were going to do whatever it took to get it." 

The Bison have an overall record of 10-7 and play at the undefeated Richmond Heights Spartans on Tuesday and at  Hawken on Friday.

Spartan Women Drop Tightly-Contested Game 73-68 

against #15/16 Rochester

CLEVELAND, OH – Senior forward Caitlin Henry (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) joined the 1,000-point club with a first half three-pointer, but the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team dropped a tightly-contested 73-68 decision against No. 15/16University of Rochester on Sunday, February 20 at Horsburgh Gymnasium. Junior forward Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) was honored pre-game for reaching the 1,000 point-mark on Feb. 6 against Washington University (MO).


With the loss, the Spartans drop to 12-12 overall and 6-7 in University Athletic Association. Rochester improved to 19-5 overall (9-4 UAA) with the win and handed Case its seventh setback this year against a nationally-ranked opponent.
Henry nailed a three-pointer with 6:04 to go in the first half to join her teammate and reach the 1,000 point-club, becoming just the 11th woman in program history to reach the plateau. For the afternoon, the Spartans were led by sophomore guard Evy Iacono’s (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) 20-point performance. Henry poured in an additional 16-points and Hollinger added 15 to pace the Case offense.


Jodie Luther tallied 20 to tie Iacono for the game-high and led the Rochester attack, while Madeline Korber contributed 18-points and seven rebounds. Jackie Walker also pulled down a game-high 10 boards for the Yellowjackets.


The game was won on the inside, as Rochester outscored Case 38-16 in the paint and 16-8 on second chance opportunities. Nevertheless, the lead changed hands eight different times and Case was within one point with just 2:07 to go in regulation.


In the opening half, Rochester got on the board first with a Walker jumper just 23 seconds into the game, but Hollinger nailed a triple to give Case a 3-2 lead on the next possession. The Spartans pushed the lead to four, 6-2, as Henry knocked down another three with 16:56 on the clock. Rochester answered, however, and reclaimed the lead, 11-10, at the 12:39 mark on a jumper by Amy Woods and stretched it all the way to 14 over the next 5:48. Hollinger managed to stop the Yellowjacket run at the 6:35 mark with a layup, and helped Case chip away the lead back to six, 35-29, heading into the locker room.


The Spartans immediately narrowed the deficit to three, 36-33, out of the half on a triple by sophomore guard/forward Marissa Miles (McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry) and continued to cut the lead throughout the first six minutes. Hollinger then gave Case its first lead, 49-48, since early in the first half with a pair of free throws at the 13:42 mark. The Yellowjackets jumped back out in front, but things went mostly back-and-forth until the Spartans built their largest lead of the game, 58-53, with 7:53 to play on lay-in by Henry. Luther then tied the game for the third time and put Rochester back on top, 61-60, with two free throws at the 6:22 mark.


Iacono knocked down a jumper on the next trip down the floor, spotting the Spartans a 62-61 lead with 5:58 to go, but it would be their last of the afternoon. Two minutes later, UR’s Melissa Alwardt hit back-to-back three-pointers within 22 seconds of each other to give the Yellowjackets a five point advantage
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Mount women get three top 10 finishes

KENT, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's indoor track and field team registered three top-10 finishes at the Kent State Open Saturday in Kent, Ohio.

The event is the final tune-up before next weekend's Ohio Athletic Conference Championships being held atBaldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

The three top-10 finishes were a fourth for sophomore Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) in the 60 meter dash (7.76) and a pair of sixth place finishes by sophomore Amanda Schmauder (Pepper Pike/Orange) in the pole vault (10-0) and freshman Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) in the 300 meters (43.77).

 

Falls' Pellerite leads Mount win


ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Big days from junior forward Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) and senior forwardDave Pellerite (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) resulted in Mount Union's men's basketball team getting a 74-67 win over Heidelberg in the regular season finale Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.


Wood scored a season and game-high 23 points and hauled down eight rebounds, while Pellerite had 22 points, nine rebounds and three steals.  In his final home game as a Purple Raider, Pellerite moved to third place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,444 points.

Dane Givner had 19 points and seven rebounds as one three players in double figures for Heidelberg (11-14, 9-9 OAC).


The first half featured five lead changes and a pair of ties and a Givner three-pointer with 6:02 left gave Heidelberg a 28-22 lead.  Mount Union then finished the half on a 17-6 run with final three points coming via a Wood three-pointer from just past half court at the buzzer to lead 39-34 at the break.


Mount Union extended that lead to 13 points, 48-35 before Heidelberg rallied to within a point, 55-54 with 7:19 remaining.  The Raiders then went on 13-2 run that took the lead the lead back out to 12 points, 68-56 with 4:12 left in the game.


Mount Union ends the regular season with a record of 10-15 and seventh in the OAC with an 8-10 mark.  The Raiders are the No. 7 seed in next week's OAC Tournament and play Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 pm at John Carroll

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Heidelberg falls to 11-14 overall and are tied with Otterbein for fifth place in the OAC at 9-9.  The Berg hold the 

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