A Page -- Feb. 9, 2012

Parma's Kevin Shadrach

No. 16 Mount Union dispatches Heidelberg

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 16 ranked Mount Union won nine of 10 matches to easily dispatch Heidelberg, 34-6 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match Tuesday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

It was the final regular season home dual for Mount Union (9-4, 3-1 OAC) and it was also the final home match for eight Purple Raider seniors each of whom scored wins.

Senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) had a dominating performance as he won his 32nd match of the season with a pin in 1:31 at 149 pounds.

The other Mount Union pin came from All-American junior Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant), who wrestled for the first time since December, and got a fall 2:20 in at 125 pounds.

Senior John Piechuta (Alliance/Marlington) got a major decision victory at 165 pounds while fellow senior TJ Arnone (Willoughby/Willoughby South) almost got a major decision but settled for a 12-5 win at 133.

Seniors Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) and Joe Spooner (Willoughby/Willoughby South) each got narrows 3-2 and 2-1 wins at 141 and 157 respectively.

Senior Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) got a 5-2 win at 184 while at 285 All-American Derick Hesson got an 8-3 win for his 102 career victory which ties him with Andy Lamancusa (1984-88) for the second-most in team history.

Heidelberg falls to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the OAC.

Mount Union travels to Baldwin-Wallace for the final dual meet of the season next Thursday at 7:30 pm.

#16 Mount Union 34, Heidelberg 6

125         Riki Reynolds (Mount Union) won by pin over Delian Schneider (Heidelberg) 2:20
133         TJ Arnone (Mount Union) won by decision over Jake Weisman (Heidelberg) 12-5
141         Josh Malave (Mount Union) won by decision over Chris Osborne (Heidelberg) 3-2
149         Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) won by pin over Steve Harmon (Heidelberg) 1:31
157         Joe Spooner (Mount Union) won by decision over Ian Gillespie (Heidelberg) 2-1
165         John Piechuta (Mount Union) won by major decision over Brennan Kelly (Heidelberg) 14-4
174         Lambert McElrath (Mount Union) won by decision over Jeremy Stepp (Heidelberg) 5-2
184         Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) won by decision over Jake Cochran (Heidelberg) 5-2
197         Andrew Lovins (Heidelberg) won by pin over Darin Lyles (Mount Union) 4:24
285         Derick Hesson (Mount Union) won by decision over Jerry Knapp (Heidelberg) 8-3 

Lake Erie honors three 1,000-point scorers

On February 4, 2012, Lake Erie College held a ceremony honoring three seniors - Jen Caiola (South Russell, Ohio/Chagrin Falls), Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) - who scored their 1,000th career points during the 2011-12 season at halftime of a men's basketball game vs. Ohio Dominican.


B-W falls to Musky on mats

NEW CONCORD, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team falls host Muskingum University, 33-10, in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match tonight (Tuesday, February 7, 2012) in the John Glenn Performance Center.

With this loss, B-W is now 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the OAC. With its victory, Muskingum is now 2-7 overall, and 1-2 in the OAC.

The Yellow Jackets were led by, freshman 184-pounder Tyler Blaine (Worthington/Kilbourne) who pinned his opponent in a time of 3:54. Blaine is now 7-4 on the season.

Along with Blaine, senior 133-pounder Jeremy Dombrady (Copley) won by a major decision with a score of 9-1. Dombrady is now 3-2 wrestling at 133 pounds.

B-W is back in action on Tuesday, February 14 when it will travel to Tiffin to face Heidelberg University in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match in the Seiberling Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.   The next and final home match is on Thursday, February 16 when B-W hosts the University of Mount Union in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 7:30 p.m.

Loyola next up for CSU basketball

Game 23
Cleveland State (8-14, 3-8) at Loyola (10-12, 5-6)
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Site: Gentile Arena - Chicago, Ill.
Series: Cleveland State leads, 24-13
Last Meeting: Loyola 85, Cleveland State 67 (1/14/12)
Tickets: Available on site


Cleveland State will hit the road for a two-game road swing this week, beginning with an 8:00 p.m. EST contest at Loyola on Thursday (Feb. 9). Entering Thursday's contest, Loyola is sixth in the league standings after claiming a 74-66 victory over Wright State, while the Vikings are eighth after dropping both league games last week. 


Thursday's contest will be the 38th meeting between the two teams, with Cleveland State holding the edge in the overall series record, 24-13. Over the past five seasons, CSU has won six out of the nine contests, including a string of four straight from January 2008 to February 2009. Earlier this season Loyola claimed an 85-67 victory over the Vikings.


Break a five-game losing skid for the Vikings…Mark Cleveland State's seventh victory against Loyola out of the last 10 contests…Give head coach Kate Peterson Abiad her 115th career victory, tying her for the most wins in program history.


Junior Shalonda Winton is closing in on her 1,000th career point, as she enters Thursday's contest needing just 22 more points. Winton would become the 23rd player in school history to reach the 1,000 point milestone and the seventh to do so under head coach Kate Peterson Abiad. Winton would also become the 13th player in program history to notch 1,000 points and 600 rebounds on their career.


For the first time this season, freshman Cori Coleman made her way onto the overall league statistics, as she currently ranks 14th with 1.6 steals per game. Coleman, who ranks second on the team with 31 steals, has posted at least one during the last 15 contests. She has posted a career-high three during four games (vs. Murray State, at Youngstown State, vs. UIC, at Milwaukee).


So far this season five Vikings have posted 100 points or more, including Shalonda Winton who leads the team with 363. The other four Vikings include seniors Takima Keane (187) and Destinee Blue (172), junior Honesty King (150) and freshman Cori Coleman (137). CSU has had five or more 100-point scorers over the past eight seasons, including eight during the 2007-08, 2006-07 and 2005-06 seasons. 


With her 137 points, Cori Coleman is just the second newcomer to post 100 or more points during their freshman season over the past four years. During head coach Kate Peterson Abiad's tenure, 10 freshman have scored at least 100 points during their first year, inlcuding Kailey Klein who led the team with 318 points as a freshman during the 2006-07 season.


Freshman Kiersten Green tallied her first double-digit contest against Butler last Thursday (Feb. 2), as she tallied 10 points on three field goals and four free-throws. Green also added five rebounds for the Vikings, and now has 72 points and 71 rebounds on the season.


For the third time this season Shalonda Winton was just a few points shy of her career-high, as she tallied 28 points against Valparaiso last Saturday (Feb. 4). Winton, who has a career-best of 31 points, tallied 29 against both UIC (Jan. 12) and Loyola (Jan. 14) earlier this season and has recorded a total of five 20-point games this year.


As a team, Cleveland State ranks second in the league in blocked shots, averaging 3.1 per contest. On the season, the Vikings have recorded 68 blocks, including a season-high 10 against Ohio (Dec. 5). CSU's 10 blocks is the second highest single game total by a league team this year, while it also marks the fourth best single game total in program history.


Following her back-to-back 20-point games against Butler (Feb. 2) and Valparaiso (Feb. 4), Shalonda Winton continues to lead the league in scoring (21.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg) in league contests only. Winton has been the Vikings top scorer during 10 of the 11 league contests this season, while she has also been the top rebounder during 10 games.


Shalonda Winton continues to climb the CSU all-time career rebounds list, as she currently ranks ninth with 675. Winton needs 59 more rebounds to move into eighth place, which is held by Kailey Klein (2006-10) who posted 733. Winton is also fifth in defensive rebounds with 439 and fifth in offensive rebounds with 236.


After not playing any overtime contests last season, the Vikings have already played extra time twice throughout the first 14 games of the 2011-12 season after defeating Murray State, 68-61 in overtime at the Magnolia Classic (Dec. 20). Earlier this season the Vikings forced overtime at Western Michigan (Nov. 25) and came out on top, 72-66, to improve to 18-15 all-time in overtime contests.