A Page -- Jan. 16, 2010

University of Charleston - West Virginia

Cleveland natives Ron Kinney, 

John White and Jon Liggins 

putting up the numbers for 

Charleston's basketball team

Jan. 16, 2010



By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Looking down along the bench of the University of Charleston’s men’s basketball team, an observer could see a mini Cleveland present in the heart of West Virginia.


That’s because Charleston’s team is made up of 1/3 Clevelanders led by Rhodes alumnus Ronald Kinney, now in his second season with the Golden Eagles and second season as a starter as well.


Kinney, an Old Brooklyn native, has plenty of North Coast company on the team in Cleveland’s John White and Byron White and Euclid’s Jonathan Liggins.


With the help of the four Cleveland guys, Charleston, which was playing Wheeling tonight, has run off a 6-4 record so far.


John White had a team-high 11 rebounds in a season-opening loss to Lock Haven. Kinney poured in 16 points. After getting that out of their systems, they reeled off four straight victories.


Kinney’s game-high 22 points charged a 90-75 conquest of Ohio U. Eastern. White was again the leading rebounder with 11 grabs and also added 15 points. Kinney was 10 of 15 from the field.


White’s double-double was the impetus behind a 76-72 win over Alderson Broaddus. His 18 points was a team high and 14 caroms a game high. Kinney included a dozen points that included a perfect 4 of 4 at the line.


Kinney (12) and White (15) combined for 27 points in a 73-70 nipping of Glenville State. It was another double-double night for White who shared game-high honors with teammate Ibrahim Marone with 11 rebounds apiece. White also had a game-high three steals and Kinney was 2 of 2 from three-point land.


After getting the touch behind the arc, Kinney then exploded for 23 points including nine from three-point territory as the Eagles ran their winning streak to four games with an 85-58 rout of West Virginia Wesleyan.


In the WVWU win, White notched another double-double with a game-high 14 rebounds (including 12 on the defensive end) and 11 points.


Kinney was 6 of 8 from the field, but was held to 13 points and only one trip to the foul line in a loss to West Virginia.


Liggins then returned to the lineup and had a breakout game in a 93-85 win over Shepherd. Liggins was 8 of 16 from the field and 5 of 8 from the three-point range for a game high 23 points. He also had three assists, three steals and three rebounds. Kinney added 10 points and White 12 to keep their string of double-figure games going. White also had 13 rebounds


White had 14 points and Liggins 12 in a win over Pitt-Johnstown.


Clay Tower

The three Cleveland guys formed a double-figure scoring club against West Liberty for a combined 54 points – Kinney (20), White (18), and Liggins (16). However, it was not enough as the Hilltoppers exploded for 117 for the win. North Canton Hoover’s Barry Shetzer scored 20 of those 117 and Hoban alumnus John Wolosinczuk 18.


Shetzer is third on the Hilltoppers in scoring with 14 and a half makers a game, while Wolosinczuk leads the team in rebounds with 7.4 per game and blocked shots with 23.

St. Joe JV team wins in a rout 

over Youngstown Ursuline

Jan. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



WEST PARK – St. Joseph Academy’s junior varsity basketball team tripled the offensive output of visiting Youngstown Ursuline this afternoon on the home floor for a 51-17 victory.


Because they were ahead by so much, JV coaches Dave Clarke and Zack Bendzuck were able t use a number of players including some they have moved up from the freshman team.


This spread the scoring distribution in the rout, but Catherine Byrne and Sarah Schwind were each able to score a team-high seven points.

Catherine Byrne

Byrne is a five-foot-11-inch sophomore from St. Bernadette in Westlake.

Schwind is a 5-foot-6 freshman from Our Lady of Angels School down the street. Schwind started the season on the freshman team, but has been swinging between the two teams.

 At the same time, Schwind’s sister Rachel, a 5-foot-6 sophomore, has been swinging between the JV and varsity teams after starting the season in the JV fold.

Rachel Schwind

In Battle of Area Division III rivals, Hiram College Women’s Basketball Team Defeated by Oberlin College

January 16, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM, OHIO  –  Senior guard Brittany Mayle (Mantua/Crestwood) scored a game-tying high 19 points and grabbed a career-tying high 10 rebounds, but it would not be enough as the Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Oberlin College, 62-53, today (Saturday, Jan. 16) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. 

Kelly Warlich also had 19 points for Oberlin while John Marshall alumna Syrea Thomas added 17 for the Yeowomen.

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the NCAC.  The Yeowomen improve to 3-12 overall and 2-4 NCAC.

Oberlin outscored Hiram, 15-6, in the first 9:36 of the opening half.  Hiram battled back with an 14-2 scoring run, that included a stretch of seven straight points by the Terriers, to give Hiram a 20-17 lead on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Kelsey Durichko (Brunswick) at the 6:12 mark.

Brunswick alumna Kelsey Durichko

In addition, Mayle would score nine of the team’s 14 points during the run.  The game remained close for the majority of the remainder of the half, except for a 7-0 Oberlin run to end the period, that gave the Yeowomen a 30-23 edge at the break.

In the second half, Hiram would again battle back to tie the game with the score of 40-40 with 12:43 left to play and would have a 45-44 lead on a jumper by senior forward Alex Dellas (Willoughby Hills/South) at the 7:16 mark.  Oberlin regained the lead with an ensuing 9-0 run and a three-pointer by the Yeowomen with 1:28 left to play resulted in a nine-point lead, 58-49, and sealed the 62-53 overall victory.

Willoughby South grad Alex Dellas

Oberlin shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the floor and held Hiram to just 23.9 percent (17-of-71) shooting, including 18.9 percent (seven-of-37) in the first half.  But the Terriers would win the battle on the boards, out-rebounding the Yeowomen, 58-34.

The Yeowomen were led by Kelly Warlich with a game-tying high 19 points on six-of-13 shooting (46.2 percent).  Syrea Thomas was the other Oberlin player in double figures with 17 points to go along with seven rebounds.

John Marshall product Syrea Thomas

Hiram was led by Mayles 19 points on five-of-16 shooting (31.3 percent) and 10 rebounds.  She also shot eight-of-nine from the free-throw line (88.9 percent) and tallied four assists.  Freshman guard Chelsea Kovach (Lakewood) rounded out the Terrier high scorers with 10 points.

Lakewood native Chelsea Kovach

Hiram will host Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in a NCAC game and part of a basketball doubleheader with the Terrier men’s team.  The women will begin their game at 6 p.m. followed by the men against Allegheny (Pa.) College at 8 p.m. at Price Gym.

North Coast League rivals 

Hoban and Elyria Catholic split

in the waters; Knights men, 

Panthers women win;

Mackenzie Tweardy sets EC 

diving record for fourth time

Jan. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


In a North Coast League battle in the waters, Hoban and Elyria Catholic split today, the Knights men winning, 93-77, and the Panther women’s swimming team coming out victorious, 120-55, over the Akron group.


Caroline Hamp led the Elyria Catholic girls by winning both the 200 and 100-yard freestyle races and anchoring the winning 200 and 400 free relay teams.


Also winning individual events for the Panthers were Brooke Bartlebaugh (100 breaststroke), Taylor Sustersic (100 backstroke and 50 free), and Mackenzie Tweardy (diving). Bartlebaugh was also on the winning 200 free team with Hamp and on the winning 200 medley team that also included Mikayla Molnar, Kelly O’Dell and Rachel Buckley.


Both Buckleys, Jennifer and Rachel, were on the 200 and 400 free relays that won. Sustersic led off the 400 free relay.


Tweardy’s 279.45 total was a school record in the diving and marked the fourth time this year she has broken her own record in the event.


On the boys’ side, Danny Renner led the Knights as double winner in individual events. The guy with a palindrome for a surname went back and forth from one end of the pool to the other with great speed for 700 yards, winning both the 500 and 200 frees for Hoban.


Also coming up with the first place prize in individual events for the Knights were Jake Craine in the 100 breast and Mike Pelini in the 100 fly. The Knights also won the 200 medley with Mike and Nick Pelini, Craine and Ryan Will.


:Lindsay Mayors did the deuce for the Hoban girls, winning both the 200 IM and 100 fly. Megan Kudlac was a Knights winner in the 500 free.


Mike Haupt was a double winner for the Panther boys in both individual events, taking top honors in the 50 and 100 frees, and in relays, anchoring both free relay teams. Ben Sleva won the 200 IM and was on the winning400 free relay team with Haupt. Luke Fenik and Matt Pierce were on both winning relay teams. Ian Poper was on the winning 200 free team.

Mount Union runs past first-place Capital, 76-66; North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt, Brunswick's Katie Crider add scoring punch to complement Tusky Valley's Tessa Pohovey's 14

Jan. 16, 2010

By Ryan Fishleigh

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Mount Union's women's basketball team opened the game on a 21-6 run and then went on to hand Capital its first Ohio Athletic Conference loss of the season, 76-66, today at The McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders never trailed as they improved to 14-2 overall and got to within a game of first place at 7-2 in the OAC.

Tessa Pohovey

Senior guard Tessa Pohovey (Strasburg/Tuscarawas Valley) led Mount Union with 14 points, while fellow junior Katie Crider and sophomore Kori Wiedt each tallied 13 points.

North Olmsted alumna Kori Wiedt

Kristen Richardson scored a game-high 27 and Caitlin Elsass had 22 for the Crusaders, who saw a three-game win streak come to an end and are 10-5 overall and 7-1 in the OAC.

Brunswick High grad Katie Crider

Mount Union's defense got them off to its hot start as they forced six Capital turnovers and seven different Purple Raiders scored including a layup Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) that made it 21-5 just 7:21 into the game.

Nordonia grad Brittany Kilgore

The Raiders would lead by 16 points again later in the half as a Wiedt three-pointer with 3:46 left took the score to 31-15 before Capital put on a 10-2 run to get back to within eight, 33-25 at the half.

Mount Union would hit its first three shots of the second half to take the lead back to 14 points and the Crusaders got no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

The Raiders open the second half of the conference schedule next Saturday (Jan. 23) at 3 pm against Heidelberg in Tiffin.

Women's Swimming and Diving – Mount Union Falls at Ohio Northern, 191-109

Jan. 16, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ADA, OH)--Ohio Northern clinched at least a share of the Ohio Athletic Conference women's swimming and diving regular season title with a 191-109 win over Mount Union today in Ada.

Sophomore Sarah Noble (Copley/Copley) won the 100 Freestyle (56.64), placed second in the 200 Butterfly (2:24.29), 500 Freestyle (5:37.02) and in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:51.65) with teammates freshman Jocelyn Gaydos (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional), sophomore Taylor Harrison (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) and sophomore Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow).


Copley's Sarah Noble

Kolesar also won the 200 Backstroke (2:18.35) and was second in the 200 Freestyle (2:02.80) while Harrison was second in the 100 Backstroke (1:04.50).


Stow alumna Alyson Kolesar

Junior Mary Vallinger (Poland/Poland Seminary) won the 3m dive (245.95) and was second in the 1m dive (227.95), freshman Katy Alkire (Akron/Firestone) won the 400 IM (4:55.17) and was second in the 100 Butterfly (1:04.14) while freshman Victoria Ljubi (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) rounded out the top performances with a second in the 200 Breaststroke(2:41.11).

Diver Mary Vallinger

Mount Union hosts Wilmington in the OAC regular season finale next Saturday at 1 pm at the Hammond Natatorium inside The MAAC in Alliance.

North Olmsted and a 

surprise-filled Amherst club

are front runners at midway

point of Southwestern 

Conference hockey tournament

Jan. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


NORTH OLMSTED – With the first two days of the Southwestern Conference Hockey Tournament completed here today at the North Olmsted Recreation Center, North Olmsted and a surprising Amherst team appear to have the upper hand.


The Eagles won the battle of the Olmsteds by nipping Olmsted Falls today, 2-1. Falls has been a nemesis for the Eagles in this tournament and others as well as in interdivisional games, but this time North Olmsted used the home ice to their advantage to nip the Bulldogs and keep the ride going in the winner’s bracket.


Amherst, which has been making noise around the league this year including an upset over Elyria Catholic, stunned two-time defending SWC champion Brecksville, 3-0, today. Falls bounced back with a 3-1 win over Avon Lake, which also lost to Amherst 3-1.


The big showdown will be at 10:30 tomorrow morning when North Olmsted faces Amherst. Prior to that at 8:30, Brecksville will try to get back into it to get another shot at Amherst or North Olmsted, but will have to freeze Falls in order to do so.


Avon Lake will play one of the losers at 3:30 for fourth place followed by the losers’ bracket championship at 5:30 and the trip to Monday’s championship game against either Amherst or North Olmsted.

Men's Swimming and Diving – Mount Union Frozen By Polar Bears

Jan. 16, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ADA, OH)--Mount Union's men's swimming and diving team was frozen out, 230-68 as the Ohio Northern Polar Bears claimed a share of the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title today in Ada.

Junior Matt Carlozzi (Canfield/Canfield) finished second in three events, the 1000 Freestyle (10:30.45), 100 Freestyle (49.94), 400 IM (4:33.11).

Freshman Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) won the 200 Freestyle (1:50.97), fellow freshman Mike Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) placed second in the 500 Freestyle (4:59.29) while the duo teamed up with sophomores Dominique Melvins (Woodmere/Orange) and Marcus Suffolk (Canfield/Canfield) to finish second in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:25.26).


South Euclid's Mike Greisl

Mount Union hosts Wilmington in the OAC regular season finale next Saturday at 1 pm at the Hammond Natatorium inside The MAAC in Alliance.

Wrestling – Mount Union Beats Niagara County (NY) Community College, 29-12

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Mount Union's wrestling team scored a 29-12 dual meet win over Niagara County Community College tonight at The McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Mount Union won seven of nine contested matches and closed out the match with a pair of pins by junior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) at 197 and Derrick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell).


Mount Union hosts the Purple Raider Open tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 17) at Alliance High School in Alliance.  Tickets are available at the door for $3.

Mount Union 29, Niagara County (NY) Community College 12
125: Rocco Rosso (NCCC) win by forfiet
133: Dan Audy (NCCC) d. TJ Arnone, 11-7
141: Josh Malave (MTU) d. Mark Managanaro, 9-1 (maj. dec.)
149: Jeremy Regula (MTU) d. Shay Shive, 7-5
157: Richie Clark (MTU) d. Shane Manley, 9-1 (maj. dec.)
165: Bryan Skoff (MTU) d. Troy Ireland, 8-7
174: CJ Canterbury (NCCC) d. Darin Lyles, 4-2
184: Andy Jenkins (MTU) d. Richard Dawson, 5-0
197: #8 Bill Schindel (MTU) d. Justin Galusha, pin (1:38)
285: Derrick Hesson (MTU) d. Matt Johnson, pin (:48)

Mount Union (6-3), Niagara County (5-3)





St. Joe able to handle 

Youngstown Ursuline for three 

quarters, but then a pesky press, 

foul trouble to key players and 

lackluster foul shooting in fourth 

quarter cave in roof on Rocky 

River Drive

Jan. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



WEST PARK – St. Joseph Academy’s girls’ basketball team played it tight with Youngstown Ursuline for three quarters but then ran into foul trouble and foul shooting woes before taking a 57-47 loss today here at the Rocky River Drive gym.

The fourth quarter started off bright with Emma Tillow throwing up a put-back to give the Jaguars a 35-34 lead with 7:30 left to go in the game.

Emma Tilow

The Jaguars were up against a physical Ursuline team and so had to be equally as aggressive, but put the guests in the bonus and double bonus quicker than themselves as a result of it

Still, St. Joe had its chances and could not capitalize. The Jaguars missed seven free throws including the front end of a one-and-one and could salvage only a pair of successful tosses by Grainne Mangan at the line during the stretch

Grainne Mangan

At the same time, Ursuline used its half-court press to beat the Jaguars in the transaction game, transforming that early one-point deficit at the start of the quarter into a 13-point lead with three minutes to go.


Fourteen of the 18 points that made it 52-39 came off the Ursuline defense and fast-break offense, which produced three old-fashioned three-point play opportunities, two of which were converted into three-point packages.


“We had a lot of girls in foul trouble and they made a lot of free throws in the fourth quarter,” said Jaguar assistant coach Zack Bendzuck, who was speaking on behalf of head coach Marianne Mangan, who was on her way to Fairview Hospital due to an injured player. “We played well but then sort of self destructed and lost the edge in the fourth quarter.”


Maggie Berry, Mangan, Genna Capasso and Alex Austin – the Jaguars’ top four scorers – all picked up their fourth fouls in the fourth quarter and had to visit the sidelines at least briefly during the caving in of the roof.


Capasso, who scored the team’s first five points of the game, wound up with 13 markers.

Genna Capasso


When the Jaguars were clicking they were doing it with crisp passing as the majority of the successful field goals on the afternoon by the hosts were preceded by assists.


Austin, who also wound up with 13 points, converted off a pass to the inside from Tilow that made it 9-4 in the first quarter.

 Alex Austin

Then in the second quarter Austin took a nice pass from Celine Mangan to score and give the Jaguars a 15-14 lead with 5:49 to go in the half.


Mary Jo Reddy, spelling Berry, alertly fielded a pass from Tilow two minutes later and scored to make it 18-14.

Mary Jo Reddy


The Jaguars had some momentum going into the locker room at halftime when Berry scored with two seconds left as the Jaguars persevered after five offensive rebounds in succession. Berry’s put-back made it 22-17 at the half.


Again it was the playmaking and perimeter passing that kept the Jaguars going when they appeared to be slipping. After Ursuline tied it at 26, Rachel Schwind, who played her grade school ball just down the street at OLA, flicked a pass to Farrell O’Malley, who sank the three, as the bench brigade made it 29-26 with 2:35 to go in the third.

Farrell O'Malley


Then Megan Seaman found Austin underneath with a pass. Austin converted to give the Jaguars anther three-point lead, but then the press, hustle and aggressiveness of Ursuline took over and the fourth quarter was all Irish.


“They are feisty and do a good job of reaching for the ball, but give credit to No. 5 (Aurielle Irizarry) because she goes to the hole pretty hard,” Bendzuck said.


Irizarry wound up with a game-high 16 points (with eight coming at the line on 8 f 12). Janeice Whitehead added 13, 11 of those coming in the fourth quarter, all off the press, steals, transitions, fast breaks and old fashioned three-point plays.

B-W Women Beat Otterbein,

75-53, for Seventh Straight 

Victory; Move into Tie for 

First Place in OAC with 


By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO --  Junior forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) scored a game-high  18 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein College, 75-53, this afternoon (Saturday, January 16, 2010) in the Ursprung Gymnasium for its season-high seventh straight victory and sixth straight versus the Cardinals in the season series.

The Yellow Jackets are now 12-4 overall and 8-1 in the OAC while Otterbein ends a grief two-game win streak and falls to 6-10 overall and 3-6 in the conference.  B-W also leads the all-time series, 47-22.


In addition to Schroeder, this week’s OAC Player of the Week for B-W, sophomore forward Catherine Spisak (Sandusky/ St. Mary’s Central Catholic) had 10 points. Sophomore guard Shea McCoy led Otterbein with 12 points and sophomore guard Kristi Kotterman added 10.

Nancy Coulter

In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the 18:59 mark when Schroeder made a three-pointer. B-W increased its lead to seven points at 9-2 at the 14:06 mark when freshman guard Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) made two foul shots.  Following five seven-point leads, B-W went on a 15-4 run to take its largest lead at 37-19 at the 5.84-second mark when sophomore forward Nancy Coulter (Washington Court House/ Miami Trace) made one of two foul shots. B-W led at the intermission, 37-21.

B-W Platoon B point guard, Vermilion's Ali Stack

In the second half, the Jackets increased their lead to 21 points on four occasions with the last at 50-29 with 13:48 left when S made a steal at one end of the court and then canned a baseline jumper on the other.

The Cardinals then outscored B-W 8-0 to close to 13 points at 50-37 at the 12:03 mark when Kristi Kotterman made a layup, was fouled and then made the free throw following a Yellow Jacket timeout. B-W then outscored Otterbein 14-6 to regain its 21-point advantage at 64-43 when freshman guard Olivia French (Bucyrus/ Colonel Crawford) also stole the ball at one end and made a jumper at the other.
Schroeder extended the lead to 23 points at 66-43 with a jumper off glass at the 6:46 mark and to 25 points at 68-43 when she made two free throws at the 6:09 mark.  The largest lead of the game was 29 points at 72-43 with 4:12 left when Spisak made a jumper, was fouled but missed her free throw.

Media and fans are reminded that this game was taped by S&S Video Productions and will be televised via tape delay on SportsTime Ohio and shown tonight at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. as well as 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 17) and 7:00 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 18). You also can view all previous B-W football, basketball, soccer and wrestling telecasts at www.bw.edu/athletics/video.

Today’s game also was one-of-two Second Annual “Take a Kid to the Game” days. The second will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2010 when the B-W men play Otterbein at 3:00 p.m.  For more information on the “Take a Kid to the Game” Day, please call Meg Carney in the B-W Athletic Department at 440-826-2140 or 826-2184 or you can visit the “Take a Kid to the Game” web site atwww.bw.edu/athletics/takeakid10.

B-W is back in action next Saturday, Jan. 27 when they travel to Wilmington, Ohio to play OAC foe Wilmington College at the Fred Raizk Arena at 3:00 p.m.  The next home game is on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when B-W hosts OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Ursprung Gym at 7:30 p.m.

Media and fans can listen LIVE to all Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball games on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the Internet at www.wbwc.com.

‘Berg holds off the Muskies 

behind three double-figure


scorers including Midpark 

grad Jim Smalley


By Nathan LaRiccia

New Concord, Ohio – January 16, 2010 –The Heidelberg University men’s basketball team was victorious with a 71-69 decision over Muskingum University. Heidelberg improves to 10-5 overall, 6-2 in OAC on the year, while Muskingum drops to 6-10, 1-7 in the conference.
Heidelberg had its largest lead of the first half when senior Travis Kinn (Alvada, Ohio / New Riegel) nailed a jumper with eight minutes left, making the score 28-23. However the Muskies would regroup after calling a timeout with six minutes left.  Muskingum’s J.J. Armstrong’s three-pointer would give the Muskies its largest lead of 37-32, with three minutes left before intermission.  Both teams would go into halftime with the Muskingum having a slight lead of 39-36.   
In the early going of the second half, Heidelberg would quickly go up by five points when freshman Nate Davis
 (Dayton, Ohio / Stivers) found freshman Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Harvest Preparatory) for an easy two, inside the paint.  However the relentless Muskies would once again battle back and knot up it up at 66-66, with four minutes left.


The Berg would recapture the lead when senior Jim Smalley (Middelburg Heights, Ohio / Midpark) found sophomore John Miller (Millersburg, Ohio / West Holmes) for a three pointer giving Heidelberg a 69-66 lead.


With five seconds remaining, Muskingum’s Carson Thomas missed a potential game-winner three point field goal shot, giving the Berg a 71-69 win.

Davis, who was one of three Heidelberg players who scored in double-digits, led the way with 13 points, to go along with six rebounds.  Backing up Davis was senior Josh Calver (Shelby, Ohio / Shelby) with 12 points and six boards. Smalley added 11 points and racked in four on the glass.


Givner and Kinn contributed eight points apiece, while freshman Adrian Casey Jr. (Lorain, Ohio / Lorain Admiral King) chipped in with six points and four boards.


Off the bench sophomore Andy Emrhein (Seven Hills, Ohio / Padua Franciscan) and junior Kyle Tulley (Berea, Ohio / Berea) each had four points, while Tulley was second on the team with five rebounds.  Senior Matt Grieves (Huron, Ohio / Huron) had two points and four boards.
Heidelberg continues its four-game road trip when it travels to Capital University on Wednesday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m.

JFK Alumnus Chris Roberts Scores game-high 22 points, but Hiram College Men’s Basketball Team Suffers Loss Against Ohio Wesleyan University

January 16, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

DELAWARE, OHIO  –  Junior All-North Coast Athletic Conference guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) scored a game-high 22 points as the Hiram College men’s basketball team was defeated by Ohio Wesleyan University, 63-51, this afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 16) in a NCAC game at Branch Rickey Arena in Delaware. 

Cleveland native/JFK grad Chris Roberts

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 7-8 overall and 4-2 in the NCAC.  The Battling Bishops improve to 6-9 overall and 3-3 NCAC.

The Hiram offense started slow to begin the first half as OWU outscored the Terriers, 21-8, in the first 11:53.  The Terriers then went on a 14-6 scoring run of their own and pulled to within five points, 27-22, on a three-pointer by junior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) with 1:10 left before halftime.  The Bishops tallied the final points of the period on a tip-in and took a 29-22 advantage into the locker rooms.

Chanel alum Nick Russo

Hiram struggled in the scond half as the Terriers shot just 21.9 percent (seven-of-32) from the floor.  OWU quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead and never trailed in the period as the Bishops posted their largest lead of 21 points, 59-38, with 4:27 left to play.  The Terriers would make things interesting down the stretch by cutting the OWU lead to 10 points, 61-51, thanks to a layup by Roberts with 57 seconds remaining.  But the earlier deficit would prove to great as the Bishops went on to win by the final of 63-51.

OWU shot 46.2 percent (24-of-52) from the field as Hiram finished the game with a 27.1 percent (16-of-59) shot percentage.

The Bishops had three players score in double figures led by Pat Pellerite with 15 points on six-of-10 shooting (60.0 percent).  He also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.  Brent Pleiman was second with 13 points and Andrew Martin rounded out the high scorers with 11 points.

Roberts was the lone Hiram player in double figures with 22 points on seven-of-15 shooting (46.7 percent), including eight-of-12 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent).  In addition, junior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

Hiram will return home to host Allegheny (Pa.) College on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in a NCAC game as part of a basketball doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team.  The women will tip-off at 6 p.m. against Ohio Wesleyan and will be followed by the men against the Gators at 8 p.m. at Price Gymnasium.

B-W Wrestlers Defeat RI.T.


on Day Two of Whitehill 

Duals; Post 2-2 Mark for

the Weekend

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team defeated the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.), 44-10, on the second of the two-day Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming (Pa.) College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania today (January 16, 2010). For the weekend, the Yellow Jackets posted an overall mark of 2-2.

For the season, B-W is now 4-10 overall and is back in action on Tuesday, January 19 at Ohio Athletic Conference rival and nationally-ranked Heidelberg University at 7:30 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio.

Versus R.I.T, the Yellow Jackets won eight of 10 matches with five pins.

Junior 125-pounder Tyler Erwin (Watkins Memorial), junior 133-pounder Phillip Payne (Orange), junior 157-pounder Korey Leonhard (Kinsman/ Pymatuning Valley), junior 174-pounder Andrew Scavuzzo (Woodridge) and junior 197- pounder Tristan Stoll (Milan/ Edison) all won by pin.

Senior 141-pounder Eric Schubert (Oberlin) won by a technical fall in 3:52, sophomore 149-pounder Grant Steward (Worthington Kilbourne) won by a 7-4 decision, and sophomore heavyweight Ryan Jones (Uniontown/ Lake) won by forfeit.

Eric Schubert

Stoll’s one-minute and 49-second pin was his third of the weekend and fourth overall in his last four victories. His four pins required only 6:54 of total time – shorter than the time of an individual match.  Stoll also improves his season record to 12-2. Scavuzzo improves to 10-2 and Jones moves to 13-5.

Saturday, January 16 | Budd Whitehill Duals Round Two | Williamsport, Pa.

FINAL SCORE: Baldwin-Wallace -- 44, R.I.T -- 10

125 lbs: Tyler Erwin (B-W) pinned Shin Wakabayashi (R.I.T.), 3:35

133 lbs: Phillip Payne (B-W) pinned Joe Beaumont (R.I.T.), 2:01

141 lbs: Eric Schubert (B-W) tech. fall Tim Banks (R.I.T.), 15-0 (3:52)

149 lbs: Grant Steward (B-W) dec. Dominique Graham (R.I.T), 7-4

157 lbs:  Korey Leonhard (B-W) pinned Greg Morton (R.I.T.), 1:08

165 lbs: Edgar Vizcarra (R.I.T.) won by forfeit

174 lbs: Andrew Scavuzzo (B-W) pinned Ben Johnstone (R.I.T), 2:54

184 lbs: Tyler Brent (R.I.T) dec. Cody Quick (B-W), 16-6

197 lbs: Tristian Stoll (B-W) pinned Tom Armentano (R.I.T.) 1:49

285 lbs: Ryan Jones (B-W) won by forfeit

Kenyon Pushes Past Oberlin
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1/16/2010 5:22:33 PM

By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio – 
Playing in its first home game in over a month, the Oberlin College men’s basketball team could not treat the Philips faithful with a win as it was defeated by Kenyon College 78-64 this afternoon. 

Sophomore Marcus Johnson was the lone Yeoman in double figures as he netted a career-high 26 points in his 30 minutes of work off the bench. The Winter Springs, Florida, product hit 4-of-9 3-pointers and was 8-of-8 at the free throw line. 

Oberlin’s lone lead of the game came just moments in when Mazi Farrisconnected on a 15-foot baseline jumper with a foul. His 3-point play put the Yeomen on top 5-4. However, no more than seven points separated the two teams in the first half, but the Lords held a 37-32 advantage at the break. 

In the second session, Kenyon (4-10, 1-5 NCAC) quickly built its cushion up to 10, 46-36, at the 16:05 mark. After trailing by as many as 15, The Yeomen (4-11, 0-6 NCAC) were able to fight back to get within seven, 60-53, with 6:51 left to play. Unfortunately, the Lords responded right back with a 10-2 run over the next five minutes to put the game on ice. 

After shooting 42.3-percent (11-of-26), including 5-of-6 (83.3%) from 3-point land in the first half, the hoop seemed to shrink on the Yeomen in the second half as they connected on just 29.6-percent (8-of-27) of their shots in the final 20 minutes of play. 

Kenyon, which shot 48-percent (24-of-50), was led by J.T. Knight as he cashed in 6-of-9 triple-tries en route to scoring a team-high 22 points. 

Oberlin will look to put a stop to its six-game skid on Wednesday night when Wooster comes to town for an 8 p.m. tip-off. The Yeowomen and Scots will precede the men’s game at 6 p.m. 

Walsh Jesuit Alum Chris 

Ameen scores game-high 22 

points as B-W Men's Basketball 

Team Defeats Otterbein

Jan 16, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO --  Freshman forward Chris Ameen (Broadview Height/ Walsh Jesuit) scored a game-high 22 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein College, 79-63, tonight (Saturday, January 16, 2010) at the Rike Center in Westerville.

Chris Ameen

The Yellow Jackets improve to 10-6 overall and 5-4 in the OAC and next play on Saturday, January 23 versus Wilmington College at 3:00 p.m. at Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea. Otterbein drops to 4-11 and 2-7 in the OAC.

In addition to Ameen for B-W, sophomore point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/Senior) had 12 points and five assists and junior guard Zane Meeder (Erie, Pa./ Fairview) had 12 points and four assists. Otterbein was led by Brad Pollock and Cory Ratai with 12 points apiece.

In the first half, B-W led 11-10 following an Otterbein bucket at the 14:24 mark. The Yellow Jackets then went on a 13-4 run to make the score 24-14 when sophomore guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/ Lutheran West) connected on a three-pointer. The Jacket lead held for the remainder of the half but the Cardinals were able to chip it down to four, at 40-36, when Pollock made a three-pointer with 0:54 seconds left before the break.

In the second half, B-W opened on a 16-8 run ending in a jumper from junior forward Kevin Gall (Brookpark/ Midpark) that made the score 56-44 with 13:08 remaining. The Cardinals called a timeout and followed with a 9-0 run dropping the Jackets lead to 56-53 when Pollock sunk a pair of free throws. B-W answered right back with its own 9-0 run capped off by a three point play from Brandon Schmidt (Wellington) to make the score 65-53 with 4:52 left in the game. The Jacket advantage never fell below 10 the rest of the way and grew to a game-high 17 points at 77-60 when Ameen scored on a layup with 1:06 left in contest.

Following its game versus Wilmington next Saturday, B-W travels cross-town to play arch-rival John Carroll University on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the DeCarlo Center in University Heights.

Media and fans can listen LIVE to all Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball games on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the Internet at www.wbwc.com<http://www.wbwc.com/>.

In addition, the upcoming February 20, 2010 game versus Otterbein College will be taped by S&S Video Productions and telecast onSportsTime Ohio. The Feb. 20 game also is the Second Annual “Take a Kid to the Game” Day. For more information on that game, please call Meg Carney in the B-W Athletic Department at 440-826-2140.