A Page -- Jan 19, 2012

Coach Booher

Lake Erie College home for two games this 

weekend; Coach Booher about to get 200th 

career coaching victory

NCAA Division II Women

Lake Superior State University (5-10, 1-7 GLIAC) at Lake Erie College (10-4, 4-3 GLIAC)

When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Venue: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center in Painesville, Ohio

Webcast: www.LakeErieStorm.com (Craig Deas, announcer)

Series Record(s): Lake Erie trails both series, 0-1


NOTABLE: The Storm has lost its last two, the first time all year the team has lost back-to-back games… Lake Erie head coach Bob Booher has 199 career coaching collegiate victories (129 at Lakeland Community College, 70 at Lake Erie)… senior center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor) has scored in double figures in five straight games and 12-of-14 this season (9 in the other two)… graduate senior Alyssa Wagers (Stow) posted her fifth double-double of the season in a 71-69 loss to Findlay last Thursday and is averaging 14.5 points and 10.3 rebounds in her last four games… senior guards Britt Busson (Wadsworth) and Cate Cianchetti (Stow) are shooting a combined 50.7% from three-point range in GLIAC play… the Storm lost to Lake Superior State 84-56 on the road last season minus Wagers and Cianchetti… the Lakers have lost four straight and seven-of-eight.


UP NEXT FOR LAKE ERIE: Saturday, Jan. 21 Home vs. Saginaw Valley State at 1 p.m.

Baldwin-Wallace Wrestling Team Falls To Cross-Town Rival 

John Carroll

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team drops an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match tonight (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) to Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University by a final score of 35-10.

The Yellow Jackets are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the OAC while the Blue Streaks snap a two match losing streak to B-W and improve to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the OAC.

The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman 141-pounder Nick Ramsey (Cleveland/Lakewood) who won by a major decision, 13-4. Ramsey improves to 3-0 in dual matches and 2-0 in the OAC. He is now 5-3 overall since joining the team this semester.

In addition to Ramsey, sophomore 133-pounder Andrew Taylor (Columbus/ Worthington/Kilbourne) won by a decision, 8-2. Taylor leads the team in victories with a record of 11-10 overall and is now 1-1 in OAC matches. Sophomore 285-pounder Addison Carbone (Hudson) won by decision, 5-4, to pick up his first career victory. Carbone is now 1-6 overall and 1-1 in the OAC since joining the team after football season.

B-W is back in action this Saturday, January 21 when it will travel to Alma, Michigan to take part in the Alma College Open Tournament at 9:00 a.m.   The next home event is on Saturday, February 4 when the team will host the 26th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament in the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse at 10:00 a.m.

John Carroll -- 35, Baldwin-Wallace -- 10
125 pounds: John Cobos (JCU) major decision Jeremy Dombrady (B-W), 9-1

133 pounds:  Andrew Taylor (B-W) decision Kevin Nycz (JCU), 8-2

141 pounds:  Nick Ramsey (B-W) major decision Jake Rininger (JCU), 13-4

149 pounds:  Greg Ryan (JCU) decision Sam McIntosh (B-W), 6-4

157 pounds:   Terner Gott (JCU) major decision Alex Cahill (B-W), 12-2

165 pounds:  Sean Gill (JCU) wins by forfeit

174 pounds:  Todd Gaydosh (JCU) pinned Tyler Blaine (B-W), 4:56

184 pounds: Bryan Steinmetz (JCU) wins by forfeit

197 pounds:  Jim Nemunaitis (JCU) wins by forfeit

285 pounds:  Addison Carbone (B-W) decision Alec Barker (JCU), 5-4

Mount Union falls in heartbreaker

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The No. 14 ranked Mount Union wrestling team lost in a heartbreaker to No. 24 ranked Ohio Northern Tuesday in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

It was Mount Union's first home dual loss since a 32-13 loss to Ohio Northern on Feb. 9, 2010.

The Purple Raiders now stand at 4-4 overall and 0-1 in the OAC, while Northern moves to 9-4 overall and 2-0 in the OAC.

Each team had a pin -- Mount Union's Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141 and Northern's Michael Pawlitz at 197, each team won five total matches but Northern got two major decisions as Mick Letcher scored a 13-5 win at 157 and Kyle Kwiat scored a 14-2 win at 174.

Mount Union got a major decision of its own at 149 in an 11-3 win by Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) and decisions from Bryant Roby (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) at 133, Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) at 184 andDerick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285.

Ohio Northern's other two wins were a narrow 5-4 decision at 125 by Cole Cochran and a 6-0 shutout by Billy Painter at 165.

The Raiders are on the road for a pair of duals this weekend as they face nationally ranked No. 29 Thiel Friday night at 7 pm in Greenville, Pa., then Saturday at 1 pm in Cleveland versus Case Western Reserve University.

#24 Ohio Northern 20, #14 Mount Union 19

125 Cole Cochran (Ohio Northern) won by decision over Brad Kress (Mount Union) 5-4
133 Bryant Roby (Mount Union) won by decision over Jeremy Jones (Ohio Northern) 3-1
141 Josh Malave (Mount Union) won by pin over Ryan Fowler (Ohio Northern) 6:26
149 Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) won by major decision over Brandon Howes (Ohio Northern) 11-3
157 Michael Letcher (Ohio Northern) won by major decision over Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 13-5
165 William Painter (Ohio Northern) won by decision over Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 6-0
174 Kyle Kwiat (Ohio Northern) won by major decision over Jeremy Hathaway (Mount Union) 14-2
184 Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) won by decision over Dennis Recknagel (Ohio Northern) 4-1
197 Michael Pawlitz (Ohio Northern) won by pin over Divon Jones (Mount Union) 2:48
285 Derick Hesson (Mount Union) won by decision over Cody Lovejoy (Ohio Northern) 7-6.

Storm track ranked 11th in the nation

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's track and field team is one of five Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) teams ranked in the top 25 in the first United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Indoor Computer Rankings.  The Storm men are ranked 11th in the debut poll.

Lake Erie finished 16th last year at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships on the strength of four All-American performances.  The 11th spot is the highest the school has ever been in the rankings during either the indoor or outdoor season, besting a season-high ranking of 13th prior to last year's outdoor national meet.

Ashland University (4), Grand Valley State University (6) and the University of Findlay (7) join Lake Erie in the top 12, while Lake Superior State University (25) is the fifth and final conference team in the standings.

The GLIAC also has five women's teams ranked in the top 25 nationally.

The Storm teams return to the track this weekend after the holiday break with a home meet at SPIRE Institute on Saturday, Jan. 21.  That is the day of the GLIAC South Division Preview  starting at 11:30 a.m.

Vikings to host two Cheeselanders this weekend

GAME 20 
Green Bay (7-10, 3-4 HL) at Cleveland State (15-4, 5-2 HL)
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Wolstein Center (8,500) - Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland) & WHKZ, 1440 AM (Warren) (Al Pawlowski) 
TV: ESPNU (Jim Barber & Dave Kaplan)
Series: Green Bay leads, 36-26
Last Mt'g: @CSU 64, GB 57 (2/26/11)
Promos: Hoopy Hour: $2 drafts and cheap eats starting 2 hours before tip-off // 80's Theme Night 
Tickets: $8, $10, $15, $25

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SETTING THE SCENE: Cleveland State concludes the first round of Horizon League play with two games this week, starting with an 8:00 p.m. contest on Friday (Jan. 20) against Green Bay in a game that will be broadcast on ESPNU. Jim Barber and Dave Kaplan will provide the commentary. CSU enters the week at 15-4 overall and in second place in the league at 5-2 after winning at Butler and losing at Valparaiso last weekend. Green Bay is 7-10 overall and 3-4 in Horizon League play. The Phoenix, who are led by 7-foot center Alec Brown (14.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg) are 0-9 away from home, but their four league losses have come by a total of 14 points. Green Bay leads the all-time series with the Vikings, 36-26, but CSU has won five of the last six, including both match-ups last year.

VIKINGS SLIP TO #10 IN MID-MAJOR POLL: Cleveland State slipped two spots to No. 10 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 poll that was released on Monday (Jan. 16) afternoon. The Vikings received 497 votes, down from the 542 votes they earned last week. Murray State remained first with 775 points and all 31 first place votes and was followed by Creighton (735), Saint Mary's (681), Harvard (670), Middle Tennessee (639), Gonzaga (630), Wichita State (591), Iona (533), BYU (524) and Cleveland State. Last season, CSU began the season ranked 25th in the poll before working its way up to the No. 1 ranking on Dec. 6 where CSU stayed for five weeks.

FUTURE CSU HOOPS LUNCHEONS: The third of four CSU Hoops Luncheons took place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Viking basketball fans having the opportunity to get updates from CSU basketball head coaches Gary Waters and Kate Peterson Abiad. Hosted by Munch Bishop of WKNR, the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. on the fifth floor Viking Loge of the Wolstein Center. The fourth and final luncheon of the season will take place on Monday, Feb. 13. Cost of admission is $12 with a reservation or $15 at the door and includes a buffet luncheon and beverages. Reservations can be made by calling (216) 687-5119.

NCAA STATS: CSU is well represented in the latest NCAA statistical report that was released on Monday (Jan. 16). As a team, CSU ranked 13th in the nation in turnover margin (4.4), 20th in steals (8.9), 27th in scoring defense (59.3), 34th in won-lost percentage (.789), 39th in three-point defense (.302) and 47th in free throw percentage (.733). Individually, D'Aundray Brown is seventh in steals (2.6).

ON THE ROAD: The Vikings have been proving their mettle away from home this season, posting a 9-3 record in those contests. CSU is 8-2 in "true" road games and 1-1 in neutral site contests. The eight "true" road wins are the most in the nation, while CSU's nine wins away from home are the third most in the country. The school-record for road wins in a season is 13, set in 2008-09.

TV TIMEOUT: Friday's game against Green Bay will be shown on ESPNU, the fourth of at least seven games that are scheduled to be televised either nationally or regionally this year. CSU played at Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) on ESPNU, hosted Loyola (Jan. 7) in the Horizon League Game of the Week (STO) and played at Butler on ESPNU (Jan. 13). After Friday's game, CSU will play at Loyola on Feb. 3 (ESPNU) and host Butler on Feb. 11 on either ESPN or ESPN2. The Vikings are 3-0 in their television games this year.

ALL HE DOES IS WIN: Jeremy Montgomery enters Friday's game with 84 career victories at a Viking, tied for the fifth most in program history. Montgomery needs to be part of eight more CSU wins to become the winningest player in school history. Ken McFadden holds the school record with 91 wins from 1985-89.

KAMCZYC CONTINUES STRONG PLAY: Tim Kamczyc has been playing the best basketball of his career recently, especially in the two games last weekend when he scored 17 points at Butler (Jan. 13) and 18 points at Valparaiso (Jan. 15). They were the eighth and ninth double-digit scoring games for Kamczyc this year and he has now scored in double figures in eight of the last 12 games. Entering this year, he had nine career double figure games in 69 contests.

A VERY GRADY FRESHMAN: Anton Grady is enjoying his freshman season, averaging 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, while ranking fifth in the league with 1.3 blocks per game. Grady has really picked up his play of late, scoring in double figures in three of the last four contests. During that time, he is averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, including a career-high 10 caroms at Valparaiso. He is also shooting 17-of-23 (.739) from the floor in the last four games.

IT'S RAINING THREE'S: CSU has been on fire from three-point over the last seven games, hitting 62-of-143 (.434) during the span, including at least 10 three's in four of games. In the Jan. 5 win over UIC, the Vikings hit a season-high 11 trifectas, going 11-of-20 (.550) from long range. The 11 three's are tied for the third most in a game in program history. CSU followed that up by going 10-of-17 (.588) from three-point on Jan. 5 against Loyola, the best percentage for a game this season.

HARMON RETURNS IN STYLE: After missing Thursday's (Jan. 5) game against UIC with a concussion, senior Trey Harmon returned to the lineup in style against Loyola on Saturday (Jan. 7). Harmon hit a career-high six three-pointers (in seven attempts), en route to a game high 20 points. It was his third 20-point game of the season and the 11th of his career.

LEE PICKS UP START: With Trey Harmon not available against UIC on Jan. 5, freshman Charlie Lee earned his first career start and did not disappoint. Lee scored the first basket of the game en route to a career-high 13 points, making 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point. He added five assists, three rebounds and three steals and did not commit a turnover in 33 minutes.

REDSHIRT COMES OFF MASON: Head coach Gary Waters had planned to redshirt Marlin Mason this season. However, with the recent rash of injuries, Waters and his staff decided to take the redshirt off of Mason who saw his first collegiate action in Thursday's (Jan. 5) win over UIC. Playing 14 minutes, Mason scored five points with three rebounds. He followed that up with five points in five minutes against Loyola (Jan. 7).

BROWN JOINS VIKINGS: Chris Brown, a 6-foot-11 center from Houston, Texas, has transferred to Cleveland State. He is eligible to practice with the team, but can't participate in games until the end of the fall 2012 semester. As a freshman at Oregon State in 2010-11, Brown played 38 minutes, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds. He did not play this year.

STRONG DEFENSE CONTINUES: Strong defense has always been a staple at CSU under head coach Gary Waters and this year has been no different. CSU is ranked first in the league in scoring margin (+6.3), turnover margin (+4.4), steals (8.9) and second in scoring defense (59.3) and three-point field goal defense (.302). The Vikings have held 13 of their 19 opponents to under 45-percent shooting from the field.

50 OR LESS: The 69-48 win over Loyola was the fourth time that CSU held a team under 50 points this year with the Ramblers joining Rhode Island (45), Wright State (43) and Sam Houston State (45). The 1933-34, 1935-36 and 2008-09 squads share the school record by holding 11 of their opponents to 50 points or less. CSU is first in the league and 20th in the nation in scoring defense (58.0).

A TURNOVER TALE: One area where the Vikings have been dominant this year is the turnover battle where CSU leads the Horizon League and ranks 13th in the nation with a +4.4 turnover margin. While CSU's turnovers are up from last year to 13.8 per game (CSU averaged 11.4 last year), the Vikings are turning teams over an average of 18.2 per game (14.7 last year), with opponents committing at least 20 turnovers in six games this year.

MONTGOMEY & TRIPLES: Jeremy Montgomery has found his range from three-point over the last six games, hitting 21-of-35 (.600) over the six contests. In a Dec. 31 loss to Youngstown State, Montgomery tied his career-high with six three-pointers (on 8 attempts), making three in a row at one point in the second half to spark a 11-2 CSU run.

J-MO KEEPS PLAYING: When Jeremy Montgomery takes the floor on Friday, he will be playing in his 126th straight game at CSU, the third most in CSU history. Montgomery, who has never missed a game in his career, is slated to make his 76th straight start. With a minimum of 13 games left this season, Montgomery has a chance to break Norris Cole's school-record of 139 straigh games played.

1,000 TIMES THREE: CSU has already had two players record their 1,000th career point this year. Jeremy Montgomery did it on Nov. 15 against Rio Grande, while Trey Harmon reached the milestone at Wright State (Dec. 1). D'Aundray Brown enters Friday's game with 841 points, needing 159 points to become the 21st player in program history to reach 1,000 points. CSU has never had three players score their 1,000th career point in the same season.

SUCCESS 601: The sixth edition of Success Class under Gary Waters is utilizing the book Think Like a Champion by Dave Dinunzio as the course text. Instituted at CSU in the summer of 2006, Waters uses Success Class to teach the Viking players the finer points of what it takes to succeed, both on the basketball court and in life. Success Class 101 used John Wooden's book, The Pyramid of Success. Waters relied on John Maxwell's book Talent Is Never Enough in 2007-08 and turned to former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy's book, Quiet Strength in 2008-09. Waters returned to Maxwell in 2009-10, using 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player as the course text and again in 2009-10, using Maxwell's Winning With People. The non-credited class is taught weekly by Waters to the Viking players.

FIVE OR LESS: The Vikings are a perfect 7-0 in games decided by five points or less and have won four games on their final offensive possession this season. They include... • Trey Harmon hits a three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left in a 67-64 win over St. Bonaventure (Nov. 18).
• Jeremy Montgomery steals the inbounds pass and hits two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play in a 63-62 victory over Boston University (Nov. 25).
• D'Aundray Brown tips in a missed shot with 0.3 seconds left in a 45-43 win at Wright State (Dec. 1).
• Jeremy Montgomery hits a three-pointer with 21.2 seconds left to give the Vikings a 69-66 win over Akron.

DOUGLAS OUT FOR YEAR: Sebastian Douglas will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left knee. It is the same knee that Douglas injured in May of 2010 while playing in a charity game for Bellaire H.S. teammate Tobi Oyedeji, a Texas A&M recruit, who was killed in a car accident on prom night. That injury forced Douglas to redshirt in 2010-11.

BROWN AT #9 ON STEALS LIST: With five steals at Valparaiso, D'Aundray Brown remained in ninth place on the all-time steals list at CSU with 193. He is now seven steals shy of moving into a tie for eighth place. Brown leads the Horizon League and is ranked seventh in the nation with 2.6 steals per game, making at least two in 15 games this year. Brown was a member of the 2010 Horizon League All-Defense squad.

THIS `N THAT: Some quick notes from the first half of the season.

• Trey Harmon was selected to the preseason All-Horizon League first team, while CSU was tabbed to finish third in the preseason poll.
• The Vikings won five straight games to open the season, the second best start in school history. Last year's squad holds the record with 12 straight wins.
• CSU's win at No. 7 Vanderbilt on Nov. 11 was the highest ranked opponent the Vikings have defeated in program history. It was the sixth top-25 team that CSU has defeated in program history with five of the wins under Gary Waters.
• The Vikings blocked 11 shots in a win over Rio Grande (Nov. 15), one shy of equaling the school record for most blocks in a game.
• Anton Grady had six blocks against Rio Grande, one shy of tying the CSU single game record of seven by 3 players and the most by a CSU freshman in a game.
• Luda Ndaye picked up his first career start against Rio Grande (Nov. 15) and tied his career-highs in both points (7) and rebounds (7).
• The Vikings held Rhode Island without a three-point field as the Rams went 0-for-8. It was the 14th time in CSU history that a team failed to make a three-pointer against CSU and the first since Youngstown State went 0-for-13 on Dec. 17, 1996.
• Aaron Pogue captured MVP honors of the Kingston, R.I., subregional of the Ticket City Legends Classic (Nov. 25-27) for his performance in CSU's three games. Pogue averaged 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds to help the Vikings claim the title.
• Jeremy Montgomery dished out a career-high tying eight assists in a win at Rhode Island (Nov. 27). Charlie Lee had a career-high five assists in wins over UIC (Jan. 5) and Loyola (Jan. 7). Tim Kamczyc set a career-high with six assists against Youngstown State (Dec. 31).
• Freshman Anton Grady is the nephew of NBA player Earl Boykins. Both played high school basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic, while Boykins was a standout at Eastern Michigan when Gary Waters was an assistant coach.
• CSU went 6-1 in November this year and is a combined 14-1 during the last two November's. The Vikings were also 6-2 in December this year, improving their record to 12-3 over the last two December's.
• The Vikings had a 17 game win streak against schools in Ohio snapped with a 73-67 setback to Youngstown State (Dec. 31).
• The trio of associate head coach Jayson Gee and assistant coaches Larry DeSimpelare and Jeremaine Kimbrough are in their sixth year serving for head coach Gary Waters on the Viking bench. Only the tandem of Mitch Buonaguro and Paul Molinari (1996-03) served longer as a unit.
• This is the 21st season of CSU playing in the Wolstein Center with the Vikings going 174-111, including winning records in 10 of the last 14 years. 

NO EXTRA TIME NEEDED: Sunday's game at Valparaiso extended CSU's school-record streak of consecutive games without an overtime contest to 155. The last time CSU played an overtime tilt was on Nov. 17, 2007 when CSU topped Florida State, 69-66, at the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. CSU is 103-52 since.

A NORTHEAST OHIO SWEEP: With a Dec. 10 win over Akron and a win at Kent State on Nov. 22, the Vikings have swept the season series against its two Northeast Ohio rivals for the second straight season. This year marked the 32nd time that CSU played both teams in the same year and the fifth time that the Vikings swept all of the games. CSU claimed single games against both teams in 1987-88, 1997-98 and 2010-11, and went 3-0 in 1977-78, 1980-81 and 1985-86, winning twice against Akron in both 1977-78 and 1980-81.

FREE THROWS: One area CSU struggled over the first three games was free throws as the Vikings hit just 37-of-61 (.607) from the charity stripe. However, since that time, the Vikings have gone 166-of-214 (.776) to raise the season free throw percentage to .733 (203-277), ranking second in the league and 47th in the nation.

... AND HITTING IN CRUNCH TIME: The Vikings have been hitting free throws down the stretch, connecting on 55-of-73 (.753) in the final five minutes of games this year. Jeremy Montgomery has hit all 9-of-11 (.818) of his free throws in the final five minutes, while Aaron Pogue has made all three of his. D'Aundray Brown is 11-of-14 (.786), while Anton Grady us 12-for-16 (.750).

CLOSING IN ON 200: With at least 13 games left in 2011-12, Gary Waters will become the fourth coach in program history to coach in 200 career games for CSU. He will join Ray Dieringer (360), Kevin Mackey (211) and Rollie Massimino (203). Waters has coached in 186 games at CSU, posting a 115-75 mark at CSU. He trails only Dieringer (149) and Mackey (142) for most wins in school history.

VIKINGS LIKE EXEMPTED TOURNEYS: The Ticket City Legends Classic was the sixth exempted tournament that CSU has played in under Gary Waters, with the Vikings sporting a 16-7 record in those games. CSU went 1-2 at the America's Youth Classic (Evansville, Ind.) in 2006-07, defeating ACC member Miami (Fla.), 78-67, for its lone win. In 2007-08, CSU played in the Glenn Wilkes Classic, going 3-1 with wins over teams from the Big East (73-70 over USF) and ACC (69-66 over Florida State). In 2008-09, the Vikings rebounded from an opening round loss to Washington to claim the Miami Regional title of the CBE Classic. Two years ago, CSU won two games at home as part of the Cancun Challenge before falling to Kentucky and Virginia in Cancun. Last season, CSU won four games at home to claim the World Vision Classic. This year, CSU defeated Vanderbilt to open the Ticket City Legends Classic and won two of three games at Rhode Island to win the Kingston subregional title.

UP NEXT: CSU remains at home to host Milwaukee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 22) before hitting the road for three straight games, beginning next Saturday (Jan. 28) with a 7:05 p.m. contest at Youngstown State.