A Page -- Jan 23, 2010

jTom Pritchard poured in 11 points and grabbed eight boards in the victory.
St. Ed Alum Tom Pritchard

St. Ed alumnus, Westlake 

resident Tom Pritchard has 

been a key part of the 7-4 Big 

Ten Hoosiers


Jan. 23, 2010

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

 

Norm_nfun@yahoo.com

 

When Tom Pritchard helped St. Edward get to the state championship basketball game two years ago, he was already committed to embark on a college career at Indiana University, the hallowed program that Bobby Knight spent decades building. So far he has not let down the neighbors to the west.

 

Of course Knight is long gone due to the “softer” culture that permeated the university culture in the 1990s, but the Hoosiers are still a Big Ten contender even though not as strong nationally as it had been traditionally, and Pritchard, a sophomore, has been every bit a part of the heroic doings the past season and a half.

Tom Pritchard

 

Pritchard has started 14 of 18 games for Hoosiers who are playing .500 ball overall but 7-4 in the Big Ten and very much in the thick of the race and the NCAA bid circuit.

 

The most accurate shooter on the Hoosiers, Pritchard is connecting on 62 percent of his field goal attempts on 36 of 58 and is the fourth leading rebounder on the team with 71 caroms. He is also third in blocked shots with 11 and has nine steals.

 

He had a key basket in a win over Michigan earlier this month that gave the Hoosiers a seven-point lead with fewer than 10 minutes to go.

 

In a 90-42 non-conference win over Bryant, Pritchard scored 11 points and had eight rebounds.

 

In a 74-64 win over Pitt, Pritchard scored the first six points of the game.

 

The Westlake resident was the only Hoosier to start all 31 games last year. He finished eighth in the Big Ten in rebounding as only a freshman. He scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth career double-double at Ohio State last year.


Hiram College Men’s Basketball Hangs On to Defeat Kenyon College

January 23, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt


GAMBIER, OHIO  –  The Hiram College men’s basketball team defeated Kenyon College, 68-64, this afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 23) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Tomsich Arena in Gambier.  


With the win, the Terriers are now 8-9 overall and 5-3 in the NCAC.  The Lords fall to 5-11 overall and 2-6 NCAC.


Both teams went back-and-forth in the first half with four ties and 10 lead changes.  Hiram led by as many as five points on multiple occassions, including a 34-29 lead at the 3:25 mark on a jumper by junior All-NCAC guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy). 

JFK Alum Chris Roberts

 Kenyon battled back to tie the game, but the Terriers scored the final points of the half on a basket by junior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) for a 38-36 lead at halftime.

Chanel alumnus Nick Russo


Hiram outscored Kenyon, 12-5, in the early minutes of the second half which resulted in a 50-41 lead on a three-pointer by junior guard Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) with 15:10 left to play.


The Lords answered again with eight straight points to narrow the gap to 50-49 at the 11:47 mark.  The Terriers never relinquished the lead and had a 65-57 advantage with 2:43 remaining.  Kenyon managed to get to within three points on two occassions in the final 1:12, but could not get any closer as Hiram hung on for the 68-64 victory.


Kenyon was led in scoring by J.T. Knight with a game-high 26 points on eight-of-15 shooting (53.3 percent), including five-of-nine (55.6 percent) from three-point range.  Anthony Chun added 11 points to go along with a team-high seven boards and five assists.


Hiram was led by junior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) who scored 17 points on six-of-12 shooting (50.0 percent) and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.  Campbell was the only other Terrier in double figures with 13 points.  


Hiram will travel to Wooster for a NCAC matchup against No. 25 nationally-ranked The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Jan. 27.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m


Storm squaders lead and falls 


at Urbana; Ethan Bradshaw


has game-high 22, Collinwood 


alum Darnell Campbell


notches double-double



Jan. 23, 2010


By Brendan Bittner


PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Despite leading by nine points with 13 minutes to play, the Lake Erie Storm men’s basketball team fell at Urbana University this afternoon, 83-72.

Junior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) scored a game-high 22 points for the Storm, while senior forward Darnell Campbell (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) notched his ninth career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Storm’s first game in two weeks.

 

The Storm (6-14) led by as many as 14 points, 37-23, with four minutes left in the first half after a layup by junior center Jimmy Kerrigan (Strongsville, Ohio/Midpark/Cuyahoga CC). The Blue Knights (11-10) went on a 12-4 run to close the half, though, and the Storm went into the intermission with a six-point (41-35) lead.

Midpark Alum Jimmy Kerrigan

 

Urbana cut the lead to one early in the second half, but the Storm was able to build it back to nine after a converted layup by freshman guard Alex Davis (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) with 13:02 to play.

 

Over the next nine minutes, the Blue Knights went on a 29-9 run to grab an insurmountable 11-point (76-65) lead with just over four minutes to play.

 

After the Storm (51.7 percent) out-shot the Blue Knights (39.4 percent) in the first half, Urbana returned the favor in the second half by hitting 51.9 percent (14-for-27) of its shots, while limiting the Storm to just 32.4 percent (11-for-34).

 

Lake Erie compounded the problem, turning the ball over eight times in the second half to go with just two assists.

 

Storm freshman forward Eric Worthey (South Euclid, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) finished just shy of his first career double-double with nine points and eight rebounds in his seventh start of the season.

 

Clint Nicholson and Robert Wilson combined for 40 points and 14 rebounds for the Blue Knights.

 

It was the Storm’s first game since a Jan. 9 eight-point loss at Central State. Now, Lake Erie gets just one day off, traveling to Davis & Elkins College on Monday (Jan. 25) for a 7:30 p.m. tip against the Senators.

 

The Storm returns home on Saturday (Jan. 30) to play the Ohio Dominican Panthers. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m., following the women’s game, which begins at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear white for the Winter Storm Warning at the Osborne Center as the Storm will try and “white out” its future conference foe. The first 50 students in attendance will get a free T-shirt.

Wrestling – Mount Union Defeats Case Western Reserve, 44-6


Jan. 23, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(CLEVELAND, OH)--Mount Union's wrestling team scored a 44-6 dual meet win over Case Western Reserve this afternoon at the Veale Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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South Alum TJ Arone

Mount Union won six of seven contested matches and closed out the match with a pin by sophomore Derrick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell).

Mount Union travels to take on Baldwin Wallace in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 pm in Berea, Ohio.

Mount Union College 44Case Western Reserve University 6

125: Riki Reynolds (MTU) win by forfeit

133: TJ Arone (MTU) pinned Tim Sykes (CWRU), 0:45

141: Josh Malave (MTU) win by forfeit

149: Isaac Dukes (CWRU) pinned Jeremy Regula (MTU), 6:30

157: Bryan Skoff (MTU) defeated Kyle Weaver (CWRU), 9-3

165: John Piechuta (MTU) defeated Clay Criss (CWRU), 5-3

174: Mike Manypeeny (MTU) major decision Kurtis Jensen (CWRU), 15-0, 3:19

184: Corey Hagan (MTU) defeated Peter Heggs (CWRU), 11-5

197: Bill Schindel (MTU) win by forfeit

285: Derrick Hesson (MTU) pinned Cale Harter (CWRU), 0:42

Mount Union (7-3), Case Western (0-4)


Yellow Jacket Swim and Dive 


Teams Swept by Ohio Northern

By Nick Minerd


BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were swept by Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University  in a dual meet this afternoon (Saturday, January 23, 2010) in the B-W Natatorium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.

The Yellow Jacket men lost, 176-66, to the Polar Bears, and the women lost, 184-54. The B-W men fall to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the OAC, and the women are 0-12 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

For the men, junior four-time All-American diver Todd Richert (North Royalton) placed first in both the one-meter optional dive and in the one-meter voluntary dive scoring totals of 173.65 and 287.80 points, respectively. 


North Royalton native Tddd Richert


Junior Matt Diamond (Ashtabula/ Lakeside) placed second in the men’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.15 seconds. Also placing second were junior Ryan Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) and sophomore Nic Null (Shelby/Maamsfield St. Peter’s) in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 1:04.61 and 50.78 seconds, respectively.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Brian Leffler (Twinsburg), Tony Tijerina (Napoleon), Matthew Zych(Des Plaines, Ill./ Maine West) and Nate Brown(Colunmbia Station/ Olmsted Falls) placed third with a total time of 1:38.09.

For the women, freshman Julie Pinter(Broadview Heights/Brecksville Broadview Hts.) placed first in both the optional and voluntary women’s one-meter dives with final scores of 167.40 and 232.00 points, respectivley. Also placing in the voluntary one-meter dive was Erin O’Donnell (Perry) who ranked third with a final score 213.50 points. Freshman Gabby Parker (Girard, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) placed first in the 100-yard free with a final time of 58.98 seconds.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this Friday, January 29 when they host Allegheny (Pa.) College on Seniors’ Night at 6:00 p.m. in Berea.


Storm Women Return From 

11-Day Break to Win Sixth 

Straight, 77-66 Over Urbana


Stow's Alyssa Wagers recorded her 

9th double-double as Storm clinches 

winning season
 

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – After building a 21-point first half lead, the Lake Erie College women’s basketball team withheld a second-half charge from visiting Urbana University on Saturday (Jan. 23) to record their sixth straight win with a 77-66 victory.

Junior forward Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) recorded her ninth double-double for the Storm (14-8), leading all players with a career-high 23 points and 12 rebounds. Senior guard Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) scored 18 points and sophomore guard Jen Caiola (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) added 15 as Lake Erie clinched just its third winning season ever – and second in three years.

Alyssa Wagers

Urbana cut the LEC lead to just five points, 55-50, with under six minutes remaining but Ames converted a three-point play and Wagers followed with a putback that pushed the margin back into double figures.

Unique Lane led four Blue Knights (11-8) in double figures with 14 points.

The Storm outrebounded the taller Knights 39-24 and connected on 20-of-23 (87%) from the foul line.

Berg Falls to the 

Nationally Ranked Purple 

Raiders in Close Bout


By Morgan Hawley

Tiffin  (January 23, 2010) –The *Heidelberg University* women’s basketball team suffered a hard fought 48-46 setback toMount Union College in an Ohio Athletic Conference match up today. The loss drops Heidelberg to 4-13 overall and 3-7 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders improve to 15-2 and are 8-2 against league foes.

Mount Union came out of the gates fast and had an early 13-6 lead when Tessa Pohovey found Westlake alumna Rosa Lamattina for a three-pointer.

 
The Berg would battle back and would go on a 9-2 run and would knot things up at 15-15 when senior forward *Stacey Richard (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing)* split a pair of free-throws.  On the ensuing possession, Heidelberg would take a 18-15 lead when Richard found senior guard *Stacey Barker* *(Grove City, Ohio / Grove City)* behind the three-point arch for a 
three-point field goal.

The Purple Raiders would go an 8-0 run and would lead 23-18 when Latmattina dished it out to North Olmsted  native Kori Wiedt for a long range three.

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Kori Wiedt

Mount Union would go into halftime with a 26-20 lead.

In the second half, Mount Union would go up as much at 13 with a 40-27 lead with 10 minutes left in the contest. However, with six minutes remaining, the Berg would continue to battle and would go on a 13-1 run and would be down 41-40 when junior *Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) *made a pair of free throws.

Jenny Miller

Heidelberg would miss out on an opportunity to win the game with a three-pointer with five seconds remaining, which resulted in a Mount Union 48-46 victory.

Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) scored 13 points to lead the Purple Raiders, who Union survived a season-low 48 points and 24.5 percent shooting, including 4-of-25 in the second half, to move to 15-2 overall and stay a game out of first place in the OAC at 8-2.  

For Heidelberg, Richard led with a double-double of 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Backing Richard was Barker who finished with 10 points and a team-high three assists. 
Miller contributed with eight points and seven boards, while *Betsy Shrider <
http://www.heidelberg.edu/athletics/teams/wbasketball/bios#shrider> (Mount Blanchard, Ohio / Riverdale)* scored six points and had four rebounds.

Heidelberg will look to get back in the win column when its travels to 
Otterbein College, Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Men's Basketball – Mount Union Falls to Heidelberg 76-70

By Ryan Fishleigh


(ALLIANCE, OH)-- Mount Union's men's basketball team suffered a 76-70 defeat to Heidelberg Saturday afternoon in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance, Ohio.

Mount Union falls to 6-11 overall, 4-6 in the OAC, and was led by junior Ben Hodkinson (Tippecanoe/Harrison Central) with 13 points.

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Hodgkinson 

Senior Sam King (Masury/Brookfield) added 12 points, while junior Matt Wier (New Castle, PA/Mohawk), sophomore Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek), and freshman Matt Kiger (Williamstown, Williamstown, WV) each chipped in 10 points.

Josh Calver had a game-high 17 points to pace a Heidelberg squad that remains in a tie for second in the OAC at 11-6 overall and 7-3 in the OAC.

In the first half, Heidelberg led at the 12:32 as Andy Emrhein nailed a jumper to put the score at 16-10.  The Student Princes would eventually stretch that lead to 11 points as Dane Givner hit a mid-range jumper at the 5:06 mark to put the score at 30-19.

The Purple Raiders would claw their way back on a pair of Matt Kiger free throws at the buzzer, which would leave the score at 38-35 heading into halftime.

The Raiders would shrink the margin to one point at 53-52 in the second half on a pair of free throws from Matt Weir at the 9:30 mark.  The Raiders would eventually tie the ball game twice at 54 and 58 respectively but could not gain the lead as Heidelberg went on a 14-5 run capped off by a made free throw from Jim Smalley with 2:12 left in regulation to secure the lead and cruised to the 76-70 win.

Mount Union next plays Wednesday (Jan. 27) at 7:30 pm at Marietta before returning home next Saturday (Jan. 30) at 3 pm against Wilmington.

Hiram College Women’s Basketball Loses to Kenyon College

January 23, 2010

GAMBIER, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Kenyon College, 57-44, today (Saturday, Jan. 23) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Tomsich Arena in Gambier.


With the loss, the Terriers are now 2-15 overall and 1-7 in the NCAC.  The Ladies improve to 11-6 overall and 4-4 NCAC.


Kenyon looked to take control early by scoring the game’s first seven points and led by as many as nine points on two occassions in the first half, including a 16-7 advantage at the 8:23 mark. 


 Hiram managed to cut the deficit to four points, 19-15, with 3:31 left in the period thanks to a jumper by freshman guard/forward Amy Geisman (Middleburg Heights/Midpark).  But the Ladies answered with four unaswered points to increase the lead to eight points in the final minutes and later took a 25-20 edge into the locker rooms.

Midpark alumna Amy Giesman


Hiram opened the second half with an 8-2 scoring run that ended in a layup by senior All-NCAC forward Ashley Drum (Parma/Valley Forge) that gave the Terriers their first lead of the game, 28-27, with 15:43 left to play.  But Kenyon came back to regain the lead and never trailed again extending the margin to double figures, 45-33, with 6:10 to go.  The Terriers made things interesting, by pulling to within five points, 47-42, on a pair of free-throws by senior guard 


Brittany Mayle (Mantua/Crestwood) at the 4:22 mark.  That would be as close as Hiram would get as Kenyon outscored the Terriers, 10-2, to end the game to go on to the 57-44 victory.


Kenyon had two players score in double figures, led by Kayla Ernst with a game-high 19 points on eight-of-11 shooting (72.7 percent).  Morgan Korinek added 14 points to go along with a game-best 12 rebounds.

Cuyahoga Falls native Morgan Korinek


Hiram had one player in double digits in Drum with 12 points on six-of-11 shooting (54.5 percent).  She also pulled down a team-high eight boards. 

Hiram will look to end its four-game losing streak when it hosts The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Jan. 27.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Price Gymnasium


Men's Basketball Falls to Wabash
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By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio – Oberlin College had three players score in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Wabash College Little Giants upended the Yeomen 77-55 this afternoon at Philips Gym. 

Junior James Tompsett scored a career-high 16 points and added eight boards in the loss. Sophomore Josh Merritt led the team with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting and freshman Andrew Fox also contributed 16 points in the game. 

Oberlin (4-13, 0-8 NCAC) trailed 43-32 at the half and was down by as many 16 points before making a late charge to get back into the game. After being down 52-36 with 13:41 remaining, the Yeomen ripped off a 14-5 run over the next four minutes to get within seven, 57-50, with 7:45 left on the clock. Unfortunately back-to-back triple-hits by Andrew Gilman and Chase Haltom extended the Little Giants lead back into double digits where it would stay the rest of the way.

“I was glad to see we didn’t give up and were able to battle back to make a game of it there,” Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco said. “With guys out now we just need to work on getting better for the long haul.”

The Little Giants (11-5, 6-2 NCAC) shot an impressive 51.8-percent (29-of-56) from the floor, while the Yeomen checked in at 43.8-percent (21-of-48). 

NCAC scoring leader Wes Smith spearheaded the Wabash attack with 28 points and 10 rebounds as his efforts helped keep the Little Giants unbeaten in 2010 while extending their winning streak to seven in a row.

Oberlin returns to action on Wednesday night at Allegheny College. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.



Scott Thomas places in tree 

events

By Lenny Reich

(BEREA, OH)--Mount Union's men's indoor track and field team opened the 2010 season at the unscored B-W Mid January Meet atBaldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.  Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) placed in three events to lead the Purple Raiders.

Thomas placed second in the 55 meter dash (6.69), third in the 200 meters (22.96) and teamed with Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak), Kris Claros (Mirmar, FL/Mirmar) and Brandon Stallworth (Cleveland/VASJ) to a fourth place finish in the 4x200 meter relay (1:33.53).

Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) placed second in the shot put (48-4.5) while other second place finishes came from Kory Smerk (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) in the 400 meters (51.14) and Cory Hoover (Alliance/Marlington) in the 500 meters (1:08.88).

Quinten Jones (Linthicum, MD/North County) placed fourth in the long jump (20-8) while Ty Griffin (Massillion/Massillion Perry) and Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) finished fourth (4:18.00) and fifth (4:22.01) and fifth respectively in the 1 mile run to round out the top performances.

Jackson's Loy qualifies 

for Nationals

By Lenny Reich

BEREA, OH)--Mount Union senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillion Jackson) qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in the long jump as she won the event with a mark of 18-5 in the season opening B-W Mid January Meet Saturday at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.
Massillon Jackson alumna Aubrey Loy 

Loy's mark was the best of the season in NCAA Division III so far and just barely missed the facility record of 18-5.5 which is held by another Purple Raider, Kenya Shipp in 1997.
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Loy

Christin Handley (East Aurora, NY/Iroquois Central) also won an event as she took the title in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:08.89.

Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/Saints John & Paul) placed second in the 400 meters (1:02.76), Samara Sutton (Youngstown/Boardman) took third in the 200 meters (27.64) and Annie Patton (Darlington, PA/Blackhawk) placed fourth in the shot put (37-10.5) to round out the top performances.

 




Lakewood blanks Moody 

Qasem-less Brooklyn, 

10-0, to recapture two points 

and move into first-place tie

in Blue Central with CVCA


Jan. 23, 2009

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

 

Norm_nfun@yahoo.com

 

 

LAKEWOOD – With Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy winning in a laugher over Brush last night, Lakewood’s hockey team knew it had to win tonight against West Side rival Brooklyn to keep pace in the Blue Central Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League.

 

The Rangers, 8-0 in the Blue, did just that using a lot offense from their forwards and a lot of offense from their defense to regain the two points CVCA picked up last night and get back into a first-place tie with the 8-1 Royals with the 10-0 win over the Hurricanes here in Serpentini Arena.

 

“We’ve been encouraging our defensive guys to push up the pick and generate and create scoring opportunities on offense and they did just that,” said Lakewood coach Josh Dress. “We were able to get a lot of scoring and keep the puck down at their end. They were playing without Moody, or this would have been a closer game.”

Lakewood

 

Dress is referring to Moody Qasem, the Hurricanes’ anchor defenseman who missed the game because of a concussion.

 

“Moody usually plays all 45 minutes of every game,” Brooklyn coach Ryan Kelber said. “It made it tough for us on defense. We had to drop back Adam Csornok on defense. When Adam was not back there, we had to put Tony Mobley back there. That took away any offensive attack we could have had.”

 Brooklyn

Csornok is the Canes’ leading scorer with 20 goals and Mobley is right behind with 15. Brooklyn, 5-4, could manage only six shots on sophomore Alex Hudock, who actually appears to have grown a couple inches from the 5-foot-2 frame he was in goal with last year.

 

“Actually his parents bought him these knew pads that really push him up a couple inches,” Dress said. “He is growing, but we are hoping he doesn’t have to keep stretching out of those pads. He’s done a great job in goal for us this season just as he did last year and keeps improving with every game.”

 

Brooklyn is still facing numbers problems, skating barely a line and half. Tonight’s short bench had only three subs.

 

The game ended after two periods because of the mercy ruling after Farnk Blackman scored his second goal and the ‘Wood’s 10th at 10:14 of the third.

 

“Frank is one of those defensemen that we are asking to create more offense for us,” Dress said. “He and Taylor Sanford did a nice job of doing that for us tonight. They don’t necessarily have to be slaps from the blue line from the defensive guys, but even moving it up or hitting the open man.”

 

Each win now is crucial for the Rangers, who need to win the division this year to qualify for the Baron Cup. Last year, when Brooklyn, Dress’s alma mater, won the division two Blue Central teams qualified. Lakewood made the Baron Cup for the first time in 10 years two years ago, upset Solon and made it al the way to the championship game. Only one will go from the Blue Central this year.

 

The Rangers play CVCA in Kent Friday, but still have Euclid tomorrow and Twinsburg Thursday first. The Rangers beat Tony Verch’s Panthers only 5-4 in the last meeting, in Orr Arena.

 

“We are not looking ahead to that game,” Dress said. “Tony’s teams always play us tough and we have to take care of that one first.”

 

Brian Lenahan had a hat trick tonight, scoring a pair of goals in the first three minutes and then backhanding one in at 12:47 off a pass from Sanford. He redirected a slap shot from defenseman Josh hall on one of his other goals. Rookie sophomore Nick Kovach and freshman Chris Richardson also scored goals. John Cropper had two goals and Sanford one. The Rangers took 40 shots. Steve Songer, Conner Meehan and Pat Hoffert  had assists.

 Brooklyn has three first-year players, but only two on the entire roster are beyond their sophomore years. Kelber and Dan Victor are building for the future again.


Gilmour Varsity A icers fall

to Meadville, 4-2


Jan 23, 2010

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

 

After playing one of its best games of the year last night to blank Red North power Walsh Jesuit, 5-0, Gilmour’s hockey team took a 4-2 setback tonight to perennial Pennsylvania state power Meadville.

 

“We played Ok but just didn't give the type of effort we had yesterday,” GA coach John Malloy said.

 

The Lancers got down early 0-2 (goals at 1:50 of the first and 13:56 in the first).

 

Then the Bulldogs got a power-play goal to go up 3-0 (4:13 of the second).

 

Jess Antunzez scored at 11:25 of the second to make it 3-1.

 

Meadville got an early goal to put the Lancers down, 4-1. Brian Anton scored at 1:01 of the third to make it 4-2.

Oliver Flesher was in net for GA. He made 20 saves on 24 shots. The Lancers took 32 shots on visiting goalie.


Mayfield alumnus Nick Palmieri 

is 13-8 for Michigan State, 

scores one of Spartans' wins in 

last night's dual loss to 

Minnesota


Jan. 23, 2010

 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

 

Norm_nfun@yahoo.com

 

Highland Heights native and Mayfield High alumnus Nick Palmieri has been the starting 184-pound  and 197-pound wrestler for Michigan Sate this season, posting a 13-8 overall record.

 

Palmieri has done better in tournaments than in duals, posting a 10-3 record while competing outside dual meets. Palmieri finished second at the Eastern Michigan Invitational and third at the Michigan State Invite.

He finished 3-1 at EMU including a major decision over Cleveland State’s Nick Anthony.

Nick Palmieri improved to 13-8 with a win on Friday night.

In the MSU Invite, Palmieri won five consecutive matches. Four of those were close and low scoring, decided by five points or fewer.

 

Last week against West Virginia, Palmieri used a reversal in the second period to make the difference in a 3-1 win over 18th ranked Matt Ryan of the Mountaineers.

Nick Palmieri

 

In a tough Spartan loss last night, 18-16 to Minnesota, Palmieri was one of the winners for Michigan State. His 7-3 win over Kaleb Young was the last win of the evening for the Spartans, who after his win held a 16-12 lead over the Golden Gophers. However, the Spartans lost the final two matches of the evening.

Wilmington Men’s Basketball

Team Defeats Baldwin-

Wallace, 67-62

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO --  Senior guard R.J. Brown scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high tying seven rebounds as the Wilmington College men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference foe Baldwin-Wallace College, 67-62, today (Saturday, January 23, 2010) in the Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea.

The Quakers improve to 13-4 overall and 8-2 in the OAC. B-W drops to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in the OAC.

In addition to Brown for Wilmington, Tyler Ledford scored 14 points and Tyler White scored 13. The Yellow Jackets were led by senior forward Paul Glass (Medina/ Senior) with a game and career-high 19 points and seven boards.

In the first half, B-W led 7-6 at the 15:42 mark when sophomore guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior) scored on a jumper. Wilmington regained the lead two possessions later on a jumper from Brandon Candella at 14:58 and led until 6:26 when B-W freshman Ed Householder (North Jackson/ Tallmadge) connected on a three-pointer following a steal and pass from Cabbil to make the score 26-25.

Tallmadge alum Ed Householder

The Quakers eventually tied the score at 30 apiece when Candella nailed a triple at 4:11 and went back ahead on two Candella free throws at 3:10. B-W then tied the score at 32 all with a layup by junior forward Kevin Gall (Brook Park/ Midpark) at 1:15 and took the lead when Cabbil scored on a layup at 00:41. Wilmington got a bucket from Antonio Bowman with 10 seconds left to tie the game at 34-34 heading into halftime.

In the second half, Wilmington opened on a 9-1 run and led 43-35 when Brandon Rogers scored on a layup at 16:32. B-W cut its deficit to four at 45-41 following two Householder free throws at 13:26, but the Quakers quickly pushed the lead back to eight at 49-41 with 12:22 remaining.

Wilmington eventually pushed its lead to a game-high 10 points at 60-50 when R.J. Brown scored on a layup at 5:35, but B-W responded with a 7-0 run that ended in a layup from junior guard Zane Meeder (Erie, Pa./ Fairview) that made the score 60-57 with 2:12 left to play. After the two sides exchanged free throws, the Quakers got a key layup from Bowman at 00:50 and put the game away with a defensive stand on the next B-W possession. The Jackets got back to within three at 65-62 following a three-pointer from senior forward Kyle Brown (Strongsville) with 14 seconds left, but the Quakers hit two free throws to secure a 67-62 win.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Wednesday, January 27 when they travel cross-town to play arch-rival John Carroll University at 7:00 p.m. in the DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights.  That game will be taped and telecast onSportsTime Ohio on Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 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<http://www.wbwc.com/>.

B-W Women Beat Wilmington, 

59-58, in Wilmington for 

Eighth Straight Victory

and Remain in First Place

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO --  Senior center Ariel Brough (Powell/ Olentangy-Liberty) scored a team-high 18 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College, 59-58, this afternoon (Saturday, January 23, 2010) in the Fred Raizk Arena in Wilmington for its season-high eighth straight victory to remain in first place in the OAC.

The Yellow Jackets are now 13-4 overall and 9-1 in the OAC and is tied for first place with Capital University. With its loss, Wilmington falls to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in the conference.  B-W has won three straight games versus the Quakers and leads the all-time series, 18-11.

Ariel Brough

In addition to her 18 points, Brough grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots. Wilmington was led by senior center Kortney Kinn with a game-high 33 points and senior guard Marianne McGoron had 14.

In the first half, Wilmington jumped out to an early 10-6 lead at the 15:39 mark when junior guard Allie Miranda made a jump shot. B-W then scored the next six points to take the lead at 12-10 with 12:58 left when junior forward Nancy Coulter (Washington Court House/ Miami Trace) made a layup. The Quakers jumped right back on top with the next five points to lead at 15-12 with 10:43 left when Kinn made a layup, was fouled and made the free throw for a three-point play.

After B-W tied the score at 15-15, Wilmington again built a three-point lead at 19-16 with 6:42 left before the intermission when Kinn made a jumper. The Yellow Jackets then outscored the Quakers 8-2 to retake the lead at 24-21 with 55 seconds left when junior guard Ali Stack (Vermilion/ Firelands) made a jumper. B-W also led at halftime, 26-25.

In the second half, Wilmington started on a 5-0 run to retake the lead at 30-26 with 18:17 left when Miranda made a three-pointer. Undaunted, B-W scored the next six points to retake the lead at 32-30 with 15:43 left when Stack made two foul shots. Wilmington then regained the lead at 34-32 at 12:54 when Kinn made two straight layups. After ties at 34-34 ad 36-36, B-W built its largest lead of four points at 40-36 with 9:54 left when sophomore forward Katie Heinlen (Bucyrus Wynford) made two straight jumpers.

But Wilmington came right back to outscore B-W 8-4 to tie the game at 44-44 with 5:26 left when Kinn made a layup, was fouled and made the free throw to complete the three-point play. Then the Quakers took the lead at 45-44 with 4:51 left in the contest when junior guard Amy Bricker made one of two foul shots.

At that point, B-W took over by scoring the next eight points to take its largest lead of the game at 52-45 with 1:57 left when junior All-OAC forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) made a steal and drove the length of the court for a layup. But the Quakers came rigt back to outscore B-W 8-4 to cut the lead to three oints and one possession when Kinn nailed a three-pointer with 35 seconds left. Brough then grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed foul shot, was fouled and made two free throws for a 58-53 lead with 19 seconds left.

After another Quaker basket made the score 58-55, Stack made one of two foul sots with 9.2 seconds left for a 59-55 advantage. With two seconds left, Wilmington’s McGoron made one of two foul shots, and Kinn grabbed the missed second shot and put it back in the hoop to cut the lead to 59-58. B-W then successfully inbounded the ball and ran out the clock to claim its win.

B-W is back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 27 when it 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.

Swimming and Diving – Mount Union Sweeps Wilmington In A OAC Dual

1/23/2010

By Doug Bowers

(ALLIANCE, OH)-- Mount Union's swimming and diving teams sweep Wilmington in an OAC Dual meet Saturday at the Hammond Natatorium in Alliance. The men scored a 117-79 victory while the women earned a 112-87 win.


The men's team used the efforts of six different event winners to score their second OAC victory of the year. The Raiders were led by senior Gian Surbella(Ashtabula/St. John and Paul), who won the 500-Yard Freestyle (5:27.06) and Matt Carlozzi(Canfield/Canfield), winner of the 200-Yard Freestyle (1:48.51).


Ben Haren(Lisbon/David Anderson), Rob Brocious(Mentor/Mentor), Julian Oprandi(Heath/Heath), and Eric Langley(Fairview Park/Fairview) also earned victories for the Raiders, who evened their record at 4-4.

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Eric Langley


The women's team improved their record to 5-3, with the help of freshman Elizabeth Juran(Independence/Independence) . Juran won both the 50-Yard Freestyle (26:40) and 100-Yard Backstroke (1:03.97).


Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow), Katy Alkire (Akron/Firestone), and Sarah Noble(Copley/Copley) also added event wins to put the Raiders over the top.


Both teams will be back in action January 30th, as they travel to Erie, Pennsylvania to take on Lions of Penn State-Behrend.




Vikings host Wisc-Milwaukee 


tomorrow


Jan. 23, 2010


By Brian McCann


Game 21

Milwaukee (12-8, 4-4) at Cleveland State (8-12, 4-4)
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Site: Goodman Arena (8,500), Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland) & WHKZ, 1440 AM (Warren) (Al Pawlowski)
TV: Time-Warner Cable Milwaukee (Daron Sutton & Adrian Tigert)
The game will air in Ohio on SportsTime Ohio
Sponsor:    95.5 The Fish
Promo: Take A Kid To The Game Day
(Free children ticket for 8th grade and under with each adult ticket purchase)
Family Value Sunday: Free Kid     Zone & Dollar Dogs At Concession Stands.
Post-game autograph session with the Vikings.
Series: Milwaukee leads, 18-13
Last Meeting: @CSU 70, UWM 61, 2/12/09
Tickets: $8, $15 & $25

SETTING THE SCENE:  Cleveland State closes the first half of the Horizon League schedule when the Vikings host Milwaukee on Sunday, Jan. 22 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center.  The game is Take A Kid To The Game Day with fans being able to get a free youth ticket (grades 8 and below) for each adult ticket purchased.  The game is being produced by Time Warner Cable in Milwaukee with Daron Sutton and Adrian Tigert providing the commentary.  The UWM version of the production will be televised live on SportsTime Ohio.  After back-to-back road losses at No. 22 Butler (64-55) and Valparaiso (78-71) last week, the Vikings (12-8, 4-4) rebounded by leading from start to finish to defeat second place Green Bay, 64-50, on Friday night to move into a fourth place tie in the league standings. Milwaukee (12-8, 4-4) has won four of its last five games, including a 69-59 win at Youngstown State on Friday night.  The Panthers hold an 18-13 lead in the all-time series with CSU but the Vikings have won two of the last three meetings, both coming in Cleveland.

PREVIEWING CLEVELAND STATE:  Gary Waters finds himself in a bit of a rebuilding season for the Vikings after posting the first back-to-back 20 win seasons since the late 1980's.  With just two starters and four players back who saw significant action last year, Waters has had to incorporate eight new players into the lineup this season.  The starting lineup is built around guard Norris Cole (16.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.6 apg), a first team preseason all-league choice this year who ranks fourth in the league in scoring, and small forward D'Aundray Brown (7.7, 5.6), the lone returning starters from a season ago.  The strength of the returners is at guard where sophomores Jeremy Montgomery (12.4, 1.9 apg) and Trevon Harmon (10.7, 2.0) are back with each landing a spot in the starting lineup.  Injuries to sophomore Josh McCoy (0.8, 1.0) and JC transfer Lance James (2.0, 1.0 apg) have hurt the depth at guard, allowing freshman Anthony Wells (1.6, 1.3) to see his first playing time.  Brown is firmly entrenched at small forward with redshirt freshman Charlie Woods (0.8, 0.2 apg) and redshirt freshman Tim Kamczyc (2.1, 2.3 rpg) also capable of seeing time at the position.  Sophomore Joe Latas is the lone returner inside and he, along with  JC transfers Jared Cunningham (6.4, 3.2) and junior Kevin Anderson (1.4, 0.7) spell sophomore Aaron Pogue (6.6, 6.0) at center.

TV TIMEOUT:  Sunday's game vs. Milwaukee is being produced by Time Warner Cable in Milwaukee and it will air throughout Ohio on SportsTime Ohio.  It is the sixth of at least eight games being shown on STO.  In all, CSU fans will have access to as many as 15 games on television this season.

AJERE OUT:  Sophomore forward Nigel Ajere will not return to the Vikings after sitting out the last six games for personal reasons. Ajere is not enrolled for spring semester classes at CSU, which began on Jan. 16.  A starter in two of the 12 games that he played in, Ajere averaged 6.7 points and 6.4 rebounds a game.

CSU IN THE NCAA STATS:  Cleveland State received several mentions in the most recent NCAA men's basketball statistics, which were released on Monday (Jan. 18).  As a team, the Vikings are 16th nationally in steals (9.6 spg), 43rd in turnover margin (+3.2), 45th in free throw percentage (.732) and 95th in three-point field goals per game (7.1). Individually, D'Aundray Brown (2.6 spg) ranks 14th and Norris Cole 80th nationally in steals (1.9 spg).

COLE NEEDS 17 TO REACH 1,000 POINT MARK:  A 22-point effort against Green Bay on Friday has left junior guard Norris Cole just 17 points from becoming the 18th player in CSU history to score 1,000 points in a career.  Cole now has 983 points to rank 18th all-time in scoring. In 20 games, he leads the team and ranks third in the league, averaging 16.2 points a game (324 total).

JACKSON GETS HIS NBA SHOT:  Good news from the Alumni Department came on Friday when former guard Cedric Jackson, who has been playing professionally this season for the Erie BayHawks of the NBDL, signed a 10-day contract to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. Jackson becomes just the fourth Viking to make it to the NBA, joining Franklin Edwrds (1981-90), Clinton Smith (1986-97 & 1990-91) and Darren Tillis (1982-84).  In 23 games with the BayHawks, Jackson was averaging 14.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.

A TOUGH SCHEDULE:  The 2-8 record that CSU put up against non-conference Division I teams this year is a little misleading. After all, not only were four of the teams ranked in the top 15 at the time CSU played them (Kentucky No. 5, West Virginia No. 6, Ohio State No. 12 & Kansas State No. 12), but the 10 opponents have combined to post a 93-37 (.715) record in non-conference games with one game left to play (not counting any BracketBusters matchups.

FINISHING THE FIRST HALF:  Sunday's game marks the end of the first half of the Horizon League schedule and Vikings find themselves in an interesting position.  A win over the Panthers on Sunday would improve CSU to 5-4 in the league this year, guaranteeing the Vikings of starting the second half in a third place tie with Detroit, Wright State and Valparaiso in the league standings.  The Vikings, who were just 4-5 in the first half of the league slate a year ago, will play five of their nine games at home in the second half of the league schedule.

. . . A SCHEDULE REVERSAL AHEAD:  CSU enters Sunday's game in sixth place in the Horizon League with a 4-4 league mark.  The four losses have come on the road against Butler (9-0), Detroit (5-4), Wright State (5-4) and Valparaiso (5-4).  The only team ahead of CSU in the standings that the Vikings played at home was Green Bay (6-3), who CSU beat on Friday.  CSU will play all four teams in lost to at home in the second half of the schedule.

CHARITY STRIPE HAS BEEN KIND:  One strength of the Vikings this year has come at the foul line where CSU is on a pace to challenge the school record for free throw percentage.  Through 20 games, the Vikings have gone 274-for-376 from the line (.729), which is slightly ahead of the record .724 set in 1979-80.  Jeremy Montgomery (45-52, .865) and Norris Cole (72-91, .791), rank second and eighth in the league, respectively, in free throw percentage.  D'Aundray Brown (18-23, .783), Trevon Harmon (34-44, .773),Tim Kamczyc (11-15, .733) and Jared Cunningham (20-28, .714) are each above 70-percent.

. . . AND THE VIKINGS HAVE FARED WELL DURING CRUNCH TIME:  Although the Vikings have performed well from the foul line this season, it is when the game is on the line when they have really stepped up their play.  In 20 games this season, CSU had made 87 of its 104 free throws attempted in the final five minutes of games.  Kevin Anderson has been a perfect six-for-six to lead the team, but the lion's share of the work has been done by Norris Cole and Jeremy Montgomery, who have combined to take 55 of the 104 attempts.  Cole is 31-for-34 from the line down the stretch (.912) while Montgomery is connecting on .857 of his shots (18-21).  Cole is a .833 shooter for his career (65-78), improving each season.  He was 11-for-15 as a freshman (.733) and 23-for-29 as a sophomore (.793).  Montgomery's improvement is significant after he made just seven of his 15 attempts in crunch time last year (.467).

GETTING THE JUMP:  One of the lesser appreciated statistics in CSU's favor this year comes on the jump ball where sophomore center Aaron Pogue has managed to gain the Vikings the first possession of the game in 17 of the 20 games this season, including an 8-0 mark in Horizon League games.  The only games that Pogue lost the jump have been on the road for games vs. St. Bonaventure, Kentucky and Ohio State.

. . . BUT NOT THE FINISH:  It is no secret that Gary Waters is trying to find a way to keep sophomore center Aaron Pogue out of foul trouble.  After all, in 20 games, he leads CSU with 80 fouls and six disqualifications.  It is even worse in league games where he has been whistled for 33 fouls in eight games, fouling out three times. As a point of comparison, heading into this season, CSU players had only fouled out 10 times over the last two years combined.

DEGREE WORK:  Sophomore center Joe Latas began the spring semester on Jan. 18 needing just 24 hours to graduate and when he finishes his coursework at the end of summer, he will have done so in just three years.  Latas, who is taking 16 hours this semester, will take the final eight during the summer to earn his degree in both communications and religious studies.

COLE KEEPS STARTING STREAK GOING:  When Norris Cole takes to the court against Milwaukee on Sunday, he will be starting his 58th consecutive game at CSU.  Cole became the 14th player in Viking history to start 50 straight games when he started the Dec. 22 game at Ohio State.  One of three players to start a school-record 37 games last year, Cole is the only player to go from playing in every game as a reserve in one season (34 games as a freshman in 2007-08) to starting every game the next in school history.  Cole has played in all 91 games in his career.

GET THE BROOM OUT, WE'RE PLAYING TWO:  The doubleheader sweep against Youngstown State (women) and Green Bay (men) on Friday continued a very successful track record for both Viking basketball squads in home doubleheaders.  Over the last three seasons, the Vikings have played 13 doubleheaders with the women's basketball team with the men owning a 11-2 record in those games with nine doubleheader sweeps. The only men's losses in a doubleheader came last year when the Vikings dropped a 55-49 decision to Wright State on Feb. 7, 2008 and earlier this year when CSU fell to No. 8 West Virginia.  The women are equally as impressive, owning a 11-2 record with the lone losses coming in 2008 and 2009 against Green Bay.

MONTGOMERY NAMED ATHLETE OF THE MONTH:  December was a good month for Jeremy Montgomery as the sophomore was selected as the CSU Male Athlete of the Month.  In seven games last month, the sophomore from Chicago, Ill. averaged 14.0 points, shooting .508 (32-63) from the field, .439 (18-39) from three-point and .889 (24-27) from the line. He scored in double figures in six of the seven games, including back-to-back games of 25 points at Ohio State and 20 points at Kansas State.

. . . AND MONTGOMERY HAS BEEN EVEN BETTER OF LATE:  Over his last nine games, four of which have come against ranked opponents, Montgomery is averaging 17.1 points while shooting .510 from the field (49-96) and .453 from three-point (29-64).  He started the stretch with 13 points against No. 6 West Virginia, including a driving basket with 13 seconds left that tied the game at 78-78.  He came back to score a career-high 25 points, on five-for-eight shooting from three-point, at No. 12 Ohio State, and scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half at Kansas State.  Over the last two weeks, he scored 12 points at Youngstown State, 15 vs. Loyola, 17 against UIC, 22 vs. Butler and 20 at Valparaiso.

WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?  Junior forward D'Aundray Brown has returned to the floor this season, showing no ill effects from the two injuries that sidelined him for 13 games last season, including the final five games of the postseason.  In the 20 games since coming back, Brown is averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds a game, leading the team and ranking 10th in the league averaging 32.7 minutes a game.  More importantly, he keys the Vikings' pressure defense, leading the league with 53 steals.

. . . AND BROWN IS PASSING HIS BOARDS:  After averaging 5.7 rebounds a game a year ago, D'Aundray Brown was being counted on to help the Vikings offset the loss of 64% of their rebounding from a year ago. Brown however started slowly, grabbing just 47 caroms in the first 12 games (3.9 rpg).  He has caught fire of late, averaging 8.1 rebounds over the last eight games to move into 11th in the league with a 5.6 average.  He has been dominant on the offensive glass, grabbing 31 offensive boards over that span (3.9/game) to move up to third in the league, averaging 2.7 offensive rebounds a game.

Track & Field Has Multiple Winners at B-W Invite
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1/23/2010 7:34:02 PM


By Mike Mancini

Berea, Ohio – The Oberlin College track and field teams recorded multiple victories at the non-team-scored Baldwin-Wallace Mid-January Invite today. 

“We put together many strong runs and are effort was very good today,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. 

Highlighting the day for the Yeowomen was Joanna Johnson’s school record-shattering run in the 3,000 meters as her time of 10:16.64 was nearly four seconds faster than Laura Feeney’s mark of 10:22.39 that she posted back in 2002. Johnson’s efforts also won her the race by nearly 17 seconds.

Seniors Clara Shaw and Madeline Shultz were also a part of two wins on the day. Shaw claimed the top spot in the 800 meters with a timestamp of 2:19.12, while Shultz was victorious in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 1:02.29. The duo was also a part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team that completed the course in 4:10.53.

On the men’s side, junior Solomon Turner had a tremendous meet as his legs played a role in three wins before things were all said and done. The Greensboro, North Carolina, native won the 200-meter dash in 22.91. He also ran the leadoff leg of the winning 4x200-meter (1:33.05) and 4x400-meter relay (3.27.69) teams. 

Senior Seth Wimberly, who ran the anchor leg of both of the winning relay units, also won the 400-meters in 50.70.

Oberlin returns to action next Saturday at the NCAC Relay Meet, hosted by Denison University.

Tigers drop Yeowomen

Jan. 23, 2010

By Mike Mancini

Springfield, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s basketball team trailed by just four points with a little over five minutes to play against first place Wittenberg, but in the end the Tigers pushed past the Yeowomen 75-58 this afternoon at Pam Evans Smith Arena. 

The first-year duo of Allison Anderson and Kelly Warlich continue to impress as they combined to score 38 points in the game. Anderson added a team-high seven rebounds to her 24 points, while Warlich ripped down six boards in addition to her 14 points. Junior Syrea Thomas also netted 11 points in the setback. 

“This was another great effort by our team,” Head Coach Kerry Jenkins said. “We battled hard throughout and left everything out there on the court.”

Wittenberg led 61-57 with 5:16 left to play, but from then on it seemed as if the Tigers placed a lid over the Oberlin basket, as the Yeowomen would add just a single tally the rest of the way. 

Oberlin (3-14, 2-6 NCAC) led by three on two different occasions late in the first half, but ended up down by the same margin, 36-33, at the intermission. 

In the second session, the Yeowomen fell behind by as many as eight points, 41-33, before rallying back to tie the game at 49 with 11:28 left to play. Unfortunately, the veteran-filled Tigers team would respond by closing out the game on a 26-9 run. 

Oberlin shot 32.3-percent (21-of-65) from the field, but struggled from long range as it made just 6-of-35 (17.1%) triple-tries. Wittenberg, which improved its record to 10-6 overall and 8-0 in the NCAC checked in at 42.9-percent (30-of-70). 

The Yeowomen return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening at Allegheny College. Tip-time is set for 6 p.m.



 

 

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