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Spartan Women Open UAA Play with 63-51 Victory versus Rival Carnegie Mellon

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Junior guard Evy Iacono<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/2011-12/bios/iacono%20evy%20lmlk> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) scored a game-high 20 points as the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team opened the University Athletic Association portion of its schedule with a 63-51 victory versus rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans improve to 8-4 overall and will return to action with a pair of UAA home games next weekend starting with No. 8 nationally-ranked Washington University-St. Louis at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13. The Tartans drop to 5-6 and have lost 10 in a row versus CWRU.

Dean’s Career-High Not Enough as Spartan Men Fall in UAA Opener versus Carnegie Mellon, 75-63

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Despite a game and career-high 21 points from freshman point guard Jordan Dean<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/dean%20jordan%20t9at> (St. Johns, Fla./Creekside), the Case Western Reserve University men's basketball team fell by a score of 75-63 to rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in its University Athletic Association opener on Saturday evening at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans (8-4, 0-1 UAA)  lose two in a row for the first time this season and will return to action with a pair of UAA home games next weekend starting with Washington University-St. Louis at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13. The Tartans improve to 6-6 overall and snap a five-game losing streak versus CWRU.

Baldwin-Wallace Wrestling Team 

Finshes In 10th Place at Waynesburg

 (Pa.) Tournament

WAYNESBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team finished 10th of 12 teams today (Saturday, January 7, 2012) at the Waynesburg University Invitational.

The Yellow Jackets scored 58 points as a team and were led by senior 125-pounder  Jeremy Dombrady (Copley) as he finished in second place and had an overall record of 3-1. Dombrady improved his overall record to 5-3 and 3-1 in the 125-pound weight class.

In addition to Dombrady, four other B-W wrestlers placed in the top six of their respective weight class. Three of them placed fifth including, sophomore 133-pounder Andrew Taylor (Columbus/ Worthington Kilbourne) ended his day with a record of 3-2. Taylor leads the team with a 10-8 record. Freshman 149-pounder Sam McIntosh (South Euclid/ Brush) went 2-2 to and now has an overall record of 9-8. Junior 184-pounder Joe Georgian (Eastlake/Villa Angela-St. Joseph), who saw his first action of the season due to injury, went 3-1.

No. 24 Mount dropped by No. 4 Lacrosse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The No. 24 ranked Mount Union wrestling team suffered a 29-10 loss to No. 4 ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse in the quarterfinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Saturday in Springfield, Ill.

The loss sent Mount Union to the consolation bracket against No. 28 in the nation Wisconsin-Stevens Point and ended a 16 dual match winning streak dating back to Feb. 9, 2010.

Freshman Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) had his second straight major decision win as he scored a 17-4 win at 125.

UW-LaCrosse would then score 29 points winning six of the next seven bouts including two tech falls, a major decision, a pin and three decisions to take a commanding lead.

Seniors Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) at 184 and Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285 each scored decisions for the 29-10 final

Hiram College Men’s Basketball Beats DePauw (Ind.) University Behind Watkins’ 27 Points


January 7, 2012


HIRAM, OHIO – Senior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) scored a game-high 27 points to pace the Hiram College men’s basketball team in a 67-51 win against DePauw (Ind.) University today (Saturday, Jan. 7) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Game Stats]



With the win, the Terriers improve to 9-4 overall and 2-2 in the NCAC. Hiram has won seven of its last eight games. The Tigers fall to 8-6 overall and 2-2 NCAC.

Hiram College Women’s Basketball Defeated by No. 7 DePauw (Ind.) University


January 7, 2012


HIRAM, OHIO – The Hiram College women’s basketball team suffered a 71-32 loss against No. 7 nationally-ranked DePauw (Ind.) University today (Saturday, Jan. 7) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Game Stats]


Following today’s game, the Terriers drop to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the NCAC. The Tigers improve to 11-1 overall and 4-0 NCAC.

North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt scores 26 

to go over 1,000 mark

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior guard Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) became the 11th player in school history to score over 1,000 points as her game-high 26 points led the No. 13/16 ranked Purple Raiders to an 85-71 win over Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Mount Union (12-1, 5-1 OAC) now holds a half game lead in first place over Ohio Northern (11-3, 5-2 OAC) and Otterbein (11-3, 5-2 OAC) in the conference standings and runs its home winning streak to 17 games.

Along with Wiedt, junior point guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) had 25 points and senior forwardAmanda Rose (Green/Green) had 10 points and five rebounds for the Raiders.

Lake Erie wins wire-to-wire game

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (7-5, 2-3 GLIAC) never trailed en route to its second straight GLIAC win, 71-57, over Ohio Dominican University (3-10, 0-8 GLIAC) at Alumni Hall in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Storm has now two straight games overall and four of their last five contests.

Lake Erie was led by sophomore guard Riley Thomas (Cardington, Ohio/Cardington-Lincoln) with 16 points on six-of-nine shooting.  Guard play was the key to the win for the Storm as 56 of their 71 points came from the backcourt. 

 Senior Brandon Smith (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford/Cuyahoga Community College) added 11 points while sophomore Nate Tait (South Euclid, Ohio/Brush/Alderson-Broaddus) came off the bench to score 10.  Morgan Jones had a game-high 20 points for the Panthers.

Lairson Scores Game-High Tying 13 As B-W 

Women Defeat Capital, 57-50, For Second Straight 


BEREA, OHIO – Sophomore guard Jessica Lairson (Louisville) scored 13 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated Capital University, 57-50, today (Saturday, January 7, 2012) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the OAC. The Crusaders drop to 8-5 overall and 3-3 in the OAC.

Storm Improve to 10-2 Overall With 69-52 Win at Ohio Dominican on Saturday 

Senior Cate Cianchetti (Stow) scored a career-high 27 points and LEC opened the second half with a 24-8 run

COLUMBUS, OHIO – A 24-8 run to open the second half and a big game from senior guard Cate Cianchetti (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls/Akron) allowed the Lake Erie College women’s basketball team to runaway with a 69-52 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) victory on the road Saturday afternoon (Jan. 7) at Ohio Dominican University.

Cianchetti hit five three-pointers and finished with a game- and career-high 27 points to lead four players in double figures for the Storm (10-2, 4-1 GLIAC), which won its second straight game overall and in league play and sent the Panthers (5-9, 1-7 GLIAC) to their ninth straight defeat.  Lake Erie's four GLIAC wins are one more win than that Storm had total all last season (3-22, 2-17 GLIAC).red 10 points.  

Capital Beats B-W, 75-69, in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO  –  Junior forward Spencer Niekamp scored 20 points as the Capital University men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 75-69, today (Saturday, January 7, 2012) in the Capital Center.  Capital canned 15 of 18 foul shots in the final 7:42 to aid its win.

In addition to Niekamp for Capital, now 7-6 overall and 4-2 in the OAC, senior guard Kelly Winter had 18 points and nine rebounds and junior guard Mitch Westerheide had 10.  B-W, now 8-5 overall and 3-3 in the OAC, sophomore guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) led the way with 13 points. In addition, sophomore All-OAC forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) and sophomore guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/ Senior) each had 11 markers.

Mount Hoops Tops Ohio Northern, 71-66

ADA, Ohio—The Mount Union men's basketball team is learning how to win close games as evidenced by its 71-66 win at Ohio Northern. 

A basket by freshman Stevie Griffin (Canton/Masssillon Jackson) with 2:38 to play put the Purple Raiders ahead for good. The Raiders would make nine-of-ten free throws the rest of the way to secure their first Ohio Athletic Conference win of the season.   

The Purple Raiders (5-8, 1-5) led all but the opening 1:48 of the first half and went to the locker room with a 36-28 lead. Senior Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek), who scored 11 points in the half, split a pair of free throws to give the Raiders their largest lead of the at 31-18 with 4:05 to play.

Oberlin trounces OU Zanesville

Oberlin, Ohio- The Oberlin College men’s basketball team cruised to victory against the visiting Tracers of Ohio University-Zanesville, winning by a final score of 78-30 on Friday night.
The Yeomen were led by freshman Jesse Neugarten who had a game high 13 points to go along with three assists. Charlie Crawford-Silva (12), Emmanuel Lewis (11) and Andrew Fox (10) were each in double figures for the Yeomen as well.

Bishops edge Yeowomen

Delaware, Ohio – All eight Yeowomen in uniformed scored at least two points, but it wasn’t enough as the home Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan were able to overcome a four-point half-time deficit to upend the Oberlin College women’s basketball team 56-47 on Friday night.

Sophomore point guard Malisa Hoak led the Yeowomen with 10 points to go along six assists and seven rebounds. Allison Gannonadded eight points while Kelly Warlich and Christina Marquette chipped in with six points apiece.

The opening half of the game was completely controlled by the Yewomen as they never trailed in the frame. After a 10-4 start out of the gates, a Jackie Toland layup with 7:53 left in the session put Oberlin up 19-10, marking its largest lead of the game. The Bishops would continue to chip away at the Yeowomen cushion and eventually shrunk the lead down to four, 25-21, at the break.



Ball St. at Western Michigan, 2:00 PM

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The Ball State women's basketball team continues Mid-American Conference action at Western Michigan Sunday at 2 p.m. in Read Fieldhouse.  The Cardinals pulled off a 54-51 upset over MAC West Division leader Eastern Michigan Thursday night to improve their overall record to 6-8 while starting league action off 1-0.  For the second straight game sophomore Jazmin Hitchens led Ball State in scoring with 16 points while teammate freshman guard Brittany Carter added 14 points on the night off of 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc.  Junior guard Mercedes Miller chipped in a personal best 13 points and freshman forward Neschelle Williams led Ball State with a career high 11 rebounds. The Broncos enter Sunday's contest with a 4-10 overall mark and a 1-0 MAC record after defeating Toledo 70-67 at home Thursday night in Read Fieldhouse.  Before the victory over the Rockets, Western Michigan had been on a three game losing streak.  The Broncos shared one similar non-conference opponent this season with the Cardinals which was Detroit Mercy.  Western Michigan lost to the Titans 73-64.  Miame Giden and Maria Iaquaniello are the top scorers for the Broncos each averaging 11.8 points per game while Giden also leads the team in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per contest.


Central Michigan at Toledo, 2:00 PM

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The Chippewas enters Sunday's matinee on the heels of an 86-67 victory at Northern Illinois on Thursday, giving them their seventh win in the last eight contests. Freshmen Crystal Bradford and Jessica Green led CMU with 27 points and 24 points, respectively. Central Michigan features a high-powered attack with three players averaging double figures led by Bradford's 14.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.3 spg and 1.9 bpg. She currently sits first in the MAC in rejections, as well as ranks fifth in scoring and thefts and sixth in overall rebounding. The Chippwas are 8-4 away from home this season. Toledo looks to end a slide that has seen them drop back-to-back games for the first time this season. Most recently, Toledo dropped a 70-67 decision at Western Michigan on Thursday, snapping its seven-game win streak against the Broncos. Sophomore Andola Dortch led UT with a career-high 28 points and junior Yolanda Richardson contributed 17 points in a losing effort. Richardson is averaging 16.7 points, a team-high 9.0 boards and 1.3 rejections over the last three games, shooting a scintillating 66.7 percent (22-of-33) from the floor during this stretch. Dortch and senior Courtney Ingersoll continue to lead the Rockets offensively, scoring 13.8 and 12.3 points per game, respectively.


Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, 2:07 PM (Live on STO/CSN Chicago/ESPN3/Full Court/Comcast Mich.)

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The Eastern Michigan University women's basketball team welcomes Northern Illinois University to the Convocation Center Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, for a Mid-American Conference West Division contest. The opening tip is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. NIU has found it easier to shoot on the road than at home as the Huskies have shot better away from home in free throw (.694-.687) and overall field goal attempts (.397-.366). As of Jan. 5, NIU ranks third in the MAC in opponent field goal percentage (.373). The Huskies are 6-4 when holding opponents under 40 percent shooting and are 4-2 when outshooting their foes. The Huskies also rank fifth in the MAC in scoring defense (61.8 PPG). With rebounding margin of +4.7, NIU ranks third in the MAC and 66th in the NCAA, as of Jan. 5. The Huskies have outrebounded their opponents 10 times this year and are 6-4 when doing so. Senior Tavelyn James, the leading scorer in EMU history, is also moving up the Mid-American Conference list. With a basket at the 10:36 mark of the second half against Wyoming,  Jan. 2, the native of Detroit, Mich, surpassed the 2,000-point mark for her career. James became only the 11th in MAC annals to reach that milestone. For the complete list of her accomplishments, turn to page 2 of these notes. In its eight victories this season, EMU is averaging 72.9 points while the opposition is posting just 50.8 points. In those games, opponents are shooting 38.4 percent from the field compared to 42.6 percent for the Eagles. In defeats, the Eagles are only scoring 62.0 points, while giving up 68.8. Another factor in the Eagles' success has been the ability to control the glass. EMU is grabbing 41.5 rebounds to just 30.3 for the opponents in the wins, while in setbacks EMU is out-rebounding by only three caroms (41.0 to 38.0).



CSU’s 10-1 advantage from three-point land makes up more than the difference in 21-point win over Loyola

Cleveland State used a combination of a large advantage on three-point shooting and a hefty edge on scoring off turnovers from its defense to topple Loyola of Chicago in a Horizon League men’s basketball game Saturday, 69-48.

The win moves the Vikings to 4-1 in the HL and 14-3 overall and sets up Friday’s showdown with Butler in Indianapolis for first place in the league.

Loyola remains winless in the league although the Ramblers are playing .500 ball outside the loop at 5-5.


The Vikings missed Trey Harmon in last Saturday’s upset loss to Youngstown State and he made is return known this week, canning six of seven three-point shots he launched. The 18 points made up the difference in the game otherwise CSU is looking at a three-point nail-biter.

In addition, Strongsville’s Tim Kamczyc had perhaps the best game of his career before the 3,107 Viking partisan.

Kamczyc shot 70 percent from the field on 5 of 7, 100 percent at the foul line and registered a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, including nine defensive caroms.

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The former Mustang also had four assists and two steals.

It was a defensive struggle in the early going as neither team reached double figures in team points until midway through the first half.

The Vikings did not hit the 20-point mark until the 4:09 mark of the half when Harmon hit his second of four first-half threes (in four tries), making it 21-13. Loyola did make it to 20 until the second half.

An old-fashioned three-point play by Kamczyc got the Vikings to 30, making it 30-17 with a minute to go in the half.

CSU led by as many as 24 points in the second half.

Coming off the bench to have fine games for the Vikings were Cleveland Central Catholic product Anton Grady and Charlie Lee.

Grady was 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 2 from the line for 10-point day that also saw him grab two steals, block two shots and snare a couple rebounds.

Cleveland Central Catholic alumnus Anton Grady

Lee had the English going with a game-high five assists. He also shared game-high honors with two steals and grabbed three rebounds.

Loyola had three Student/Athletes score in double figures all three with 10. In that club were Walt Gibler, Ben Averkamp and Denzel Brito.

Averkap had a team-high six rebound and also had two steals and two assists.

Cleveland State was 10 of 17 from the three-point territory and Loyola 1 of 9. Jeremy Montogmery had two threes. Harmon had a game-hgih 20 points and was perfect at the line.

D’Aundray Brown had all seven of his points in the second half and wound up with four assists.

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