A Page -- Jan. 9, 2011

No. 11 ranked Mount Union 

basketball team to visit Cleveland

for key OAC match-up with B-W

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets are back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 12 when they host OAC arch-rival The University of Mount Union, the 11th ranked basketball team in the nation, in the Ursprung Gym at 7:30 p.m.  If the game is sold out by then, fans can listen to all of the action on either campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, or via the WBWC Internet web site at www.wbwc.com.

Sophomore forward Hilary Kuhns scored a game-high 20 points as the Capital University women’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 67-58, yesterday (Saturday, January 8, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium of the Lou Higgins Center in Berea. The victory was Capital’s fourth in its last five games, while B-W ended a three-game winning streak.

With its win, Capital is now 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the OAC.  In addition to Kuhns, freshman guard Lauren Geroski had 10 points. For B-W, senior 2-time All-OAC guard Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) led the way with 19 points. With her 19 points, Schroeder moved in fifth place on the all-time Yellow Jacket scoring list with 1,200 career points.

In the first half, B-W jumped out to an 10-4 lead at the 14:56 mark when Rohrbach made a layup.  The Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 10 points at 17-7 at the 12:42 mark when Rohrbach made a pair of foul shots.   The lead grew to 11 points at 21-10 at 10:25 when freshman guard Jessica Lairson (Louisville) when she made a layup, was fouled, but missed her free throw.

B-W continued to extend its lead to 14 points at 28-14 at the 6:39 mark when sophomore guard Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) finished a fastbreak by making a layup.  Capital then went on a 10-3 run to close to within seven points at 31-24 at the 1:34 mark when senior guard Tara Harper made two foul shots. Following a five-point Yellow Jacket run, capped by a three-point play by freshman forward Melissa Hoffbauer (Bloomville/ Buckeye Central) at the 29.7-second mark, Capital’s Kuhns scored the final four points of the session, including a jumper that just beat the first half buzzer, to make the score 36-28 in favor of B-W at the intermission.


In the second half, Capital came out on a 9-1 run to tie the game at  37-37 at the 17:14 mark when sophomore forward Stacy Timmerman grabbed a rebound and scored. The Crusaders then gained their first lead of the game at 41-40 when junior forward Selena Hawkins made two foul shots at 16:02. The lead grew to four points at 44-40 at 14:41 when Kuhns canned a trey and to six points at 46-40 at 12:25 when freshman guard Brea Tackett made two foul shots.

Capital continued its assault and its lead reached double figures at 11 points at 51-40 with 10:44 left when Tacket canned a triple. B-W finally ended Capital’s 14-point run at the 10:03 mark when Schroeder made one of two foul shots.
B-W climbed back into the fray with a five-point run, all on foul shots, to close to 51-45 at the 8:12 mark when Spisak made two foul shots.   The Yellow Jackets kept up the pressure and closed to one point at 54-53 at 4:37 when Spisak made a steal and Schroeder finished the fastbreak with a layup.

Undaunted, Capital turned to its go-to player in Kuhns who scored consecutive baskets, the last at 2:44 to give the Crusaders a five-point lead at 58-53. Following a pair of Spisak foul shots that cut the score to 58-55, Capital made six free throws to build its lead to nine points at 64-55 and end matters.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 12 when they host OAC arch-rival The University of Mount Union in the Ursprung Gym at 7:30 p.m.  In addition, fans can listen to all of the action on either campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, or via the WBWC Internet web site at www.wbwc.com.

Warlich Tabbed NCAC Player of the Week

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1/9/2011 3:10:27 PM
By Mike Mancini

Westlake, Ohio – Oberlin College sophomore Kelly Warlich was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.

Warlich, a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, led the Yeowomen to a 2-1 week by averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds per game. She shot 45.5 percent (15-of-33) overall and was 8-of-14 (57.1%) from 3-point land during the stretch. 

Warlich’s best performance of the week came against Kalamazoo College (Jan. 3) when she netted a career-high 23 points to go along with a career-best seven steals. 

In Oberlin’s 71-41 triumph over Wooster, Warlich ripped down eight rebounds. The 30-point win marked the largest margin of victory for the Yeowomen since defeating Marygrove 72-38 on January 8, 2005. With the win Oberlin also improved to 6-8 overall – marking the most wins in a season since the 2006-07 campaign when it finished 7-19. 

This is the first NCAC Player of the Week award for the Yeowomen this season and first of Warlich’s career. 

Warlich and the rest of the Yeowomen will welcome unbeaten Denison University (14-0, 3-0 NCAC) to Philips Gym on Wednesday night. Tip-time is set for 7:30 p.m. 
Olmsted Falls wrestling team still undefeated; Kyle Kokitka named Outstanding Wrestler in Hudson Tourney; Mueller, DuPratt, Asadorian, Slater, Alan Binggeli, Lee also go undefeated over weekend

The Olmsted Falls Wrestling Team moved to 12-0 on the Season Saturday by winning the Hudson Dual Meet tournament.  The team will travel to the Dies Memorial Tournament this weekend.  The squad has won 3 tournament this season (Findlay Duals, Willoughby South Rebel Invitational, and the Hudson Duals).  Also, 16 out of 41 at the Medina Invitational Tournament with two place winners.
Going 5-0 at Hudson were: P.J. Mueller, Chase DuPratt, Nick Asadorian, Kyle Kokitka (Selected Outstanding Wrestler), Brian Slater, Alan Binggeli, and Jordan Lee.
"Our lineup keeps getting stronger each week," said Bulldogs coach Bill McGrain. "These kids will work hard, and they have high goals.  Next week will be a great test with the Dies Memorial."

 L to R -- Alan Binggeli, Mueller, DePratt
Asadorian (left) and Slater

Individual Records as of Jan. 9th 
103 P.J. Mueller 17-4
112 Chase DuPratt 20-3
119 Nick Asadorian 18-5
130 Kyle Kokitka 15-5
135 Alex Bevilacqua 17-4
140 Scott Ahern 14-7
145 Brian Slater 15-6
152 Adam Binggeli 17-4
160 Nick Sommer 18-5
171 Alan Binggeli 17-3
Hwt Jordan Lee 12-4

B-W Men’s Basketball Team defeats 

Capital, 86-79, in Berea in an OAC 


By Jeff Miller

BEREA –Sophomore forward Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/Walsh Jesuit) scored a game-high 21 points as the Baldwin-Wallace men’s basketball team defeated Capital, 86-79, yesterday (Saturday, January 8, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.  The victory was the fourth straight for Yellow Jackets while the loss ended Capital’s three-game winning streak.
Chris Ameen

For B-W, now 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the OAC, freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) and freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland)  scored 14 points each while freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Holy Name) added 13 points.  Capital, now 9-4 overall and 5-2 in the OAC, was led by senior forward Scott Robertson with 19 points and six rebounds.

In the first half, the Crusaders started the scoring when Robertson split a pair of free throws at the 19:22 mark.  They Yellow Jackets responded right away when freshman guard Krakowiak canned a three pointer to take a 3-1 advantage with 19:05 remaining.
The two teams battled back and forth until freshman guard Fairhurst buried a trey to take a 14-11 lead at the 13:15 mark.  Capital responded with a free throw from Robertson and a three pointer by sophomore forward Spencer Niekamp to regain the lead, 15-14, with 11:35 remaining.  
The game would be tied on four more occasions with the last coming at 30-30 with 5:06 remaining in the half.   B-W then went on a 10-0 run to increase its lead to as many as ten points on two occasions.  The run was sparked by Ameen and Krakowiak with four points apiece.  The Yellow Jackets outscored Capital 14-4 over the remainder of the half to take a 44-34 lead.  

In the second half, the Yellow Jackets continued their run when freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) made a pair of free throws and a jumper to give B-W a 48-34 lead with 18:38 remaining.  
Capital then used a 13-3 run to cut B-W’s lead to four with 13:43 left when sophomore wing Michael Sommer made a layup.  Fairhurst then canned his third triple of the game to start a 7-0 run and push the lead back to 11 with 12:48 to go.        
The Yellow Jackets then went on a 13-2 run to increase the lead to a game high 17 points.  Ameen and Payne both scored five points each during that stretch to spark B-W.  Capital refused to give up as they cut the lead to six points, 73-67, when junior wing Kelly Winter made a pair of free throws at the 3:03 mark.    
Senior guard Taylor Roth (Sandusky/St. Mary’s Central Catholic) recorded career-highs in points with nine and assists with five while junior guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria) dished out a career-high nine assists.