A Page -- March 12, 2012 -- AM Edition

   
LtoR -- Horvath, Kapusta, Jaskolski

Three Baldwin-Wallace College Spring 

Student/Athletes Earn OAC Player of the Week 

Accolades

BEREA, OHIO --  Today (Monday, March 12, 2012), three Baldwin-Wallace College spring sport Student/Athletes, junior men’s tennis player Joe Horvath (North Royalton), senior men’s golfer Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Fransiscan) and junior women’s golfer Rebecca Kapusta (Independence), have each been named as an Ohio Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week for their efforts last week during their Annual Spring Break trips to South Carolina.  The OAC will release baseball and softball players-of-the-week tomorrow (Tuesday, March 13) and those in the sports of track and field beginning next Monday (March 19).

On the spring trip, Horvath individually compiled a perfect 6-0 singles and 6-0 doubles record. He dominated all six singles opponents and outscored them 74-19 in games. He teamed with junior Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) for five doubles wins and with junior Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) for the sixth.

Horvath, an All-OAC second-team selection in both 2011 and 2012, now enters a March 24 home match versus Otterbein University at 15-2 in singles play, including 13-0 in dual matches, and has a combined 14-4 slate in doubles, including a 9-1 slate with Beaton. The Otterbein match will take place on the “Pop” Collins Courts in Berea at 1:00 p.m.

For his career, the exercise science major has a 60-10 singles and 59-15 doubles mark. Horvath’s 60 singles wins currently ranks him 13th all-time at B-W and just three victories shy of making the Top-10.  His 119 career combination wins already rank him 10th in school history.  Horvath still has another season of eligibility remaining.

Kapusta, a special education major with a 3.7 grade point average, earned OAC Player of the Week honors for her efforts in leading the Yellow Jackets to the team title at SUNY-Cortland (N.Y.) Tri-Match in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 6.  She tied for the low round of 85 on the par-72 and 5,847-yard Barefoot Landing Resort and Norman Course.

For her career, Kapusta has played in 28 tournaments and 49 rounds of 18 holes and is averaging 90.9 strokes per round. She has a career-low of 81 twice. Her 90.9 stroke average ranks 13th all-time at the College. Last spring, she and the Yellow Jackets won the OAC title and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Tournament where they placed 15th.

Kapusta, an All-OAC and Academic All-OAC Student/Athlete, will lead the Yellow Jacket women are back in action on March 24-25 at the University of Mount Union Invitational at the Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.

Jaskolski, a marketing and communications major who was the OAC runner-up last spring, earned his most recent accolade for leading the men’s team to a second place finish of four teams on the Love Course at the Barefoot Landing Resort and for tying teammate and sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) for the low round of 80 on the par-72 and 6,643-yard layout.

For his career, Jaskolski has played in 33 tournaments and 63 rounds of 18 holes and is averaging 78.0 strokes per round. His 78.0 career stroke average ranks fifth all-time at the College.  The men’s golf team is back in action on March 30-31 at the annual Muskingum University Tournament at the EagleSticks Golf Club in South Zanesville.

Storm bats go quiet in a pair of losses


KISSIMMEE, FLA – Lake Erie College (0-3) saw its bats go quiet, falling to the University of Minnesota Duluth (9-8), 6-0, and Caldwell College (4-0), 8-0, on day two of itsspring break trip to the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

Against Minnesota Duluth, the game began as a pitcher's duel as Lake Erie senior Sam Ronde(Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) matched up with UMD's Megan Mullen.  The game was scoreless through four innings as Ronde allowed baserunners in each inning prior to having two outs but worked out of it each time.  Mullen overmatched the Storm at times with nine strikeouts in the first four innings but the Storm did have two chances in the first five innings.  In the third, sophomore first baseman Jeniffer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) led off with a single and advanced to third on an infield single by redshirt freshman shortstop Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) and a UMD throwing error but Mullen got out of the jam with a strikeout.  In the fifth, Gratz reached on a throwing error and was moved to third on an infield hit from sophomore Becca Havrilla (Willowick, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) before Madden again stranded the runners with a pop out.

UMD finally struck in the fifth inning as six hits and a pair of Storm errors led to a six run inning (three earned) which put the home team in command for good. 

On the mound for Lake Erie, Ronde went the distance and allowed the six runs (three earned) on nine hits and four walks. 

In game two, Caldwell knocked out redshirt freshman starter Amanda Anderson (Streetsboro, Ohio/Streetsboro) in the first inning but plated just a single run as sophomore Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) worked out of a bases loaded jam.  Working with runners on was a common theme for Ondercin on the day as she stranded 16 baserunners pitching the final 6.1 innings.  Caldwell scored two more in the second frame and the score stayed 3-0 until the sixth inning when it scored three runs before adding two more in the seventh.

Lake Erie managed five hits but two first inning singles represented the only time it would have multiple runners on base in an inning.  Sophomore Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison) had two hits in the loss. 

The Storm return to action Wednesday as they play two more Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. 


Mount's Adamsky named POW


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Mount Union junior Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week.


Adamsky was 4-1 in singles action and 5-0 in No. 3 doubles with partner Taylor Dowling (Canton/Jackson) as the Purple Raiders competed in Hilton Head, S.C. last week.


Adamsky went 4-0 during the week at No. 5 singles, defeating Lucy Webb of Roanoke (Va.), Maygan Henzie of Alvernia (Pa.), and Kimberly Phimsipasom of St. John Fisher (N.Y.) in two sets. She also defeated Elaina Sceusa of Catholic (D.C.) in three sets.

The lone defeat of the week for Adamsky came when she bumped up to No. 4 singles, falling to Chrissy Uphaus of Trine (Ind.), 1-6, 2-6.

The Mount Union women went 4-1 during Spring Break and return to action next Wednesday at Ohio Wesleyan, beginning at 4 pm.


Spartan Women Continue Perfect Spring Trip, Post 7-2 Victory Versus Huntingdon

ATLANTA, Ga.  – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team took two-of-three doubles matches and five-of-six singles points improving to 11-2 on the season with a 7-2 dual match win over Huntingdon College (Ala.) on Sunday, March 11 at the Blackburn Tennis Center.

Junior Erika Lim<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/lim%20erika%20emv7> (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union), ranked No. 14 individually in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central region, was a winner at first singles, improving to 15-6 overall by defeating Taylor Clark by a 6-3, 6-1 tally. Junior Emily Pham<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/pham%20emily%20a3ca> (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) won her matchup at No. 3 beating Hannah Still by a 6-4, 6-2 count. Freshman Alexandra Lim<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/lim%20alexandra%20jlxi> (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) won due to retirement by her opponent at No. 4, while junior captain Kathleen Evers<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/evers%20kathleen%20ckvv> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) was victorious at No. 5 via a 6-1, 6-1 score versus Christian Vick and sophomore Bianca Patel<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/patel%20bianca%20wa5r> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) defeated Micaela White at No. 6 in straight sets by a 6-1, 6-2 mark.

In doubles play, the Lim sisters, ranked No. 7 in the Central region, led off at No. 1 with an 8-1 win versus Still and Christian Vick. Huntingdon took a point at No. 2 doubles, but Pham and freshman Marianne Bonnano<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/bonnano%20marianne%20wdo3> (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) teamed up to defeat HC's Taylor Clark and Hannah Creamer by a score of 8-5.

The Spartans will continue their southern spring trip on Monday, March 12 against Principia College (Ill.) at 9:00 a.m. followed up by a 3:00 p.m. match with Oglethorpe University (Ga.).


Single-Session and Discounted “Four-Pack” Ticket Sales Begin Monday for OHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament 

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Plenty of tickets will be available for the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys State Basketball Tournament, and the public sale of single-session tickets and discounted “Four-Pack” tickets begins Monday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster or in person at The Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center, the site of the state tournament that takes place March 22, 23 and 24.

 

Single-session tickets are priced at $15 for the Entry and Club Levels of the arena and $12 for the Terrace Level. Fans can also take advantage of discounted “Four-Pack” tickets which allows them to purchase four tickets for any of the 12 sessions of the tournament for $30. Seats for those tickets will be located in the Terrace Level.

 

Other ticket sales for the 2012 OHSAA boys and girls state basketball tournaments also continue. Boys state tournament all-session tickets remain and are priced at $144 for the Entry and Club Levels or $120 for the Terrace Level. In addition, all ticket sales — both all-session and single-session — for the girls state basketball tournament continue. All-session ticket books cost $64 each and single-session tickets are $10 each. The girls state tournament will also be held at the Schottenstein Center and is March 15, 16 and 17.

 

Tickets can be purchased in person at Ticketmaster locations (including most Kroger stores), by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by going on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.  If ordering on-line, type ‘OHSAA’ in the search area for a quick link to tournament tickets. Ticketmaster orders will also include applicable service charges. To avoid service charges, tickets can be purchased in person in Columbus at the OSU Athletic Ticket Office, located in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center with office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The 90th Annual OHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 22: 10:45-Division IV semifinal; 2:00-Division IV semifinal; 5:15-Division III semifinal; 8:30-Division III semifinal; Friday, March 23: 10:45-Division II semifinal; 2:00-Division II semifinal; 5:15-Division I semifinal; 8:30-Division I semifinal; and Saturday, March 24: 10:30-Division IV final; 1:30-Division III final; 4:30-Division II final; 8:30-Division I final.

 

The 37th Annual OHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 15: 1:00-Division IV semifinal; 3:00-Division IV semifinal; 6:00-Division III semifinal; 8:00-Division III semifinal; Friday, March 16: 1:00-Division II semifinal; 3:00-Division II semifinal; 6:00-Division I semifinal; 8:00 Division I semifinal; and Saturday, March 17: 10:45-Division IV final; 2:00-Division III final; 5:15-Division II final; 8:30-Division I final. Tickets for the semifinals of the girls state tournaments are good for admission to both games in the same division.

 

 


Vikings play at Stanford in first round of the 


NIT


2012 National Invitational Tournament 
No. 6 Cleveland State (22-10) at No. 3 Stanford (21-11) 
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 p.m. EST
Location: Maples Pavilion (7,233) - Palo Alto, Calif.
Radio: WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland) & WHKZ, 1440 AM (Warren) (Al Pawlowski)
TV: ESPN2 (Roxy Bernstein & Mark Adams)
Series: First Meeting
Tickets: Available at site

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SETTING THE SCENE: Cleveland State heads to the postseason for just the seventh time in program history when the sixth-seeded Vikings open play in the 2012 National Inviational Tournament at third-seeded Stanford on Tuesday (March 13) at 11:00 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with Roxy Bernstein and Mark Adams on the call. This will be the fifth trip to the NIT for CSU and third under Gary Waters, with CSU owning a 3-4 record all-time in the tourney. Last year, the Vikings won an opening round game at home against Vermont before falling at home in the second round to the College of Charleston. CSU, which will play in the postseason for the fourth time in the last five years, enters the game at 22-10 overall, while Stanford is 21-11. It will be the first-ever meeting in men's basketball between the two schools.

BROWN RETURNS IN STYLE: After missing seven of the previous eight games with a pulled groin, senior D'Aundray Brown returned in the Horizon League semifinals against Detroit (March 3). Brown, who came off the bench to play 32 minutes, scored 17 points and added seven rebounds and two steals. He went 5-of-7 from the floor, hitting his lone three-pointer, and made 6-of-7 at the free throw line.


CSU IN POSTSEASON PLAY: This will be the seventh time in school history that CSU will take part in one of the postseason tournaments with CSU owning a 6-6 record and advancing past the first round of the tourney in five of the six appearances. CSU is 3-2 in two trips to the NCAA Championship (1986 & 2009) and 3-4 in NIT play (1987, 1988, 2008, 2011).

WATERS IN THE NIT: The NIT appearance marks the 10th time in 16 years as a head coach that Gary Waters has taken a team to post-season play and his seventh appearance in the NIT, owning an 8-6 record in those appearances. He was 2-1 while at Kent State, taking the 2000 team to the quarterfinals. At Rutgers, Waters' teams made three appearances, losing in the opening round in 2002, going 4-1 to finish in second place in 2004 and making a second round visit in 2006. At CSU, Waters lost in the first round of the 2008 NIT at Dayton and last year, he led the Vikings past Vermont in the first round before falling to the College of Charleston.

HARMON HONORED TWICE BY LEAGUE: Trey Harmon was honored twice by the Horizon League, earning a spot on the all-league second team, as well as the Horizon League All-Defensive team. It is the first time that Harmon has garnered a spot on the all-league team and marks the second straight season he has been named to the all-defensive squad. Harmon is just the second player in CSU history to earn a spot on the all-defensive team in consecutive seasons (Cedric Jackson; 2008, 2009). Harmon ranks 10th in the league in scoring (13.1), second in three-pointers made (2.4) and eighth in steals (1.8).

BROWN NAMED ALL-DEFENSE AGAIN: After missing last season with an injured finger, senior D'Aundray Brown came back to earn a spot on the Horizon League All-Defensive team. Brown, who leads the league and ranks seventh in the nation with 2.6 steals per game (62 total), is making his second appearance on the team, earning the honor in 2010.

GRADY ON ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM: Freshman Anton Grady was the third Viking to be honored by the league, earning a spot on the all-newcomer team. The Cleveland, Ohio, native is averaging 8.8 points, while ranking third in the league in field goal percentage (.565), fourth in blocks (1.5) and eighth in rebounding (6.3). In the 18 Horizon League contests, Grady scored in double figures 12 times and upped his averages to 10.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game, while shooting .585 from the floor.

ALL HE DOES IS WIN: Senior Jeremy Montgomery has won 91 career games at CSU, tied with Ken McFadden (1985-89) for the most wins by a player in school history. One more win would allow Montgomery to become the winningest player in CSU history.

ON THE ROAD: The Vikings have been proving their mettle away from home this season, posting a 12-6 record in those contests. CSU is 11-4 in "true" road games and 1-2 in neutral site contests. The 11 "true" road wins are tied for the second most in the nation (Harvard, Murray State, Robert Morris and Wagner have 12), while CSU's 12 wins away from home are the fifth most in the country. The school-record for road wins in a season is 13, set in 2008-09. This year's 11 road victories rank second in school history, while CSU's .733 (11-4) road winning percentage is the best in school history.

A DOZEN IN THE LEAGUE: CSU's two wins to close the regular season allowed the Vikings to finish at 12-6 in the Horizon League, tied for the third most league wins in program history. The 1992-93 team won a school-record 15 conference games, while the 1985-86 and 2010-11 squads won 13.

... AND CONTINUES DOUBLE DIGIT STREAK: CSU's 12 Horizon League wins marked the fifth straight year that the Vikings won at least 10 league games, a program record. The old mark was four straight, set from 1984-85 through 1987-88.

10 WINS AT HOME: CSU improved to 10-4 at home with two wins to close the regular season, clinching the 15th season of 10 or more wins at home in school history. In fact, it marked CSU's fifth straight year of 10 plus wins at home, tying a school record for most consecutive seasons with at least 10 home wins. CSU also accomplished the feat from the 1983-84 season through 1987-88.

NCAA STATS: CSU was well represented in the latest NCAA statistical report that was released on Wednesday (March 4). As a team, CSU is ranked 18th in steals (8.5), 19th in scoring defense (59.6), 27th in turnover margin (2.9), 69th in three-point defense (.318) and 74th in scoring margin (6.4). Individually, D'Aundray Brown is eighth in the nation in steals (2.6), while Trey Harmon is ranked 102nd in the country in three-pointers per game (2.3).

FOR THREE: Seniors Jeremy Montgomery and Trey Harmon are just the second and third players in school history to hit 200 career three-pointers. Montgomery has made 209, while Harmon has made 206 as the duo ranks second and third on the all-time list at CSU behind James Madison (262).

HARMON HITS 71 THREE'S: Trey Harmon has hit a CSU single season record 71 three-pointers this season. His 71 trifectas broke the old CSU mark of 70 held by Theo Dixon (2000-01) and Damon Stringer (1999-00). Jeremy Montgomery's 57 three-pointers are the 10th most in a season in CSU history, allowing the duo to become the first set of teammates to make at least 50 three-pointers in two separate seasons (Harmon had 61 and Montgomery had 56 last season).

20-20 VISION: CSU's win at UIC on Feb. 5 allowed the Vikings to clinch the ninth 20-win season in program history and the fourth in the last five seasons. Head coach Gary Watersclaims four of the 20 win seasons in his six years at the helm. The 1985-86 Vikings set the record by winning 29 games.

MASON BREAKS OUT: Freshman Marlin Mason, who was a redshirt for the first 16 games of the season, had his breakout game on Feb. 23 against Detroit. Making his second career start, Mason tallied career-highs in points (15) and rebounds (9), adding two assists, one steal and one block. He played a career-high 32 minutes.

THE FRESHMEN HAVE IT: CSU's freshmen class played a key role in the Feb. 23 victory over eventual league champion Detroit, combining for 37 points, 21 rebounds and nine assists. In fact, with several upperclassmen saddled with foul trouble and Jeremy Montgomery limited with cramps, head coach Gary Waters went with four freshmen - Charlie Lee,Ike NwamuMarlin Mason and Anton Grady - along with junior Tim Kamczyc, for a four minute stretch in the second half.

BETTER THAN 70 AT THE CHARITY STRIPE: When head coach Gary Waters arrived at CSU in 2005-06, the Vikings had just one season of shooting better than 70-percent at the free throw line, shooting .724 in 1979-80. Since Waters' arrival, the Vikings have shot better than 70-percent from the charity stripe in all six of his seasons, shooting .713 in 2006-07, .702 in 2007-08, .701 in 2008-09, a school record .749 in 2009-10 and .731 last year. This year, the team is shooting at a .714 clip.

GRADY NETS CAREER HIGH: Anton Grady scored a career-high 23 points on Feb. 21 at Green Bay, hitting 10-of-15 from the field. Grady, whose old career-high was 18 at Butler (Feb. 11), added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. His 23-point effort was the highest scoring output by a CSU freshman since J'Nathan Bullock had 25 against UIC (2/22/06).

FROM REDSHIRT TO STARTER: Freshman Marlin Mason has had quite a two months. Slated to redshirt this year, Mason had it taken off when he was pressed into action due to injuries 15 games into the season. In 17 games since, he has averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game and has been thrust into the starting lineup twice (Feb. 18 vs. Drexel and Feb. 23 vs. Detroit).

STARTING LINEUPS: When Marlin Mason started against Drexel (Feb. 18), he became the ninth different player to start a game for the Vikings this year. In fact, the combination ofJeremy Montgomery, Trey Harmon, Mason, Tim Kamczyc and Aaron Pogue was the fifth different starting lineup combination used by CSU this year. A season ago, the Vikings were one of just three Division I teams to use the same starting lineup for every game (Norris Cole, Montgomery, Harmon, Kamczyc and Pogue started all 36 games).

LINEUP AT GREEN BAY IS SIX: CSU used its sixth different starting lineup of the season on Feb. 21 at Green Bay when Charlie Lee joined Jeremy Montgomery, Trey Harmon, Tim Kamczyc and Aaron Pogue in the lineup.

BETTER THAN 55 PERCENT: Tim Kamczyc and Anton Grady are both on pace to shoot better than 55-percent from the field this year. Kamczyc is shooting .590 (111-188), which is currently the third best percentage in school history, while Grady is at .545 (109-200). The duo would be the third set of teammates to shoot 55-percent or better from the field in the same season, joining Eric Mudd (.571) and Clinton Smith (.565) in 1985-86 and Darren Tillis (.568) and Mike Sweeney (.552) in 1980-81.

WATERS COACHES 500th GAME: Head coach Gary Waters coached his 500th career game on Feb. 3 at Loyola. The 16-year veteran is 293-215 overall as a head coach. He went 92-60 in five years at Kent State (2001-06), was 79-75 at Rutgers from 2001-06 and is 122-80 in six years at Cleveland State. He has led nine of his teams to postseason play.

... AND COACHES #200 AT CSU: The Feb. 21 contest at Green Bay was the 200th career game at Cleveland State for Gary Waters, allowing him to become the fourth coach in CSU history to coach 200 career games. Waters joined Ray Dieringer (360), Kevin Mackey (211) and Rollie Massimino (203) and has a 122-80 record at CSU, trailing only Dieringer (149) and Mackey (142) for most wins in school history.

FREE TOSSES: One quick look at CSU's statistics and you'll see the biggest difference is at the free throw line where CSU's opponents have made more free throws (505-of-761) than the Vikings have attempted (345-of-483). In fact, the Vikings have taken more free throws than their opposition in just four of 31 games this year, while opponents have taken at least 10 more free throws than CSU in 15 games.

BROWN AT #6 ON STEALS LIST: With two steals against Detroit (March 3), D'Aundray Brown moved into a tie for sixth place on the all-time steals list at CSU with Norris Colewith 207 thefts. Brown is 10 steals shy of moving into a tie for fifth place on the list with Franklin Edwards. Brown leads the Horizon League and is ranked eighth in the nation with 2.6 steals per game (63 total), making at least two steals in 19 of the 25 games he has played this year.

KEEP `EM UNDER 50: The 70-42 win at UIC (Feb. 5) was the seventh time that CSU held a team under 50 points this year. UIC joined Rhode Island (45), Wright State (43), Sam Houston State (45), Loyola (48 and 47) and Youngstown State (47). The 1933-34, 1935-36 and 2008-09 teams share the school record, holding 11 opponents to 50 points or less. CSU leads the league and is 19th in the nation in scoring defense (59.6).

SIX IN DOUBLE DIGITS: CSU had six players score in double figures vs. Milwaukee (Jan. 22). Trey Harmon led the way with 15 points, while Tim KamczycJeremy Montgomery andAnton Grady all had 12 points. Aaron Pogue chipped in 11 and D'Aundray Brown had 10. It was the first time CSU had six players in double digits since a 113-61 win over Wilberforce on Dec. 12, 2009 (Cunningham, 18; Cole, 16; Ajere, 14; Montgomery, 12; Brown, 11; Harmon, 10).

DIALED IN FROM DISTANCE: CSU has hit 209 three-pointers this year, the third most in a season in program history. This year's squad is just the third team in CSU history to hit 200 three-pointers in a season, joining the 2010-11 squad (237) and 2009-10 team (214).

OH FOR THREE: CSU held Butler without a three-point field goal in the Feb. 11 loss (0-of-8). It was the 15th time in CSU history that a team failed to make a three-pointer against the Vikings, including the second time this year. CSU held Rhode Island without a three-pointer (0-8) on Nov. 26. Prior to this year, the last time the Vikings did not give up a three-pointer in a game was Dec. 17, 1996, against Youngstown State.

ON THE MARK: CSU shot 25-of-37 (.676) from the field in the Feb. 3 win at Loyola, the third best field goal percentage in CSU history. The Vikings went 10-of-17 (.588) in the first half and 15-of-20 (.750) in the second half. The only times a CSU team shot better in a game both came in 1979. The Vikings went 37-of-54 (685) against George Mason on Feb. 5, 1979, and were 36-of-53 (.679) versus St. Francis (Pa.) on Feb. 1, 1979.

ON THE MARK PART 2: CSU's 12 missed shots at Loyola (Feb. 3), matched the fewest field goal misses by a Division I team this year. CSU was the third team to miss just 12 shots in a game this year, joining Norfolk State (Nov. 27) against Eastern Kentucky and Mercer versus Navy on Dec. 30. Of the three teams, CSU attempted the most field goals (37).

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: CSU committed a season-low six turnovers in Saturday's (Feb. 18) game vs. Drexel, tied for the third fewest turnovers in a game in school history. The school-record for fewest turnovers in a game is four against South Florida (12/22/10). There have been five games in CSU history with five turnovers and six games with six miscues.

STRONG DEFENSE CONTINUES: Strong defense has always been a staple at CSU under Gary Waters and this year has been no different. CSU is ranked first in the league in scoring margin (+6.4), steals (8.5), scoring defense (59.6), turnover margin (+2.9) and field goal defense (.412) and third in three-point field goal defense (.318). The Vikings have held 24 of their 32 opponents to under 45-percent shooting from the field.

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 27th in the nation with a +2.9 turnover margin. While CSU's turnovers are up from last year to 13.7 per game (CSU averaged 11.4 last year), the Vikings are turning teams over an average of 16.5 per game (14.7 last year), with opponents committing at least 20 turnovers in six games this year.

J-MO KEEPS PLAYING: When Jeremy Montgomery takes the floor on Tuesday, he will be playing in his 139th straight game at CSU, second on the all-time list at CSU. Montgomery, who has never missed a game in his career, is slated to make his 89th straight start. With a minimum one game left, Montgomery has a chance to break Norris Cole's school-record of 140 straight games played.

... SO DOES HARMON: Trey Harmon will take the floor for the 124th time in his career on Tuesday, the fourth most games played in CSU history. He is just the eighth player in CSU history to play in 120 or more career games.



Lake Erie LAX makes coaches' poll


PERRY, N.Y. -- The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team made its first appearance in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Men's Coaches Poll Monday (March 12) when the organization released its Week 3 rankings.  The Storm is listed among four schools who also received votes.

Lake Erie (1-1) is listed third among the four schools, just behind conference rival Wheeling Jesuit University.  The Top 12 poll features seven teams from the East Coast Conference.

The Storm, idle since March 3, returns to action on Wednesday, March 14, at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The complete USILA poll is below:

Rank       Team                Record             Points         Previous Week

1             Mercyhurst         3- 0                 108(9)              1            

2             Adelphi              3 - 0                  95                   2

3             LeMoyne            4 - 0                  87                  4

4             Dowling              2 - 0                 83                   5                       

5             Merrimack          2 - 0                  75                   6  

6             Limestone            7 - 1               60                   3        

7             C. W. Post           3 - 1                52                   7

8             Seton Hill           2 - 2                 42                   8                                 

9             Mars Hill             8 - 0                 36                  11                                

10           NYIT                   4 – 2                27                   9                    

11           Chestnut Hill      4 - 1                16                    12

12           St. Anselm           3 - 1               8                  nr

Also receiving votes:  Catawba, Wheeling Jesuit, Lake Erie, Tampa


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