A Page -- Nov, 16, 2010

Gilmour’s Alex Andrews Signs with 

Cleveland State University

By Kristy Booher

GATES MILLS – Nov. 16, 2010: Gilmour Academy senior Alex Andrews signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent yesterday, Monday, November 15, in Gilmour’s new Athletic Center.  Andrews, who was the Division III state medalist in 2009 and 2010, will play golf for the Division I Cleveland State University Vikings and plans to study business.  He is one of only 15 golfers in state history to win more than one state title.

Andrews decided on CSU because it is a competitive golf team and is close to home.  He also says he likes CSU golf coach Steven Weir and his “drive to win.”  The Lancer’s goal is to make it to the Nationwide Tour after he graduates from college.

Andrews made the All-Ohio First-Team in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and holds two OHSAA state records, including low score of 146 on the Ohio State University Scarlet Course (2009) and low score of 145 on the NorthStar Golf Course (2010).  He is ranked as the number one Boys Junior Golfer in Ohio at Ohiosgolf.com. 

“Golf is an individual sport that in high school and college is played on a team,” says Charlie Tremont, head coach of the Gilmour varsity boys golf team.  “Alex recognizes that you play for your teammates and when the team is successful, the individual success will follow.  CSU is truly adding a team player and leader to their golf team roster.”

n this year’s Division III state championship in Sunbury, Andrews shot a 72 in the first round and a 73 the second, earning him co-medalist honors with Ryan Troyer from Sugarcreek Garaway.  Andrews also earned the Division III sectional title this year.  In 2009, he won both the sectional and district tournaments, then finished up the season with two round scores of 73 in order to earn state medalist honors.  

A resident of Kirtland, Andrews began playing golf when he was 3 years old.  He was a three-year member of the Gilmour varsity golf team, serving as team captain his final two seasons.  Two of the Lancers’ five state championships were earned during Andrews’ time.

The Gilmour athlete believes the traits that have helped him most with golf are patience, concentration and focus.  “I like the drive on the first tee and the intensity of the moment,” he said.

State placer Lauren Golick of 

Westlake, Wright State-bound 

Alex Bastock, Kenston's 

Marchants head up all-state 

tennis selections

Nov. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Led by state placer Lauren Golick from Westlake, nine area girls made first-team all-state in tennis, the state coaches’ association announced tonight.



Golick was joined on the Division first team by Hudson’s No. 1 singles player Alex Bastock and Kenston’s doubles team of sisters Victoria and Mandy Marchant. Bastock will be playing at Wright State next fall on a full ride.


Mandy (l) and Victoria

The Division II first team was headed up by Chagrin’s Emily Mazzola. Also on that D-II first team were the doubles teams from Walsh Jesuit (Cristin Reed/Katelyn Hissong) and from Hawken (Taylor Johnson /Surya Khadilkar).



Chagrin’s doubles team of Erica Leone and Anna Benson made second team in D-II,

The 2010 Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association

All-State Girls Tennis Team

 Division I:

 First Team: 

Singles: Sandy Niehaus (10), Cinti Mount Notre Dame; Niki Flower (12), Upper Arlington; Lauren Golick (10), Westlake; Alex Bastock (12), Hudson.  

Doubles: Komal Safdar (12), Mehvish Safdar (9), Cinti Ursuline; Lauren Bellinger (10), Sarah Stein (10), Dublin Jerome; Victoria Marchant (12), Mandy Marchant (10), Chagrin Falls Kenston; amd Lauren Ghidotti (9), Katie Shepherd (10), Columbus Bishop Watterson. 

Second Team: 

Singles: Brooke Broda (9), West Chester Lakota; Amina Ismail (9), Kings Mill Kings; Anna Sanford (9), Olentangy Orange; Marianne Bonanno (12), Clayton Northmont.  

Doubles: Lydia Utkin (12), Cailey Easdale (12), Dublin Jerome; Allison Pavlansky (10), Kaitlin Kaisel (12), Canfield; Morgan  Delp (12), Sydney Delp (11), Toledo Central Catholic; Carolyn Pitman (12), Taylor Holden (10), Lakota East.

 Division II: 

First Team: 

Singles: Alyssa Ritchie (12), Waynesville; Rachel Nelson (10), Millersburg West Holmes; Cortney Earnest (11), Lexington; Emily Mazzola (11), Chagrin Falls.  
Doubles: Lauren Thai (10), Ashley Thai (10), Hilliard Bradley; Kassie Faugno (12), Dominiqe Baxter (11), Cinti Hills Christian Academy; Cristin Reed (12), Katelyn Hissong (10), Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit; Taylor Johnson (12), Surya Khadilkar (11), Gates Mills Hawken.

Second Team: 

Singles: Madison Morton (12), Bexley; Kelsey Matthews (12), Cinti Indian Hill; Rachael Morales (10), Columbus Bishop Hartley. 

Doubles: (Samantha Griffin (12), Rachael Szabo (12), Port Clinton; Chelsea Beck (12), Aubrey Gillman (12), Port Clinton; Erica Leone (12), Anna Benson (11), Chagrin Falls; Alisha Angle (12), Elise Betscher (9), Lexington.

North Royalton High alumna 

Michelle Naab earns GLIAC 

Honorable Mention 

in volleyball for Lake Erie College

PAINESVILLE -- Lake Erie College junior outside hitter Michelle Naab (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) was named to the 2010 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Volleyball Team as an honorable mention selection.  The announcement was made at the confernece championship tournament in Hillsdale, Mich. on Nov. 13.

Naab led the Storm in blocking, totaling 71 on the season for an average of 0.72 per set.  She has 219 blocks during her career, ranking third in Lake Erie recorded history.  Naab also ranked among the team leaders with 131 kills (1.35/set) and is in the top 10 in LEC history in that category as well.

She is the first Storm volleyball player to earn all-conference honors at the Division II level and the first overall to be named to an all-league team since the 2008 season when Tiffany Farner and Katie Yanesh were named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference squad (Division III).

Magnificat Alumna Danielle 

McQuade earns second team 

All-GLIAC honors 

for Tiffin volleyball

Player Bio

Nov. 16, 2010

Magnificat alumna and North Olmsted resident Danielle McQuade made second-team All Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as a member of Tiffin University’s volleyball team.

The freshman outside hitter led the Dragons with 319 kills, averaging better than three kills per set, also a team-high for the season.

She played in all 30 matches for the 15-15 Dragons. She was fourth on the team with 219 digs, had 11 service aces, 11 setting assists and had a reception percentage of .898. She also had 32 blocks.


Hoover alumna Stephanie Gibson cans two 

three-pointers, collects a dozen points in

Kent State win

Nov. 16, 2010

By Erin Dugan

Ball State at Detroit, 7 pm

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Junior forward Suzanne Grossnickle had a career day in the Cardinals 64-63 win over Wright State Sunday afternoon in Worthen Arena. Grossnickle chipped in 16 and nine rebounds on the day. Senior forward Emily Maggert led the squad with 20 points and 14 rebounds for her 23rd double-double of her career. The Titans opened the season with a 58-53 victory over Oakland Friday night in Calihan Hall behind the efforts of senior Tayler Langham who chipped in a career-high 16 points in the win. Detroit Mercy had three other players score in double figures on the night.

Kent State at Northeastern, 7 pm
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The Kent State women's basketball team (1-0) will continue a four-game road swing this week when the Golden Flashes take on Northeastern Tuesday, Nov. 16 for a 7 p.m. contest at Solomon Court. 

Kent State utilized a stingy effort on the defensive end and came up with key offensive plays late in the game to earn a 60-54 victory against Canisius Nov. 12. Senior Jamilah Humes led Kent State with 13 points, with eight coming in the second half, while classmate Stephanie Gibson had 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Chenel Harris rounded out Kent State's scorers in double figures with 10 points. 

Hoover alumna Steph Gibson

Kent State put the clamps down on Canisius' three-point shooting in the second half of their Nov. 12 contest. The Golden Flashes held Canisius to just 1-of-7 shooting from three-point range in the final 20 minutes. Northeastern is coming off a tough 72-69 setback at Syracuse Nov. 12.

The Huskies led by as much as 12 points midway through the second half, but the Orange rallied for the victory. Rachael Pecota poured in a career-best 25 points, bolstered by a 7-of-16 effort from three-point range. Junior guard Kashaia Cannon is Northeastern's top returning scorer, as she averaged 7.5 points per game last season. Junior guard Jamie Conroy led the team in 2009-10 with 3.3 assists per game and also shot 46 percent from the field.

Western Michigan at Loyola (Chicago), 8 pm
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Fresh off a season-opening victory against Eastern Illinois, the Western Michigan women's basketball team travels to Loyola-Chicago for a 8 p.m. ET matchup against the Ramblers Tuesday night. Seniors Brenna Banktson, Ebony Cleary and Taylor Manley all scored in double-figures leading WMU to a 57-55 win over Eastern Illinois last Friday. The Broncos led by 11 at the half and held on after a late run by the Panthers. WMU shot 38.2 percent for the game and held EIU to a 33.3 clip. 

Banktson finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for her second career double-double and first since her freshman season. Cleary checked out with a game-high 16 points (five rebounds), while Manley chipped in 12 points and four assists. Loyola will look to bounce back from a tough opening-night loss when it battles Western Michigan tonight in its home opener at the Gentile Center. 

The Ramblers played a solid first half on Friday night, taking a two-point into halftime at Eastern Michigan, before the more experienced Eagles seized control in the second 20 minutes to claim an 82-64 win. Junior Lindsey Sebetic was one of the bright spots for Loyola, leading the Ramblers with a career high 20 points in her first collegiate start.

Northern Illinois at Western Illinois, 8 pm
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The Northern Illinois women's basketball team reaches the halfway point of a five-game season-opening road trip when the Huskies face in-state rival Western Illinois, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Western Hall. The Northern Illinois women's basketball team fought back from a nine-point second half deficit to beat George Washington, 66-60, giving Kathi Bennett her first win as head coach of the Huskies. 

The Huskies (1-1) were down 49-40 after Colonial forward Ivy Abiona scored inside and drew the third foul on NIU center Ebony Ellis with 11:01 left in the game. Bennett left Ellis in the game despite the foul trouble, and the Huskies finished the game with a 26-11 run.

Ellis finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds, including nine points and five boards in the second half alone. Senior Marke Freeman, who scored a game-high 25 points, spurred the Huskie comeback. She hit a three-pointer to cut George Washington's lead to six, and added a conventional three-point play 90 seconds later to bring NIU within three. 

The Huskies continued to battle, tying the game at 55 with 3:42 on the clock with a free throw by sophomore Kim Davis. Western Illinois opened the year at No. 17 Iowa State, and trailed by only five points at halftime to the Cyclones before losing 58-32. Junior college transfer Valencia Kelly led WIU with 11 points. Iowa State held Western Illinois to only six points on 2-of-20 (10 percent) shooting in the second half.

Men's Soccer Places Five on All-NCAC Teams
Men's Soccer NCAC

 - The Oberlin College men's soccer team had three players earn All-NCAC Second-Team honors, while two others garnered honorable-mention honors, the league office announced this week.
Seniors Zach Lipshultz and Wyatt Hayman joined junior Oliver Miller-Farrell on the second-team, while junior Alen Cisija and sophomore Justin Griffiths were tabbed as honorable-mention selections. 
Lipshultz, a native of Pinecrest, Florida, made 68 saves while starting in 17 games for the Yeomen. He finished the season with .716 saves percentage and tallied four shutouts along the way. He was also a second-team selection last season. 

Hayman concludes his illustrious four-year career having earned all-conference honors in every season. The three-time honorable-mention selection, earns second-team glory this year for his play on the Yeomen backline. In addition to his work on defense, the Belvedere, California, native also scored three goals and dished out one assist.

After earning honorable-mention accolades in 2009, Miller-Farrell has now earned second-team prestige for the second time in his career. He proved why he is one of the most dynamic midfielders in the NCAC by scoring five goals while adding five assists. 

Cisija was one of the top assist-men in the league, especially on set pieces. The Westfield, Indiana, product led the team and finished fourth in the conference with six helpers on the year.

Griffiths was the team’s top goal scorer, finishing tied for fifth in the NCAC with seven scores. 


Aurora's girls' basketball team

banking on work ethic, chemistry, 

academic success to make up for

lack of size, speed

Nov. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AURORA – Using a strong work ethic to make up for lack of speed and size, Aurora High’s girls’ basketball team has been improving but now only wants to build a winning record to reflect those upward strides to the general public.

The Greenmen’s varsity record last season was 8-13, but third-year coach Erika Schultz has made a commitment help her girls turn that around now that they have had two years to learn her system and gain the necessary experience surrounding it.


“We want to improve our record from the past two seasons; we have improved overall as a team and our win-loss record needs to show that,” Schultz said. “We need to be over .500 this season and would also like to compete for the league this year. We have always been in the bottom of conference play and would like to be in the hunt this season.”

With a team GPA of 3.5 and each member of the team having at least a 3.0, the girls certainly have the ability to learn what it takes to win. In addition, they have built chemistry with one another in the couple years with Schultz.

“Our girls put in a lot of effort and hustle the every day,” Schultz said. “We are not the biggest or quickest team on the floor but they work hard and play together as a team. We have experienced returners that should help lead the team this year. The girls are also very close off the court, which helps with their on the court play.”

Seven regulars return from the 2009-10 Aurora team. Those include: Heather Schroeder (Senior,- Point Guard,- three year varsity letter winner), Jackie Taylor (Senior,- Guard,- two varsity letters), Allison Mghee (Senior,- Post,- two varsity letters), Allison Blackley (Junior, Guard, one varsity letter), Allison Howard (Sophomore, Post, one varsity letter), Camilla Brown (Sophomore, Post, one varsity letter), and Annie Quaranto (Junior).

“We will hopefully be competitive in the CVC this year,” the coach said. “There are four contributing players from last season who are back. We should be able to have good continuity and team chemistry. The girls are phenomenal students. We had a good JV year and are moving up the key players from that team.” 

The Greenmen did show improvement in their second year under Schultz, doubling their win output from 2008-09 and reducing the loss total by five.

“We are not a very deep team, which is something we lack to be able to really compete in tournaments,” said Schultz. “We don’t have numbers overall. We have not had a freshman team the past two years which has really hurt skill development. We have experience and if those players stay healthy we will be okay.”

The challenge for the coaching staff is to get the girls into a winning state of mind.

“Our program has been struggling for a long time; therefore, I don’t think our girls know how to win yet,” Schultz said. “We are still not confident in our abilities yet, but we are working on it. We can have a great season this year if we stay healthy and can develop a winning attitude.”

Taking care of the ball will be the key to an expected turnaround.

“We need to improve our shooting percentage and our ball handling skills,” Schultz said. “We get too nervous under pressure and have a hard time staying calm and confident during games.”

Indy alumna Arian Martin earns all-

league for Ashland U. volleyball

Ashland University junior Arian Martin, an alumna of Independence High School, was named All Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention for volleyball.

Martin, an Eagle libero, had 18 service aces and a serve reception average of .945.

She led the 17-13 Ashland team with 467 digs for 4.36 per set.

Case Reserve's women's cross 

country team set to run at

NCAA nationals

Nov. 16, 2010

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND – The No. 21-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's cross country team is set to compete at the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship Meet on Saturday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m. (CT) at Max Cross Country Course in Waverly, Iowa.

Photo: Women's Cross Country

Currently ranked No. 23 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll, the Spartans have experienced tremendous success in 2010, winning the Bill Sudeck Classic, All-Ohio Championships and Inter-Regional Rumble and placing second at NCAA Pre-Regionals. Case also finished third at the 2010 University Athletic Association Championships and will be part of a five-team UAA contingent at the national meet.

The Spartans placed 15th at last year's championship meet with two All-American performances, including All-American senior Justine Jeroski's30th-place finish. In addition to Jeroski, three other Spartans bring national meet experience to the pack, including junior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) and seniors Andrea Fischione (Export, PA/Franklin) and Cindy Spahn (Wildwood, MO/Ursuline).

Shaker Heights alumna Natalia Cabrera

Under head coach Kathy Lanese, the Spartan women will now be making a fifth consecutive trip to nationals. The team's highest finish of sixth place came during the 2007 season at St. Olaf College (MN). Jeroski competed as a freshman that season. 

Cleveland State's Norris Cole named Men's 

Basketball Player of the Week

Senior guard totaled 70 points in three days to lead 

Vikings to 3-0 start
Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland State senior guard Norris Cole, who scored at least 20 points or more in each of the first three games over the weekend, has been named the first Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the 2010-11 season.

Norris Cole

It marks the third time in Cole's career that he has been named the player of the week as he picked up the award once as both a sophomore and junior

The Dayton, Ohio native averaged 23.3 points in wins against Bryant, Iona and Kent State to help the Vikings win the World Vision Basketball Classic. Cole's points weren't the only way he contributed, as he posted averages of 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

Yeowomen Get a Bid to Nationals
2010 NCAC Women's Cross Country
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin– For the second straight season the Oberlin College women’s cross country team will be competing at the NCAA Championships as it received an at-large bid from the NCAA committee on Sunday afternoon. 

The Yeowomen, who are led by two-time cross country All-American Joanna Johnson, are one of 16 teams to receive an at-large bid.

“I am grateful that the committee felt we belonged in the field, amongst the best teams in the country,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “I have no doubt we will prove our worth by running a great race next weekend.”

The meet is taking place on Saturday, November 20, at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The women’s 6K race will get underway at 1 p.m. EST.

Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard will be tweeting live from the event, so for the latest information regarding the meet be sure to follow him on twitter athttps://twitter.com/jkarlgaard

At last year’s championships, Oberlin finished 23rd in the 32-team field. Johnson finished fifth overall with a time of 21:45.2. 

Solon's Alex Vereshchagin named 

swimmer of the week in OAC

Solon native Alex Vereshchagin was named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week.
Alex Vereshchagin
Solon's Alex Vereshchagin

The John Carroll junior won six times as the Blue Streaks split with Oberlin and Wooster to place third at the
Veale Classic. Individually, Vereshchagin won the 50 free (21.42) and 100 free (47.57) against Wooster. 

His mark of 21.42 in the 50 free ranks among the top-15 fastest times in the nation this year. He also won both of these events again against Oberlin (21.59
Bowling Honor Roll

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 10/15/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Gary Tahsler, Parma, 10/28, Yorktown Lanes;

Scott Uhlin, Cleveland, 10/29, Fairview Lanes;

Jeffry Grabski, Cleveland, 10/30, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Matt Molzan, Cleveland, 10/30, Freeway Lanes Of Parma 2nd;

Marshall Williams, Sheffield Lake, 10/30, Southgate Lanes;

Jim Brenders, Parma, 11/01, Brookgate Lanes;

David Olszko Jr, Cleveland, 11/02, Cloverleaf Lanes;

George Groh, North Royalton, 11/03, Buckeye Lanes;

Kevin Kaliszewski, Garfield Hts, 11/04, Cloverleaf Lane;

David Smollen, Parma, 11/04, Freeway Lanes Of Parma;

Jesse Smith, Garfield Hts, 11/05, Roseland Lanes;

Richard Oberaitis, Bay Village, 11/05, Buckeye Lanes;

Brian Pordash, Garfield Hts, 11/05, Buckeye Lanes;

Mike Menge, Cleveland, 11/05, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Mike Vlk, Parma, 11/05, Yorktown Lanes;

Jeffery Light Sr., Berea, 11/8, Brookgate Lanes;

Kenneth Grodek, Brooklyn, 11/10, Red Circle Lanes;

Chris Burz, Fairview Park, 11/10, Buckeye Lanes;

Michael Clark Jr., Lakewood, 11/10 Buckeye Lanes;

Phil Wichman, Eastlake, 11/11, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Matthew Hansel,Parma Heights, 11/11, Yorktown Lanes;

John Popovich Jr., Berea, 11/11, Yorktown Lanes;

Robert Weaver, Strongsville, 11/12, Seven Hills;

Thomas Sabo, Parma Heights, 11/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Michael Gray, Brooklyn, 11/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Michael Murphy, Oakwood Village, 11/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Larry Burruel, Macedonia, 11/12, Pawnee Lanes;

Anthony Maar, Lakewood, 11/13, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Tim Gallagher, Cleveland, 11/15, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    299 Games

Byron Bolden, South Euclid, 11/01, Southgate Lanes;

Dan Stelter, Parma Hts, 11/03, Red Circle Lanes;

Andrew Suckart, Strongsville, 11/03, Red Circle Lanes;

John Strasser, Cleveland, 11/03, Seven Hills Lanes;

Mary Ann McClure, Brookpark, 11/04, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Jeffery Barta, Parma Heights, 11/4, Yorktown Lanes;

Keith Mixter, Parma, 11/05, Fairview Lanes;

Bill Senyitko, Olmsted Twp, 11/05, Fairview Lanes;

Tommy Conely, Cleveland, 11/11, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Jeff Brown, Parma, 11/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games



    800 Series

Matt Molzan, Cleveland, 10/30, Freeway Lanes Of Parma (825);

Eric Jarjabka, Brunswick, 10/30, Freeway Lanes Of Parma (863);

Todd Balch, Westlake, 10/31, Yorktown Lanes (806);

Mike Brabander, North Ridgeville, 10/30, Buckeye Lanes (804);

George Groh, North Royalton, 11/03, Buckeye Lanes (866);

Jeffery Barta, Parma Heights, 11/4, Yorktown Lanes (804);

Keith Mixter, Parma, 11/05, Fairview Lanes (834);

Terry Sliwinski, Brunswick, 11/8, Seven Hills Lanes (830);

Patrick Quinn, 11/8, Pawnee Lanes (808);

Mike Brabander, North Ridgeville, 11/11, Buckeye Lanes (804);

Glen Case, Parma, 11/12, Buckeye Lanes (806);

Phil Sillia Jr., North Olmsted, 11/12, Buckeye Lanes (809);

George Kasidonis Jr., Cleveland, 11/12, Buckeye Lanes (804;

Richard Davis, Maple Heights, 11/14, Cloverleaf Lanes (815);

Johnson Named Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year
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New Orleans – Senior standout Joanna Johnson was named as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year, the organization announced on Tuesday afternoon. 

Johnson, who also claimed the award in 2008, won the regional championship meet by 13 seconds this past weekend with a mark of 21:14. 

The Chico, California, native enters this weekend’s NCAA Championship meet unblemished on the year. On October 30, she claimed her third career North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship, by completing the 6K course in 22:03. 

A double major in biology and French, Johnson will be in search of her third NCAA All-America honor at this Saturday’s championship meet. 

Oberlin is making its second straight appearance at nationals after earning an at-large bid from the committee on Sunday.

Baldwin-Wallace Women 

Beat Wittenberg, 70-52, in 

Season Opener; Hudson

High alumna Sarah Watson 

gets double-double for Witt

By Jeff Miller

BEREA --  Senior two-time All-OAC guard/ forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated traditional rival Wittenberg University, 70-52, tonight (Tuesday, November 16, 2010) on the Pam Evans Smith Court in the Wittenberg HPE Center in Springfield.  The win marked sixth straight season opening win for Head Coach Cheri Harrer and the Yellow Jackets as well as eight straight over Wittenberg and fourth straight on the Tigers home court.

Schroeder, who now needs five points to become the 12th player in B-W history to score 1,000 points, was joined by junior forward Catherine Spisak(Sandusky/St. Mary Central Catholic) with nine points and a game- high of 12 rebounds while freshman guard/forward Jessica Lairson (Louisville) contributed nine points.  
Louisville' s Lairson

Hudson High alumna Sarah Watson had a double-double for Witt with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
Sarah Watson
Sarah Watson-- 32

In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 4-0 lead on two baskets by Schroeder.  B-W increased the lead to a first half high seven points for either team at 8-1 with 14:13 remaining.  The Tigers responded by using a 10-1 run to take their first lead of the half 11-9 at 11:26.

The game would be tied once more in the opening stanza at 17-17 with 6:22 before Wittenberg would increase its lead to as many as six points in the half.  The Tigers outscored the Jackets 15-9  over the remainder of the period to lead 32-26 at the intermission.   B-W was led by sophomore guard Rachel Rossman (Olmsted Falls) with six points and junior forward Catherine Spisak with five rebounds.   Wittenberg was paced by Robinson with nine points and Watson with seven rebounds.