C Page -- Nov. 20, 2010

Cleveland-based MAC set for Football Marathon

By Ken Mather

Cleveland--The 2010 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will feature the East and West Division Champions to play on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm ET in front of a national television audience on ESPN2 from Detroit’s Ford Field.  This contest will mark the 14th annual championship game for the MAC and will mark the seventh neutral site game at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, Mich.


Tracking the MAC Divisional Races:

In the West Division, Northern Illinois needs one more victory to clinch the West Division title as the Huskies have a 6-0 conference record and will play at Ball State on Nov. 20 at 1:00 pm ET and at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 26 at Noon ET.  Toledo ranks second in the West with a 6-1 conference record and will host Central Michigan on Nov. 26 at 2:00 pm ET.  Northern Illinois holds the tiebreaker over Toledo as the Huskies defeated the Rockets, 65-30, on Nov. 9.


In the East Division, Ohio leads the East at 6-1 and needs one more win or a Miami loss to clinch the East Division title.  Ohio visits Kent State on Nov. 26 at 11:00 am ET (ESPNU) and Miami hosts Temple on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2).  Miami can clinch the East Division title with a victory over Temple and a loss by Ohio at Kent State.  If Ohio and Miami finish the regular season in a tie, Ohio holds the tie breaker as the Bobcats defeated Miami, 34-13, on Oct. 23.  If Ohio and Miami (and Temple) finish in a tie for first place in the East, Ohio once again holds the tie breakers over Miami (and Temple).


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Yeowomen Get Setback by Spalding in Season Opener
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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11/19/2010 5:53:38 PM
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Cincinnati, Ohio
 – Three Oberlin College Yeowomen scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Oberlin College women’s basketball team fell to Spalding University, 63-54, on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Mount St. Joseph Tournament.

The offense was led by sophomore sensation Allison Anderson as she finished with 15 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. Classmates Kelly Warlich and Ellen Neumann added 10 points each in the loss. Neumann went 3-of-5 from the floor and 4-of-6 at the charity stripe en route to matching her career high points total.

The Yeowomen grabbed a quick 5-2 lead out of the gates, but the Golden Eagles responded with a 20-7 run to take a 22-12 advantage with 10:14 left in the opening half. It would remain a 10-point game at the break with Spalding leading 30-20. 

A triple-hit by Syrea Thomas and lay-up by Neumann would get Oberlin within seven, 32-25, just minutes into the second half. However, the Golden Eagles took off from there, eventually building a 22-point lead, 55-37, with 7:08 remaining.

The Yeowomen continued to fight all the way to the end, outscoring the Golden Eagles 16-4 over the final six minutes of the game, but unfortunately it was too little to late to complete the comeback. 

Oberlin shot 36.4 percent (20-of-55) from the floor, but was hindered by just a 22.6 percent success rate (7-of-31) from beyond the arc. Spalding connected on 42.6 percent (23-of-54) of its attempts. 

The Yeowomen will go right back to work tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. against  Mount St. Joseph. MSJ fell to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 64-61 t

Allegheny Edges OC Swimming and Diving
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Oberlin, OH - The Oberlin College Swimming and Diving Teams fell to NCAC rival Allegheny College this evening at Carr Pool.

The Yeowomen started off with a victory in 200-yard medley relay. The team team of Kate MelansonJordan JancosekKatie Dunn and Sara Kadi won the event with a time of 1:54.97.

The team had several outstanding performances throughout the meet. Four different athlets won individual events..

Junior Jane McIntyre had a great meet. She won the 200-yard butterfly (2:16.02) and swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard breastroke (2:36.43).

Kadi won the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.03). Kadi also had two second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.89) and 100-yard freestyle (54.71). 

 Melanson won the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.75) and senior diver Christine Martin won the three-meter diving event with a score of 194.48.

Chris Pickens won three individual events for the Yeomen. Pickens won the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.25), 100-yard freestyle (51.44) and 500-yard freestyle (5:01.29).

First-year diver Rhys Hertafeld won both one and three-meter boards. He put up a score of 219.08 on one-meter and 195.15 on three-meter.

Dylan Jordan and Mike Sabatka also tallied up victories for the Yeomen. Jordan won the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.59) while Sabatka captured the 100-yard breastroke (1:04.50).

The Swimming and Diving Team returns to action tomorrow in a tri meet against Baldwin-Wallace and Wittenberg. 


Grenga earns Academic All OAC for Mount

November 21, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Anthony Grenga (Canfield/Boardman), a junior defender on the Mount Union men's soccer team, was named as an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference recipient.

A Computer Science major with a 3.87 GPA, Grenga also was an All-OAC Second Team performer on the field. In 2010, he had three goals and one assist in 19 games.

Dick receives third Academic All OAC honor 

for Raiders

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Deirdre Dick (Mansfield/Crestview), a forward on the Mount Union women's soccer team, has received an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honor.

A Chemistry major with a 3.58 GPA, Dick also was an All-OAC Honorable Mention performer on the field. In 2010, she had four goals and four assists.


For her collegiate career, Dick totaled four All-OAC honors -- three Honorable Mentions and one Second Team -- on the field and three in the classroom. She was also an Academic All-OAC recipient in 2008 and an Academic All-OAC honorable mention in 2009.

Westminster rallies from 14-point deficit

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.--Doug Smith hit a layup with three seconds to play as Westminster (Pa.) rallied from a 14-deficit in the final 12 minutes to knock off Mount Union, 79-77 in a non-conference men's basketball game Friday night.

Mount Union (0-2) led 46-35 at the half and extended that margin to 64-50 on a layup by freshman Tyler Fausnight (North Canton/Hoover) with 12:11 to play. 

Hoover alum Tyler Fausnight

Over the next four minutes, Westminster tied the game with four-straight three pointers, two by Smith.  

There were then seven lead changes and three ties before Smith's heroics.

The Titans hit 10 of their 12 three pointers in the second half with five of those coming from Anthony 

Thomas who had a game-high 21 points.  Smith finished with 18 and Rob Briggs with 16 and 10 rebounds as the other double digit scorers for Westminster (1-1).

Mount Union was led by senior guard Ben Hodkinson (Tippecanoe/Harrison Central) who was one off his career-high with 15 points. 

Junior Matt Wier (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) had 14, Fausnight had a 12 points and a team-high five rebounds while senior Dave Pellerite (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) and Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) each had 10 points for the Purple Raiders, who out-rebounded the Titans 32-26 but were hampered by 19 turnovers.

Mount Union continues a seven-game season-opening road trip next Tuesday (Nov. 23) at Trine (Ind.) University.  Tip-off in Angola, Indiana is slated for 8 pm.

Hiram Hoops

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Geneva looked to pull away early in the second half, beginning the period with a 10-4 run to extend its lead to double-figures for the first time in the game, 51-39, at the 17:17 mark.

 Hiram battled back, slowly narrowing the gap and eventually pulled to within three points, 60-57, thanks to a layup by freshman guard Aaron Stefanov (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) with 13:03 left to play.  Geneva never relinquished the lead and were up by 10 points, 72-62 with 8:49 to go.  The Terriers again got to within three points, 75-72, on a triple by Stefanov at the 5:12 mark.  But Hiram would get no closer as the Terrier shooting went cold in the finall minutes allowing Geneva to build its lead to double figures again and cruise to a 90-74 final.

Both teams shot well from the floor with the Tornadoes shooting an impressive 51.8 percent (29-of-56) to Hiram’s 40.6 percent (26-of-64) shooting.

Geneva had four players in double-digits led by Richard Colick with 26 points on eight-of-12 shooting (66.7 percent), including nine-of-11 (81.8 percent) from the free-throw line.  Bryan Hill and Lambros Svingos were tied for second with 19 points each.  Svingos also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.  Rounding out the high scorers was Jon Drayer with 10 points.

Hiram was led by Wiegand’s 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting (50.0 percent) and five-of-11 shooting (45.5 percent) from behind the arc.  Watkins was second with 11 points to go along with a team-high nine boards, and Stefanov rounded out the leading scorers for the Terriers with 10 points.  Senior two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) dished out a team-high six assists.

Following the tournament, Roberts and Wiegand were both named to the All-Tournament Team for their individual efforts.

Spartan Men Fall Just Shy Once Again versus 

Rose-Hulman in STJ 

Memorial Tournament

CLEVELAND – For the second consecutive day, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team staged a late rally, only to come up short in the end. This time, the Spartans dropped a 71-63 decision to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) in the consolation game of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Tournament on Saturday, November 20 at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

With the loss, the Spartans fall to 1-2 overall and will return to action on Tuesday, November 23 at Denison University at 7:00 p.m. in Granville. Rose-Hulman gets its first win and now sits at 1-1.

Each side came out cold in the first half, but the Spartans were able to build a nine-point lead, at 15-6, when freshman guard Tim Chung (Cypress, CA/Los Alamitos) nailed a three-pointer at the 9:02 mark. 

The Engineers chipped away at their deficit over the duration of the half and eventually moved ahead 23-30 when Nate Gissentanner hit two three throws with 00:59 remaining in the half. Case tied the game when senior guard Ryan Bokan (Boise, ID/Bishop Kelly) hit a long three-pointer at the buzzer, making the score 23-23 at the break.

The Spartans regained the advantage early in the second and led 38-34 when senior wing Reid Anderson (Avon Lake, OH/St. Edward) hit a three-pointer at 13:28.

Rose-Hulman then exploded with a 19-1 run and led 53-39 when Jason Haslag canned a triple with 7:51 left to play.

As they did yesterday versus Washington & Jefferson College, the Spartans began a furious rally and pulled all the way to within three, at 66-63, when freshman point guard Mike Byrne (Newton, PA/Holy Ghost) hit a three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining. 

However, Rose-Hulman was able to get to the line twice down the strech and connected on all five shots to close out the 71-63 win.
Sophomore forward Austin Fowler (Farmington Hills, MI/Brother Rice) led the Spartans with his first career double-double of 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Anderson totaled 11 points and Chung chipped in with 10.

Rose-Hulman was led by Blake Knotts with a game-high 20 points. Nate Gissentanner and Julian Strickland also scored in double-figures with 14 and 12, respectively.

The Spartans outshot the Engineers from the field, 48.8 percent to 39.3%, and held the advantage on the boards, 32-29. Free throw shooting proved to be a big difference as RHIT hit 20-of-24 (83.3%) and the Spartans connected on only 10-of-18 (55.6%).