A Page -- Dec. 6, 2011 -- AM Edition



'Berg Men's Basketball Hosts Baldwin-Wallace 

and Former Coach Duane Sheldon
Tomorrow


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's basketball team continues its
Ohio Athletic Conference slate Wednesday, Dec. 7 when the Student Princes
host Baldwin-Wallace College at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio.
Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.  Former Heidelberg head coach Duane Sheldon will be
making his fourth return to Tiffin since leaving the Berg for the same role
at his alma mater.

The game will be broadcast live by both WTTF 1300 AM/93.3 FM and on the
'Berg Athletics Network
(http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/heidelberg.portal#
<http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/heidelberg.portal> ). Jon Kerns
and John Cullen have the call on WTTF, while Jeff Garvin and Drew Felton
have the call on the 'BAN.  In addition, live stats for the game will be
able at http://www.heidelberg.edu/statcrew/mbb/xlive.htm.

Sheldon, who is 0-3 against his former team in Tiffin, is looking for his
100th career win, 64 of which he earned while leading the Student Princes
for five seasons.

Heidelberg (1-4, 0-2 OAC) comes into Wednesday's contest following a 92-66
loss at Wilmington College on Saturday and looking to snap a four-game
losing skid.

Against the Quakers, junior honorable mention All-OAC forward Nate Davis
(Dayton/Stivers) (13 points), sophomore forward Victor Fortkamp (St. Henry)
(11) and junior guard Quentin Aden (Canal Winchester/Harvest Prep) (10), who
combined for 34 of the team's 66 points and was 14-of-20 shooting, as the
Berg shot 50.0 percent (24-of-48) overall for the second time this season.

Four Student Princes-senior guard Darion Capers (Clayton/Madison-Trotwood)
(14.4, 5.0), Fortkamp (13.4, 5.2), Davis (12.6, 9.2) and junior second-team
All-OAC guard Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Harvest Prep) (11.2, 5.8)-are
averaging more than 10 points and five rebounds per game.  Givner also ranks
third in the conference with 3.8 assists per game, while Davis is third in
rebounding and leads the circuit with 2.6 blocks per game.

Capers, Fortkamp, Davis and junior guard Quintin Aden (Canal
Winchester/Harvest Prep) each shoot better than 44 percent from the field,
as the 'Berg shoots 46.6 percent (135-of-290) collectively and scores 71.4
ppg.  Heidelberg also holds a plus-9.4 rebounding margin per game over its
opponents.

Off the bench, senior Zach Golec (Dennison/Claymont) and sophomore Mike
Petrie (Columbus/Beechcroft) have played in all five contests.  Golec scores
2.0 ppg. and is five-of-seven shooting from the field.  Petrie tallies 5.8
ppg. and has made a team-high seven three-pointers.

B-W (4-1, 1-0 OAC) travels to Tiffin riding a three-game win streak
following a stunning 93-74 upset of defending OAC champion and fourth-ranked
Marietta College.  Kevin Krakowiak led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points,
Grant Fairhurst made five three-pointers and finished with 16 markers, Kyle
Payne contributed 10 points and grabbed a game-high five rebounds, and Chris
Ameen and Aaron Selmek added 11 and 10 points, respectively.  B-W shot 57.4
percent (35-of-61) from the field and made 12 triples.

Payne leads B-W in scoring (13.8 ppg.) and rebounding (6.2 rpg.) and
Krakowiak matches Payne with 13.8 ppg.  Tyler Ferrell averages 6.0 ppg. and
4.8 rpg., Ben Umbel scores 5.6 ppg., pulls down 4.6 rpg. and leads with 17
steals and 15 assists.  Cabbil scores 3.8 ppg. and has 14 assists to his
credit.

Off the bench, Fairhurst, Ameen and Scott Branchick have appeared in all
five games.  Fairhurst is third on the team in scoring at 8.8 ppg. and has
made a team-high 14 treys.  Ameen tallies 8.0 ppg. and grabs 4.8 rpg.

Following Wednesday's game, the Student Princes will take to the road for a
men's and women's OAC doubleheader at Muskingum University on Saturday, Dec.
10.  Tip for the women's game is at 2 p.m., while the men play at 4 p.m.

HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL NOTES

FIGHT THE POWER: Horizon League teams will play Power 6 conference members six times this week, beginning with the Detroit-St. John’s and Milwaukee-DePaul games on Monday night.

o The Horizon League Network will carry the Loyola-DePaul game on Wednesday, with ESPN3 streaming Green Bay’s trip to Madison, Wis. The Phoenix will play Marquette on Saturday, while Detroit wraps up the week at Alabama.

o The trio of Butler, Green Bay and Detroit all play nationally ranked foes, with the Bulldogs hosting Xavier (9 p.m., ESPN) on Thursday, while the Phoenix and Titans meet aforementioned foes Wisconsin, Marquette and Alabama.

· LOOKING BACK: The national spotlight will shine on Calihan Hall on Monday night, as the Detroit Titans will be unveiling Dick Vitale Court before a national television audience on ESPN2 (7 p.m. ET).

o Vitale coached at the University of Detroit (1973-77), compiling a winning percentage of .722 (78-30), which included a 21-game winning streak during the 1976-77 season when the team participated in the NCAA Tournament.

· QUICK STARTS: With a Horizon League-leading defense, Milwaukee has set a new Division I program record with a 7-1 start to the season. Meanwhile Cleveland State has opened the year strong for the second consecutive year, garnering poll votes with a 8-1 record.

o No team has won the Horizon League title after losing its conference opener dating back to 2001-02.

· MYLANTA MOMENTS: Through the first nine games of Horizon League conference play, five have gone to the final possession and two went to overtime. On Saturday, both Milwaukee and Wright State dodged game-winning attempts by UIC and Youngstown State, respectively. Only two Horizon League contests have been decided by 10 or more points.

o League play will be hiatus for the next three weeks, resuming on Thursday, Dec. 29.


Case Reserve Women's Soccer Team Honored for Academic Success

CLEVELAND (University Circle)  – Following a school record-breaking season on the field, the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team was honored for its work in the classroom with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Spartan women posted an outstanding team grade point average of 3.58, ranking 14th in the nation for all divisions.

A total of 789 programs in all divisions of NCAA and NAIA soccer (218 men, 571 women) earned NSCAA Team Academic Award honors with GPAs of 3.00 or higher.

Under fifth-year Head Coach Tiffany Crooks, the nationally-ranked Spartans finished the 2011 season at 13-4-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the University Athletic Association with the first NCAA Championship Tournament appearance in school history. The Spartans' 13 wins and 11 shutouts were each school records along with the program's first-ever national ranking.

Earlier this fall, 13 of an eligible 19 CWRU women's soccer student-athletes were named to the UAA Fall All-Academic team. Within the UAA, All-Academic Recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300

Spartan Men's Soccer Honored for Continued Success in the Classroom

CLEVELAND (University Circle) – Following a season where accolades were aplenty for its play on the field, the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team was honored for its work in the classroom with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Spartan men posted a sparkling team grade point average of 3.42, ranking ninth in the nation for all divisions.


A total of 789 programs in all divisions of NCAA and NAIA soccer (218 men, 571 women) earned NSCAA Team Academic Award honors with GPAs of 3.00 or higher.

Case Western Reserve was one of 153 colleges and universities to have both its men's and women's teams honored. Each program has now earned the award in eight-consecutive seasons.

Under eighth-year Head Coach Dan Palmer, the Spartan men finished the 2011 campaign at 15-5 overall and 5-2 in UAA action. The team won the second University Athletic Association Championship in program history and earned the program's second-ever trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Earlier this fall, 12 out of an eligible 18 CWRU men's soccer student-athletes were named to the UAA Fall All-Academic team. Within the UAA, All-Academic Recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300.

Highlighting Case's selections was senior defender Niro Wimalasena (Mason, Ohio/Mason), who was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Soccer Team with a 3.72 GPA in chemical engineering.

North Ridgeville bowling tops Firelands

North Ridgeville High bowling played Firelands on Monday, 12/5 at Slovak.

Both the Rangers JV's and varsity were winners. The results are as follows. 
 
 
North Ridgeville Boys Varsity
 
Glenn Waligora  160-174 (334)
Nico Dennis 161  -    (161)
Tyler Davis  -   236 (236)
Alex Scullin  -   148 (148)
Joey Peterson  160  - (160)
Ryan Kordish  155 - 216 (371
S.A.W.     164 - 186 (350)
Game 1  800
Game 2 960
Bakers 147 - 163 (310)
Grand Total 2070
 
Firelands Boys Varsity
 
Steven Morgan  140-116 (256)
Kevin Miara  141 - 143 (284)
Justin Williams 113 - 201 (314)
John Vancs  193 - 215 (408)
Nate Danko  156 - 146 (302)
Game 1     743
Game 2     821
Baker Games  149 - 157 (306)
Grand Total  1870
 
 
North Ridgeville  Boys JV
 
Zack Pulvino  111 - 166  (277)
Donny Ciryak  180-99 (279)
CJ Schneider  140-131 (271)
Joe Harnden  158  -   (158)
Caleb Barbosa  -   186 (186)
S.A.W.  119 - 129 (248)
Game 1    708
Game 2    711
Baker Games  163-139 (302)
Grand Total   1721
 
Firelands Boys JV
 
Brian O'Dell  138-154 (292)
Chris Kubicki  126 - 96 (222)
Damian Wilson  110 - 106 (216)
James Keressi  138 - 111 (249)
Game 1    512
Game 2    467
Baker Games  103-100 (203)
Grand Total  1182


 

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