B PAGE -- Dec.. 11, 2010

Lutheran West Product Josh Malave

Mount Union wrestlers stay perfect

in duals

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Mount Union's wrestling team moved to 5-0 in dual matches this season with a 23-14 win at Thiel College Friday in Greenville, Pa.

Thiel (2-3) scored a major decision and a technical fall at 125 and 133 to take control early.

Josh Malave then got the Purple Raiders on the board with a major decision win of his own at 141.

Kevin Shadrach followed with his 10th win of the season as he scored a 5-0 decision at 149 and Josh Cintronput the Raiders in front with a hard fought 4-3 win at 157.

Parma alum Kevin Shadrach

The Tomcats answered with wins at 165 and 174 before Mount Union put the match away as Andy Jenkins got a major decision at 184, Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban), ranked No. 3 in the nation and improved to 8-0 overall with a pin at 197 then Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) got a 2-0 decision at 285.

Woodridge alum Andy Jenkins

Mount Union is off until December 29-30 at the Citrus Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Mount Union 23, Thiel (Pa.) 14
Individual Matches
125 - Timothy Ellison (Thiel) maj. dec. Arden Bement (Mount Union), 10 - 0
133 - Corey  Brown (Thiel) tech fall Brad Kress (Mount Union), 23 - 8 (7:00)
141 - Josh Malave (Mount Union) Maj. dec. Jeff  Marianetti (Thiel), 8 - 0
149 - Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) dec. Matt Butler (Thiel), 5 - 0
157 - Josh Cintron (Mount Union) dec. Alec Miller (Thiel), 4 - 3
165 - Matt  Lowry (Thiel) dec. John Piechuta (Mount Union), 5 - 0
174 - Patrick  Morris (Thiel) dec. Jeremy Hathaway (Mount Union), 4 - 1
184 - Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) maj. dec. Greg Baptiste (Thiel), 11 - 3
197 - Bill Schindel (Mount Union) pinned Kraig  Smith (Thiel), 2:25
285 - Derick Hesson (Mount Union) dec. Will Ringer (Thiel ), 2 - 0

Mount Union football 

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Shorts had four catches for 165 yards and one touchdown, including the go-ahead 80-yard score. Collins finished with seven grabs for 82 yards and two touchdowns, which were the first two of his collegiate career.

Bethel (12-2) struck first on the scoreboard by turning a Purple Raider turnover into seven point

Royal defensive back Ethan Anderson intercepted a Seaman pass on the Raiders' first possession and carried the ball to Mount Union's 2-yard line. Seaman never returned.

Two plays later, Bethel quarterback Josh Aakre scored on a 1-yard run, giving the visitors their only lead.

The Raiders were unable to come up with an immediate answer, suffering three consecutive three-and-outs, before tying the score at 7-7 early in the second quarter. Piloto capped a seven-play, 68-yard drive, with a 25-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida).

Mount Union took the lead on a one-play, 80-yard burst, which consisted of a Piloto-to-Shorts hookup.

Sophomore kicker Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) connected for a 24-yard field goal and Piloto found sophomore Collins with a 25-yard touchdown pass, helping the hosts to a 24-7 halftime lead.

The Raiders tacked on 10 insurance points in the third quarter, courtesy of a 23-yard boot by Almeida and a 7-yard touchdown pass from Piloto to Collins.

Not only did Piloto excel with his arm, he added 49 yards on the ground -- highlighted by a 52-yard scamper. Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) contributed 19 rushes for 66 yards.

Defensively, sophomore defensive back Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) made 13 tackles, including three for a loss. Senior linebacker Sam Kershaw (West Jefferson/West Jefferson) added 12 stops.

Also for the Raider defense, senior defensive lineman Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) and sophomore defensive lineman Frank Orteca (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) combined for a sack. Kershaw forced a fumble while junior linebackers Arthur Smith (Miami, Fla./Killian) and Jorge Carbonell (Miami, Fla./Bishop Carroll) recovered fumbles.

For Bethel, Logan Flannery had 25 carries and one touchdown, which came from five yards out with 1:37 left in the game.

Aakre completed 10 of 19 passes for 107 yards. His top receiver was Mitch Hallstrom, who made four catches for 71 yards.

Yellow Jacket Wrestlers Fall to NCAA Division II Lake Erie, 38-12

BEREA --  The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team lost, 38-12, today (Saturday, December 11, 2010) against NCAA Division II Lake Erie College in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.  

With its loss, the Yellow Jackets move to 3-4 overall. Lake Erie, in its inaugural season of wrestling, improves to 2-3 on the season. 

For B-W, senior 174-pounder Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) remained unbeaten this season with a 3-2 victory over Lake Erie’s Josh Linden.  Scavuzzo, ranked 10th in Division III at 174 pounds by the National Wrestling Coaches Association Brute-adidas national poll, improved his overall record to 15-0.  

Also scoring wins for B-W were senior 197-pounder Tristan Stoll (Milan/Edison) who won by pin in 2:05 against LEC’s Bobby Hager and sophomore 184-pounder Joe Georgian (Eastlake/Villa Angela-St. Joseph) who scored a 5-2 decision against Jared Merritt.  Stoll improved his record to 8-1 this season with the victory and Georgian improved to 4-1 at 184 and 7-3 overall.  The pin was Stoll’s third of the season. 

Hiram College’s Basketball Team

Defeated by Denison University

December 11, 2010

GRANVILLE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Denison University, 102-54, today (Saturday, Dec. 11) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Livingston Gymnasium in Granville.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NCAC.  The Big Red remain unbeaten and improve to 9-0 overall and 1-0 NCAC.

Hiram scored the game’s first points on a successful three-pointer by senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) to give the Terriers an early lead.  But Dension quickly took over the lead and never looked back.  The Big Red recorded their first double-figure lead at the 13:16 mark with the score of 22-11 on their way to leading by as many as 34 points on two occassions, inlcuding a halftime score of 57-23.

In the second half, Denison continued to pull away and posted its largest margin of 49 points, 102-53 with 1:42 left to play, en route to the 102-54 victory.

Hiram shot a respectable 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from the floor, but Denison would convert an impressive 60.6 percent (43-of-71) of its shots, including 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from three-point range. 

The Big Red had five players score in double-digits led by Shaina Kaiser with 20 points on nine-of-16 shooting (56.3 percent).  Christina Myers was second with 17 points, followed by Haley Dahlgard with 16 points.  Serefina Nuzzo added 15 points and Nicole Coggins rounded out the Denison high scorers with 11 points.

Hiram had one player in double figures in junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedford) with a game-high 21 points on nine-of-15 shooting (60.0 percent).  It is the third straight game that Shields has scored 20 or more points. 


Vikings and Zips square off on hard 


By Erin Dugan

Cleveland State at Akron, 2 pm
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After breaking for finals, the University of Akron women's basketball team returns to action on Saturday, welcoming Cleveland State to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. The University of Akron suffered a 71-64 home loss to Wright State in nonconference action last Saturday. Senior forward Kara Murphy recorded her first double-double of the season and sophomore Rachel Tecca added a team-high 19 points in the contest. The Zips had their best free-throw shooting performance of the season, going 9-11 from the line (81.8 percent). Murphy's 13 rebounds were a career best. The senior also maintained her streak of starting every game in her career, with the total now at 101 consecutive games. Akron freshman Kacie Cassell led all players with eight assists and committed just two turnovers. She stands sixth in the league with 4.75 assists per game. CSU comes to Rhodes Arena with a 6-1 record, the second best start in school history. The Vikings have won the last two meetings against the Zips and three of the last four. CSU is 3-0 this season against MAC teams, defeating Buffalo, Toledo, and most recently Western Michigan. Their only defeat came at the hands of Indiana on the road, and CollegeInsider.com has them ranked 17th in the most recent Women's Mid-Major Top-25 poll.

Bowling Green at Austin Peay, 6:15 pm
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The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team, riding a nine-game winning streak, heads to Clarksville, Tenn., to conclude a two-game road swing. Most people couldn't make 67 consecutive layups in an empty gym, senior Lauren Prochaska, however, has hit 67 consecutive shots from 15 feet away. Prochaska was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in Thursday's (Dec. 9) win at Western Kentucky, in the process setting a new NCAA Division-I record. Prochaska, the MAC Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons, is averaging a team-high 20.1 points per game, and also paces the Falcons with 7.1 rebounds per contests. Tracy Pontius paces BGSU in assists (4.0 apg), with Prochaska ranking second (2.8 apg). Austin Peay has lost its first two home contests, including a 63-58 loss to Lipscomb, Wednesday. The Lady Govs dominated the Lady Bisons with a season-high 53 rebounds, including 23 offensive rebounds. However, Austin Peay shot a season-low 31.9 percent from the field while attempting a season-high 72 field goals.

Cal State Bakersfield at Miami, 7 pm
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For the first time in the women's basketball program's history, Miami welcomes a team from the state of California to Millett Hall. The RedHawks host Cal State Bakersfield Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of a doubleheader that will feature the men's basketball team taking on Troy at 4:30 p.m. In their last game, the RedHawks traveled to Indiana and defeated the Hoosiers, 67-61 on Thursday. Courtney Osborn led Miami with 26 points in the win over the Big Ten team. It was the first win over a Big Ten school since Dec. 6, 2006, when the RedHawks defeated Michigan, 84-74. That is also the last time Miami defeated a school from a BCS conference. Cal State Bakersfield is 7-4 on the season. The Roadrunners have lost four of their last five games since a 6-0 start. On Sunday, Dec. 5, they traveled to Miami (Fla.), where they fell, 86-61. In its last game, CSUB fell to Fresno State on Wednesday, 75-67. The Roadrunners are led by sophomore guard Amber Williams. She is averaging 13.3 points per game.



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Kaihla Szunko has registered a double-double in six of CMU's eight games this season. She ranks second in the nation and second in career double-doubles among active players in the MAC with 29. Saturday's game against Northwestern will feature two of the six players to put together triple-doubles this season: CMU's Brandie Baker and NU's Amy Jaeschke. The Chippewas have equaled their best eight-game start under head coach Sue Guevara and are looking for their best nine-game start in her tenure. The Chippewas started the 2008-09 campaign at 6-2 as well, before falling in their next two contests. CMU boasts the top two scoring freshmen in the Mid-American Conference in Taylor Johnson (11.3 ppg) and Niki DiGuilio (11.1). Northwestern finished in a three-way tie for eighth in the Big Ten in 2009-10, finishing 18-15 overall and 7-11 in conference play. Amy Jaeschke earned second-team All-Big Ten honors and was a preseason all-conference selection entering this year. In addition, Kendall Hackney was tabbed for the Big Ten All-Freshman squad.

Northern Illinois at No. 24 DePaul, 6 pm
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With final exams in the rear-view mirrow, the Northern Illinois women's basketball team returns to action Saturday at 5 p.m., when the Huskies face AP No. 24 DePaul at McGrath Arena in Chicago. Both Marke Freeman and Ebony Ellis could be chasing their 1,000th point by the end of the season. Freeman is just 91 points shy, and would need to average 4.1 points per game over the Huskies' 22 remaining assured contests to reach the milestone before her career is up. Ellis is 251 points off, and would need to average 11.4 ppg to reach a grand. If both Ellis and Freeman join the club, it would be the first time two Huskies did so in one season since 2002-03. DePaul (10-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) has won its last seven games including four in the last 10 days. The Blue Demonsstarted their streak with an 87-66 win over UIC on Nov. 23 and most recently topped Loyola-Chicago in Rogers Park, 80-48 on Thursday. During DePaul's streak, Keisha Hampton, Anna Martin, Felicia Chester and Katherine Harry have all averaged double figures while Sam Quigley and Taylor Pikes have each averaged nine or more points per game.

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In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the 18:51 mark when Carpenter made a jumper in the paint.  After the Quakers closed to within 4-2, B-W went on a 5-0 run to build a 9-2 lead at the 13:54 mark when junior forward Nancy Coulter (Washington Court House/ Miami Trace) made a layup. After Wilmington went on a 4-0 run to make the score 9-6, B-W went on an 11-0 run of its own to take a commanding 20-6 advantage with 9:48 left when Rohrbach made a jump shot in the paint.  Wilmington got back in the game when it went on a 7-0 run to make the score 20-13 at the 7:06 mark, but B-W then outscored the Quakers 16-10 the remainder of the half for a 36-23 lead at the intermission.


In the second half, the closest Wilmington would get is 12 points at 36-24 at the 19:19 mark when freshman guard Bethany Ahrens made one of two foul shots. The Yellow Jackets then built their lead to 15 points at 39-24 at the 18:57 mark when Schroeder made a three-pointer. B-W increased its lead to a game-high 22 points on two separate occassions with the last at 54-32 with 10:43 left when Schroeder grabbed an offensive rebound at scored. Wilmington again would close to 12 points at 68-56 wityh 36 seconds left.

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Hiram maintained a lead in the first 7:30 of the second half, but could not pull away as Dension battled back and eventually took the lead on its way to recording its largest margin of the game of six points, 58-52, with 9:12 left to play. 

This time it would be the Terriers who would respond with a 10-2 run that ended in a triple by senior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) to take control, 62-60, at the 5:34 mark.  Hiram led by five points, 68-63, with 2:34 left to play and six-of-seven free-throws by the Terriers in the final minutes sealed a 74-69 victory.\

Denison won the shooting battle converting 50.0 percent (28-of-56) of its shots to Hiram’s 45.o percent shooting (27-of-60).


The Big Red were led by Dimonde Hale with game-highs of 24 points and 18 rebounds.  Mike Garabedian was second with 17 points and Marr Mansfield rounded out the high scorers with 10 points.

Hiram was led by Stefanov with 16 points on four-of-seven shooting (57.1 percent).  All of his made field goals and field goal attempts came from behind the three-point line.  Wiegand finished the game with 14 points and senior two-time All-NCAC guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) added 10 points.  In addition, senior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.