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November 30, 2012

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Nov. 30, 2012

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Melanie Stutsman (Western Kentucky volleyball, Floyd Central graduate, Jr.) — recent stats: 79 assists, 12 digs, seven kills, five blocks; top performance: match-high 43 assists, five digs and three blocks in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 home victory over North Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship match; notes: Stutsman was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Western Kentucky won the Sun Belt Tournament for the second year in a row and got an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. The Hilltoppers face Loyola Marymount in the first round of the NCAA tournament today; team records: 31-3 overall, 15-0 Sun Belt.



BORDEN

• Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound in the Titans’ 68-57 victory last Saturday at Trinity Christian; team records: 6-3 overall, 4-3 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 10.5 points per game, 12-of-34 field goals, 4-of-10 3-pointers, 14-of-20 free throws, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, eight steals; top performance: team-high 17 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the line, team-high three assists and three rebounds in the Titans’ 65-60 home win over Olivet Nazarene on Saturday, Nov. 17; team records: 6-3 overall, 4-3 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I.

• Andrea Rademacher (Indiana State women’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: one assist in the Sycamores’ 48-34 home win over Belmont; team record: 3-2.



CHARLESTOWN

• Anthony Lloyd (Ancilla men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound in the Chargers’ 90-81 home win over Edison Community College on Saturday, Nov. 17; team record: 5-0.



CLARKSVILLE

• Billy Edelen (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 2.5 points per game, 2-of-3 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, two rebounds; notes: three points in the Knights’ 88-47 victory last Saturday against Virginia-Wise at the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic; team record: 4-0.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 2.5 points per game, 5-of-14 field goals, 0-of-5 3-pointers, five assists, five steals, three rebounds; notes: six points, game-high two steals and two assists in the Red Wolves’ 107-79 home win over IU Kokomo on Friday, Nov. 16; team record: 5-2 overall.

• Kyle Bramble (Dartmouth football, Fr.) — notes: Bramble saw action in the Big Green’s 35-21 win on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Princeton; team records: 6-4 overall, 4-3 Ivy League.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s cross country, Jr.) — notes: 132nd at the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo., 31:48.9. The Screaming Eagles placed 17th as a team with 479 points.

• Laura Der (Marshall volleyball, Jr.) — top performance: match-high 23 kills, 14 digs and team-high four blocks in the Thundering Herd’s 3-1 loss to Central Florida in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16 in Tulsa, Okla.; season-ending stats: team-high 483 kills, 335 digs, 42 blocks, team-high 37 aces; team records: 18-13 overall, 8-8 Conference USA.

• Haley Dresner (Xavier women’s swimming, Fr.) — top performances: second in the 50-yard breaststroke preliminaries (31.06) and third in the 50 breast finals (30.95) at the Magnus Cup Invitational Nov. 16-18 in Cleveland; notes: fourth in the 400 medley relay, 3:57.06; fifth in the 200 medley relay, 1:48.8; fifth in the 100 breast prelims, 1:08.17; sixth in the 100 breast finals, 1:07.68; eighth in the 400 freestyle relay, 3:37.99; 11th in the 200 free relay, 1:41.52; 13th in the 200 breast prelims, 2:31.25; 15th in the 200 breast finals, 2:31.39; 41st in the 50 free prelims, 25.89.

• Rachel Engle (Western Kentucky volleyball, Fr.) — recent stats: eight digs; notes: five digs in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 home win over Arkansas State on Friday, Nov. 16 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament semifinal; team records: 31-3 overall, 15-0 Sun Belt.

• Ashlie Haworth (Lindsey Wilson volleyball, Sr.) — notes: one dig in the Blue Raiders’ 3-0 loss to Lee in pool play of the NAIA National Championship tournament on Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa; team records: 29-14 overall, 12-3 Mid-South Conference.

• Dylan Jenney (Franklin football, So.) — notes: two receptions for 42 yards in the Grizzlies’ 63-17 loss last Saturday at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs; season-ending stats: 11 receptions for 152 receiving yards; team records: 9-3 overall, 8-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kyndall Merritt (Indiana volleyball, Fr.) — recent stats: five digs, four assists, two aces; notes: four digs in the Hoosiers’ 3-0 home loss last Saturday to Minnesota; season-ending stats: 61 digs; team records: 12-20 overall, 4-16 Big Ten.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 4.3 points per game, 2-of-7 field goals, 9-of-12 free throws, three assists, two steals; top performance: 11 points, shooting 2-of-5 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line, and three assists in the Paladins’ 118-96 loss on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Troy; team record: 3-2.

• Cole Richards (Franklin football, Sr.) — recent stats: eight extra-point kicks, one field goal; notes: six extra-point kicks in the Grizzlies’ 42-10 victory on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Adrian in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs; two extra points and a 39-yard field goal in Franklin’s 63-17 loss last Saturday at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the second round of the Division III playoffs; season-ending stats: 60-of-65 on extra-point kicks, 4-of-4 field goals, 72 points; team records: 9-3 overall, 8-0 HCAC.

• Katy Schad (Marshall volleyball, Sr.) — top performance: match- and career-high 26 digs and six kills in the Thundering Herd’s 3-1 setback to Central Florida in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 16 in Tulsa, Okla.; notes: Schad ended her Marshall career with the fifth-most digs all-time in program history with 1,147; season-ending stats: 412 digs, 369 kills; team records: 18-13 overall, 8-8 Conference USA.

• Alysen Shireman (Campbellsville women’s soccer, So.) — notes: one shot in the Tigers’ 2-0 home loss to Trevecca Nazarene in the championship game of the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid-East Regional on Saturday, Nov. 17; team records: 11-9-1 overall, 7-2 Mid-South Conference.

• Brock Slavens (Cincinnati men’s swimming, So.) — notes: sixth in the 200 freestyle relay at the Purdue Invitational last Friday through Sunday, 1:26.52.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: Thompson saw action in the Grenadiers’ 85-65 win on Monday, Nov. 19 at Miami (Ohio)-Middletown; team record: 5-2.



HENRYVILLE

• Casey Guernsey (Bellarmine women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:53.62), 13th in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.82), 14th in the 200 breast (2:46.11) and 20th in the 50 freestyle (29.39) at the Doug Coers Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Muncie.

• Allison Knox (Jackson Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: five points, five rebounds and three steals in Jackson’s 107-78 home win over the Calvin junior varsity team on Friday, Nov. 16; team record: 3-3.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• A.J. Adams (Pittsburg State men’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 8.8 points per game, 18-of-31 field goals, 8-of-14 free throws, 23 rebounds, two steals; top performance: 12 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field, and a game-high nine rebounds in the Gorillas’ 74-69 home win over William Jewell on Wednesday; team record: 5-1 overall.

• Zach Blankenbeker (Army men’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:16.91) and fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:53.69) in the Black Knights’ 183-117 home loss to Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 17.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 12 points per game, 10-of-30 field goals, 2-of-8 3-pointers, 14-of-22 free throws, 17 rebounds, seven steals, five assists; top performance: 16 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the floor, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 5-of-9 from the stripe, seven rebounds and three steals in the Grenadiers’ 93-85 win last Saturday at  Robert Morris (Ill.); team record: 5-2.

• Ryan Dewitt (Waldorf wrestling, So.) — notes: 1-2 record in the silver 285-pound division at the Auggie-Brute Open on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Minneapolis.

• Hanna Martin (Youngstown State women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: 12th in the 800 freestyle relay at the Magnus Cup Invitational Nov. 16-18 in Cleveland, 8:22.2; 18th in the 200 free relay (1:46.17), 400 medley relay (4:20.28) and 200 medley relay (1:57.92); 20th in the 1,650 free (18:58.94) and 400 free relay (3:55.57); 22nd in the 400 individual medley finals (4:52.1) and 200 backstroke preliminaries (2:20.42); 23rd in the 200 back finals, 2:18.16; 25th in the 400 IM prelims, 5:02.78; 35th in the 100 back prelims, 1:04.15.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 6.7 points per game, 9-of-29 field goals, 2-of-2 free throws, 15 rebounds, two blocks; notes: nine points and four rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ 83-68 home loss to Illinois State last Saturday; team records: 3-1 overall, 1-0 Sun Belt.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 5.5 points, 2-of-6 field goals, 7-of-10 free throws, two rebounds, two steals; notes: eight points and game-high two steals in the Big Green’s 80-45 loss on Tuesday at Northeastern; team record: 1-3.

• Brooke Valentine (Southern Indiana women’s basketball, So.) — notes: game-high nine rebounds, eight points and three assists in the Screaming Eagles’ 94-58 home win over Kentucky State on Saturday, Nov. 17; team record: 5-0.

• Trice Whaley (Rend Lake men’s basketball, Fr.) — top performance: game-high 10 points, shooting 3-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line, and two rebounds in the Warriors’ 47-36 home win over Lincoln Land on Tuesday, Nov. 20; team records: 5-1 overall, 0-1 Great Rivers Athletic Conference.



NEW ALBANY

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 7.8 points per game, 12-of-20 field goals, 5-of-10 3-pointers, 2-of-5 free throws, eight assists, seven rebounds, five steals; top performance: team-high 16 points, shooting 7-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from 3-point range, team-high four steals, two rebounds and two assists in the Jaguars’ 106-36 home win over the Millikin JV team on Tuesday; team record: 7-2.

• Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — notes: nine points, two assists and two steals in the Jaguars’ 106-36 home victory over the Millikin JV on Tuesday; team record: 7-2.

• Donnie Hale (Purdue men’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 2.3 points per game, 3-of-9 field goals, 1-of-4 free throws, 10 rebounds, two steals; notes: five points and five rebounds in the Boilermakers’ 66-58 loss against Oregon State in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic on Friday, Nov. 16 in New York; team record: 3-3.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — recent stats: two points per game, 3-of-5 field goals, three rebounds; notes: four points and three rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 85-65 win on Monday, Nov. 19 at Miami (Ohio)-Middletown; team record: 5-2.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s cross country, Sr.) — notes: 190th at the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo., 23:16. The Knights finished 19th as a team with 417 points.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 2.4 points per game, 4-of-8 field goals, 3-of-7 3-pointers, 1-of-5 free throws, nine assists, six rebounds, four steals; notes: four points and two rebounds in the Engineers’ 79-45 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the first round of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17; team record: 4-1.

• Tionna Peters (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 2.7 points per game, 3-of-7 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers, 1-of-2 free throws, three rebounds, two steals; notes: eight points and three rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 148-101 home win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods on Friday, Nov. 16 in the first round of the IU Southeast Thanksgiving Tournament; team record: 4-2.

• Melvin Posey (Georgetown (Ky.) football, Sr.) — notes: three carries for 9 rushing yards in the Tigers’ 45-44 home loss to Bethel in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday, Nov. 17; season-ending stats: 72 carries for team-high 532 rushing yards, team-high nine rushing touchdowns; team records: 10-1 overall, 5-0 Mid-South Conference.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: 4.5 points per game, 3-of-7 field goals, 0-of-2 3-pointers, 3-of-12 free throws, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals; notes: six points, five rebounds and four assists in the Bearcats’ 82-74 home loss to Lincoln (Mo.) on Wednesday, Nov. 21; team record: 2-3.

• Josh Underwood (Bellarmine men’s swimming, So.) — notes: fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.09), eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.68), 12th in the 200 breast (2:37.81) and 22nd in 50 free (25.18) at the Doug Coers Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Muncie.

• Brandi Waller (Middle Tennessee State volleyball, Sr.) — season-ending stats: 232 kills, 61 blocks; team records: 10-23 overall, 7-8 Sun Belt Conference.

• Chris Whitehead (Danville Area Community College men’s basketball, So.) — recent stats: 17.5 points per game, 14-of-23 field goals, 7-of-9 free throws, 13 assists, seven rebounds, three steals; top performance: team-high 20 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the line, team-high five assists and four rebounds in the Jaguars’ 95-65 victory on Monday, Nov. 19 at Olivet Nazarene; team record: 9-1.



PROVIDENCE

• Kallie Ash (Spalding women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 6.3 points per game, 8-of-14 field goals, 1-of-5 3-pointers, 2-of-4 free throws, nine rebounds, four assists, four steals; notes: seven points, three rebounds and game-high three steals in the Golden Eagles’ 77-70 home loss to Transylvania on Tuesday; team record: 1-2.

• Ethan Cook (Franklin football, Jr.) — notes: three kickoff returns for 45 yards and one tackle in the Grizzlies’ 63-17 loss last Saturday at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs; season-ending stats: 29 carries for 141 rushing yards; team records: 9-3 overall, 8-0 HCAC.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Jr.) — recent stats: 4.8 points per game, 6-of-22 field goals, 2-of-14 3-pointers, 5-of-6 free throws, 13 rebounds, five steals; notes: nine points, five rebounds and a game-high three steals in the Saints’ 72-37 victory on Tuesday at Andrews; team records: 3-6 overall, 1-4 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II.

• Lucy Knott (Bellarmine volleyball, Sr.) — notes: six kills, five digs and team-high three blocks in the Knights’ 3-2 loss to Rockhurst on Friday, Nov. 16 in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Tournament in Indianapolis; season-ending stats: 203 kills, team-high 62 blocks; team records: 18-8 overall, 13-5 GLVC.

• Ashley Ricks (UAB volleyball, So.) — recent stats: three kills, two blocks, two digs; notes: two kills and two digs in the Blazers’ 3-0 loss to Tulsa in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Tulsa, Okla.; season-ending stats: 60 kills, 41 blocks; team records: 20-14 overall, 11-5 Conference USA.



SILVER CREEK

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, Fr.) — recent stats: seven points per game, 3-of-6 field goals, 3-of-6 3-pointers, 5-of-6 free throws, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals; top performance: 11 points, shooting 2-of-4 from the floor, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the stripe, game- and career-high seven assists and three rebounds in the Hawks’ 77-59 win on Wednesday at Central Missouri; team record: 2-2.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Shelby Miller (Maryville women’s basketball, So.) — recent stats: nine points per game, 10-of-30 field goals, 7-of-21 3-pointers, seven rebounds, seven assists, five steals; top performance: team-high 16 points, shooting 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-12 from 3-point range, three rebounds and three assists in the Saints’ 74-68 home loss to Missouri Western on Saturday, Nov. 17; team record: 1-3.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Alexis Bauer (Samford volleyball, Floyds Knobs native, Louisville Sacred Heart graduate, Sr.) — recent stats: 29 digs, four assists; top performance: team-high 15 digs and two assists in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 loss to the College of Charleston (S.C.) in the Southern Conference Tournament semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 18 in Davidson, N.C.; notes: Bauer had match-high 14 digs in Samford’s 3-0 first-round victory over Davidson in the Southern Conference Tournament. She broke the school’s single-season digs record in that match. Bauer ended her career as the Bulldogs’ all-time digs leader; season-ending stats: team-high 591 digs, 31 aces; team records: 23-9 overall, 14-2 Southern Conference.

• Nate Combs (Army football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Sr.) — notes: eight tackles in the Black Knights’ 63-32 home loss to Temple on Saturday, Nov. 17; team record: 2-9.

• Rolandan “Deuce” Finch (Boston College football, New Albany native, Louisville St. Xavier graduate, Jr.) — recent stats: 45 carries for 282 rushing yards, nine receptions for 55 receiving yards, one rushing touchdown; top performance: 19 carries for a game-high 144 rushing yards and a 4-yard touchdown run in the Eagles’ 27-10 loss last Saturday at North Carolina State; notes: 26 carries for a game-high 138 rushing yards and a game-high five receptions for a team-high 53 receiving yards in Boston College’s 30-23 home loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 17; season-ending stats: 77 carries for 436 rushing yards and one touchdown; 17 receptions for 108 receiving yards; team records: 2-10 overall, 1-7 Atlantic Coast Conference.

Recent stats are from Friday, Nov. 16 to this past Wednesday. If you have any information on an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.