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December 17, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Dec. 17, 2013

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA —

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Josh Sampson (Wabash wrestling, New Washington graduate, Sr.) - top performance: first in the 165-pound division at the North Central (Ill.) College Wrestling Tournament on Saturday with a 3-0 record; notes: The Little Giants won the tournament with 147 points.
 
BORDEN
Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, So.) - top performance: team-high 17 points, shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line, team-high three assists and two steals in the Titans’ 73-65 win at IU Kokomo on Sunday; team records: 4-7 overall, 0-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Sr.) - top performance: 15 points, shooting 1-of-10 from the field, 0-of-3 from 3-point range and 13-of-16 from the free-throw line, seven rebounds and team-high three assists in the Titans’ 73-65 victory at IU Kokomo on Sunday; team records: 4-7 overall, 0-2 CCAC.
 
FLOYD CENTRAL
Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Sr.) - weekly stats: 7.5 points per game, 6-21 field goals, 3-7 3-pointers, nine rebounds, three assists; top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range, and two rebounds in the Red Wolves’ 86-85 win at Berea last Friday; team records: 5-10 overall, 1-2 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) - weekly stats: 12 points per game, 6-16 field goals, 2-7 3-pointers, 10-13 free throws, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals; top performance: 12 points, shooting 3-of-9 from the floor, 1-of-5 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the line, game-high seven assists, and five rebounds in the Paladins’ 79-72 victory at Coastal Carolina on Sunday; team records: 6-5 overall, 1-1 Southern Conference.
Jennifer Smith (Bellarmine women’s basketball, So.) - notes: seven points, three rebounds and game-high two blocked shots in the Knights’ 61-55 home win over Lee last Thursday; team record: 3-2.
 
HENRYVILLE
Casey Guernsey (Bellarmine women’s swimming, So.) - notes: 24th in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:36.29), 61st in the 200 individual medley preliminaries (2:35.41), 74th in the 200 free prelims (2:19.76) and 87th in the 50 free prelims at the Nova Southeastern University Sharks Invitational this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
 
JEFFERSONVILLE
VJ Billups (Hanover men’s basketball, So.) - notes: eight points, game-high seven assists and three rebounds in the Panthers’ 77-68 home win over Earlham on Saturday; team records: 5-2 overall, 2-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Zach Blankenbeker (Army men’s swimming, So.) - notes: fourth in the 200 butterfly in the Black Knights’ 196-104 dual-meet loss at Navy last Thursday, 1:49.16.
Ryan DeWitt (Waldorf wrestling, Jr.) - notes: 0-2 record in the 285-pound division at the Holiday Inn/Husky Open on Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.
Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) - notes: two points and two rebounds in the Hilltoppers’ 83-48 home win over Jackson State on Sunday; team record: 6-3.
Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, So.) - top performance: 13 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free-throw line, game-high four steals and two rebounds in the Big Green’s 79-69 home loss to Bryant last Tuesday; team record: 1-7.
 
NEW ALBANY
Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) - weekly stats: 16 points per game, 12-29 field goals, 5-13 3-pointers, 3-6 free throws, nine steals, six assists, two rebounds; top performance: 21 points, shooting 8-of-16 from the field, 4-of-9 from 3-point range and 1-of-3 from the line, game-high six steals, two rebounds and two assists in the Jaguars’ 78-69 victory at Lincoln Trail last Tuesday; team record: 8-4.
Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) - weekly stats: 21 points per game, 12-32 field goals, 3-15 3-pointers, 15-18 free throws, 10 assists, nine rebounds, eight steals, two blocked shots; top performance: game-high 26 points, shooting 6-of-13 from the floor, 2-of-7 from 3-point range and 12-of-14 from the stripe, team-high six rebounds, game-high five assists and four steals in the Jaguars’ 78-69 win at Lincoln Trail last Tuesday; team record: 8-4.
Rachel Klein (Bellarmine women’s swimming, Fr.) - notes: 12th in the 50 freestyle preliminaries (24.45), 13th in the 50 free finals (24.67), 20th in the 200 medley relay (1:55.13), 22nd in the 200 free relay (1:43.18) and 25th in the 400 medley relay (4:17.55) at the Nova Southeastern University Sharks Invitational this weekend.
Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Sr.) - weekly stats: 8.7 points per game, 9-17 field goals, 6-11 3-pointers, 2-3 free throws, 11 assists, six rebounds, three steals; top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 0-of-1 from the line, and team-high three assists in the Engineers’ 64-55 win at Millikin on Dec. 9; team records: 6-3 overall, 2-1 HCAC.
Christian Meyer (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Jr.) - weekly stats: two points per game, 1-1 field goals, 2-2 free throws, three rebounds; notes: two points and two rebounds in the Knights’ 106-72 home win over Ohio Valley on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Southwest Classic in Louisville; team record: 7-0. 
TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) - notes: five points, four assists and two rebounds in the Aggies’ 71-60 home win over Utah Valley on Saturday; team record: 6-2.
A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, So.) - notes: one assist in the Bearcats’ 94-66 home victory over Robert Morris-Springfield (Ill.) last Tuesday; team record: 5-1.
Josh Underwood (Bellarmine men’s swimming, Jr.) - notes: 21st in the 200 medley relay (1:48.11), 65th in the 200 freestyle preliminaries (2:00.64) and 72nd in the 50 free prelims (24.43) at the Nova Southeastern University Sharks Invitational this weekend.
Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) - weekly stats: two points per game, 2-2 field goals, two assists, two rebounds; notes: two points and two rebounds in the Rams‘ 79-60 home win over Howard on Saturday; team record: 6-3.
 
PROVIDENCE
Megan Eve (Holy Cross men’s basketball, Sr.) - weekly stats: 5.5 points per game, 4-15 field goals, 3-12 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, two steals, two assists; notes: eight points and game-high eight rebounds in the Saints’ 59-57 home loss to Spring Arbor last Tuesday; team records: 2-10 overall, 0-3 CCAC.
George Knott (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Fr.) - weekly stats: two rebounds; notes: one rebound in the Knights’ 106-72 home victory over Ohio Valley on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Southwest Classic in Louisville; team record: 7-0.
 
SILVER CREEK
Cody Jackson (Anderson men’s basketball, Jr.) - notes: three rebounds and two points in the Ravens’ 70-59 home loss against Ohio Wesleyan last Wednesday; team records: 0-10 overall, 0-3 HCAC.
Lexi McFarland (Earlham women’s basketball, Fr.) - top performance: team-high 15 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 from 3-point range, team-high four assists and two steals in the Quakers’ 92-65 loss at Hanover on Saturday; team records: 2-5 overall, 1-2 HCAC.
 
Weekly stats are from Monday, Dec. 9 to Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.