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December 9, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Dec. 10, 2013

New Albany product named Athlete of the Week

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, New Albany graduate, So.) — top performance: first in the high jump at the Eastern Illinois University Early Bird meet last Friday, 6-4; notes: The Sycamores captured the meet title with 133 points.



BORDEN

• Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, So.) — top performance: 13 points, shooting 2-of-8 from the floor, 0-of-1 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line, game-high two steals and two assists in the Titans’ 84-82 loss at Purdue Calumet last Friday; team records: 3-7 overall, 0-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: team-high 18 points, shooting 4-of-8 from the field, 2-of-2 from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, team-high three assists and game-high two steals in the Grenadiers’ 84-82 loss at Purdue Calumet last Friday; team records: 3-7 overall, 0-2 CCAC.



CHARLESTOWN

• Taylor Thrasher (Kentucky Christian women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one point in the Knights’ 81-72 home loss against Berea last Friday; team record: 7-6.



CLARKSVILLE

• Aidan McEwen (Taylor men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-3 field goals, two rebounds, two assists; notes: one rebound and one assist in the Trojans’ 94-72 home win over Indiana Dabney in the semifinals of the 30th annual Ivanhoe’s Classic last Friday; team record: 7-4.



EASTERN

• Todd Albertson (Greenville (Ill.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: three rebounds and two points in the Panthers’ 98-58 home victory over Blackburn on Saturday; team records: 5-3 overall, 1-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-13 from the field, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 2-of-3 from the free-throw line, team-high four rebounds, game-high four steals and game-high two blocks in the Red Wolves’ 102-97 home loss to Wilberforce last Tuesday; notes: Banet earned Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors on Dec. 2; team records: 4-9 overall, 0-1 KIAC.

• Tori Kingsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one rebound in the Grenadiers’ 87-81 win at Asbury last Tuesday; team records: 5-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 11.5 points per game, 7-14 field goals, 4-4 3-pointers, 5-7 free throws, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals; top performance: career-high 15 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3-point range and 2-of-4 from the line, six rebounds, team-high two assists and game-high two steals in the Paladins’ 67-62 victory at Georgia Southern on Saturday; notes: Morrissey is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team; the team’ purpose is to recognize women’s college players for their charitable achievements and community involvement; team records: 5-4 overall, 1-0 Southern Conference.

• Sarah Taylor (Franklin women’s swimming, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 800-yard freestyle relay at the Transylvania Invitational last weekend, 8:17.8; notes: 12th in the 500 free, 5:37.33; 13th in the 200 free, 2:07.81.

• Jamie Wallace (Indianapolis volleyball, So.) — notes: Wallace and the Greyhounds lost in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional semifinals to Ferris State last Friday in Allendale, Mich., 3-2; Indianapolis won its opening-round match against Northwood (Mich.) last Thursday, 3-1; Wallace, who made the 2012 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team, did not play in either match; team records: 25-10 overall, 15-3 GLVC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• VJ Billups (Hanover men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 11 points per game, 7-21 field goals, 0-3 3-pointers, 8-8 free throws, nine rebounds; top performance: 11 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, and four rebounds in the Panthers’ 64-53 victory at Anderson on Saturday; team records: 4-2 overall, 1-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Tyrell Dowdell (Indiana State men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: first in the 1,600-meter relay at the Eastern Illinois University Early Bird meet last Friday, 3:20.01; notes: seventh in the 400, 50.93.

• Ryan DeWitt (Waldorf wrestling, Jr.) — notes: 12-5 loss by decision in the Warriors’ 38-6 loss to Wisconsin-La Crosse at the Candlewood Suites Wisconsin-La Crosse Wrestling Duals on Saturday.

• Daquan Foster (Southern Indiana men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 19th in the 200 (26.78) and 20th in the 60 hurdles preliminaries (9.78) at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: four points in the Hawks’ 98-68 home loss to Villanova on Saturday; team record: 4-4.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — notes: three rebounds and two steals in the Hilltoppers’ 85-77 loss at Ball State on Saturday; team record: 5-3.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 6.5 points per game, 4-14 field goals, 5-6 free throws, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals; notes: nine points, team-high four assists and four rebounds in the Big Green’s 81-59 home loss to Albany last Wednesday; team record: 1-6.



NEW ALBANY

• William Barber (Spalding men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 11.5 points per game, 8-16 field goals, 4-5 3-pointers, 3-5 free throws, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks; top performance: game-high 14 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the line, four rebounds and game-high two blocks in the Golden Eagles’ 71-39 victory over Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday in St. Louis; team records: 3-5 overall, 2-0 SLIAC.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — notes: game-high four steals, three assists and two points in the Jaguars’ 75-65 home loss against Lincoln Trail on Dec. 2; team record: 7-3.

• Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — top performance: 11 points, shooting 2-of-4 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Jaguars’ 75-65 home loss versus Lincoln Trail on Dec. 2; team record: 7-3.

• Tanner Marcum (Southern Indiana women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: four points in the Screaming Eagles’ 87-57 home win over Bluefield State on Saturday; team record: 5-1.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: six points per game, 4-11 field goals, 1-6 3-pointers, 3-6 free throws, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals; notes: eight points, five rebounds and game-high three assists in the Engineers’ 66-50 victory at Anderson last Wednesday; team records: 3-3 overall, 1-1 HCAC.

• Lauren McCool (Franklin women’s swimming, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 800 freestyle relay at the Transylvania Invitational last weekend, 8:17.8; notes: fifth in both the 500 free (5:26.8) and 400 individual medley (4:54.57) and 10th in the 200 free (2:05.12).

• Tionna Peters (IU Southeast women’s basketball, So.) — notes: two points in the Grenadiers’ 87-81 victory at Asbury last Tuesday; team records: 5-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: three assists in the Aggies’ 78-68 home loss to Pacific on Saturday; team record: 5-2.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: eighth in the 3,000 at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis, 8:59.7.

• Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: two points in the Rams’ 79-48 home win over Furman last Wednesday; team record: 4-3.



NEW WASHINGTON

• Josh Sampson (Wabash wrestling, Sr.) — notes: second place in the 165-pound division with a 2-1 record at the 54th Indiana Little State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in Crawfordsville; the Little Giants claimed the tournament championship.



PROVIDENCE

• Maryashly Betz (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 1,600 relay (4:29.98) and 12th in the 400 (1:06.73) at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis.

• Dalton Duley (Spalding men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: four points and three rebounds in the Golden Eagles’ 100-53 victory at Principia last Thursday; team records: 3-5 overall, 2-0 SLIAC.

• Megan Eve (Holy Cross women’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: seven rebounds, three points and two steals in the Saints’ 88-81 home loss to Olivet Nazarene on Saturday; team records: 2-8 overall, 0-2 CCAC.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Sr.) — notes: third in the distance medley relay (11:33.09) and fifth in the mile run (4:47.56) at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis.

• Isaak Haas (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 15th in the 3,000 at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis, 9:07.73.

• Cody Jackson (Anderson men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 3-8 field goals, 0-3 3-pointers, four rebounds; notes: six points and three rebounds in the Ravens’ 71-48 loss at Trine on Dec. 2; team records: 0-8 overall, 0-2 HCAC.

• Kristyn Maymon (IU Southeast volleyball, Jr.) — notes: Maymon has been named a 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete; Maymon earned this honor by maintaining a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and achieving a junior academic status.

• Lexi McFarland (Earlham women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: three points per game, 2-10 field goals, 2-5 3-pointers, five assists, four steals, two rebounds; notes: six points and game-high three assists in the Quakers’ 67-38 home victory over Bluffton last Wednesday; team records: 2-4 overall, 1-1 HCAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, So.) — notes: two points in the Hawks’ 79-68 home win over Truman State on Saturday; team records: 3-5 overall, 0-1 GLVC.

• Alex Tinsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: four points in the Grenadiers’ 87-81 victory at Asbury last Tuesday; team records: 5-3 overall, 2-0 KIAC.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Shelby Miller (Maryville (Mo.) women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 17 points per game, 12-31 field goals, 3-12 3-pointers, 7-7 free throws, six rebounds, five steals, four assists; top performance: game-high 22 points, shooting 8-of-17 from the floor, 1-of-5 from 3-point range and 5-of-5 from the stripe, team-high four assists and four rebounds in the Saints’ 83-79 loss at Missouri-Kansas City last Wednesday; team records: 4-4 overall, 0-1 GLVC.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the high jump at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis, 1.93 meters; notes: fourth in the 1,600 relay, 3:44.57.



MISCELLANEOUS

• James Borengasser (Spalding men’s track, Borden native, Jr.) — notes: 12th in the mile run at the Gerry England Alumni Open on Saturday in Indianapolis, 5:13.94.

Weekly stats are from Monday, Dec. 2 to Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at 812-206-2117 or kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com.