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February 24, 2014

College Notebook: Feb. 25, 2014

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: William Barber (Spalding men’s basketball, New Albany graduate, Sr.)

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• William Barber (Spalding men’s basketball, New Albany graduate, Sr.) — weekly stats: 20 points per game, 14-24 field goals, 5-10 3-pointers, 7-12 free throws, four rebounds, four steals; top performance: game-high 20 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the field, 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-8 from the stripe, three rebounds and two steals in the Golden Eagles’ 69-66 home victory over Westminster (Mo.) on Saturday; notes: Barber was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday; In Saturday’s win over Westminster, Barber won the game for Spalding by nailing a 60-foot 3-pointer with .9 of a second left in regulation; Barber’s shot clinched the Golden Eagles’ second straight SLIAC regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the SLIAC Tournament; Spalding will host this week’s conference tournament; Barber returned to the court in last Thursday’s 66-60 triumph at Greenville (Ill.) after missing five consecutive games because of a fractured left hand; team records: 18-7 overall, 16-2 SLIAC.



BORDEN

• Brandon Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 1-9 field goals, 0-5 3-pointers, 2-2 free throws, seven rebounds, two assists; notes: five rebounds and two points in the Titans’ 71-69 home victory over Purdue North Central last Thursday; team records: 12-16 overall, 8-10 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Chris Beam (IU South Bend men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 13.5 points per game, 12-20 field goals, 1-3 3-pointers, 2-4 free throws, five rebounds, four assists, two steals; top performance: game-high 18 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the floor and 0-of-1 from 3-point range, four rebounds, team-high three assists and two steals in the Titans’ 71-69 home win over Purdue North Central last Thursday; notes: Beam reached 1,000 points in his college career in the Senior Night victory over Purdue North Central; team records: 12-16 overall, 8-10 CCAC.

• Brian Eurton (St. Joseph’s men’s track, Fr.) — notes: fourth in the mile at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 4:27.63.



CHARLESTOWN

• Tyler Willinger (Calhoun Community College baseball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 7-for-21, three runs scored, two doubles, one RBI; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Calhoun’s 5-0 victory at Northeast Mississippi Community College last Tuesday; team record: 6-6.



CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

• Aaron Hayes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 5.5 points per game, 3-7 field goals, 3-4 3-pointers, 2-2 free throws, two steals; top performance: 11 points, shooting 3-of-7 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the stripe, in the Grenadiers’ 106-71 victory at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 23-3 overall, 17-0 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.



CLARKSVILLE

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 2-for-6, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double in the Patriots’ 7-4 home victory over Indiana Tech on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team record: 4-8.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-0, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-1) in the Bisons’ 7-0 loss at Mississippi last Friday; team record: 5-3.



EASTERN

• Todd Albertson (Greenville (Ill.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1.5 points per game, 1-4 field goals, 1-2 free throws, two steals; notes: three points and game-high two steals in the Panthers’ 83-58 home win over Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday; team records: 14-10 overall, 10-7 SLIAC.

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fourth in the weight throw at the HCAC Indoor Championships on Saturday in Anderson,, 50-3 1-2; notes: 17th in the shot put, 38-6 3-4; Duncan’s toss in the weight throw was the second longest in program history.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Andrew Archer (Vincennes men’s track, So.) — notes: 10th in the weight throw at the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special last Friday, 51-8 1-2; 13th in the shot put, 41-7; Archer also recorded a toss of 14.78 meters in the weight throw at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet to earn the regional championship; Both distances in the weight throw in the last two meets qualified him for the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Indoor Track and Field National Championships March 6-8 in New York.

• Cody Banet (IU East men’s basketball, Sr.) — top performance: team-high 21 points, shooting 9-of-16 from the field, 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, team-high six rebounds and team-high four steals in the Red Wolves’ 96-94 victory at Point Park; team records: 11-19 overall, 7-10 KIAC.

• Olivia Boesing (Louisville women’s tennis, Fr.) — top performance: No. 6 singles win (6-2, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles victory (8-3) in the Cardinals’ 6-1 home win over Rutgers last Friday; team records: 6-2 overall, 2-0 American Athletic Conference.

• Haley Dresner (Xavier women’s swimming, So.) — top performance: third in the 400-yard medley relay at the Big East Championship last Wednesday through Saturday in Sewell, N.J., 3:52.09; notes: third in the 100 breaststroke preliminaries, 1:05.49; fourth in the 100 breast finals, 1:05.53; fifth in the 200 breast finals, 2:24.69; fifth in the 200 breast prelims, 2:25.74; 19th in the 500 freestyle prelims, 5:15.22.

• Tori Kingsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: nine points and four rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 99-33 victory at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 16-11 overall, 11-6 KIAC.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-7; notes: 0-for-1 in the Skyhawks’ 1-0 victory over Northern Colorado last Saturday at the Red and Blue Classic in Oxford, Miss.; team record: 4-8-1.

• Brigid Morrissey (Furman women’s basketball, Sr.) — notes: game-high seven assists, six points and four rebounds in the Paladins’ 77-64 victory at North Carolina-Greensboro on Saturday; Morrissey still leads the Southern Conference in assists and has moved up to second on Furman’s all-time assists list; team records: 15-11 overall, 9-6 Southern Conference.

• Jennifer Smith (Bellarmine women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 2-4 field goals; notes: two points in the Knights’ 65-63 victory at St. Joseph’s last Thursday; team records: 13-12 overall, 9-8 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Jordan Thompson (IU Southeast men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 2.3 points per game, 1-4 field goals, 5-6 free throws, seven rebounds, three blocked shots; notes: four points and two rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 106-71 victory at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 23-3 overall, 17-0 KIAC.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-4, two runs scored, one stolen base; notes: one run scored and one stolen base in the Sycamores’ 5-4 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday at the Tiger Classic in Nashville, Tenn.; team record: 5-3.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• VJ Billups (Hanover men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 17.5 points per game, 12-18 field goals, 1-1 3-pointers, 10-15 free throws, seven rebounds, three assists; top performance: game-high 21 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the floor, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 6-of-10 from the stripe, and six rebounds in the Panthers’ 87-63 home win over Transylvania last Wednesday; team records: 17-8 overall, 13-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kegan Clark (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 12.3 points per game, 13-23 field goals, 4-5 3-pointers, 7-11 free throws, 17 rebounds, five assists, four steals; top performance: 15 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from 3-point range, and four rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 106-71 triumph at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 23-3 overall, 17-0 KIAC.

• Tyrell Dowdell (Indiana State men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 10th in the 800-meter run at the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special last Friday, 2:06.71.

• Marley Edwards (Harding softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-for-4, two RBIs; notes: 1-for-1 with an RBI in the Bisons’ 8-4 home loss to Southern Nazarene last Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 9-4 overall, 3-1 Great American Conference.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 2 doubles victory (8-4) and No. 2 singles loss (6-2, 6-2) in the Cardinals’ 6-1 setback at Xavier last Wednesday; Elliott’s No. 2 singles match did not finish in Ball State’s 4-0 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday; team record: 4-4.

• Evan Maschmeyer (St. Joseph’s (Pa.) men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: one rebound in the Hawks’ 87-72 home win over Fordham on Saturday; team records: 19-7 overall, 9-3 Atlantic 10 Conference.

• Jalynn McClain (Western Kentucky women’s basketball, So.) — notes: eight points, three rebounds and two steals in the Hilltoppers’ 92-63 home triumph over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday; team records: 17-8 overall, 9-5 Sun Belt Conference.

• Morgan Reilly (Evangel (Mo.) women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 1-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles win (8-0) in Evangel’s 9-0 home triumph over Stephens (Mo.) last Thursday; team record: 1-1.

• Lakin Roland (Dartmouth women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 12 points per game, 10-22 field goals, 4-6 free throws, 10 rebounds, three assists; top performance: game-high 12 points, shooting 6-of-14 from the field, five rebounds and two assists in the Big Green’s 53-50 home win over Penn on Saturday; team records: 4-20 overall, 1-9 Ivy League.

• Kayleigh Thomas (Southern softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 record, 13 innings pitched, 13 runs allowed (12 earned), 14 hits, four strikeouts, four walks; notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Jaguars’ 3-0 loss to South Dakota at the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawk Classic on Sunday; team record: 0-12; Thomas’ record: 0-5.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-0) in the Braves’ 9-0 loss at Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday; team record: 0-3.

• Kamaren Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 10.5 points per game, 7-21 field goals, 5-14 3-pointers, 2-4 free throws, 13 steals, eight rebounds, eight assists; top performance: 12 points, shooting 4-of-11 from the floor, 3-of-7 from 3-point range and 1-of-1 from the stripe, game-high five steals, game-high five assists and three rebounds in the Jaguars’ 87-51 home win over Lincoln (Ill.) last Wednesday; team records: 20-9 overall, 8-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Kayton Cole (Danville Area Community College women’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 8.5 points per game, 6-24 field goals, 3-11 3-pointers, 2-3 free throws, four rebounds, four assists, three steals; notes: nine points, three assists and two steals in the Jaguars’ 87-51 home victory over Lincoln (Ill.) last Wednesday; team records: 20-9 overall, 8-1 Mid-West Athletic Conference.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-16, five RBIs, four runs scored, two doubles, one home run, one grand slam; top performance: 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the Cardinals’ 5-4 triumph versus Northwestern on Sunday at Snow Bird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla.; team record: 6-2.

• Donnie Hale (Bellarmine men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 10.5 points per game, 9-11 field goals, 1-2 3-pointers, 2-3 free throws, four rebounds, two steals; top performance: career-high 14 points, shooting 6-of-6 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the line, and two rebounds in the Knights’ 106-63 victory at St. Joseph’s last Thursday; team records: 20-5 overall, 12-5 GLVC.

• Hannah Harris (Murray State rifle, So.) — notes: 29th in the smallbore (572 points) and 48th in the air rifle (576) in an NCAA qualifier on Saturday at home.

• Sam Harris (Murray State rifle, Fr.) — notes: 27th in the smallbore (572 points) and 30th in the air rifle (582) in an NCAA qualifier on Saturday at home.

• Parker Henes (IU Southeast men’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 1.3 points per game, 2-3 field goals, four rebounds; notes: four points and three rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 106-71 win at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Saturday; team records: 23-3 overall, 17-0 KIAC.

• Marin Kanii (Ball State women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 3 doubles loss (8-1) in the Cardinals’ 4-0 home victory over Dayton on Saturday; team record: 8-3.

• Kyle Landrum (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-2, 6-2) in the Screaming Eagles’ 7-2 home setback to Austin Peay on Saturday; team record: 6-1.

• Hannah Manger (Purdue women’s swimming, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 400 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships last Wednesday through Saturday in Minneapolis, 3:39.62, season-best and third-fastest time in program history; 14th in the 100 backstroke preliminaries, 54.73, season-best, Purdue freshman record, second-fastest time in program history; 27th in the 200 back prelims, 1:59.74, personal record, fifth-fastest time in program history; 36th in the 200 individual medley prelims, 2:03.33.

• Jordy Martin (Rose-Hulman men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 1-7 field goals, 0-4 3-pointers, 2-2 free throws, five assists, four rebounds, three steals; notes: four points and two assists in the Engineers’ 71-69 victory at Franklin last Wednesday; Rose-Hulman clinched a share of the HCAC regular-season title and will host this week’s HCAC Tournament; team records: 20-5 overall, 15-3 HCAC.

• Christian Meyer (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: one rebound in the Knights’ 106-63 triumph at St. Joseph’s last Thursday; team records: 20-5 overall, 12-5 GLVC.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, So.) — notes: 14th in the long jump at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 19-4 3-4; 21st in the 60 dash preliminaries, 7.44.

• TeNale Roland (Utah State men’s basketball, Sr.) — weekly stats: six points per game, 5-12 field goals, 2-6 3-pointers, eight assists, six rebounds, two steals; top performance: 12 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from 3-point range, game-high six assists and five rebounds in the Aggies’ 79-76 home loss to Fresno State on Saturday; team records: 15-12 overall, 5-10 Mountain West Conference.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, So.) — notes: 15th in the 3,000 at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 9:27.98.

• A.J. Schmidt (McKendree men’s basketball, So.) — weekly stats: 1.5 points per game, 1-1 field goals, 1-1 3-pointers, two rebounds; notes: three points in the Bearcats’ 84-80 home loss at Wisconsin-Parkside last Thursday; team records: 9-16 overall, 3-14 GLVC.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 6 singles loss (6-3, 7-6) in the Hilltoppers’ 6-1 setback at Austin Peay last Friday; team record: 2-2.

• Brandy Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, Jr.) — top performance; second in the balance beam in a triangular meet between New Hampshire and host Towson on Saturday, 9.700.

• Brittany Stover (William & Mary gymnastics, So.) — top performance: first in the all-around in a triangular meet between New Hampshire and host Towson on Saturday, 39.025, fourth-best score in program history; notes: first in the vault, 9.800; first in the balance beam, 9.775, season-high; fourth in the uneven parallel bars, 9.750, season-high; 11th in the floor exercise, 9.700.

• Jordan Striegel (Louisville baseball, Fr.) — notes: Striegel saw action in the Cardinals’ 13-1 home triumph over Eastern Kentucky last Wednesday and the first two contest of a three-game home series with Western Michigan last Friday and Saturday; team record: 5-2.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, So.) — top performance: second in the 5,000 at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 15:20.93; notes: The Little Giants won the meet with 156 1-2 points.

• Brett Wehmiller (Indiana State men’s track, So.) — notes: fifth in the high jump at the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special last Friday, 6-4.

• Chris Whitehead (Fordham men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: game- and season-high four steals, three rebounds and two assists in the Rams’ 87-72 loss at St. Joseph’s (Pa.) on Saturday; team records: 9-16 overall, 2-10 Atlantic 10 Conference.



PROVIDENCE

• Kallie Ash (Spalding women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: two points per game, 1-6 field goals, 0-5 3-pointers, 2-2 free throws, eight rebounds, four assists; notes: four points, four rebounds and game-high three assists in the Golden Eagles’ 56-53 home loss against Westminster (Mo.) on Saturday; Spalding has clinched the No. 1 seed for the SLIAC Tournament as it will host the tourney this week; team records: 14-10 overall, 14-4 SLIAC.

• Maryashly Betz (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: ninth in the 400 at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 1:04.62; 23rd in the 200, 29.2.

• George Knott (Bellarmine men’s basketball, Fr.) — notes: one point and one rebound in the Knights’ 106-63 win at St. Joseph’s last Thursday; team records: 20-5 overall, 12-5 GLVC.

• Casey McCauley (Thomas More women’s track, So.) — notes: 36th in the mile at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 7:22.92.

• Murphy Sheets (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 14th in the mile at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 4:38.3; 14th in the 3,000, 9:26.56.

• Kori Siebert (Hanover women’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 5,000 at the HCAC Indoor Championships on Saturday in Anderson, 20:18.35.



SILVER CREEK

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, Jr.) — top performance: first save of the season in the Flames’ 3-1 win at Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday in the nightcap of a doubleheader, 1 1-3 innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), one hit, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 9-4 overall, 3-3 Gulf South Conference; Briner’s record: 1-0.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: No. 2 singles loss (6-0, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-4) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 home loss to Austin Peay on Saturday; team record: 2-5.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the pole vault at the Iowa Invitational last Friday, 15-5; notes: fourth in the long jump, 20-2 1-2; fifth in the 60 hurdles preliminaries, 8.54.

• Isaak Haas (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Fr.) — notes: fifth in the distance medley relay at the Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Championships last weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C., 10:32.45, school record.

• Cody Jackson (Anderson men’s basketball, Jr.) — notes: Jackson came off the bench in the Ravens’ 70-51 loss at Mt. St. Joseph last Wednesday; season-ending stats: 2.5 points per game, 1.4 rebounds per game; team records: 6-19 overall, 6-12 HCAC.

• Lexi McFarland (Earlham women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: five points per game, 3-13 field goals, 3-10 3-pointers, 1-2 free throws, three rebounds, two assists; notes: six points in the Quakers’ 86-77 loss at Bluffton last Wednesday; season-ending stats: seven points per game, 53 assists; team records: 12-13 overall, 8-10 HCAC.

• Grant Meyer (Quincy men’s basketball, So.) — notes: one steal in the Hawks’ 75-58 home loss to Maryville (Mo.) on Saturday; team records: 10-17 overall, 5-12 GLVC.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 0-3 singles record; notes: No. 2 singles loss (7-6(7-5), 6-4) in the Cougars’ 4-3 victory at Saint Louis last Friday; team record: 4-4.

• Alex Tinsley (IU Southeast women’s basketball, Fr.) — weekly stats: six points per game, 4-7 field goals, 0-1 3-pointers, 4-4 free throws, eight rebounds; notes: eight points and team-high six rebounds in the Grenadiers’ 84-81 overtime loss at Brescia last Thursday; team records: 16-11 overall, 11-6 KIAC.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Sr.) — notes: first save of season in a relief in the Panthers’ 6-5 win over Concordia (Minn.) on Sunday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla., one inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, one walk; team record: 2-0; Hockenbury’s record: 0-0.

• Shelby Miller (Maryville (Mo.) women’s basketball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 20 points per game, 11-23 field goals, 8-15 3-pointers, 10-13 free throws, 11 rebounds, four assists; top performance: game-high 24 points, shooting 7-of-12 from the field, 5-of-8 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the line, team-high six rebounds and two assists in the Saints’ 90-84 win at Truman State last Thursday; notes: Miller was named GLVC Player of the Week on Monday; she also earned Maryville Female Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row; Miller helped Maryville set a school record for 3-pointers made in a game with 18 in its victory over Truman State; team records: 17-10 overall, 10-7 GLVC.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Sr.) — notes: fourth in the high jump at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 6-2.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brandy Orth Becker (Centre women’s track, New Albany native, Louisville Assumption graduate, Fr.) — top performance: fourth in the triple jump at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 33-9 1-4; notes: fifth in the long jump, 16-3; 15th in the 60 dash preliminaries, 8.44.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, So.) — notes: 21st in the 800 at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday, 2:34.53.



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