Sunday, February 22, 2004

MU women narrowly escape upset bid by CMU


Area colleges

The Cincinnati Enquirer

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - A dramatic comeback in the final two minutes of regulation lifted Miami University's women's basketball team to an 81-77 overtime defeat of Central Michigan Saturday in the Rose Arena.

Miami improved to 18-6 overall, 12-1 in the Mid-American Conference.

The Chippewas fell to 5-19, 1-12 in the MAC.

Trailing 67-57 with under two minutes to play, Nicki Motto and Colleen Day combined to score 22 straight Miami points, including four straight 3-point field goals to end regulation and force overtime.

A Motto trey, one of seven for the junior, with 31 seconds remaining in overtime lifted Miami from a one-point deficit and its 10th straight win.

Day and Motto each tallied 21 points.

The victory guarantee Miami guaranteed a first-round bye in the MAC Tournament.

Mount St. Joseph 69, Anderson 60

Emily Day (Seton) scored 17 points to propel the Lions (11-13, 7-7 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) to a victory in their last regular-season game. Katie Swart (Batavia) added 15 points and Virginia Grace (Colerain) scored 14 points with a team-high eight rebounds.

The Mount, the No. 5 seed in the HCAC Tournament, plays at No. 4 Hanover at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cincinnati State 67, Owens CC 53

The Lady Surge (25-5) clinched the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title for the seventh straight year.

Crystal Norman led Cincinnati State with 17 points and 25 rebounds and Khaleelah Head added 13 points and eight boards. Nicole Brown led Owens (19-8) with 12 points.

Indianapolis 50, NKU 49

INDIANAPOLIS - Sara Strahm hit 1-of-2 free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give Indianapolis (19-6, 13-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference) the win. Jessica Brock's 10-foot shot in an ensuing Norse possession missed, and Indianapolis got the rebound to preserve the victory. Connie Myers led NKU (16-8, 11-7) with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Men

Mount Saint Joseph 61, Anderson 58

E.J. Engelkamp (Ross) sank a 3-pointer with one second left to lift the Lions (10-15, 4-10 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) over Anderson (8-17, 3-11) in a regular-season finale.

Tom Luther (Moeller) led the Mount with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Lions are the No. 5 seed in the HCAC Tournament and will play at No. 4 Defiance on Tuesday, at a time to be announced.

Indianapolis 96, NKU 81

INDIANAPOLIS - Jason Wright and David Logan combined for 55 points to lead Indianapolis (19-6, 12-6 Great Lakes Valley Conference) past Northern Kentucky (15-13, 8-10).

LaGrange 96, Thomas More 95

LaGRANGE, Ga. - Brett Huckle sank a running jumper with three seconds left to snap Thomas More's five-game winning streak. Thomas More fell to 11-11. The Panthers closed the regular season 14-11.

With 45 seconds remaining, the Saints led 95-91, when Bart Payne grabbed the rebound of a missed Huckle 3-point attempt. He kicked the ball back to Huckle, who this time drained the trey to close the gap to one and set the stage for his winning basket after TMC junior Chad Wachs missed two free throws with 26 seconds left.

Butler 64, Ohio 63, OT

INDIANAPOLIS - Bruce Horan scored five of his 14 points in the closing moments of overtime to lead Butler over Ohio.

Horan hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulldogs (13-12) a 59-56 lead with 2:30 remaining and two free throws to make it 64-60 with 15 seconds to play.

The Bobcats (9-16) pulled within one on Terren Harbut's 3-pointer with two seconds left, but the Bulldogs held on to win.

Duane Lightfoot added 14 points, and Moeller High grade Mike Monserez and Avery Sheets added 10 each for Butler. Javion Harris led Ohio with 16 points, while Harbut added 15 and Thomas Stevens had 11.

Ohio turned a 15-point deficit into a 54-49 lead with 23 seconds left in regulation. Butler tied it when Monserez made a 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining and tipped in a missed shot with two seconds left.

Box scores

Women's basketball

MIAMI 81, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 77 (OT)

MIAMI (18-6, 12-1 MAC) - Day 8-18 4-5 21, Lancaster 7-14 2-3 16, Jackson 2-7 2-4 6, Motto 7-9 0-0 21, Merrill 3-12 0-0 6, Beck 3-4 0-0 7, Kozlowski 2-7 0-0 4, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 32-71 8-12 81.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (5-19, 1-12 MAC) - Skufca 5-12 4-6 14, Elwer 4-5 1-3 9, Hatfield 4-9 0-0 11, Kuhl 4-8 4-5 14, Manning 1-4 0-0 2, Wills 0-0 0-0 0, Myers 0-1 0-0 0, Mecoli 4-5 1-1 10, Hurd 6-9 4-6 17. Totals: 28-53 14-21 77.

Halftime: CMU 30, MU 24. 3-pointers: MU 9-16 (Day 1-2, Motto 7-9, Merrill 0-2, Beck 1-1, Kozlowski 0-2), CMU 7-14 (Skufca 0-1, Hatfield 3-5, Kuhl 2-4, Mecoli 1-2, Hurd 1-2). Rebounds: MU 32 (Day 8), CMU 42 (Skufca 15). Assists: MU 12 (Lancaster 4), CMU 15 (Kuhl 4, Hurd 4). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 628.

INDIANAPOLIS 50, NKU 49

NKU (16-8, 11-7 GLVC) - Myers 6-12 2-9 14, Brock 2-7 1-2 7, Graham 4-4 0-0 9, Burrows 0-5 0-0 0, Creager 0-5 0-0 0, Perkins 3-7 0-0 7, Woods 0-0 0-0 0, Snardon 2-5 2-4 6, Hailey 2-2 2-2 6, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-47 7-17 49.

INDIANAPOLIS (19-6, 13-5 GLVC)- Strahm 4-6 4-6 12, Norris 2-4 1-2 5, Dossen 3-7 0-1 6, Shackle 0-0 0-0 0, Moran 2-7 0-0 5, Wisser 6-13 0-0 12, Riedeman 2-5 0-0 5, Davidson 1-5 1-1 3, Stoner 0-2 0-0 0, Carlberg 0-0 0-0 0, Patton 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 21-50 6-10 50.

Halftime: I 25, NKU 22. 3-pointers: NKU 4-12 (Brock 2-4, Graham 1-1, Burrows 0-4, Creager 0-1, Perkins 1-2), I 2-7 (Moran 1-1, Wisser 0-3, Riedeman 1-2, Davidson 0-1). Rebounds: NKU 29 (Myers 7, Brock 7, Snardon 7), I 36 (Norris 8). Assists: NKU 10 (Perkins 5), I 9 (Davidson 7). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 3,000.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 69, ANDERSON 60

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (11-13, 7-7 HCAC) - Day 3-11 9-10 17, Swart 6-9 3-6 15, Vi.Grace 6-12 2-5 14, Marsh 3-3 0-2 6, Vance 2-8 2-2 6, Lester 3-4 0-0 6, Richardson 1-8 2-8 4, Montgomery 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 19-35 69.

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (15-9, 8-6 HCAC) - Hall 6-16 2-2 18, Jennings 5-7 3-7 13, Bailey 3-8 4-5 10, Seelbach 4-10 1-3 9, Terflinger 2-3 1-2 6, Pence 1-2 0-1 2, Davis 0-2 2-3 2. Totals 21-48 13-23 60.

Halftime: MSJ 37, A 26. 3-pointers: MSJ 2-9 (Day 2-6, Vance 0-2, Richardson 0-1), A 5-16 (Hall 4-11, Terflinger 1-2, Pence 0-1, Davis 0-2). Rebounds: MSJ 37 (Vi.Grace 8), A 37 (Seelbach 9). Assists: MSJ 14 (Day 6), A 12 (Hall 4). Attendance - 300.

CINCINNATI STATE 67, OWENS CC 53

CINCINNATI STATE (25-5) - Norman 8 0 17, Smart 3 2 6, Polk 2 2 6, Jones 4 1 9, As.Davenport 3 2 10, Head 5 23 13, Hinton 2 2 6. Totals: 27 10 67.

OWENS CC (19-8) - Johnson 1- 0 2, Wiland 2 1 5, Wilson 4 3 11, McClure 1 0 3, Peer 2 0 4, Dedrick 0 1 1, Morgant 3 0 8, Moore 3 1 7, Brown 5 2 12. Totals: 21 8 53.

Halftime: CS 30, OCC 27. 3-pointers: CS 3 (Norman, As.Davenport 2), OCC 3 (McClure, Morgant 2).

ORCC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

At Lancaster; First round

UC CLERMONT 58, OU CHILLICOTHE 51

OU CHILLICOTHE (5-15) - Whitney 0-1 0-0 0, Nickols 5-12 0-0 12, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Edwards 9-15 0-0 18, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Doss 4-10 5-8 12, Beverly 0-0 1-2 1, Bothol 2-2 1-3 5, DePugh 1-6 1-2 3, Bates 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-47 8-15 51.

UC CLERMONT (11-11) - Flammer 10-23 1-2 22, Rolph 3-8 2-2 8, Lowe 2-3 0-0 4, Burnett 3-6 6-6 12, Karr 0-0 0-0 0, Rowe 0-3 0-2 0, Fenker 1-3 0-1 2, Espich 5-11 0-1 10. Totals: 24-57 9-14 58.

Halftime: UCC 31, OUC 30. 3-pointers: OUC 2-8 (Nickols 2), UCC 1-6 (Flammer). Rebounds: OUC 44 (Edwards 12, DePugh 12), UC 36 (Fenker 9). Assists: OUC 9 (Doss 4), UCC 8 (Rolph 3).

*UC Clermont plays today at 7 p.m. against the No. 2 seed, OU Eastern, in the quarterfinals.

Men's basketball

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 61, ANDERSON 58

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (8-17, 3-11 HCAC) - Wright 10-14 2-3 22, Rans 3-10 0-0 9, Warren 3-7 0-0 8, Furney 2-4 2-2 6, Simcoe 1-1 2-4 4, McCoy 1-3 0-0 3, Powell 1-2 0-0 2, Mauro 0-1 2-4 2, Lafferty 1-3 0-0 2, Anglemyer 0-1 0-0 0, DeLoatch 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-48 8-13 58.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (10-15, 4-10 HCAC) - Luther 4-7 5-8 13, Kannady 4-9 0-0 11, P.Volkerding 3-8 1-2 10, Jones 3-5 0-0 9, M.Volkerding 4-10 0-2 8, Engelkamp 3-8 0-0 7, Cropper 1-5 0-0 2, Wiehe 0-1 1-2 1, Stephens 0-2 0-0 0, Nash 0-2 0-0 0, Noschang 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 7-14 61.

Halftime: MSJ 37, A 37. 3-pointers: A 6-19 (Rans 3-8, Warren 2-4, McCoy 1-2, Lafferty 0-2, DeLoatch 0-1, Wright 0-2), MSJ 10-27 (P.Volkerding 3-7, Kannady 3-6, Jones 3-4, Engelkamp 1-5, Stephens 0-2, Nash 0-1, Noschang 0-1, Cropper 0-1, Luther 0-1). Rebounds: A 25 (Furney 8), MSJ 41 (Luther 8). Assists: A 7 (DeLoatch 2, Rans 2), MSJ 13 (Engelkamp 5). Attendance - 230.

INDIANAPOLIS 93, NKU 81

NKU (15-13, 8-10 GLVC) - Kelsey 3-10 2-2 10, Reinhardt 5-8 2-5 12, Rupe 8-14 3-3 19, Rowland 1-2 1-4 3, Purdon 4-12 4-7 16, Ronai 1-2 0-0 2, Lewin 1-4 0-0 2, Howell 2-4 1-2 7, Schappell 0-0 0-0 0, Cary 5-8 0-0 10. Totals: 30-64 13-23 81.

INDIANAPOLIS (19-6, 12-6 GLVC) - Barnes 2-5 0-0 5, Hixson 4-9 7-10 17, Wright 9-14 4-5 22, Logan 9-17 1-1 23, Bennett 4-6 0-0 10, Blank 0-0 0-0 0, McGill 0-1 1-2 1, Jointer 0-0 0-0 0, Jansen 0-0 0-0 0, Rollins 5-5 5-7 15, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Petty 0-1 0-0 0, Dybzinski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 33-58 18-25 93.

Halftime: I 42, NKU 35. 3-pointers: NKU 8-24 (Kelsey 2-8, Rowland 0-1, Purdon 4-8, Lewin 0-3, Howell 2-4), I 9-20 (Barnes 1-1, Hixson 2-3, Logan 4-11, Bennett 2-4, McGill 0-1). Rebounds: NKU 34 (Rupe 11), I 35 (Wright 9). Assists: NKU 17 (Reinhardt 5, Rowland 5), I 17 (Rollins 5). Technical fouls: NKU (Bench), I (Bench). Attendance - 3,700.

LA GRANGE 96, THOMAS MORE 95

THOMAS MORE (11-11) - Woodard 1-6 0-0 2, Thompson 9-15 2-2 23, Wachs 4-8 7-10 15, Thurman 5-10 5-7 15, Hardy 3-6 0-0 7, Adams 3-6 0-0 6, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Horton 0-2 2-3 2, Johnson 6-17 1-2 17, Haynes 3-4 0-0 6, Hill 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 35-77 17-24 95.

LA GRANGE (14-11) - Isenhour 6-12 9-12 21, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Lomax 4-7 1-3 11, Huckle 5-10 12-14 25, Payne 3-10 4-4 12, Lefebvre 0-1 4-4 4, Jackson 2-3 2-2 7, Hodges 0-0 0-1 0, Lawrence 3-5 1-2 8, Podbielski 2-4 0-0 4, Darracott 0-0 2-2 2. Totals: 26-55 35-44 96.

Halftime: L 56, TMC 55. 3-pointers: TMC 8-25 (Woodard 0-2, Thompson 3-8, Hardy 1-2, Adams 0-2, Johnson 4-11), L 9-20 (Jones 0-1, Lomax 2-4, Huckle 3-8, Payne 2-5, Jackson 1-1, Lawrence 1-1). Rebounds: TMC 43 (Thurman 8), L 34 (Jones 6, Payne 6). Assists: TMC 12 (Hardy 3), L 13 (Jones 6). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 320.




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