College update – February 13

University of Tennessee-Martin women’s basketball player Haley Howard was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the week after her 22-point performance in a win against Tennessee Tech and her 21-point output in a defeat of Murray State.

The Whiteland Community High School graduate followed up these outings by scoring 25 points (9 of 18, 7 of 14), her fourth straight game with 20 points or more, in 30 minutes in the first-place Skyhawks’ eighth straight conference win, a 75-51 drubbing of Austin Peay.

A senior, she had 14 points (5 of 10, 4 of 7) in 34 minutes as UT-Martin extended its winning streak to nine games by defeating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 85-79.

Howard is averaging 17.1 points per game in league play, fifth-best in the 12-team conference, and is shooting .504 from the field.


The IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (11-11, 8-5) defeated IU-Kokomo 69-54 and lost 98-97 to Asbury in overtime and 70-58 to Brescia. Michaela Harris had totals of 20 points (7 for 16, 0 for 0, 6 for 9), 13 rebounds, three steals, and two assists in the three games while averaging 38 minutes of playing time per game.

Indianapolis’ Melissa Rios, competing at the Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Indoor Track and Field Classic, was 16th of 36 in the 60-meter dash (8.10) and 12th of 33 in the 200 (26.75).

Ball State gymnast Sarah Ebeyer was 12th of 12 in the vault and 10th of 12 in the floor exercises in a loss to Western Michigan.

The Eastern Michigan gymnasts defeated Central Michigan in a dual meet and won against Maryland and lost to Michigan in a three-team meet. Kim Ebeyer was sixth of 12 in the vault, 10th of 12 on the beam, and fourth of 12 in the floor exercises against CMU, and seventh of 18 in the vault, eighth of 18 on the beam, and ninth of 18 in the floor exercises in the three team meet.


The Ohio Northern women’s tennis team opened its spring season with a 9-0 win against Concordia of Michigan. Brittany Toney won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.

The Dayton women’s tennis team defeated Austin Peay 4-3 and Belmont 5-1. Jackie Kawamoto won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and 7-5 at No. 2 doubles against Austin Peay, and 6-3, 4-1 (retired) at No. 5 singles and 6-2 at No. 2 doubles against Belmont. Jade Kawamoto won 7-6, 6-4 at No. 5 singles against Austin Peay and 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles and 6-4 at No. 3 doubles against Belmont.

Franklin’s Erica Christy was second of 11 in the shot put (40-1½) and fourth of seven in the weight throw (38-1¼) at the Tiger Track and Field Invitational at DePauw.

Indianapolis’ Kailey Evans was seventh of 32 in the long jump (16-11¼) at the Hillsdale “Wide Track” Indoor Track and Field Classic.

Aaron Daughty pitched in relief for the Lindsey Wilson baseball team (2-2) in a 12-5 loss to St. Thomas and in an 8-4 win against the same team, emerging with a 1-1 record. The senior took the loss in his first outing, giving up two hits and four earned runs in 2/3 of an inning, but bounced back with a strong performance, giving up three hits, one walk and one earned run and striking out one in 32/3 innings to even his record.


Brett Schultheis was the winning pitcher for the Marian baseball team (3-0) in a 13-2 win against LeMoyne, yielding two hits and no runs in four innings and striking out two.

Wrestling at the Greyhound Open, Indianapolis’ D. J. Smith won four matches and lost two to finish in fifth place at 125 pounds in a field of 15. Teammate Luke Kriech lost his first match 10-2 at 165 pounds to a McKendree opponent and defaulted in his next match due to an injury.

Franklin’s Madison Parker finished seventh of 20 runners in the women’s 3,000 meters (11:24.70) at the Tiger Indoor Track and Field Invitational at DePauw. Teammate Casey Tranter was 18th (13:14.70). In the men’s 3,000, J.T. Sargent was 15th of 19 (10:31.94).

The St. Mary-of-the-Woods basketball team (11-11) lost 128-79 to Lindsey Wilson and won 87-81 against Fontbonne. Shelby Parmer had 21 points (9 for 15, 3 for 5, 0 for 0), one rebound, five assists and four steals in 22 minutes in the loss, and a team-high 24 points (8 for 16, 0 for 4, 8 for 8), three rebounds, and two assists in 22 minutes in the win. Tara Parmer had six points (2 for 11, 1 for 6, 1 for 1), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 19 minutes against Lindsey Wilson and two points (0 for 7, 0 for 4, 2 for 6), four rebounds and five steals in 15 minutes against Fontbonne.

Indian Creek

Ally Lehman had 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and seven points (3 for 8, 1 for 2, 0 for 2) for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (9-12, 2-8) in a 95-70 loss to Ohio University.

The Ancilla men’s basketball team (18-6) won 75-71 against Kalamazoo Valley and 88-67 against Grand Rapids. Dylan Phair had seven points (2 for 4, 1 for 2, 2 for 3), two rebounds and two assists against Kalamazoo Valley and four points (2 for 5, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), two rebounds, one assist and one steal against Grand Rapids.

The Marian baseball team (3-0) opened its season with three wins. Brenden Smith played right field in a 19-3 defeat of LeMoyne and was 0 for 2 with three walks and three runs scored. He pitched two innings in an 11-6 defeat of LeMoyne and gave up one hit and struck out two.


Franklin’s Ashley Myers finished second of 20 runners in the 800 meters (2:26.45), third of nine in the long jump (15-7) and fourth of seven in the triple jump (30-1½) at the Tiger Track and Field Invitational at DePauw.

The Elmhurst men’s basketball team (18-3, 8-2) defeated Carthage 96-70 and Wheaton 70-62. Kyle Wuest had 16 points (4 for 7, 1 for 2, 7 for 8), three rebounds, one steal and a team-high seven assists in 25 minutes against Carthage, and 16 points (5 for 8, 3 for 5, 3 for 3), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes against Wheaton.

Caleb Giles played a total of 10 minutes for the Franklin men’s basketball team (1-20, 1-13) in losses to Rose-Hulman (70-63) and Defiance (90-83) and had three points (1 for 4, 1 for 3, 0 for 0) and two rebounds.

Center Grove

Emma Schoettmer won the 100 breaststroke (1:00.52) and the 200 breaststroke (2:09.74) and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team to help the Arizona women’s swimming team defeat Arizona State.

Evansville’s Dan O’Brien was fourth of 11 in the 200 IM (2:03.76) and sixth of seven in the 500 freestyle (5:05.94) in a swimming loss to Southern Illinois.

Miami’s Chase Bettner was fifth of eight in the 100 butterfly and sixth of seven in the 200 freestyle (1:45.72) in a swimming loss to Eastern Michigan.

The Ball State tennis team lost 4-0 to Indiana. Luke Andersen won 7-6 at No. 1 doubles, but Indiana won at No. 2 and No. 3 to earn the point. The junior suffered his first loss this spring at No. 1 singles, losing 6-1, 6-3. Conner Andersen lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles and 7-5 at No. 3 doubles.

Marian finished first, Franklin was second and Hanover took third at the eight-team Tiger Track and Field Women’s Invitational at DePauw. Marian’s Rachel Dever was third of 26 in the mile (5:28.68), and teammate Erin Rosebrough was 10th of 17 in the 200-meter dash (29.48) and eighth of nine in the 400 (1:10.22). Hanover’s Mackenzie Dean was third of 20 in the 3000 meters (11:07.84), and Franklin’s Jackie Rizzi was 12th of 16 in the 60-meter dash (8.92), seventh of nine in the long jump (13-4), and seventh of seven in the triple jump (28-5¾). In the men’s 800, Franklin’s Max Bomber was ninth of 22 (2:09.23). The Grizzlies finished in fifth place.

Indiana’s Sydney Clute was fifth of 26 in the women’s pole vault (13-7¼) at the Meyo Track and Field Invitational at Notre Dame.

Wisconsin’s Austin Mudd was sixth of 51 in 1:50.69 in the college 800 at the Armory Track and Field Invitational in New York City. There was an 800 invitational also, and Mudd’s time would have placed him sixth of nine in that event.

Zeke Howie pitched one inning for the Marian baseball team (3-3) in an 11-6 defeat of St. Thomas and gave up four earned runs, one hit and two walks, and struck out two.

Jay Prior (0-0) started on the mound for the Lincoln Trail baseball team (1-2) in a 6-5 defeat of Lawson State and gave up one walk, eight hits and four earned runs in three innings.

Abbey Pratt pitched in three of the first five games for the Montevallo softball team. In two relief appearances against Lee, she gave up 11 hits, two walks and five earned runs in three innings and struck out one. As the starter in a 4-3 loss to Mobile, she gave up three earned runs, seven hits and one walk in four innings and struck out two. She did not get a decision in any of her appearances.

The Ancilla men’s basketball team (18-6) defeated Kalamazoo Valley 75-71 and Grand Rapids 88-67. Anderson McCoy had nine points (2 for 6, 1 for 2, 4 for 6) and three assists against Kalamazoo Valley and 13 points (3 for 7, 3 for 5, 4 for 4), three rebounds, four assists and one steal against Grand Rapids.

The Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team (22-3, 10-3) defeated Goshen 83-73 and Bethel 93-87. Jonny Marlin had 22 points (7 for 11, 2 for 4, 6 for 7), three rebounds, two steals and a team-high four assists in 35 minutes against Goshen and 10 points (4 for 10, 1 for 4, 1 for 2), four rebounds, three steals and a team high eight assists in 39 minutes against Bethel.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (19-7, 8-3) defeated South Dakota 95-82 and lost 62-46 to North Dakota State. Joe Reed had four points (2 for 3), five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 26 minutes in the win and six points (3 for 11, 0 for 2, 0 for 0) and five rebounds in the loss.

The Indiana State women’s basketball team (9-12, 5-5) lost 73-62 to Illinois State. Regan Wentland had two points (1 for 1) and one rebound in six minutes.

The Anderson women’s basketball team (4-17, 3-11) lost 66-44 to Mount St. Joseph and defeated Earlham 79-76 in two overtimes. Shelby Shaffer had 10 points (4 for 10, 2 for 5, 0 for 1) four rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and one steal in 31 minutes in the loss and a team-high 22 points (7 for 17, 4 for 7, 4 for 4), two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, and one steal in 46 minutes in the win.

Katie Lucaites had four points (2 for 3) and one rebound in six minutes for the Oberlin women’s basketball team (10-11, 4-8) in a 45-44 loss to Denison.

Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Sean Mappes lost 12-2 at 174 pounds in a 22-15 wrestling loss to Appalachian State.