St. Mary-of the-Woods women’s basketball player Brittney Shaner, a Center Grove graduate, became the team’s all-time career scoring leader on Dec. 28 in a game against Indiana Tech.
The senior, who has scored 1,756 points and has 11 games yet to play, broke the previous record of 1,695 points, which has stood since 2002. In addition to her scoring record, the Pomeroy star has set a season record for steals. She is a three-time conference Academic All-American, is the second-leading scorer in the 34-team U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association, Division I, which includes schools from all parts of the United States.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods (5-11) defeated Cincinnati Clermont 104-91; and Shaner had 26 points (11 for 17, 1 for 2, 3 for 5), a team-high nine assists, four rebounds, five steals and only one turnover.
- Northern Kentucky women’s basketball player Melody Doss came off the bench to help the Norse earn their first two Atlantic Sun Conference wins, victories against The University of South Carolina-Upstate (70-62) and East Tennessee State (68-55). The sophomore had 14 points (5 for 13, 2 for 4, 2 for 3), eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes against USC-Upstate and 10 points (4 for 7, 0 for 1, 2 for 3) and a team-high 11 rebounds in the win against East Tennessee. In its first year as a Division I school, Northern Kentucky is 5-8, 2-2 in the Atlantic Sun.
- The Oberlin women’s basketball team (7-7, 2-3) defeated Adrian 67-61 and lost 59-53 to Ohio Wesleyan and 67-58 to Kenyon. Katie Lucaites played 48 minutes in the three games and had 12 points (6 for 9), four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot.
- Kirsten Gliesmann led the Indianapolis women’s basketball team (9-1, 2-0) in scoring with 15 points (7 for 11, 1 for 1) and rebounding (8) in 28 minutes in a 53-47 defeat of Rockhurst. In a 57-40 win against William Jewell, the redshirt sophomore had a team high 10 rebounds, four points (2 for 7, 0 for 1), one assist and one blocked shot in 20 minutes.
- The Elmhurst women’s basketball team (7-6, 1-1) defeated North Central 97-90 and lost 75-51 to Illinois Wesleyan. Nikky Moan played a total of eight minutes in the two games and had two points (1 for 2), three rebounds and one assist.
- The IPFW men’s basketball team (8-9, 1-2) defeated Navy 68-63 and Omaha 96-78. Joe Reed played 24 minutes in the two games and had four points (2 for 5), five rebounds, one blocked shot and one assist.
- The Indianapolis wrestlers competed at the Lake Erie Storm Open, and Shelby Mappes finished second at 174 pounds. The redshirt junior pinned his Ohio State opponent in the quarterfinals, won 3-1 against a Lake Erie opponent in the semifinals and lost 4-2 to a Notre Dame of Ohio wrestler in the final.
- The Arizona women’s swimmers competed in a four-way meet with Oregon State, Northern Arizona and New Mexico State. Emma Schoettmer was second of 17 in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.28), third of 17 in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.87) and ninth of 19 in the 200 IM (2:13.76).
- Competing at the Florida International Swimming Invitational, Eastern Michigan sophomore Grant Schwarz was sixth of 28 in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.27), 18th of 37 in the 200 freestyle (1:49.61), 26th of 45 in the 50 freestyle (23.46), fifth of 29 in the 50 breaststroke (27.78) and 15th of 51 in the 100 IM (57.03).
Andrea Mize has played in seven games for the Indiana University women’s basketball team (10-5, 1-1) and has scored six points (1 for 6, 1 for 3, 3 for 5) in 42 minutes of action. In addition, she has had five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
The Bellarmine women’s basketball team (11-2, 1-1) defeated Alabama-Huntsville 91-65 and Illinois-Springfield 65-55 and lost 78-71 to Quincy. Allie Osen had seven points (3 for 4, 1 for 2), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes against Huntsville; one point (0 for 4, 1 for 2), a team-high six rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 17 minutes against Springfield; and four points (2 for 4, 0 for 1) and five rebounds in 18 minutes against Quincy.
- Kylee Hamilton played 22 minutes for the Bellarmine women’s basketball team (11-2, 1-1) in wins against Alabama-Huntsville (91-65) and Illinois-Springfield (65-55) and a loss to Quincy (78-71) and had four points (1 for 3, 2 for 2), four rebounds and one assist.
- The Regis women’s basketball team (6-5, 5-2) defeated Western New Mexico 60-38 and New Mexico Highlands 70-60. Erica Von Stein played 11 minutes in the two wins and had five points (1 for 2, 1 for 2, 2 for 2) one rebound, one steal, and two assists.
The Elmhurst men’s basketball team (4-9, 0-2) lost 71-51 to North Central and 80-51 to Illinois Wesleyan. Kyle Wuest played 21 minutes before fouling out against North Central and had three rebounds and one assist. The freshman had six points (2 for 6, 1 for 3, 1 for 2), five rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes against Illinois Wesleyan.
Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. His College Update column appears Saturdays in the Daily Journal. Send ideas for the column to firstname.lastname@example.org.