Beamer, Crawford help ‘Berg push past Muskies

NEW CONCORD — Brooke Beamer scored the game-high in points while Madelyn Crawford recorded a double-double to help lead Heidelberg to its second Ohio Athletic Conference win of the season.

Beamer tossed in 22 points and dished six assists while Crawford added 15 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a 72-68 win over Muskingum Saturday.

Brittanie Ulmer scored 15 points and was a perfect 4 for 4 from the free throw line followed by Alyssa Riley with 11 points and five boards. Beamer also added seven rebounds.

The Muskies were led by Olivia Besancon’s 14 points followed by Emily Yeager with 13. Stephanie Clark had eight points and 12 rebounds.

Huskies trounce

Dragons with 3s

HOUGHTON, Mich. — The Michigan Tech women went 11 for 20 on 3-pointers Saturday to help take a huge 79-42 win over Tiffin in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.

Tiffin was much less successful from beyond the arc, shooting 3 for 12.

The Huskies scored 46 points in the first half — 23 in each quarter — while keeping the Dragons to 21.

Michigan Tech had four players score double digits with four players sinking at least a pair of triples. Elizabeth Kelliher led the Huskies with 14 points, Michelle LaFave added 11 from the bench, Hannah Hobson tossed in 10 from the bench and Brenna Heise chipped in 10.

Lindsay Winter shot 3 of 5 from the 3-point range for nine points. Heise, Hobson and Kelli Guy each sank a pair of treys.

Ali Schirmer scored a game-high 16 points for the Dragons and dished three assists. Kiley May added seven points, Sarah Cummings had five points and five boards and Annie Santucci had five rebounds.

Dragons earn 1st conference win of the season

HOUGHTON, Mich. — The Tiffin men’s basketball team earned its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win of the season and its first win at Michigan Tech Saturday.

The five Dragon starters scored double-digit points as Tiffin topped the Huskies 86-68. The Dragons had a 15-point lead at the half (42-27) which was a huge boost.

“I was extremely pleased with the energy we brought tonight after we played so poorly on Thursday,” Tiffin coach Jerry Buccilla said. “Our execution Thursday, our energy Thursday, out toughness Thursday was not there. And that was really the first game this year — even though we’ve had other losses, don’t get me wrong — that was the first game I though this year we did not play with good energy and as a team.

“We had a lot of talks about that (Friday). They came back out (Saturday) and I though redeemed themselves with the energy and effort. They played well together.”

Alex Brown led TU with 20 points with efficient shooting. The guard shot 9 of 11 from the field while grabbing eight rebounds. Austin Adams backed Brown with 19 point, adding a game-high nine boards and dishing five assists.

“They’re (Brown and Adams) the captains of the team. They’re the experienced guys on the team and we expect them to be very solid each night out,” Buccilla said. “I don’t really want to dwell on Thursday’s performance, but if you look at it on Thursday, they weren’t (solid). They know that for us to be successful, they gotta lead, create energy and heart, and also play well.

“After Thursday’s game, we let the players talk about why we were lackluster, why we were ineffective. They had some great recommendations to the staff and we changed up our whole offensive system (Friday). We didn’t run anything that we ran first, however many games we played now. We changed it. I was pleased at practice, the whole time we were changing the offense. All 12 of our guys bought in and had a great practice.”

After picking up its first conference win of the season and its first win at Michigan Tech, Buccilla thinks his team is ready to start picking up some more wins in 2018.

“This was an important start for us to be able to get that done,” he said. “We’re excited about getting back and playing at home the next two games.”

Austin Schaub went 4 of 5 from the field for 10 points while Shane Waldon was perfect all around, shooting 2 for 2 from the field and 6 for 6 from the stripe.

Kyle Monroe led the Huskies with 20 points and seven rebounds. Trent Bell followed with 15 points.

TU men squeeze by,

women fall to Edinboro

In its second home swim meet of the season, both Tiffin teams hosted Edinboro at the Tiffin Community YMCA Saturday.

The TU men took a close 66-61 win over the Fighting Scots while the women fell 89-28.

Jordan Wright was the lone Dragon to claim a provisional mark, posting a score of 294.7 in the 1-meter dive.

The swimmers posted some strong showings in the team win. Jonah Sumfleth took the 50 free (21.74), the 100 free (47.55) and the 200 IM (2:02.62).

Jan Suchan took a pair of titles in the 200 backstroke (1:56.91) and 100 back (52.61). Yun Hung Tan posted a win in the 100 butterfly (52.15) and the 200 butterfly (1:56.42). Nick De Robles claimed the 500 free (4:56.34), 1,000 free (10:35.65) and 200 free (1:48.1).

Catie Gorton had a strong day for the TU women, winning three events. Her first win came in the 100 butterfly (1:00.01), followed by a 200 IM victory (2:17.42) and a win in the 200 butterfly (2:12.34).

Runners-up for TU’s men were Nathan Marr (200 breast in 2:21.1; 100 breast in 1:04.97), Matthew Laporte (1,000 free in 10:37.34), the 200 medley relay team of Suchan, Marr, Tan and Seth Tessmer (1:39.75) and the 200 free relay squad of De Robles, Suchan, Tan and Sumfleth (1:29.26).

Anastasiia Kvitchenko claimed seconds in the 100 butterfly (1:01.55), the 200 IM (2:22.72) and the 200 butterfly (2:16.9) for TU’s women.

‘Berg 125-pounder goes 3-0

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Heidelberg sophomore 125-pound grappler Mason Brainard posted a 3-0 day at the National Duals Saturday, but the Student Princes lost all three matches.

The Princes lost 23-18 to the University of Chicago, 38-11 to perennial powerhouse Wabash College, and 31-16 to New York University.

Brianard pinned his Chicago opponent in 4:28 before taking a commanding decision against his Wabash foe. The 125-pounder pinned his NYU counterpart in 2:44.

In the Chicago dual, Slade Todd (141) and Hayden Bates (149) each took a win with Bates earning a pin. Chicago won four straight before Tyler Hammack took a slim 2-0 win at 197.

After Brainard took the first match against Wabash, the Little Giants won the following six bouts. Patrick Brown (184) and Hammack each won their matches for HU.

Brown went to win the Princes’ second match against NYU with a 14-1 major decision.

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