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Men's Basketball - Thu, Oct. 4, 2012

Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) men's basketball coaches picked Davenport to repeat as conference champion. The Panthers racked up 141 points and 10 of the 12 first place votes. In addition to the preseason poll, coaches picked Preseason All-Conference selections.

 

If anything, fans should expect a younger, faster style of play than in years past. Seven of the 11 Preseason All-Conference members are listed as true guards and only three are seniors. New to the conference are Lawrence Tech and Marygrove to give the WHAC 12 teams. Special thanks to school SIDs for submitting information and season outlooks used in this report. Preseason honors are listed at the bottom of the page.

Rank, School (1st Place Votes ), Points

1.   Davenport (10)       141 pts.
2.   Cornerstone (1)     121 pts.
3.   Indiana Tech (1)     117 pts.
4.   Madonna                  112 pts.
5.   Lourdes                      93 pts.
6.   Aquinas                      91 pts.
7.   Concordia                  75 pts.
8.   Siena Heights           60 pts.
9.   Northwestern Ohio   40 pts.
10. Michigan-Dearborn  37 pts.
11. Marygrove                   34 pts.
12.  Lawrence Tech        15 pts.

 

#1 Davenport (32-5/16-2) - The Panthers topped the league last year and posted the best overall record in school history. DU's season ended in the semifinals at the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Conference Coach of the Year Burt Paddock (5th year, 104-32) will need to replace four seniors who started almost every game last season. The road is a tough one that features top programs like Indiana Wesleyan and Embry Riddle.
Top Returners
JaVontae Ford (6'3, Jr., G) - Appeared in 36 games last season, started 13...Second in team scoring (14.6 ppg)...School's all-time leader in 3PFGM (134)...Second Team All-WHAC (2012) ...WHAC All-Defensive Team (2011, 2012)... WHAC Player of the Week (2011)...WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2011)
DeArmond Davis (6'7, Jr. F) - Appeared in 23 games, started 17...Averaged 4.7 rebounds per game...Led team in FG% with 55.8%

 

#2 Cornerstone(19-13/11-5) - Kim Elders (20th year, 478-191) returns eight players from last season, including an Honorable Mention All-American, and five transfers who will make an immediate impact. The Golden Eagles lost in the second round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament after winning the whole thing two years ago.
Top Returners
Wes Hudson (6'1, Jr, G) - HM All-American (2012)...First Team All-WHAC (2012)...averaged 16.5 points per game...Ranked fifth in nation for FT% (.870)...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Derek Kingshott (6'5, Sr, F) - Averaged 8.0 ppg and 6.0 rebounds per game...Shot 58% from the field

 

#3 Indiana Tech (23-8/12-6) - Head coach Al Grushkin starts his third year at the helm after qualifing for the NAIA National Championship Tournament.  Under Grushkin, the Warriors finished with the most wins since the 2004-05 campaign. Blessed with tremendous talent in the guard position and a handful of newbies will help fill the void left by WHAC Player of the Year Rodney Bartholomew.
Top Returners
Jordan Hickman (6'3, Sr., G) - Third Team All-WHAC (2012)...WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 9.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg...led team in 3-point field goals
Melvin Brooks (6'5, Sr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 10.5 ppg and 2.6 rpg

 

#4 Madonna (18-13/12-6) - The Crusaders are coming off their second most successful season in program history and have six of their top seven scorers returning. With only one senior on the team, Noel Emenhiser (4th year, 33-68) will rely on  a solid junior core for leadership.
Top Returners:
Bobby Naubert (5'10, Jr., G) - Honorable Mention NAIA All-American (2012)...First Team All-WHAC (2012)...MU season single assist record holder (199)...Averaged 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Travis Schuba (5'10, Jr., G) - Second Team All-WHAC (2012)...MU single season 3PFGM record holder (117)...Averaged 15.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg

 

#5 Lourdes (17-16/9-9) - The Gray Wolves played their way into the NAIA National Championship Tournament last year with a late-season run under Andre Smith (3rd year, 29-34).
Top Returners
Corey Harvey (6'5, Sr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...Averaged 12.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg
Remy Fleurima (5'8, Sr., G) - Averaged 5.4 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game

 

#6 Aquinas (15-16/11-7) - Head coach Dave Hammer (10th year, 179-115) added nine new bodies to the mix in hopes of moving the Saints back into the top of the league. The newcomers show a great combination of size and athleticism. Look for Aquinas to again play tough defense and rely on a variety of scoring threats for the offense.
Top Returners
Zac Eddy (6'6, Sr., P) - Averaged 10.0 ppg and 4.4 rpg...Third Team All-WHAC (2012)
Brett Pfahler (6'3, Jr., G) - Averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game

 

#7 Concordia (15-17/9-9) - First year head coach Matt Dislereth inherits three returning starters and a pair of top newcomers.
Top Returners
John Schaeffer (5'11, Jr., G) - Averaged 13.5 points per game and shot 41% from behind the arc...Ranked 7th in the nation for 3PFGM...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Andrew Patrick (6'2, Jr., G) - Averaged 10.5 points and 4.6 assists per game...Shot 43% from the field...Ranked 16th in the nation for total assists

  

#8 Siena Heights (7-24/4-14) - Joe Pechota starts his first year at the helm after being in the business seven years and looks to bring a new philosophy to the program. A new coaching staff along with some new players will help.
Top Returners
Cecil Clark (6'4, Jr., F) - WHAC All-Newcomer Team (2012)...WHAC Player of the Week (2012)
Nick Packwood (6'5, Sr., F)

 

#9 Northwestern Ohio (7-23/2-16) - Head coach Chris Adams (7th year, 60-92) brought in 10 new players this year to support a couple key returners. 
Top Returners
Johnny Elliott (6'0, Jr., G) - Averaged 11.0 points and 3.0 assist per game
Jon Slagle (6'2, So., G) - Averaged 3.0 points and 3.9 boards per game

 

#10 Michigan-Dearborn (3-27/2-16) - The Wolves begin their second season under the eyes of John Mackson and look to four returning starters for leadership.
Top Returners
Julius Porter (6'5, Sr., G) - Averaged 14.0 points per game...Ranked in the Top 10 in league steals
Jeff Fick (6'6, Fr., C) - Averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game

 

#11 Marygrove (12-17) - The Mustangs make their first appearance in the conference as one of two new members. Head coach Dave Sichterman (81-139) brings eight years of experience to the WHAC and has an influx of new talent to balance out the roster.
Top Returners
Darryll Dixon (6'0, Jr., G) - Led team in scoring (15.7) and assists (3.5)
Justin Armstrong (6'3, Sr., G/F) - Averaged 5.5 points and shot 33% from the three-point arc

 

#12 Lawrence Tech (0-0) - Not only are the Blue Devils new to the league, they are new to basketball. Lawrence Tech will field a team for the first time in 48 years. Junior College transfers lead a cast of young and hungry freshman eager to make their mark for first-year head coach Tom Kempf.
 

Preseason All-Conference

PlayerSchoolYr.Ht.Pos.
Jordan HickmanIndiana TechSr.6'3G/F
JaVonte FordDavenportJr.6'3F
Wes HudsonCornerstoneJr.6'0G
Bobby NaubertMadonnaJr.5'10G
Zach EddyAquinasSr.6'6F
John ShaefferConcordiaJr.5'11G
Corey HarveyLourdesSr.6'5G
Cecil ClarkSiena HeightsSo.6'4F
Travis SchubaMadonnaJr.6'0G
Andrew PatrickConcordiaJr.5'2G
Julius PorterMichigan-DearbornSr.5'7G
 
 
Today
Men's Basketball
(18) Indiana University East at 1:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
Adrian College at 3:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00pm
La Sierra University EST
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Live Video
Women's Basketball
(13) Siena Heights vs  
(14) Menlo College  
Hoop N Surf Classic Honolulu, Hawaii
Marygrove at 1:00pm
Calumet College of St. Joseph EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
Spring Arbor University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 7:00pm
Mount Marty College EST
Live Video
Yesterday
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone at 85
(3) Northwood University 78
Marietta Rappaport Family Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Concordia at 67
Central Michigan University 90
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 81
(23) University of St. Mary 67
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio vs 83
Hanover College 87
(8) University of Saint Francis at 46
(2) Davenport 59
Thursday, Dec 18
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone vs 90
Edward Waters 65
Marietta Rappaport Family Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
St. Andrews College at 66
Marygrove 49
Women's Basketball
Bethel College at 52
Cornerstone 70
Wednesday, Dec 17
Men's Basketball
(RV) Goshen College at 64
Madonna 65
Best Western Crusader Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.) Tournament Info
Concordia at 69
Indiana Tech 67
Tuesday, Dec 16
Men's Basketball
Finlandia University at 56
Madonna 97
Best Western Crusader Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.) Tournament Info
Women's Basketball
Alma College at 56
(13) Siena Heights 64
Cornerstone at 69
Spring Arbor University 64
Monday, Dec 15
Men's Basketball
Marygrove at 78
Olivet College 72
Women's Basketball
Concordia at 62
Oakland University 109
Marygrove at 56
Olivet College 83
Saturday, Dec 13
Men's Basketball
(12) Cornerstone at 69
Concordia 78
Lourdes at 63
Madonna 61
Marygrove at 79
Lawrence Tech 53
Siena Heights at 56
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 75
UM-Dearborn at 52
Davenport 81
Indiana Tech at 58
Aquinas 60
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 41
Lawrence Tech 78
Cornerstone at 72
Concordia 55
Lourdes at 55
(RV) Madonna 62
UM-Dearborn at 46
Davenport 101
(13) Siena Heights at 80
Northwestern Ohio 71
Indiana Tech at 72
Aquinas 57
Friday, Dec 12
Men's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
University of Indianapolis Invite
Women's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
University of Indianapolis Invite
Today
Men's Basketball
(18) Indiana University East at 1:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
Adrian College at 3:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 9:00pm
La Sierra University EST
Trip Sports Las Vegas Hoopla
Live Video
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 1:00pm
Calumet College of St. Joseph EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
Spring Arbor University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Northwestern Ohio vs 7:00pm
Mount Marty College EST
Live Video
Sunday, Dec 21
Men's Basketball
(6) Davenport vs  
(15) Saint Xavier University  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Marygrove at 3:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Home MediaLive Video Live Audio Live Stats
Visitor Media"Live Audio
Shawnee State University at 4:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Cincinnati Christian University vs 7:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 1:00pm
Saginaw Valley State University EST
Exhibition
Home MediaLive Video Live Audio Live Stats
Visitor Media"Live Audio
Monday, Dec 22
Men's Basketball
(11) Saint Ambrose University vs  
(6) Davenport  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Marian University vs 3:00pm
Lourdes EST
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
Tuesday, Dec 23
Men's Basketball
TBA vs  
Lourdes  
Saint Xavier Midwest Tournament (Chicago, Ill.)
Live Video Live Stats
TBA vs  
(6) Davenport  
SXU Midwest Tournament (Hosted by Saint Xavier (Ill.) - Chicago, Ill.)
Live Audio
Saturday, Dec 27
Women's Basketball
Washington and Jefferson vs 5:00pm
Lourdes EST
Smokey Ballenger Classic - Westerville, Ohio
Live Stats
Monday, Dec 29
Men's Basketball
University of Windsor at 7:00pm
(RV) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Audio
Women's Basketball
Cornerstone vs 2:00pm
Northwood University EST
Holiday Classic (Hosted by Northwood University - West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Live Video Live Stats
Grace Bible College at 5:00pm
(2) Davenport EST
DU Holiday Classic
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Roosevelt University vs 8:30pm
Marygrove EST
DU Holiday Tournament - Hosted by Davenport University
Live Stats
 
 
 
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