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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
Women's Golf
Siena Heights vs  
Indiana Wesleyan Fall Invite
Volleyball
West Liberty State vs 3
Lawrence Tech 0
Men's Soccer
UM-Dearborn at 12:00 pm
Northwood University EST
Volleyball
Grace College at 3
Northwestern Ohio 0
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
Women's Golf
Northwestern Ohio at 1:00 pm
Day 1 - Indiana Wesleyan Fall Invitational
Volleyball
(RV) Taylor University vs 3
Lawrence Tech 1
(12) Northwestern College vs 3
(15) Madonna 0
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Women's Soccer
Concordia at 3:00 pm
Concordia University-Wisconsin EST
Concordia Invitational Tournament
Cornerstone at 1
Saint Xavier University 0
Men's Tennis
Tiffin University at 3:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Women's Tennis
Tiffin University at 3:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Men's Soccer
Madonna at (2OT) 2
Purdue University Calumet 2
Men's Tennis
Huntington University at 3:30 pm
Cornerstone EST
Played at Riverview Athletic Club
Women's Tennis
Huntington University at 3:30 pm
Cornerstone EST
Played at Riverview Athletic Club
Women's Soccer
Davenport at 4:00 pm
Bethel College EST
Volleyball
Kean University vs 4:00 pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Rowan University Tournament
Men's Soccer
Concordia at 5:00 pm
Concordia University-Wisconsin EST
Volleyball
Midway University at 6:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Indiana University-South Bend at 6:00 pm
(13) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Widener University vs 6:00 pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Rowan University Tournament
Men's Cross Country
Indiana Tech at 6:00 pm
Gray and Orange IntraSquard (Kreager Park - Fort Wayne, IN)
Women's Cross Country
Lourdes at 6:00 pm
Back to the Nature Preserve Invitational (Bluffton)
Indiana Tech at 6:00 pm
Gray and Orange IntraSquard (Kreager Park - Fort Wayne, IN)
Men's Cross Country
Lourdes at 6:45 pm
Back to the Nature Preserve Invitational (Bluffton)
Men's Soccer
Aquinas at 7:00 pm
University of Saint Francis EST
Volleyball
(RV) Cornerstone at 7:00 pm
Aquinas EST
(15) Madonna at 7:00 pm
Bellevue University EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
Today
Men's Soccer
Madonna at (2OT) 2
Purdue University Calumet 2
Women's Soccer
Cornerstone at 1
Saint Xavier University 0
Volleyball
(RV) Taylor University vs 3
Lawrence Tech 1
(12) Northwestern College vs 3
(15) Madonna 0
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Grace College at 3
Northwestern Ohio 0
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
West Liberty State vs 3
Lawrence Tech 0
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
Madonna at 2
Robert Morris University 1
Men's Tennis
Huntington University at 2
Indiana Tech 7
Lawrence Tech at 6
Bethel College 3
Women's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at 3
Bethel College 6
Men's Golf
Madonna at No Team Score
Ken Venturi Invite (hosted by Trine University - Zollner Golf Course - Angola, Ind.)
Wednesday, Sep 2
Men's Soccer
Trinity Christian College at 0
Indiana Tech 6
Volleyball
Lourdes at 3
Marygrove 0
Lawrence Tech at 1
Concordia 3
(15) Madonna at 3
Northwestern Ohio 0
Indiana Tech at 3
UM-Dearborn 0
(13) Davenport at 0
Siena Heights 3
Women's Soccer
(18) Siena Heights at 7
Cleary University 0
Aquinas at 3
Grace Bible College 0
Madonna at 2
Huntington University 0
Trinity Christian College at 0
Indiana Tech 3
Lourdes at (2OT) 0
Rochester College 0
Tuesday, Sep 1
Women's Soccer
(8) Spring Arbor University at 3
Davenport 1
Volleyball
UM-Dearborn at 3
Oberlin College 1
Women's Soccer
Cornerstone at 0
Hope College 5
Women's Tennis
Defiance College at 2
Lawrence Tech 7
Women's Soccer
Marygrove at 1
Purdue University Calumet 9
Women's Golf
Lourdes at 4th of 7
John P. Spiess Memorial
Indiana Tech at 2nd of 10
Wolfpack Invitational
Madonna at 1st of 10
Wolfpack Invite presented by Radisson (hosted by Cardinal Stritch University - Brown Deer Golf Course - Milwaukee, Wis.)
Today
Volleyball
Midway University at 6:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Indiana University-South Bend at 6:00 pm
(13) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(15) Madonna at 7:00 pm
Bellevue University EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
Saturday, Sep 5
Volleyball
(RV) Point Park University at 8:00 am
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Stats
Florida National University vs 10:00 am
Concordia EST
Concordia Invitational Volleyball Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Concordia University-Wisconsin vs 12:00 pm
Concordia EST
Concordia Invitational Volleyball Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
(24) University of Jamestown vs 12:00 pm
(15) Madonna EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Cornerstone at 1:00 pm
University of Saint Francis EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00 pm
University of Saint Francis EST
Live Video
Volleyball
Spring Arbor University at 1:00 pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Men's Soccer
Marygrove at 2:00 pm
Huntington University EST
GAME NOTES
WEEKLY PREVIEW
Live Video
Walsh University at 2:00 pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Lawrence Tech at 2:00 pm
Robert Morris University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Soccer
(2) Northwestern Ohio at 2:00 pm
(25) Mount Vernon Nazarene University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Missouri Valley College at 2:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Bluffton University at 3:00 pm
Marygrove EST
GAME NOTES
WEEKLY PREVIEW
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Volleyball
University of Great Falls vs 4:00 pm
(15) Madonna EST
Bruin Labor Day Classic (hosted by Bellevue University - Bellevue, Neb.)
Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Goshen College at 5:00 pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Volleyball
Purdue University-North Central at 6:00 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Inaugural UNOH Silver Spike Tournament
Live Video Live Stats
Sunday, Sep 6
Women's Soccer
University of Rio Grande at 11:00 am
Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
 
 
 
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