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Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 16, 2013

Men's basketball coaches in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) expect Davenport to three-peat as conference champions in the 2013-14 season. The Panthers, having been preseason favorites and the winning the titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13, received 142 points and 10 of the 12 first-place votes.  Three of the top four teams - Davenport, Madonna, and Lourdes - all ended their postseason play last year in the first round at the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament. The coaches also selected the Preseason All-Conference Team, which can be found after the team capsules

RankTeam1st Place
Votes
Total
Points
1Davenport10142
2Madonna2131
3Cornerstone 119
4Lourdes 97
5Northwestern Ohio 94
6Indiana Tech 91
7Aquinas 70
8Concordia 65
9Siena Heights 46
10Marygrove 31
11Lawrence Tech 28
12Michigan-Dearborn 22

Team Capsules

1. Davenport 27-7 (18-4)
Davenport returns its top two scorers from last year's national tournament team. Honorable Mention All-American JaVontae Ford starts his senior after being named to the WHAC's All-Defensive team each of his three seasons with the Panthers. He led the team in rebounds (5.9 rpg) and had 60 steals. Also returning is Dominez Burnett for his sophomore campaign. The 6-5 forward had an outstanding rookie year, earning Honorable Mention All-American and WHAC Newcomer of the Year accolades. Even with his most experienced group returning, Coach Burt Paddock hit the recruiting trail and welcomes his most heralded recruiting class in school history with two All-State standouts from basketball-savvy Indiana and an All-State point guard from the state of Michigan.

2. Madonna 25-9 (17-5)
Head coach Noel Emenhiser and the Crusaders return four starters from the most successful team in program history and first-ever national tournament appearance, including reigning WHAC Player of the Year and Second Team All-American Bobby Naubert. Naubert was chosen as this year's Preseason Player of the Year by coaches in the conference after averaging 17 points and seven assists. Fellow All-WHAC selections Travis Schuba and Fred Williams join Naubert for their senior years and a trio of All-State players will add to the Crusaders' depth.

3. Cornerstone 21-11 (14-8)
The Golden Eagles return 10 players from last year's squad, including four starters. NAIA Honorable Mention All-American Wed Hudson is gunning for a conference championship to close out his senior year and Jake Plite returns after missing the last 12 games of the 2012-13 season with an ACL injury. With Grand Valley State (Mich.) transfer Ben Lanning helping in scoring, rebounding and shot blocking, head coach Kim Elders has positioned his team to be deeper and more experienced.

4. Lourdes 22-10 (16-6)
Andre Smith led the Gray Wolves to a school-record 22 wins last season and back-to-back NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances to earn WHAC Coach of the Year honors. Lourdes returns just seven players while losing nine letterwinners from last year. WHAC All-Defensive honoree Elvin Butler anchors the defense and is joined by fellow seniors Enique Mason and Jerome Talton. Four college transfers hope to make an immediate impact to keep Lourdes' competitive.

5. Northwestern Ohio 17-14 (12-10)
The Racers will rely heavily on a pair of First Team All-WHAC selections in Derrick Tate and Johnny Elliott. The two averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds between them last year. Head coach Chris Adams will also lean on JuCo transfer Ed Jenkins, who was an NJCAA All-American last year at Patrick Henry Community College.

6. Indiana Tech 21-10 (14-8)
Al Grushkin welcomes back seniors Jeff Hoskins and Antwan Cathey along with junior Nick Lewis. Four upper classmen transers will also make an immediate impact .

7. Aquinas 12-19 (10-12)
The Saints return nearly 25 points per game in seniors Austin Semple and Brett Pfahler. Senior transfer Kolin Kazen , an All-MIAA selection from Albion (Mich.) last year, will also add to the scoring as he averaged 16 points per game.

8. Concordia 14-17 (12-10)
First year coach Ricky Yahn has a trio of upper classmen to lead the Cardinals. Seniors John Schaeffer (First Team All-WHAC) and Andrew Patrick join junior Josh Fugate (Honorable Mention All-WHAC) in leading a young team.

9. Siena Heights 9-19 (9-13)
The Saints welcome new faces in Christian Covile (Kellogg CC), George Goodman (Lansing CC), and Stone Beckwith (Saginaw Valley State) while looking to returners Jamison Webster and Latwan Wesley to lead the team.

10. Marygrove 3-27 (3-19)
A young, but experienced team awaits new coach Craig Covington as redshirt junior Darryll Dixon (15.8 ppg in 2011-12) and sophomore Diante Taylor (12 ppg game) return to the lineup. Four key freshmen will make the difference for the Mustangs.

11. Lawrence Tech 3-27 (2-20)
Tom Kempf looks to have a young, but eager team. Four sophomores return after gaining a ton of experience last season. Jake Mullin was the second leading score last year and Jon Osantowski led the team in rebounds and blocked shots. 

12. Michigan-Dearborn 7-23 (5-17)
Three key returners, Dustin Sielski, Jeff, Fick, and Jamiel Strickland, will lead John Mackson's team.

Preseason All-Conference Team
Bobby Naubert, Madonna
Dominez Burnett, Davenport
JaVonte Ford, Davenport
Wes Hudson, Cornerstone
Derrick Tate, Northwestern Ohio

 
Today
Men's Soccer
(19) Northwestern Ohio at 3
Lawrence Tech 0
Women's Soccer
(RV) Aquinas at (2OT) 0
(17) Siena Heights 0
Men's Golf
Lawrence Tech at 15th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic
Northwestern Ohio at 13th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic
Cornerstone at 13th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic Day 2 (Whistling Straits GC)
Women's Golf
Lawrence Tech at 1st of 6
Kohler Collegiate Classic Day 2
Today
Men's Soccer
(19) Northwestern Ohio at 3
Lawrence Tech 0
Women's Soccer
(RV) Aquinas at (2OT) 0
(17) Siena Heights 0
Men's Golf
Lawrence Tech at 15th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic
Northwestern Ohio at 13th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic
Cornerstone at 13th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic Day 2 (Whistling Straits GC)
Women's Golf
Lawrence Tech at 1st of 6
Kohler Collegiate Classic Day 2
Yesterday
Volleyball
Rochester College at 3
Concordia 2
Men's Golf
Northwestern Ohio at 9th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic
Indiana Tech vs 9th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic (Kohler, Wis.) (Oct. 20-21)
Cornerstone at 16th of 17
Kohler Collegiate Classic Day 1 (Whistling Straits GC)
Sunday, Oct 19
Women's Soccer
Rochester College at 1
Indiana Tech 3
Men's Golf
Lourdes at 2nd of 4
Lourdes Fall Finale
Women's Golf
Lourdes at 2nd of 3
Lourdes Fall Finale
Men's Lacrosse
Lawrence Tech at 7
Siena Heights 13
Lourdes vs 19
Aquinas 9
Indiana Tech vs 20
Lawrence Tech 1
Lourdes at 15
Davenport 16
Indiana Tech at 11
Siena Heights 10
Aquinas at 3
Davenport 16
Saturday, Oct 18
Men's Soccer
Aquinas at 0
Marygrove 2
Senior Day
Rochester College at 5
Indiana Tech 3
Cornerstone at 3
UM-Dearborn 0
Played at the Legacy Center in Brighton, MI
(19) Northwestern Ohio at 9
Concordia 0
Siena Heights at 0
(1) Davenport 8
Women's Soccer
(19) Davenport at (2OT) 1
Madonna 1
(17) Siena Heights at 0
Concordia 1
(RV) Aquinas at 0
(8) Northwestern Ohio 3
Marygrove at 1
Cornerstone 2
Lawrence Tech at 1
Indiana Tech 4
Volleyball
UM-Dearborn vs 0
Siena Heights 3
TRI @ Siena vs Siena Heights University
Wednesday, Oct 22
Men's Soccer
UM-Dearborn at 1:30pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
(1) Davenport at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Siena Heights EST
Live Video
Women's Soccer
(8) Northwestern Ohio at 3:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 4:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Cornerstone at 7:00pm
(19) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Volleyball
(13) Davenport at 7:00pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 7:00pm
Marygrove EST
Pink Out!
Live Video Live Stats
Aquinas at 7:00pm
(16) Madonna EST
Live Stats
Friday, Oct 24
Men's Soccer
(1) Davenport at 3:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Volleyball
Indiana University Southeast at 2:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(RV) Bryan College vs 2:00pm
(13) Davenport EST
Boneyard Brawl (Hosted by Georgetown College - Georgetown, Ky.)
Live Stats
Marygrove at 4:00pm
Kuyper College EST
Kuyper Tri-Match
Live Stats
(RV) Indiana Wesleyan University vs 4:30pm
(13) Davenport EST
Boneyard Brawl (Hosted by Georgetown College - Georgetown, Ky.)
Live Stats
Spring Arbor University at 5:00pm
Cornerstone EST
AQ/CU Classic (Hosted by Cornerstone University - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Live Video Live Stats
Grace Bible College vs 6:00pm
Marygrove EST
Kuyper Tri-Match
Live Stats
(RV) Point Park University at 6:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Bethel College at 7:00pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Goshen College at 8:00pm
Cornerstone EST
AQ/CU Classic (Hosted by Cornerstone University - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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