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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

 
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Tuesday, Nov 25
Men's Basketball
Concordia at (OT) 81
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 76
Aquinas at 61
Madonna 52
Indiana Tech at 57
(4) Davenport 71
(11) Cornerstone at 93
Siena Heights 79
Lourdes at 76
Marygrove 54
Lawrence Tech at 45
UM-Dearborn 66
Women's Basketball
Concordia at 81
Northwestern Ohio 126
Aquinas at 75
Madonna 87
Lawrence Tech at 80
UM-Dearborn 57
Indiana Tech at 62
(4) Davenport 88
Lourdes at 68
Marygrove 56
(24) Cornerstone at 55
(16) Siena Heights 65
Monday, Nov 24
Men's Basketball
University of Jamestown at 80
(4) Davenport 79
Saturday, Nov 22
Men's Soccer
(19) Northwestern Ohio at 3
(11) Georgia Gwinnett College 0
2014 NAIA Tournament Opening Round
(RV) Olivet Nazarene University at (Shootout) 0
(7) Davenport 0
NAIA Opening Round - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Women's Soccer
William Woods University at 0
(8) Northwestern Ohio 4
2014 NAIA Tournament Opening Round
Volleyball
(RV) Union College vs 1
(16) Madonna 3
2014 NAIA National Championship Opening Round
Olivet Nazarene University at 0
(13) Davenport 3
NAIA National Opening Round
Men's Cross Country
Aquinas at 5th of 36
NAIA National Championships
Cornerstone vs No Team Score
NAIA Championships (Hosted at Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.)
Madonna at No Team Score
NAIA National Championships (Hosted by the Kansas Collegiate Conference and the Lawrence Sports Corporation - Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.)
Women's Cross Country
Aquinas at 9th of 38
NAIA National Championships
Cornerstone vs No Team Score
NAIA Championships (Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.)
Men's Basketball
(11) Cornerstone at 66
(RV) Northwestern Ohio 68
Lourdes at 52
Lawrence Tech 48
Aquinas at 79
Marygrove 62
Indiana Tech at 68
Concordia 80
Madonna at 57
(4) Davenport 70
UM-Dearborn at 53
Siena Heights 56
Women's Basketball
Aquinas at 75
Marygrove 58
Friday, Nov 28
Men's Basketball
(11) Cornerstone vs 6:00pm
Hope College EST
GR Sports Hall of Fame Classic (Hosted by Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Live Audio
Trinity Christian College vs 9:00pm
Marygrove EST
Thanksgiving Tournament - Hosted by Saint Xavier University
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Saturday, Nov 29
Men's Basketball
Indiana University-South Bend at 3:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
University of Akron Wayne College at 3:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Marygrove at 4:00pm
(23) Saint Xavier University EST
Thanksgiving Tournament - Hosted by Saint Xavier University
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(11) Cornerstone at 6:00pm
Calvin College EST
GR Sports Hall of Fame Classic (Hosted by Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Live Audio
Women's Basketball
(1) University of Saint Francis at 2:00pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video
(4) Davenport at 8:00pm
University of Saint Francis EST
Live Audio
Sunday, Nov 30
Men's Basketball
Finlandia University at 5:00pm
Concordia EST
Played at Davenport University
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Basketball
Finlandia University at 3:00pm
Concordia EST
Live Video Live Stats
Monday, Dec 1
Men's Soccer
(9) Missouri Valley College vs 11:00am
(19) Northwestern Ohio EST
2014 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship - Second Round
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Soccer
(16) The Master's College vs 4:00pm
(8) Northwestern Ohio EST
2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship - Second Round
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Basketball
Marygrove at 7:00pm
Eastern Michigan University EST
Exhibition
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Tuesday, Dec 2
Men's Soccer
(25) St. Andrews College at 11:00am
(7) Davenport EST
NAIA National Championship Second Round
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
(9) Viterbo University vs 4:15pm
(16) Madonna EST
2014 NAIA National Championship (Tyson Event Center - Sioux City, Iowa)
Live Video Live Stats
(12) Lindsey Wilson vs 6:45pm
(13) Davenport EST
NAIA National Championship Pool Play - Sioux City, Iowa
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, Dec 3
Volleyball
(4) Biola University vs 2:00pm
(16) Madonna EST
2014 NAIA National Championship (Tyson Event Center - Sioux City, Iowa)
Live Video Live Stats
(1) Rocky Mountain College vs 6:45pm
(13) Davenport EST
NAIA National Championship Pool Play - Sioux City, Iowa
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Basketball
Madonna at 7:30pm
Concordia EST
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 7:30pm
(4) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
 
 
 
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