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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 Basketball
(11) Cornerstone at 7:00pm
Grace Bible College EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Basketball
(12) Cardinal Stritch University at 6:00pm
(4) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Rochester College at 8:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
Concordia at 2
Aquinas 1
Madonna at 1
Marygrove 0
(11) Northwestern Ohio at 0
(14) Davenport 1
Cleary University at 0
Cornerstone 4
Siena Heights at 2
Indiana Tech 3
Lawrence Tech at 0
UM-Dearborn 2
Volleyball
UM-Dearborn at 0
Lourdes 3
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 0
Aquinas 3
(17) Madonna at 3
Siena Heights 2
Cornerstone at 0
(15) Davenport 3
Indiana Tech at 1
Lawrence Tech 3
Marygrove at 2
Concordia 3
Men's Basketball
Lawrence Tech at 57
Calumet College of St. Joseph 50
Game time at 7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST
Women's Basketball
Aquinas at 49
Calumet College of St. Joseph 64
Tuesday, Oct 28
Women's Soccer
Saint Xavier University at 0
Cornerstone 2
Men's Basketball
UM-Dearborn at 34
Rochester College 56
Played at Rochester High School
Women's Basketball
UM-Dearborn at 59
Rochester College 75
Played at Rochester High School
Monday, Oct 27
Men's Soccer
Indiana Tech at (2OT) 1
University of Saint Francis 1
Men's Cross Country
UM-Dearborn vs 31st of 35
At Gracewil Golf Course in Grand Rapids, MI
Women's Cross Country
UM-Dearborn vs 26th of 35
At Gracewil Golf Course in Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday, Oct 26
Men's Tennis
Northwestern Ohio at
TBA
University of Louisville Winter Invitational
Women's Golf
Indiana Tech vs 3rd of 16
NAIA Fall Preview (Savannah, Ga.) (Oct. 26-28)
Men's Bowling
Indiana Tech at 11th of 22
Boilermaker Classic (Oct. 25-26)
Women's Bowling
Indiana Tech at 8th of 21
Boilermaker Classic (Oct. 25-26)
Saturday, Oct 25
Men's Soccer
UM-Dearborn at 1
Northwestern Ohio 4
Concordia at (2OT) 2
Lawrence Tech 1
Marygrove at (2OT) 2
Cornerstone 1
Aquinas at 3
Indiana Tech 1
Women's Soccer
(20) Siena Heights at 7
Marygrove 0
(RV) Aquinas at (2OT) 1
Lawrence Tech 1
Today
Men's Basketball
(11) Cornerstone at 7:00pm
Grace Bible College EST
Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Basketball
(12) Cardinal Stritch University at 6:00pm
(4) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Rochester College at 8:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Saturday, Nov 1
Men's Soccer
Cleary University at 2:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at 3:00pm
(11) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 12:30pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(21) Siena Heights at 4:30pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
(9) Northwestern Ohio at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Cornerstone at 10:00am
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
(17) Madonna at 10:00am
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(15) Davenport vs 12:00pm
Marygrove EST
WHAC Crossover - Played at Lawrence Tech
Live Stats
Cornerstone vs 2:30pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Live Stats
Aquinas vs 3:00pm
Marygrove EST
WHAC Crossover - Played at Lawrence Tech
Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 4:30pm
Lourdes EST
WHAC Crossover - Lourdes University
Live Stats
Siena Heights at 4:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Indiana Tech Crossover
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Men's Basketball
Kuyper College at 3:00pm
(11) Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 3:00pm
Spring Arbor University EST
Live Video Live Stats
Sunday, Nov 2
Women's Basketball
(4) Davenport at  
University of Michigan  
Live Audio
Monday, Nov 3
Women's Soccer
(1) Cumberland Univ. at 2:00pm
(9) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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