BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University junior point guard Breland Hogan (Detroit, Mich./Taylor Kennedy) and Hillsdale College senior forward Brad Guinane (St. Joseph, Mich.) have been chosen as the GLIAC Men's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC North Division Player
of the Week:
Grand Valley State
6-0, Junior, Guard
Detroit, Mich./Taylor Kennedy
Grand Valley State University
junior point guard Breland Hogan averaged 11.5 points, 7.0
rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game for the Lakers, as they went 1-1
at the Gannon University Porreco Cup tournament last week. He
totaled 10 points, a career-high nine rebounds, and four assists
against Seton Hill, followed by 13 points, five rebounds, and five
assists in a win over Malone. Hogan currently ranks third in the
GLIAC (1.8), fifth in free throw percentage (.892), and 11th in
assists (3.2 per game).
North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Daniel Sutherlin - FS, Ali Haidar - MT, Matt Craggs - NM.
2011-12 North Division "Players of the Week": (11/15) B. Lewis - NU; (11/21) C. Webb - SV; (11/28) K. Brown - FS; (12/5) J. Thomas - GV; (12/12) A. Haidar - MT; (12/20) N. Waddell - GV; (1/3) B. Hogan - GV.
GLIAC South Division Player
of the Week:
6-6, Senior, Forward
St. Joseph, Mich.
Senior forward Brad Guinane was named to the All-Tournament Team
at Quincy University over the weekend, leading the Chargers to two
impressive non-league wins. He averaged 16.5 points, 11 rebounds
and 2.5 assists per game in wins over Central Oklahoma and Johnson
C. Smith. Guinane made all seven of his free throws in the two
games, and shot 50 percent (4-8) from 3-point territory. He grabbed
a season-high 13 rebounds in the tournament championship game
Saturday against Johnson C. Smith.
South Division Weekly Honor Roll: Evan Yates - AU, Aaron Robinson - UF, Rich Austin - LE, Morgan Jones - OD.
2011-12 South Division "Players of the Week": (11/15) T.Spahr - TU; (11/21) K. Finley - TU; (11/28) I. Udanoh - WS; (12/5) N. Washburn - HC; (12/12) E. Yates - AU; (12/20) C. Prophet - WS; (1/3) B. Guinane - HC.
The Eagles beat Edinboro in a nonconference affair last Friday (Dec. 30) night at Kates Gymnasium, 73-61. Ashland was led by junior forward Evan Yates (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills), who totaled 22 points and corralled 15 rebounds. Yates leads the conference in scoring (21.3) and rebounding (13.5). Yates also held Edinboro’s leading scorer, Bryan Theriot, to just six points and five rebounds in just 16 minutes after getting into foul trouble going against Yates. Redshirt-freshman guard DaWuan Thomas (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) recorded a career-best 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting. As a team, the Eagles limited Edinboro to just 37 percent (25-for-67) shooting in the game. The Fighting Scots came into the game averaging better than 87 points per game, ranking 10th in the country in scoring. The Eagles held Edinboro to just 23 points in the second half, their best defensive performance in a half since holding Rio Grande to 20 points in the first half on Nov. 23, 2010. In the game, the Eagles also got 11 points in 15 minutes off the bench from senior forward Antoine Childs (Beaver Falls, Pa./Western Carolina). He shot 5-for-6 from the field. Freshman T.J. Riggs (Bloomington, Ill.) scored a career-high six points.
Ferris State Bulldogs
A strong second half shooting
performance lifted the University of Indianapolis to an 88-71
regional win over Ferris State on Friday (Dec. 30) afternoon at
FSU’s Jim Wink Arena. The Greyhounds shot 63% from the floor
in the second half and nailed nine-of-18 (50%) three-pointers for
the contest in beating the Bulldogs. FSU led by as many as five
points with 7:03 to go in the opening stanza before the Greyhounds
battled back to take a 35-27 lead at the break. They outscored
Ferris State 53-44 over the final 20 minutes in posting the win.
The Bulldogs were led by junior guard Kenny Brown’s
(Farmington Hills/Harrison) 16 points. Senior guard Donate Molden
(Detroit/Pershing) chipped in with 15 points while junior forward
Daniel Sutherlin (Detroit/Renaissance) contributed 14 points.
Sutherlin paced the Bulldogs with eight rebounds on the glass and
totaled four blocked shots while senior forward Jerrell Sanders
(GrandRapids/Creston) contributed seven rebounds to go with six
points, three assists and two blocked shots.
The Oilers captured an 83-59 win at
home over Goshen College in their only action last week.
Sophomore forward Greg Kahlig led the way with 16 points while
junior guard Aaron Robinson tallied 12 points and eight
rebounds. Freshman forward Jake Heagen recorded his first
career double-double with ten points and a career-high 11 rebounds
in 18 minutes off the bench. The Oilers have posted a 78-4
record (.951) against non-conference opponents in games played at
Croy Gymnasium during the past ten years. The Oilers have won
70 straight GLIAC games at home during the regular season.
Their last loss at home in conference play came in 70-68 fashion
against Gannon University on February 12, 2004.
Grand Valley State Lakers
The Lakers split a pair of games at the 38th Annual Porreco Cup
at Gannon over the holiday break, as GVSU fell to Seton Hill
(75-73) before defeating Malone (76-68). With its next victory,
Grand Valley State will clinch its 800th win in school history. The
Lakers are 799-481 in program history…junior guard Breland
Hogan (Detroit, Mich.) averaged 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.5
assists per game. He pulled down a career-best nine rebounds
against Seton Hill and had a 9-to-2 assist/turnover ratio in the
two games…senior guard James Thomas (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
averaged a team-high 18.5 points per game on 60.0 percent shooting
from the field (12-20) and three-point range (6-10). Thomas, who
leads the GLIAC in three-point percentage at 55.3 percent, ranks
sixth in the league in scoring with 15.9 ppg.
The Hillsdale College men’s basketball team showed no ill effects from a 13-day layoff by scoring an average of 77 points in winning two games at the Quincy University tournament, winning the trophy…The Chargers have now won seven straight games as it re-enters conference play this week…Senior Brad Guinane averaged 16.5 points and 11 rebounds per game en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team…Sophomore guard Brandon Pritzl was also named to the All-Tournament Team, and came off the bench to score 19 points in a slim victory over Johnson C. Smith in Saturday’s championship game…Senior Brent Eaton scored 15 points in the final 10 minutes of Friday’s semifinal win over Central Oklahoma, finishing with 23 overall…During Hillsdale’s seven-game winning streak, the team is averaging 73.5 points per game, up from the 69 per game it was averaging in the first five games of the season.
Lake Erie Storm
Lake Erie (5-5) played a pair of teams receiving votes in the NABC poll and finished second at the Winter Park Rotary Tangerine Tournament, going 1-1 overall. The Storm, shocked host Rollins College, who has been ranked as high as 10th nationally this season, 79-65 in the opening round. Lake Erie was led by a monster night from sophomore Rich Austin (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius). The 6-6 center scored a career-high 24 points and added a game-high nine rebounds. Classmate guard Riley Thomas (Cardington, Ohio/Cardington-Lincoln) carried much of the load as well with a season-high 18 points and redshirt freshman Jamil Dudley (Massillon Ohio/Massillon) added 12 points off the bench with three steals. Against West Georgia University, the Storm fell 58-56. Lake Erie was led by Austin for the third straight game with 12 points and nine rebounds. Also in double figures for the Storm was sophomore guard Nate Tait (South Euclid, Ohio/Brush/Alderson-Broaddus) with 10 points along with four rebounds. Austin and Tait were both named to the All-Tournament team.
Lake Superior State Lakers
LSSU, which has been idle since
Dec. 17, begins a four-game homestand Thursday against Ferris
State, then plays host to Grand Valley State on Saturday. The
Lakers were a combined 0-4 against the Bulldogs and GVSU in
2010-11. Freshman guard Alex Williams (Benton Harbor, Mich.) leads
the GLIAC in average three-point field goals per game at 2.8.
Senior guard Kyle Hunt (Macomb, Mich.) is ranked sixth in scoring
at 15.8 points per game, while junior forward Derek Kinney
(Romulus, Mich.) is seventh in rebounding at 7.5 rebounds per game
and tied for eighth in field-goal percentage at .581.
Michigan Tech Huskies
Michigan Tech played just one game
over the holidays falling to St. Joseph’s at home 87-78.
Junior Ali Haidar recorded his eighth straight double-double of the
season with a game-high 24 points and game-high 11 rebounds. He
currently ranks third in the league in scoring with 17.3 points per
game and third in rebounds with 9.4 per game. Senior Mike Hojnacki
added a season-high 24 points and moved into 15th in career scoring
at Tech with 1,134 points. Sophomore Alex Culy’s streak of 39
straight starts (everyone of his career) came to end against St.
Joes. Rebounding has been critical for the Huskies this season.
Tech has out-rebounded its opponent in all six of its wins this
season. Tech currently leads the league in field goal percentage
(.506) and second in 3-point field goal percentage (.392). Tech
will look for the season sweep of Northern Michigan Thursday (Jan.
4) in Marquette.
Northern Michigan Wildcats
The Northern Michigan men’s basketball team got back in the win column thanks to a huge night by sophomore forward Matthew Craggs on Thursday (Dec. 29) night in non-conference action against Finlandia. The Wildcats scored 44 points in both halves, defeating the Lions 88-64 from the Berry Events Center... Craggs had a double-double with 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. He shot 8-for-14 from the field to move the ‘Cats record to 5-6 on the season... Freshman guard Haki Stampley also had all-around good game, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds and six assists... NMU shot 55.2 percent from the field and were 12-for-17 from the charity stripe. The ‘Cats also dominated the Lions on the glass, 58-32... The ‘Cats get back to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action on Jan. 5, hosting Michigan Tech with the tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. from the Berry Events Center.
Northwood did not play over the
Holiday break ... the Timberwolves will return to action January 5
against Grace Bible.
Ohio Dominican Panthers
Ohio Dominican snapped its
seven-game losing skid with a victory at Mercy College (N.Y.) on
Friday, 74-67…The Panthers jumped to a 43-19 first half lead
but had to rally late to close the win with an 11-3 run in the
game’s final minutes…Junior guard Morgan Jones had his
first career double-double with 23 points and a personal-best 10
rebounds while also recording five assists and three
steals…Senior forward Aaron Gibbs had 10 points and matched
a career-high with five swats, while senior guard Darrien Douglas
matched a season-high with 14 points…ODU drilled a
season-best 10 three-pointers and had season-highs in points,
rebounds (47) and offensive rebounds (19).
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals
Saginaw Valley State was idle over
the break. The Cardinals will host Grand Valley State and
Ferris State this weekend.
Tiffin rallied to defeat
Purdue-Calumet 84-74 on Dec. 31…The Dragons were down at one
point by 19 in the first half…In the second half, TU scored
25 points off 16 turnovers to turn the tide…Joe Graessle had
21 points and six steals…Graessle is seventh in school
history with 114 3-pointers made and 319 3-pointers attempted.
Wayne State Warriors
The Warriors had their eight-game winning streak end with a pair of non-conference in-region road losses last week at Wisconsin-Parkside (62-52) and Lewis (52-41). The 41 and 52 point efforts by Wayne State were the lowest two scoring outputs of the season. WSU cut a 15-point halftime deficit against the Rangers to two points with 4:20 remaining, but UWP’s Jeremy Saffold made 6-of-7 from the foul line in the final minute. Parkside won the bench scoring category 21-1. In the Lewis contest, the game was tied at 29 with just under 15 minutes left, but the Warriors went 10 minutes without a point and were whistled for six fouls during the stretch to three for the Flyers. WSU trailed by only seven with 1:10 left despite the fact that free throws attempted at that point was 20-8 in favor of the host Flyers. Both teams made 16 field goals in the contest, but Lewis was 19-of-26 from the charity stripe compared to 5-of-8 for the Warriors. Wayne State will play game three of its four-game road trip Thursday at Hillsdale.