GVSU's Hogan and Hillsdale's Guinane Chosen As GLIAC Men's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

GVSU's Hogan and Hillsdale's Guinane Chosen As GLIAC Men's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

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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.

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GLIAC North Division Player of the Week:
Breland Hogan
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:
Brad Guinane
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.



Ashland Eagles

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.



Findlay Oilers

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.


Hillsdale Chargers

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 Timberwolves

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 Dragons

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.

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