Leath earns all-conference honors


Week of Nov. 14-20


Wabash offensive lineman Tim Leath  was one of 11 players named to the North Coast Athletic Conference first team on offense.

Thomas More (9-2) lost 33-30 in four overtimes to Wittenberg in the first round of the NCAA D-III playoffs.  Tre’ Tunstill broke up one pass and had five solo tackles (one a sack) and assisted on five others for Thomas More.

St. Francis (10-1) defeated Missouri Valley 79-20 in the first round of the NAIA Playoffs. Starting wide receiver  Montay McDowell caught three passes for 66 yards for the Cougars, including a 37 yard touchdown reception. Starting defensive end  Carlin Coleman had one solo tackle and assisted on two others. Starting cornerback NaShawn Lewis intercepted a pass and returned it 18 yards and had three solo tackles and one assist, and  Sean Boswell caught two passes for 22 yards.

Asmar Bilal  had three solo tackles and assisted on another for  Notre Dame (4-7) in a 34-31 loss to Virginia Tech.

Chris Evans  carried the ball nine times for 39 yards (4.3 per carry) for Michigan (10-1, 7-1) in a 20-10 defeat of Indiana.

Marion (11-0) won 32-7 against Robert Morris in the first round of the NAIA National Playoffs.  Antonio Allen had one solo tackle and broke up one pass for the defending national champions.

Washburn (7-4) defeated Central Oklahoma 31-28 a week ago and lost 30-3 on Saturday to Emporia State.  Chris McGee caught one pass for 12 yards and rushed three times  for 12 yards in the win and carried the ball once for seven yards, caught two passes for 10 yards, and returned two kickoffs for 54 yards (27 each) in the loss.

Justin Brandon  started at defensive tackle for Buffalo (2-9, 1-6) in a 38-0 loss to undefeated Western Michigan.

Jailyn Harden  and undefeated Grand Valley were idle this week and play Texas A & M Commerce at home on Saturday in the NCAA D-II playoffs.


Franklin freshman Taylor McDaniel  was named to the Heartland Conference second team.


Purdue (17-12, 7-11) defeated Indiana 3-2 and lost 3-0 to Penn State.  Danielle Cuttino had 20 kills with six errors in 40 attempts (.350) and one dig against the Hoosiers and 13 kills with seven errors in 33 attempts (.182), four digs, and one assist on a block against the Nittany Lions.  Shavona Cuttino played in each set against Penn State.


Purdue defeated Indianapolis 31-6 two weekends ago and defeated Boise State 20-17 and lost 23-14 to Stanford in Palo Alto, California this past weekend.  Dylan Lydy lost 2-0 at 165 to the Greyhounds, 9-3 to Boise State, and 6-1 to Stanford.


Kaskaskia (4-0) defeated the Greenville College JV 89-58 and the MacMurray JV 105-18.  Jessie Kee led Kaskaskia with 27 points (12 for 18, 1 for 1, 2 for 2) and with 10 rebounds, and had three assists, one steal, one blocked shot and one turnover against Greenville and had 27 points (13 for 22, 0 for 3, 1 for1), team highs in rebounds (11) and steals (8), two assists, and three turnovers against MacMurray. She averages 20.75 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season.

Lincoln (3-4) defeated Carl Sandburg 59-49.  Erin Young played all 40 minutes and had 17 points (6 for 18, 1 for 5, 4 for 8), a team high 12 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots, three steals, and two turnovers. She averages 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for the season.

Savannah Davis  had 12 points (5 for 11, 0 for 0, 2 for 3), three rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot, and no turnovers for St. Francis (2-5) in a 77-57 win against Siena Heights.

Texas State (2-2) defeated Texas A & M, Corpus Christi 57-50 and lost 66-53 to Texas Southern.  Amber Jones had six points (3 for 5, 0 for 0, 0 for 1), six rebounds, and one turnover in 16 minutes in the win and six points  (3 for 5 , 0 for 0, 0 for 1), four rebounds, two blocked shots, one steal, and no turnovers in 23 minutes in the loss.


Illinois State (2-1) defeated Fort Wayne 75-57.  Tony Wills had three points (1 for 8, 0 for 7, 1 for 2), four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and no turnovers in 31 minutes for the winners.

Ohio State (3-0) defeated North Carolina Central 69-63 and Providence 72-67.   Trevor Thompson had six points (3 for 5, 0 for 0, 0 for 0), seven rebounds, and two turnovers in 17 minutes against Central and 12 points (4 for 5, 0 for 0, 4 for 4), nine rebounds, three blocked shots, one steal, and one turnover in 20 minutes against Providence.

Northern Kentucky (3-2) lost 77-69 to Austin Peay and won 74-53 against Delaware and 79-70 against Miami (OH).  Brennan Gillis played  a total of 17 minutes in the three games and had five points (2 for 2, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), two rebounds, two steals, and five turnovers.

Lincoln Trail (1-5) lost 85-70 to Wabash Valley.  Mike Beaty had four points (1 for 4, 0 for 1, 2 for 2), three assists, one rebound, four steals, and no turnovers for Lincoln Trail.

Vermont (3-1) lost 80-58 to Providence and won 76-72 against Marist and 79-20 against Lyndon State.  Dre Wills had nine points (4 for 4, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 22 minutes against Providence;  11 points (4 for 5, 0 for 0, 3 for 5), three rebounds, one blocked shot, two steals, and no turnovers in 21 minutes against Marist; and four points (2 for 5, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), five rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, one steal, and one turnover in 20 minutes against Lyndon.