Beatty scores 14 in win


Week of Thanksgiving


Mike Beaty  had 14 points (4 for 6, 1 for 2, 5 for 6), six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocked shots, and four turnovers for Lincoln Trail (3-5) in a 72-60 win against Illinois Central.

Vermont (6-2) defeated Wofford 60-59, Hofstra  (87-73), and Yale (67-65) and lost 72-71 to Houston.   Dre Wills played 79 minutes in the four games and had 12 points (4 for 8, 0 for 0, 4 for 8), 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, two blocked shots, and two turnovers.

Ohio State (6-0) defeated Western Carolina 66-38, Jackson State 78-47, and Marshall 111-70.  Trevor Thompson had 10 points (4 for 8, 0 for 0, 2 for 2), eight rebounds, one assist, three blocked shots, one steal, and one turnover in 16 minutes against Western Carolina; six points (3 for 5, 0 for 0, 0 for 1), eight rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots, and one turnover in 19 minutes against Jackson State; and 15 points (7 for 9, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), eight rebounds, one blocked shot, and one turnover in 14 minutes against Marshall.

Northern Kentucky (3-3) lost 82-74 to North Carolina Central.  Brennan Gillis had two points (1 for 1), two rebounds, and one blocked shot in three minutes for NKU.

Illinois State (2-2) lost 80-71 to TCU and won 81-67 against Ferris State.  Tony Wills had three points (0 for 3, 0 for 1, 3 for 4), three rebounds, two assists, and no turnovers in 25 minutes before fouling out against TCU; and two points (0 for 2, 0 for 0, 2 for 2), four rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot, and no turnovers in 23 minutes against Ferris State.


Justin Brandon  had two solo tackles and assisted on another for Buffalo (2-10, 1-7) in a 27-19 loss to Bowling Green.

Grand Valley (12-0) defeated Texas A & M Commerce 55-32 in the NCAA D-II Championship playoffs and will face Ferris State next, a team they defeated 35-23 earlier in the season.  Jailyn Harden had one solo tackle and assisted on another for Grand Valley.

Defending NAIA national champion Marian (11-1) lost 17-0 to Eastern Oregon and was eliminated from this year’s tournament.  Antonio Allen had three solo tackles and assisted on 11 others. His total of 14 led his team.

Chris Evans  carried the ball six times for 18 yards, with a long of seven, for Michigan (10-2, 7-2) in a 30-27 double overtime loss to Ohio State.

Asmar Bilal  had one solo tackle and assisted on three others for Notre Dame (4-8) in a 45-27 loss to Southern California.

St. Francis remained in the chase for the NAIA national championship with a 42-35 defeat of Morningside (IA). The Cougars’ next game is at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. Starting cornerback  Na’ Shawn Lewis had six solo tackles, assisted on one, and broke up two passes for the winners.  Carlin Coleman assisted on one tackle; Sean Boswell  caught one pass for no gain; and Montay McDowell started at wide receiver for St. Francis.

Thomas More’s Tre’ Tunstill  finished sixth in tackles in the 11 team Presidents Conference  with 91 (8.3 per game).

Norman Oglesby  saw action for Cincinnati last week in a 34-7 loss to Memphis. The 4-8 Bearcats’ season ended this week with a 40-37 overtime loss at Tulsa.

Marqueies Gray , a former University of Minnesota star, has played in each game for the Miami Dolphins (7-4) and has started five.  The 27 year old Gray, listed as a tight end,  has caught 10 passes for 126 yards, with a long of 53, and has a 76.9 catch percentage on passes thrown to him, third best on the team. He has been credited with one solo tackle and has assisted on two others.


Purdue (18-13, 8-12) defeated Maryland 3-2 and lost 3-2 to Ohio State.  Danielle Cuttino had 17 kills with seven errors in 53 attempts (.189), six digs, one assist, one solo block, three assists on blocks, and one blocking error in the win; and 20 kills with six errors in 43 attempts (.326), one dig, one solo block, and three assists on blocks in the loss.  Shavona Cuttino played briefly against the Buckeyes and had one kill in her only attempt. Despite their 8-12 conference record and 10 th place finish, the Boilermakers are one of eight Big Ten teams selected to play in the NCAA tournament; and they open play on Thursday at Columbia, Missouri against Iowa State.


Purdue (4-2, 0-1) lost 34-3 to No. 3 Iowa, and  Dylan Lydy lost 8-4 at 165 pounds.


Kaskaskia (4-1) lost 72-69 to Olney Central.  Jesssie Key led the losers in points (16—5 for 20, 1 for 4, 5 for 7), rebounds (10), steals (4), and turnovers (7), and had two assists and one blocked shot.

Erynn Young  led Lincoln (5-4) with 15 points (7 for 15, 1 for 3, 0 for 0), and had six rebounds, two assists, four steals, one blocked shot, and four turnovers in a 71-46 win against the MacMurray junior varsity.

Savannah Davis  had a team high 19 points (8 for 18, 0 for 1, 3 for 6), eight rebounds, three blocked shots, one steal, and no turnovers for St. Francis (3-5, 1-0) in 34 minutes in a 78-72 defeat of Spring Arbor.

Amber Jones  led Texas State (3-2) in scoring with 15 points (6 for 7, 0 for 0, 3 for 4) and had three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover in 34 minutes in a 61-56 defeat of Houston.