Lydy moves up national ranks

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Weekly alumni sports update

Week ending January 6, 2018


Asmar Bilal had one solo tackle and assisted on another to help Notre Dame (10-3) defeat LSU 21-17 in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

Michigan (8-5) lost 26-19 to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl in Tampa. Running back Chris Evans carried the ball nine times for 26 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards.


Purdue defeated Princeton 29-17 and lost 25-14 to Michigan. Dylan Lydy, wrestling at 174 pounds, won 5-3 against his Princeton opponent and upset the nation’s sixth ranked 174 pounder from Michigan 6-4. This was the highest ranked opponent a Purdue wrestler has defeated this year and raised the  redshirt sophomore’s record for the season to 22-8. He was ranked 15th nationally before these matches.


Ancilla (12-1) defeated Muskegon 89-80 and Kellogg 89-81. Shae Daniels, despite fouling out in both games, led Ancilla in scoring and rebounding in each contest , with 22 points (7 for 13, 0 for 1, 8 for 10) and 12 rebounds against Muskegon; and 24 points (8 for 12, 0 for 0, eight for 10) and 15 rebounds against Kellogg. The sophomore also had one assist, one steal, five blocked shots, and five turnovers in the two games.

DePauw (14-1, 6-0) won 84-51 against Ohio Wesleyan and 64-58 against Kenyon. Imani Graham played a total of 19 minutes for DePauw in the two wins and had four points (2 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 1), one steal, one assist, and one turnover.

Fort Wayne (3-13, 0-3) lost 73-48 to Oral Roberts and 73-55 to Denver. Diamond Williams played a total of 17 minutes in the two games and had three rebounds, one blocked shot, one steal, and two turnovers.  She took four shots, including one from behind the arc, but did not score.

Tuskegee (2-12, 1-5) lost 72-57 to Benedict and 83-62 to Claflin. Shelle Daniels had three points (1 for 4, 0 for 2, 1 for 2), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three turnovers in 17 minutes against Benedict; and four points (2 for 12, 0 for 4, 0 for 0), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers in 24 minutes against Claflin.


Wabash Valley (9-5, 3-2) defeated Three Rivers 94-83 and Rend Lake 79-64. Jalen Newsom was in the starting lineup in both wins and had 14 points (4 for 7, 4 for 7, 2 for 2), two rebounds, and one steal against Three Rivers; and three points  (1 for 4, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), one rebound, and one assist against Rend Lake.

IU-East (16-2, 5-0) won 97-87 against Asbury and 80-66 against Alice Lloyd. Datrion Harper had 11 points (5 for 8, 0 for 1, 1 for 5), seven rebounds, one steal, one assist, and three turnovers in 16 minutes against Asbury; and 13 points (2 for 4, 1 for 2, 8 for 9), four rebounds, three assists, and one turnover against Alice Lloyd.

Bethel (15-3, 4-2) defeated Marian 105-102 in overtime and lost 91-70 to Indiana Wesleyan. Juwan Carpenter had three points (1 for 1, 0 for 0, 1 for 3) and two rebounds in five minutes against IWU and did not play against Marian.

Millikin (8-6, 1-4) lost 70-69 to North Park and 66-49 to Augustana. Mike Beaty had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 2, 0 for 0) and two reboundsin 14 minutes before fouling out against North Park. He did not play against Augustana.

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Lydy moves up national ranks