Lydy now 11th in nation

Ben Davis alumni update

Week ending February 10


Purdue’s Dylan Lydy, now ranked 11th in the country at 174 pounds, defeated a Northwestern opponent, who is ranked No. 19, , in overtime by a score of 2-1, This avenged a loss by fall to the same opponent in the year’s first match. Each wrestler scored one point on an escape in the match before Lydy rode his opponent the full 30 seconds in the first OT and then escaped almost immediately in the second OT. Northwestern defeated the Boilers 24-16.


Eastern Illinois (2-1) opened its season with a 4-2 defeat of Iowa, lost 2-1 to Louisiana in its second game, and then won 4-0 against Samford. Kaya Bear had four hits, one run scored and three stolen bases in nine official at bats in the three games.


Vincennes (1-3) opened its season by splitting two games with West Virginia Tech and losing two to Motlow State.  Isaiah Davis was hitless in five at bats in the first game with West Georgia, but he responded with four hits, including one double,  in 12 at bats in the next three games, getting at least one hit in each game. The freshman had one RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases in three attempts in the four games. He also pitched one inning and walked three and struck out one. Despite giving up no hits, he was charged with two earned runs.


Ball State’s Meritza Rodriguez finished 26 of 54 in the 3000 meters at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Her time of 10:05.85 was almost nineteen seconds better than her previous career best.


Competing for Marian in the Crossroads League’s Indoor Championships, Marian’s Aaron Murray was seventh of 26 in the 200 meters (23.17) and ninth of 22 in the 400 meters (51.47).

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson was 33rd of 35 in the 60 meter dash (7.13) and eighth of eight in the long jump (21-10 ¼) at the Grand Valley State Big Meet.

Competing at the DePauw Indoor Invitational, Franklin’s Nathan Adams was third of 43 in the weight throw (53-01). He also competed in the shot put, but fouled on each of his throws.  DePauw’s Demarco Henry was 10th of 45 in the shot put (40.07).

Indianapolis participated in both the Hoosier Hills Invitational  at Indiana University and the University of Indianapolis’ Invitational. Jordan Boyd was seventh of 14 in the shot (52-00) and 10th of 15 in the weight throw (54-4 ¾) at I.U.; and third of 26 in the shot (50-6 ¾) and second of 24  in the weight throw (56-10 ¾) at the U. of I. DeAndre Bluitt was third of five in the high jump (6-5 ½) at I.U. and second of 13 in the high jump (6-4 ¾) and eighth of eight in the triple jump (42-1 ¼) at the U. of I. Trace Perez was 40th of 52 in the 3000 meters (9:47.16) at the Indianapolis meet.

Indiana Tech’s Maurice Macklin was seventh of 34 in the 800 meters (2:04.30) at the University of Indianapolis Invitational.


Shae Daniels had one point (0 for 5, 0 for 0, 1 for 4), eight rebounds, one steal, and two turnovers for Ancilla (17-4, 7-3) in a 73-55 defeat of Kellogg.

Jessie Kee had a team high 14 points (5 for 15, 1 for 7, 3 for 4), eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, three blocked shots, and two turnovers for Kaskaskia (9-13, 3-9) in an 89-70 loss to Lake Land.

Lincoln (22-2) defeated Lincoln Land 81-75 and Bryan and Stratton (WI) 80-66 before suffering their second loss of the season to John Wood by a score of 69-60. Erynn Young had 18 points (8 for 14, 1 for 3, 1 for 2), one steal, two blocked shots, and one turnover against Lincoln Land. In the win against Bryan-Stratton she led her team in every category—25 points (11 for 27, 1 for 6, 2 for 5), 11 rebounds, eight assists, four steals, four blocked shots, and eight turnovers. In the loss to John Wood, she had 11 points (5 for 11, 0 for 3, 1 for 2), three rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocked shots, and four turnovers.

DePauw (23-1, 15-0) defeated Denison 75-43 and Kenyon 61-49. Imani Graham played a total of 14 minutes in the two wins and had four points (0 for 0, 0 for 0, 4 for 4), one steal, and one turnover.

Fort Wayne (4-21, 1-11) lost 79-60 to South Dakota and 77-61 to Omaha. Diamond Williams played a total of 12 minutes in the two games and had two points (1 for 1), three rebounds, and one blocked shot.

Tuskegee (3-15, 2-8) lost 67-60 to LeMoyne-Owen and 62-57 to Miles, and won 53-42 against Miles. Shelle Daniels had four points (2 for 11, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), three rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two turnovers in 19 minutes against LeMoyne; three points (1 for 6, 0 for 1, 1 for 2), four rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 13 minutes in the loss to Miles; and six points (3 for 7), four rebounds, three turnovers, one blocked shot, and one steal in 18 minutes in the win.


Millikin (11-12, 4-10)  won 87-70 against Elmhurst and lost 83-73 to Augustana.  Michael Beaty had 17 points (6 for 10, 2 for 3, 3 for 5), team highs of eight assists and four steals, two rebounds, and two turnovers in 25 minutes against Elmhurst; and 15 points (6 for 11, 2 for 6, 1 for 10), two rebounds, two assists, two steals , one blocked shot, and three turnovers in 29  minutes against Augustana.

IU-East (26-2, 15-0) defeated Rio Grande 91-66 and West Virginia Tech 84-67. Datrion Harper played a total of 14 minutes in the two wins and had two points (0 for 4, 0 for 1, 2 for 2) one assist, and three turnovers.

Lincoln Trail (7-15, 3-10) lost 88-77 to Olney. Kyle Finch had four points (2 for 3), two assists, and one steal.

Wabash Valley (16-8, 9-4) defeated Kaskaskia 86-83. Jalen Newsom had 12 points (4 for 5, 4 for 5, 0 for 0) and four rebounds.