Lydy qualifies for NCAA nationals

Ben Davis alumni sports update

Week ending March 3


Purdue’s Dylan Lydy, ranked 12th nationallyplaced fifth at 174 pounds at the Big Ten Championships and earned a place at the NCAA National Championships. The redshirt sophomore lost 2-1 to a Northwestern opponent (They had split two decisions earlier) in the first round. He then defeated opponents from Rutgers (6-3) and Wisconsin (2-1) before losing 6-2 to Ohio State. In the match for 5th or 6thplace, he won 3-2 against an Iowa opponent. In the match against the eighth ranked Wisconsin opponent, Lydy trailed 1-0 before scoring a takedown with four seconds to go.


Kaskaskia (12-17) lost 56-55 to Southeastern Illinois. Jessie Kee had a team high 25 points (9 for 18, 6 for 9, 1 for 2), 10 rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocked shots, and four turnovers.

Ancilla (22-5) defeated Glen Oaks 82-51 and Lake Michigan 59-54. Playing as a substitute, Shae Daniels had five points (2 for 5, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one blocked shot, and one turnover against Glen Oaks; and four points (2 for 6), 15 rebounds, and three turnovers against Lake Michigan.

Lincoln (25-5, 6-4) defeated Lincoln Land 86-67 and lost 64-57 to John Wood. Erynn Young had a team high 30 points (13 for 30, 2 for 8, 2 for 3), six rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocked shots, and five turnovers in  the win; and 12 points (5 for 19, 1 for 6, 1 for 4), eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, three blocked shots, and nine turnovers in the loss.

DePauw (25-3) lost 65-50 to Trine in the first round of the NCAA D-III Championships. Imani Graham played just one minute in that game. She played in 19 games during the season, averaging 7.3 minutes and 1.5 points (7 for 27, 0 for 1, 15 for 19) per contest and totaled 11 rebounds, one blocked shot, five steals, and 15 turnovers.

Fort Wayne (4-24)  lost 83-32 to South Dakota . Diamond Williams had two points (1 for 2, 0 for 0, 0 for 2), four rebounds, and one turnover in 11 minutes in the loss. For the season she played in 28 games, starting seven, and averaged 11.3 minutes and 2.1 points (23 for 63, 0 for 1, 12 for 24) per game and totaled 76 rebounds (2.7 per game), two assists, seven steals, 10 blocked shots, and 23 turnovers.

Tuskegee (6-21) lost 80-69 to Benedict. Shelle Daniels had three points (0 for 6, 0 for 1, 3 for 4), four rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers in 15 minutes.


 IU-East (31-2, 17-0) defeated IU-Southeast 79-75. Datrion Harper had two points (1 for 1), one rebound, one assist, and three turnoversin seven minutes. He and his  Red Wolf teammates open play Wednesday at the NAIA D-II National Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Wabash Valley (21-9, 13-5) lost 83-80 to John Logan. Jalen Newsom had 11 points (3 for 3, 2 for 2, 3 for 4) and one rebound for Wabash Valley.


Eastern Illinois (13-6) defeated IUPUI 8-4 and lost 6-3 to Alabama-Birmingham, 3-2 to Maryland, and 6-0 to Louisville. Kayla Bear had five hits,  including one double; two RBIs; two runs scored; and two stolen bases in the four games and is batting .369 (24 for 65).


Marian lost 9-0 to Indianapolis and 8-1 to Lawrence Tech. Ian Deiters lost 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-4 at No. 1 doubles to the Greyhounds, and 6-3, 6-2 and 8-5 to Lawrence.

Ohio Wesleyan won 9-0 against Franciscan and 6-3 against Earlham. Jacob Vollbers won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles against Franciscan and lost 8-6 to Earlham.


Pitcher Logan Butrum made his first collegiate appearance for Wabash (3-2) in a 15-2 loss to Briar Cliff in a game played in Arizona, and gave up one hit and struck out one in one inning of relief.

Greenville (1-4) lost 15-4 to Chicago. Isaac Whitten made his first appearance of the season and was unsuccessful in his only at bat.

Cody Turpin has played in two games for Marian (6-7) and is hitless in his one plate appearance.