BC Sports Weekly - 012907
Here is the weekly look at the week that was in Benedictine College athletics and a look ahead at the week to come.
The BC Sports Weekly is released on Monday during each week during the school year and is put together by sports information director Josh Pound. He can be reached at 913-360-7634 or by clicking here to send him an email.
|Women's Basketball||16-7||8-6||24th - NAIA Div. II|
|Men's Basketball||15-7||10-4||16th - NAIA Div. II|
Monday, Jan. 29
No Events Scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Men’s JV Basketball 1st Rd. HAAC Tourn. . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
No events Scheduled
Thursday, Feb. 1
Women’s Basketball @ Culver-Stockton . . . . . . . . . 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball @ Culver-Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2
No events Scheduled
Saturday, Feb. 3
Indoor Track & Field @ Highland CC Indoor . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4
No Events Scheduled
Men’s Basketball . . . The Ravens ended a streak against William Jewell on Thursday before having a streak of their own ended on Saturday by Evangel.
Thursday in Liberty, Mo., the Ravens snapped an 18-year drought of winning inside the Mabee Center on the campus of William Jewell College when they defeated the Cardinals 78-63.
After trailing through the first five minutes of the game, the Ravens took their first lead of the game when guard Drew Huppe (Soph., Overland Park) nailed one of his three 3-pointers.
Huppe’s field goal put the Ravens up 9-7. Then, the Ravens defense took over to hold the Cardinals scoreless for almost six minutes which allowed BC to take a 15-7 lead.
The Ravens pushed the lead to as much as 10 points on three different occasions before settling for a seven-point halftime lead, 34-27.
In the second half, the Ravens lead grew to 11 points before Jewell cut the lead to six points. Again, the Ravens turned up the defensive intensity to build as much as a 23-point lead.
Huppe scored a game-high 27 points points, which included an 8 for 8 effort from the free throw line, to lead the Ravens offensively. Forward Chris Henton (Soph., Houston) added 20 points, converting 9 of 11 field goals, while guard Ronnie Tyson (Jr., Riverside, Calif.) added 11 points.
The Ravens forced 21 turnovers and scored 25 points off those turnovers. BC also owned the paint, scoring 44 points in the paint to Jewell’s 28.
Saturday, after holding a brief 1-0 lead, the Ravens offense went cold which allowed the Evangel Crusaders to jump out on the Ravens and never look back as they moved on to defeat BC 77-58 in Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Evangel limited BC to just seven field goals in the first half and built as much as 13 point lead.
BC was able to close within nine points with four minutes left in the half but Evangel was able to keep the Ravens at arm’s length taking a 10 point lead, 32-22, into halftime.
The teams started the second half trading baskets with the Ravens eventually cutting the Crusaders lead down to six points.
The Ravens offense then went cold which allowed the Crusaders to build their lead back up to 13 points.
Tyson led the Ravens with 17 points while Huppe finished with 11 points.
Women’s Basketball . . . After losing just five games last season, the Lady Ravens suffered their first back-to-back losses since the 2004-’05 season when they fell to William Jewell on the road Thursday and then were upset by Evangel University at home Saturday.
Thursday, after 13 ties in regulation, the Lady Cardinals needed an overtime to defeat the Lady Ravens 68-62.
William Jewell scored the first basket of the game just over three minutes into the game before BC went on a 10-0 run to take a 10-2 lead.
After the games fifth tie with under two minutes left in the first half, the Lady Ravens regained the lead at two points before Jewell hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in the half to take a 28-27 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the two teams continued to trade baskets with Jewell taking a brief four-point lead over the Lady Ravens.
After five more ties, the Lady Ravens went on a 10-4 run that was capped off by two free throws from center (pictured right) Leah Stuhlsatz (Jr., Wichita) to take a nine-point lead with 4:40 left in the game.
Jewell held the Lady Ravens scoreless for the rest of regulation as they closed out the half on a 9-0 run to tie the game with 28 seconds left in the game.
BC scored the first two points of overtime when forward Amber Marsden (Soph., Highmore, S.D.) converted two free throws.
Guards Drew Huff (Fr., Lawrence) and Nicole Reilly (Jr., St. Joseph, Mo.) also converted a free throw each in overtime.
Those four free throws would be all the Lady Ravens would score in the overtime as Jewell closed out the game with seven straight points for the victory.
The Lady Ravens were paced by Reilly’s 18 points. Forward Abby Winder (Soph., Troy) added 15 points and 11 rebounds while Stuhlsatz finished with 12 points.
Saturday, a slow start on offense hurt the Lady Ravens as they fell to the Lady Crusaders of Evangel University in Ralph Nolan Gymnasium, 65-58.
BC didn’t score their first bucket of the game nearly five minute into the game and trailed Evangel by as much as six points.
The Lady Ravens battled back eventually taking over the lead by as much as eight points before settling for a one-point lead at the half 29-28.
It was the Lady Crusaders who first built a lead in the second half by six points before BC played their way back into the game and took a four point lead.
After playing to a 56-all tie with 1:34 left in the game, the Lady Crusaders took over the lead for good as they held off the Lady Ravens to earn the seven point win.
Two Lady Ravens scored in double figures, led by the Winder’s 16-point effort while guard Reilly added 14 points.
BC was held to just 30 percent shooting from the 3-point arc and hit just 40 percent from the field. Evangel converted 51 percent from the field and connected on 54 percent from the 3-point arc.
Indoor Track & Field . . . Saturday, the indoor track season continued for the Ravens and Lady Ravens.The two teams traveled to Marshall, Mo., for the Missouri Valley Invitational and returned with four new school records and three more national qualifiers.
The Lady Ravens won a total of three events and finished second in several others.
Natalie Stump (Soph., Kansas City, Mo.) finished second in the long jump and 55 meter dash and punched her ticket to the national meet with her performances in both events with a jump of 17-03 and a run of 7.40 seconds.
Molly Bartlett (Soph., Jericho, Vt.) won the high jump and established a new school record in the pentathlon. Michelle Kerschen (Soph., Cunningham) won the 55 meter hurdles and set a new record for a time of 9.06 while Reese Harris (Fr., Deerwood, Minn.) led the Lady Ravens sweep of the 800 meter run established a new school record with a time of 2:27.22
The Ravens captured nine events on the day, breaking a new school record and qualifying another athlete for nationals.
Matt Seiler (Jr., St. Louis) established a school record in winning the 1000 meters with a run of 2:37.38 while Jeremy Vondenkamp (Fr., Marion) took top honors in the 55 meter hurdles and earned a trip to the national championships with his qualifying run of 8.13.
Kevin Ford (Sr., St. Leo) won both the long jump and triple jump, while Dustin Ralls (Fr., Parkville, Mo.) took top honors in the high jump.
Michael Duschen (Fr., Kansas City, Mo.) won the men’s shot put. Adam Barber (Soph., Stewartsville, Mo.) took first in the 200 meter dash while McLean Severson (Fr., Deerwood, Minn.) led the final sweep for the Ravens as he took first in the 3000 meters.
The men’s 4 X 800 meter team of Patrick Wilhelm (Soph., Lake Havusa City Ariz.), Gary Foster (Fr., Independence, Mo.), Joe Mantei (Jr., Springfield, Mo.), and Rickey Kortba (Soph., Wichita) took top honors in that event. Second place finishers went to Ford in the high jump, Ralls in the 200, Wilhelm in the 400, Mantei in the 800, Yared Tekle in the 1000, and Brendan Emmel (Jr., Jefferson City, Mo.) in the 3000.