The 7th-Ranked Baldwin Wallace University Men’s Basketball Team Beats
Heidelberg, 108-93, to Remain in First Place in the OAC
BEREA, OHIO — Junior preseason All-American forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) scored 31 points as the seventh-ranked Baldwin Wallace University men’s basketball team won its seventh straight game as it defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg College, 108-93, tonight (February 1) in the Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin. The win also gave BW a 59-37 all-time series advantage against the Student Princes.
With their win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 18-2 overall and remain in first place in the OAC with a 12-1 slate. BW leads the OAC by a full two games. In addition, the seven straight victores ties a season-high. With its loss, Heidelberg dropped to 7-13 overall and 3-10 in the OAC.
In the first half, BW jumped out to an early 16-7 lead after senior Dan Gundert scored on a lay up with 16:22 left in the half. Heidelberg countered with a 14-5 run to tie the score at 21-21. BW then took control of the game building a lead of 12 points on three separet occasions, the final one coming on a Davis jumper with 41.5 seconds remaining in the half making the score 55-43. The Yellow Jackets would take a 55-45 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Heidelberg would tie the game at 69-69 on a three-pointer by senior Scott Morrison with 12:44 remaining. BW answered with a 28-13 run to build their biggest lead of 15 points at 97-82 with 2:46 left in the game following sophomore guard Tyler Sekerak's (Corry, Pa./ Corry) sixth three-pointer of the game. The Jackets made their free-throws down the stretch and pulled out a 108-93 victory.
In addition to Davis for BW, Sekerak scored a career-high 19 points on six-of-eight from behind the three-point arc. Senior Dan Gundert (Wellington) scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists while fellow senior Keith Aufmuth (Brooklyn) added 17 points. Sophomore point guard Brendan Schuler (Fairview Park/ Fairview) added eight points and a career-high 12 assists.
Heidelberg was led by freshman Chad Szalay with 27 points. Joining him in double-figures was sophomores Shawn Shriver with 21 points, Greg Tyson with 17 points, Mitchell Goldschmidt with 11, and Brian Schmidt added 10 points.
BW will next be in action on Saturday, February 4 when it hosts OAC rival Otterbein College in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 3:00 p.m.
FOR MORE BW SPORTS INFORMATION, please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX machine at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Head Coach Steve Bankson, please call him at 440-826-2039, via FAX at 440-826-2192 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Game Notes vs. Heidelberg
The Baldwin Wallace University YELLOW JACKET men's basketball team will travel to Tiffin, Ohio to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg College on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at the Seiberling Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.
RADIO -- All home and away Yellow Jacket men's basketball games are broadcast by campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, either via radio or via the College Internet Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics or at www.wBW.com. Home games are broadcast on a special link on wBW.com while away games are broadcast on both the radio and wBW.com's main streaming link.
Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION: Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2005-2006 RECORD: 17-2
OAC RECORD: 11-1
LAST GAME: Beat Marietta, 93-66, on Jan. 28 in Marietta
HEAD COACH: Steve Bankson
BW RECORD: 382-301
YEAR AT BW: 26th
CAREER RECORD: 42nd/ 663-415
SERIES STANDING: BW leads, 58-37
LAST MEETING: Jan. 18 in Berea
WHO WON: BW won, 95-75
FIRST MEETING: BW leads, 58-37
SERIES STREAK: BW, one
NEXT GAME: Feb. 4 HOST OTTERBEIN COLLEGE at 7:30 P.M.
NICKNAME: Student Princes
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2005-2006 RECORD: 7-12
OAC RECORD: 3-9
LAST GAME: Lost to Ohio Northern, 92-77, on Jan. 28 in Tiffin
HEAD COACH: Duane Sheldon
HC RECORD: 27-70
YEAR AT HC: Fourth
CAREER RECORD: same as above
GAME NOTES -- The nationally eighth-ranked Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jacket men's basketball team will look to win its seventh straight game and 14th in their last 15 contests when it travels to Tiffin, Ohio to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg College at the Seiberling Gymnasium.
This game pits the mentor, BW Head Coach Steve Bankson, against former Yellow Jacket player, Academic All-OAC player, 1993 BW graduate and current Student Prince Head Coach Duane Sheldon. So far, Bankson has beaten his pupil in five of the seven meetings and is 3-0 versus Sheldon in Tiffin.
The Yellow Jackets enter this game with a 17-2 overall and is an OAC leading 11-1 following their 93-66 victory against Marietta College on Saturday (Jan. 28) in Marietta. The Yellow Jackets own a two-game advantage in the OAC race with six games to go in the regular season.
The Student Princes enter this game with a 7-12 overall and 3-9 OAC record following its 92-77 loss to second place Ohio Northern University on Saturday (Jan. 28) in Tiffin. Heidelberg has lost two straight games and six of its last seven contests overall.
BW is Ranked Eighth in the d3hoops.com Division III National Poll -- BW was ranked eighth in the latest d3hoops.com Internet Web site Division III national poll released on Monday, January 23. The next poll is scheduled for release on Monday, Jan. 30.
The All-Time BW and Heidelberg Series -- This is the 96th all-time meeting between Baldwin Wallace University and Heidelberg College in men’s basketball. BW leads the overall series, 58-37, including a 95-75 victory earlier in the season on January 18. Last season, the Jackets and Student Princes split a pair of games with the visitor winning each game.
The Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: Baldwin Wallace -- 95, Heidelberg -- 75 in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea, Ohio on January 18, 2006 -- The last time that the Yellow Jackets and Student Princes met on January 18 in Berea, BW defeated Heidelberg, 95-75. Junior preseason All-American forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets. In addition, senior post player Dan Gundert (Wellington) recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Heidelberg's Shawn Shriver topped all scorers with 27 points, including making six-of-eight three-pointers.
The Baldwin Wallace University Starters and Information -- The Yellow Jackets enter this game averaging 89.7 points per game and are giving up 75.9 ppg. for a scoring differential of plus 13.7 ppg. The Yellow Jackets are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per contest,9.5 more per game than their opponents. BW shoots 54.8 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line.
Look for veteran Yellow Jackets Head Coach Steve Bankson to play as many as 11 players in this game. He will start 6’4” Tori Davis (Elyria/Open Door) and 6'2" senior Dan Gundert (Wellington) at the post positions. In the backcourt, look for 6’0' sophomore Tyler Sekerak (Corry, Pa./ Corry Area), 5’10” Brendan Schuler (Fairview Park) and 6’0” Keith Aufmuth (Brooklyn) to start. Tori Davis tops the team and OAC in scoring with 23.3 points per game and tops BW in rebounding with 8.9 rpg. He is canning 67.7 percent of his field goals (159-of-235) and tops the team with 35 blocked shots. Gundert is fourth in scoring at 11.3 ppg., second in rebounding with 7.8., first in steals with 29, and has canned 73-of-116 shots from the floor for a 62.9 percent. Aufmuth averages 12.6 ppg, ranking second on the team in scoring and is fourth with 43 assists. Brendan Schuler leads the team with 94 assists and is third in scoring with 11.8 ppg. He also leads the team with 43 three-pointers and has canned 43-of-94 treys for 45.7 percent. Sekerak is scoring 8.1 ppg. and is second on the team with 50 assists.
Off the bench, look for Bankson to play 6'4" junior post Chad Clark (Fremont/ Ross), 6'2" junior Nick Meyer(Mentor), 5’11” freshman guard Dennis Santiago (Brook Park/ Midpark), 6'2" junior guard Luke Lyle (Fremont/ Ross) and 6’5” senior forward Charod Hale (Akron/Kenmore) Clark is scoring at 8.0 ppg., grabs 3.7 rpg. and canned 65-of-126 field goals for 51.6 percent. Santiago is averaging 5.4 ppg. and is fourth on the team with 15 three-point field goals. Meyer scores 4.9 ppg. and is third on the team with 18 triples. Hale adds 2.3 ppg. and 1.9 rpg.
Heidelberg Probable Starters and Information -- The Student Princes of Heidelberg College score 81.7 points per game and give up 81.1 for a plus 0.6 scoring differential. The Student Princes shoot 49.2 percent from the floor, 38.7 percent from three-point range and 64.9 percent from the foul line. Heidelberg grabs 36.8 rebounds per game for a plus 2.2 caroms per contest.
Look for Head Coach Duane Sheldon to play up to 10 players, while all five starters are sophomores. In the backcourt, 6'0" guard Shawn Shriver and 6'2" guard Matt Eberle will start while 6'5" Greg Tyson will get the call at the wing. Joining them in the frontcourt will be 6'5" small forward Andrew Lemmon and 6'6" post Brian Schmidt. Shriver tops the team in scoring averaging 13.7 ppg, while connecting on 44-of-114 three-pointers, good for 38.6 percent. Tyson is third on the team in scoring averaging 11.5 ppg,and is grabbing 3.6 caroms per contest. Schmidt averages 10.7 ppg,and is second on the team in rebounding with 5.1 rpg. Lemmon scores 10.2 ppg, and is second on the team with 12 blocked shots. Eberle rounds out the starting five, averaging 3.8 points per game and is third on the team with 42 assists.
Off the bench, look for Sheldon to play junior 6'9" post Ron Higgins, 6'0" freshman guard Chad Szalay, and 6'3" senior wing Scott Morrison. Higgins is second on the team in scoring with 11.7 ppg, and is leading the team in rebounding, bringing down 7.2 per game. Szalay averages 8.0 ppg, and shoots a team-leading 81.8 percent from the foul line. Morrison adds 4.0 ppg.
In BW's Last Game: BW--102, Marietta--53 on Saturday, January 28, 2006 in the Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, Ohio -- In its last game, BW completed the regular season sweep of OAC rival Marietta College with a 102-53 victory in Marietta. Junior two-time All-OAC forward Tori Davis led the Yellow Jackets with 22 points and 10 rebounds. In addition to Davis for BW, sophomore guard Tyler Sekerak scored a career-high 16 points and canned four three-pointers, junior foward Chad Clark had 12 points and sophomore guard Brendan Schuler and junior guard Nick Meyer each scored 11. Keys to the Yellow Jacket win included shooting 52.2 percent from the floor (35-of-67) and 84.2 percent from the foul line (16-of-19), passing for 24 assists in 35 made field goals and outrebounding the Pioneers, 50-34.
In Heidelberg's Last Game: Ohio Northern--92, Heidelberg -- 77 on Saturday, January 28 in the Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio -- In its last game, Heidelberg was defeated by the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University 92-77, at the Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin. Despite the loss, four Student Prince players scored in double figures, led junior forward Ron Higgins with 16 points. In addition to Higgins, sophomore guard Greg Tyson scored 12 points, sophomore center Brian Schmidt had 11 and sophomore guard Matt Eberle had 10. Keys to the loss for the Student Princes were allowing ONU to make 56.5 percent of its field goals (35-of-62) compared to Heidelberg making just 43.9 percent of its field goal chances (25-of-57).
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The Ohio Athletic Conference Race -- With three weeks and six games to go, BW has a two-game lead in the Ohio Athletic Conference Standings with its 11-1 mark. Ohio Northern is second at 9-3 and Muskingum College is third at 8-3 due to its game last Saturday being postponed due to the death of John Carroll University Head Coach Mike Moran's mother. A key OAC game is on Wednesday in Ada. BW travels to New Concord to play Muskingum on Saturday, Feb. 11 and hosts ONU in Berea on Feb. 15.
Tori Davis is Climbing Toward the All-Time Top-10 in Scoring at BW -- Junior two-time All-OAC player and 2005-2006 pre-season Division III All-American forward Tori Davis is nearing the Top-10 all-time leading scorers at BW. Davis has 1,365 career points and ranks 13th all-time. Next up on the list is Wynn Hawkins (1955-57) with 1,392 points. Tori Davis also has 621 career rebounds to rank eighth all-time and 155 blocked shots to rank second.
Keith Aufmuth is Climbing Toward 1,000 Career Points -- Senior All-OAC guard Keith Aufmuth enters this game with 970 career points and needs 30 more to become the 34th player in school history to join the 1,000-Point Club.
Steve Bankson is BW's Winningest Men's Basketball Coach -- Yellow Jackets veteren Head Coach Steve Bankson is the winningest men's basketball coach in BW's school history with 382 wins in 26 years. He has 663 victories in his 42-year career. Bankson is 382-301 at BW, was 232-90 at Lorain County Community College and 49-24 in three seasons at the high school level. Bankson is also serving as BW's Men's Director of Athletics.
Upcoming Honorees at Ursprung -- This Saturday, February 4, prior to its game versus Otterbein College, BW will honor longtime history professor and faculty representative Dr. Lou Barone for his years of service to the Yellow Jacket athletics program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please visit the Baldwin Wallace Athletics website at www.bw.edu/athletics for up to date results and statistics. For further inquiries, please contact BW SID Kevin Ruple by phone at (440) 826-2327, by FAX at (440) 826-2329 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. BW Head Coach Steve Bankson can be reached by phone at (440) 826-2039, by FAX at (440) 826-2192 or via e-mail at email@example.com.