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March 18, 2013

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Ex-Raider shines for Grace in NAIA semi

GOSHEN — Grace College senior Elliot Smith netted 13 points as the Lancers’ basketball season came to an end with a 79-58 loss to No. 1-seeded William Penn in the NAIA National Tournament semifinals at Branson, Missouri.

The Northridge High School graduate was 3-of-7 from 3-point range in the contest.

Grace finished with a 24-10 record.

Smith played in 34 games this season, scoring 394 points. He was 124-of-292 shooting, including 85-of-201 from beyond the arc. He was 60-of-71 from the free-throw line. He had a total of 49 rebounds, 72 assists and 46 steals.

Smith capped a stellar career with a total of 1,296 points as the Lancers appeared in three NAIA National Championships and won the 2012 Crossroads League championship during his four seasons at the Winona Lake school.

In December, Smith became the 44th player in Grace history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau for their career. He drilled a 3-pointer with 4:50 to go in the opening half of an 84-60 win over Wilberforce in the Habitat for Humanity Classic at Grace.

Smith was one of three Lancers to go over the 1,000-point mark this season. Others were Bruce Grimm Jr, (Rochester) and Greg Miller (North Miami).

Smith ended his career with 252 treys. Andrew Kipsey (2001-05) holds the school record with 302.

Men’s Basketball

Senior Ethan Hussey (Goshen) was one of three Saint Francis players to earn National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Daktronics-NAIA Division II Scholar-Athlete status.

Student-athletes are nominated by their institution’s head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify for the honor.

The other two players were senior Kevin Bloom (East Noble) and junior Zachary Welklin (Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger).

Ancilla College freshman Jakyah Qaiym (NorthWood) scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 72-66 loss at Muskegon Community College.

Junior Karvel Anderson (Elkhart Memorial) had six points, four rebounds and two steals for Robert Morris as the No. 1 seeded Colonials dropped a 69-60 decision to Mount St. Mary’s in the Northeast Conference Tournament in the Charles L. Sewall Center at Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

Robert Morris (23-10) is expecting to receiver a postseason bid to the NIT.

Anderson had appeared in 31 games this season (10 starts) and is the team’s leading scorer at 12.7 points per game. He is shooting 48.1 percent on all field goals (137-of-288) including 44.1 from 3-point range (78-of-177). He is hitting 83.7 percent from the free-throw line (41-of-49). Anderson has a total of 86 rebounds, 33 assists and 24 steals.

Freshman Todd Johnson (Elkhart Memorial) scored three points to go with an assist and a steal for Northern Kentucky in a 73-68 loss at San Francisco. The Norse finished with an 11-16 record. Johnson played in 25 games. He had 74 points, 35 rebounds, 29 assists and 17 steals.

Softball

Bethel College sophomore Natalie Newell (Goshen) has been named the Crossroads League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending March 11. During the Pilots’ spring trip to Puerto Rico, Newell appeared in four of the six games, striking out a total of 38 batters and posting an ERA of 0.00.

Freshman McKenzie Byler (Goshen) has played in three game for the Pilots. She is 1-of-3 at the plate and has scored two runs.

St. Mary’s College junior Callie Selner (Elkhart Memorial) was the winning pitcher in a 9-1 five-inning victory over Curry at Cape Coral, Florida. Selner allowed just two hits while striking out eight in recording her third straight win. Selner gave up five hits and an earned run while fanning 11 in a 5-3 win over Bethany Lutheran, also at Cape Coral. The Belles opened the road trip with a 7-1 win over Delaware Valley at Fort Myers, Florida. Selner whiffed back-to-back hitters with runners on second and third in the first inning. She went on to fan 13. She gave up four hits and one unearned run.

Baseball

Sophomore Zach Mishler (Westview) is batting .259 (7-of-27) for the John A. Logan College Vols. He has a double and five RBI. He has a .954 fielding percentage.

Bethel College junior Kyle Revella (Elkhart Christian Academy) is the second-leading hitter at .333 (13-of-39) for the Pilots that are off to a 3-9 start. Revella has scored five runs and driven in five runs.

The Saint Francis Cougars recorded a 4-3 win over Warner University at Lakes Wales, Florida. Junior David Yoder (Concord) scored on a double by senior Tyler Gregory (Penn) to give the Cougars a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

Senior Adam Christner (Westview) singled and scored a run for the Huntington University Foresters in a 9-3 loss to Judson College at Elgin, Illinois.

Freshman pitcher Justin Brown (Jimtown) hurled 1 1/3 innings for the Franklin College Grizzlies in a 13-4 win over Wabash in Crawfordsville. Brown struck out two and walked one.

Holy Cross freshman Brandon Weinkauf (Jimtown) tossed 3 1/3 innings in relief as the Saint dropped a 7-2 decision to the University of Cumberlands at Williamsburg, Kentucky. Weinkauf allowed four hits, two earned runs while striking out three and walking one.

Women’s Swimming

University of Indianapolis sophomore Sarah Griffin (Northridge) competed in the NCAA Division II National Championships at Birmingham, Alabama. She placed 25th in the 100-yard backstroke (57.75), 27th in the 200 back (2:06.14) and 48th in the 200 freestyle (1:55.96).

Men’s Tennis

Manchester  University freshman Matt Buncich (Goshen) defeated Matt Wilcox 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 as the Spartans dropped an 8-1 decision to Huntington in the Stone Recreation Center at Alma, Michigan.

 

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