By GREG KEIM firstname.lastname@example.org
---- — GOSHEN — Nic Moore tossed in a team-high 16 points as the SMU Mustangs edged Texas A&M, 55-52, in the men’s basketball consolation game of the Corpus Christi Challenge.
The red-shirt sophomore (Warsaw) made 5-of-9 field goals (4-of-6 from 3-point range) and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
SMU is 6-2 so far on the season. The Mustangs are coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown.
Moore has started all eight game and is averaging a team-high 13.8 points per game. He is shooting 53.6 percent (37-of-69) on all field goals, 56.0 (22-of-40) from 3-point range and 77.8 (14-of-18) from the charity stripe. He leads the team with 35 assists. Moore also has 24 rebounds and 12 steals.
Moore transferred to SMU after playing his freshman season (2012-13) at Illinois State. He had to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Freshman Savannah Bley (NorthWood) didn’t get much playing time — 13 minutes — but she made the most of every second she was on the floor for the Taylor Trojans in a 72-61 win over Holy Cross. Bley scored a career-high 13 points. She made 4-of-8 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws. She also had four rebounds and a steal. Her previous scoring high was 10 points against Georgetown College.
Senior Lindsey Steffen (NorthWood) had nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for Holy Cross.
Junior Emma Stahl (Jimtown) tossed in a career-high 19 points for the No. 1-ranked NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats in a 66-47 victory at Cornerstone in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to improve to 8-0 on the season. She tied her previous career-best of 17 points with :09 left in the first half when she drilled a pair of tosses from the charity stripe. Senior Taylor Goshert (Wawasee) grabbed nine rebounds and Stahl six for the winners.
Taylor senior Josh Riikonen (Elkhart Central) scored 13 points to go with six rebounds, two blocks and an assist as the Trojans recorded a 75-62 Crossroads League win over the Grace Lancers.
Junior Molly Studer (Wawasee) played in 127 sets this season for a Judson Eagles squad that finished 11-27 overall, 5-12 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. She totaled six kills, 18 setting assists, 28 aces, 249 digs and one assisted block.
Sophomore Sabrina Whitaker (Westview) appeared in 10 sets for the Grace Lancers that finished with a 20-17 overall record, 9-9 in Crossroads League action. She recorded five kills, one setting assist, two digs, a solo block and three blocking assists.
Purdue sophomore Annie Drews (Elkhart Central and Penn) notched seven kills, two digs, a solo block and two assisted blocks as the No. 20 Boilermakers defeated No. 19 Michigan State 19-25, 25-20, 22-235, 25-22, 18-16.
Senior punter Brandon Williams (NorthWood) averaged 34.0 yards on one punt for the Northwestern Wildcats in a 37-34 win over Illinois in Big Ten action. He attempted a pass that fell incomplete when he was the holder on a fake field goal. Williams was a part of the 14-member senior class that was recognized. He completed the season with 58 punts for an average of 36.0 yards. He had a long of 49 yards with five touchbacks and 17 downed inside the 20-yard line.
Franklin senior Zach Corpe (Elkhart Memorial) made five tackles and assisted on one more, returned five punts for 37 yards and four kickoffs for 81 as the Grizzlies (8-4) season ended in a 33-3 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater at Whitewater, Wisc., in the NCAA Division III playoffs. On the season, Corpe averaged 5.4 yards on 24 punt returns, 26.4 on 22 kick returns (one TD), made 41 tackles, assisted on 19 others and had three interceptions. He was one of 18 seniors that posted an overall record of 36-11, won four straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles while going 31-1 in the league.
Junior Anthony Yoder (Concord) had a versatile season for the Trine Thunder (4-6 overall, 1-5 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association). He rushed the ball 21 times for 74 yards, completed 23-of-38 passes (60.5 percent) for 233 yards and an a touchdown and caught 16 passes for 233 yards and two scores. Senior Tony Miranda (NorthWood) stated all 10 games on defense making 32 tackles and assisting on 17 more. He had nine tackles for losses and two interceptions. He scored on a two-point conversion run. Senior place-kicker Tyler Keck (Elkhart Memorial) was the team’s leading scorer with 71 points as he kicked 23-of-23 PATs and 15-of-24 field goals.
Junior Breanna Ghigliotto (NorthWood) set school records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.08) and 200 breast (2:31.47) as Franklin topped Principia 214-53 and
Freshman Haley Ronci (Goshen) placed fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:10.71) and ninth in the 200 free (2:20.44) as the Olivet Nazarene Tigers placed fourth in the team standings with 251 points in the Patrick Woehnker Invitational at Wabash College. Ronci teamed with freshman Tiffany Ray, junior Laura Bryant and senior Sam Elam for a fourth in the 800 free relay (8:08.94).
Freshman Trent Chamness (Concord) placed second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.16) and fifth in the 100 free (51.87) for the Valparaiso Vikings in a 155-129 loss to Western Illinois.