Wabash-Wittenberg preview


WABASH AT WITTENBERG PREVIEW

Who: Wabash (7-14, 5-7 NCAC) at Wittenberg (14-7, 7-5 NCAC)

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Pam Evans Smith Arena

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Cole Bond, 6-6, Jr., F, 2.2

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 7.2

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 12.0

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 11.0

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.1

Probable Wabash starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Daniel Purvlicis, 6-7, Fr., F, 11.4

Pete Nicksic, 6-7, Jr., F, 7.9

Houston Hodges, 5-8, So., G, 3.9

Ross Sponsler, 6-2, Fr, G, 12.8

Andy Walsh, 6-3, Jr., G, 7.9

About Wittenberg: The Tigers beat Allegheny 81-64 on Saturday and now sit all alone in third place in the North Coast Athletic Conference, two games back of Ohio Wesleyan and four games back of Wooster. Three 6-6 teams are right behind the Tigers: DePauw, Denison and Kenyon. The top four teams in the standings at the end of the regular season host NCAC tournament quarterfinal games Feb. 19. … Collins leads the Tigers with 57 assists. Newell is the team’s top 3-point shooter (42-of-100).

About Wabash: The Little Giants upset No. 8 Wooster 55-48 on Saturday, overcoming a 27-17 halftime deficit. Sponsler led all scorers with 20 points. It was the Scots’ first NCAC loss. They’re 18-3 and 11-1. … Wabash has had four different leading scorers in the last five games. … The teams have split the regular-season series the last two seasons. Wittenberg has won five of the last seven games in the series, including a 50-45 win at Crawfordsville on Jan. 16.

Women’s game: The Tigers (10-11, 6-6 NCAC) host Denison at 6 p.m. They won 57-46 at Allegheny on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Enri Small scored 22 points, and Heather Schroeder and Taylore Bundy each had 12. The Tigers are tied for fourth place with Allegheny and Ohio Wesleyan.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Big Ten has gotten pushback over Friday night games
Big Ten has gotten pushback over Friday night games

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany admitted Monday there has been pushback to the conference’s decision to play games on Friday nights, a time traditionally reserved for high school football. Speaking about the issue at the opening press conference of Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place, Delany said, “It led us to open up even more...
NFL player uses Heimlich maneuver to save man’s life in airport
NFL player uses Heimlich maneuver to save man’s life in airport

Chicago Bears linebacker and former Indianapolis Colt Jerrell Freeman found himself in a serious situation Sunday.  According to the Chicago Tribune, Freeman was eating at a restaurant in Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport when Freeman saw a man in distress.  He performed the Heimlich maneuver twice on a man that was...
Dayton announces non-conference schedule
Dayton announces non-conference schedule

The Dayton Flyers will open the season at home against Ball State on Nov. 10, UD announced Monday. UD last played the Cardinals in 2010. The Flyers lead the all-time series 5-1. Here is a glance at the other games on the 2017-18 non-conference schedule. All the games are known except for the matchups in the Charleston Classic (Nov. 16, 17 and 19)....
Area high school baseball player to receive national award for sportsmanship
Area high school baseball player to receive national award for sportsmanship

Russia High School baseball player Dion Puthoff will receive a Musial Award on Nov. 18 in St. Louis. Puthoff will be honored for his display of sportsmanship in June. He gave the ball hit by Minster’s Jon Niemeyer to drive in the winning run in the state championship game to Niemeyer. Puthoff was the fielder who ended up with the ball as Minster...
Former Dayton guard to play in Turkey
Former Dayton guard to play in Turkey

Former Dayton Flyers guard Rob Lowery will play in Turkey in the 2017-18 season. Lowery signed Sunday with Antalyaspor, a team in the second division. Last season, Lowery played for BC Astana in Kazakhstan. He has also played in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Greece and Latvia. He last played in Turkey in the 2012-13 season. RELATED: Vee Sanford...
More Stories