February 6, 2016
Freshman Brandon Smith scored a career-high 31 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Wilmington College men’s basketball team fell to No. 7 Marietta Saturday, 98-85, in Ohio Athletic Conference action at Fred Raizk Arena in Hermann Court.
“Brandon made shots and he made plays all day long,” said Wilmington head coach K.C. Hunt. “The guys did a good job of finding him on some early kick outs that really got him going. He is a talented offensive player, no doubt.”
Smith (Lebanon, OH/Lebanon), whose previous career-high was 18 points, was 10-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, and was 6-of-7 from the foul line. He added two assists.
Marietta scored 15 of the game’s first 20 points to open up a quick 10-point lead, and Wilmington never led.
Despite the early deficit, the Fightin’ Quakers scored eight straight to pull to within two. The two teams traded first-half runs, and when it was all said and done in the first half, Wilmington trailed by just four.
The Pioneers pulled away in the second half, mainly thanks to their ability to hit the offensive glass. They pulled down 11 of their 19 offensive rebounds, which led to 24 second-chance points. Wilmington was out-rebounded, 41-27. With their physical presence, MC attempted 20 more free throws than Wilmington.
“I thought there were more physical and out-toughed us, especially down the stretch when they pulled away,” said Hunt. “We are going through it, and we are learning every game what we need to do to compete. But we didn’t do it enough today.”
Senior Zach McCorkle (Cincinnati, OH/Winton Woods) finished with 13 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Nathan Scott (Sardinia, OH/Eastern) tied a career-high with 11 points and pulled down a career-high six boards.
GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY Jayson Ameer Rasheed; COURTESY WILMINGTON ATHLETICS
Flyers Become First Program To Have More Than 80 Players Named in a Year
Thanks in part to a PFL-record 81 University of Dayton football players recognized, the Pioneer Football League has announced its largest PFL Academic Honor Roll ever. A total of 616 student-athletes were honored.
It is the 21st time in the 23 year-history of the PFL that Dayton had the most team members on the honor roll. The Flyers previously had set records of 76 in 2014, 74 in 2012 and 72 in 2011 (UD also had 72 in 2013).
Five of the 11 league schools had 50 or more players honored. Following UD were Butler (80), Drake (66), Davidson (58), and Stetson (55).
The honor roll, established as a way for the league to recognize its outstanding student-athletes, consists of student-athletes that posted a 3.0 grade point average or better during the fall semester.
Dayton enjoyed a historic season this fall, finishing 10-2 overall and making the Flyers’ first appearance in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. UD was the co-champions of Pioneer Football League with a 7-1 conference record.
Dayton shared the title with San Diego, but earned the PFL’s automatic berth into the playoffs with a 14-13 win over the league preseason favorite Toreros. It was the Flyers’ 12th PFL crown in the 23-year history of the league.
Dayton Flyers on the 2015 PFL Academic Honor Roll:
Jack Adams, R-So., Political Science
Spencer Adams, R-So., Finance [International Business]
John Agnew, Fr., Finance
Austin Ahrendt, Fr., Civil Engineering
Austen Alber, R-Sr., Electrical Engineering
Ty Alston, Sr., Criminal Justice Studies
Miles Ashleman, Sr., Marketing [Leadership]
Najm Babatunde, Fr., Business Economics / Finance
Jason Balogh, Fr., Discover Business
Brett Bass, Sr., Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Beaschler, Sr., Mechanical Engineering
Blake Bir, R-So., Finance
Will Bobek, R, Sport Management
Joe Bodnar, R-Sr., Finance
Matthew Brandeis, Fr., Marketing
Matt Brown, R-Sr., Civil Engineering
Joseph Bruni, Fr., Marketing
Marlin Bunnell, Fr., Mechanical Engineering Technology
Carson Chatterton, R-So., Operations & Supply Management
Jared Connors, Fr., Communication
Jack Crain, R-So., Accounting / Finance
Robert Delaney, Sr., History
David Di Silvestro, Fr., Electrical Engineering
Anthony Diorio, So., Intervention Specialist
Lucas Edwards, Fr., Pre-Medicine
Tom Fanning, R-So., Finance
Luke Fulton, Fr., Discover Arts
Ben Gauthier, Fr., Discover Arts
Michael Gray, Sr., Chemical Engineering
Chris Hagan, Sr., Applied Mathematical Economics [Finance]
Shane Hannah, R-Fr., Discover Sciences
Nolan Harmotto, Sr., Biology
Wes Hegemann, R-Fr., Marketing
Patrick Hemmert, Fr., Management Information Systems
Cameron Hendershot, Fr., Finance
Alex Jeske, R-Fr., Finance
George Jochens, Fr., Accounting
Kyle Kaparos, Fr., Operations & Supply Management
Christopher Kazimir, Fr., Mechanical Engineering
Alex Kenner, R-Fr., Marketing
John Kohley, Fr., Discover Business
Brandon Labunski, Fr., Business Economics
Danny Leach, Sr., Leadership [Marketing]
Shane Lefever, Fr., Discover Business
David Leisring, Fr., Finance
Drew Lynn, Fr., Mechanical Engineering
Gus Madden, R-So., Civil Engineering
Reagan Malas, Fr., Business Economics
Kevin Maloney, R-Fr., Middle Childhood Education
Nate Marotta, R-Fr., Operations & Supply Management
Andrew McCormick, R-Fr., Marketing [Biology]
Zac Morgan, Sr., Finance [Marketing]
Pat Nuzzolese, Sr., Mechanical Engineering Technology
[Industrial Engineering Technology]
Griffin O’Gara, So., Business Economics
Ian Palin, Sr., Entrepreneurship
Chris Papalia, Fr., Finance [Marketing]
Mike Ross, Fr., Chemical Engineering
Jared Ruffing, R-Fr., Mechanical Engineering
Mike Ruffolo, R-Fr., Finance
Mike Ryan, Sr., Finance
Ryan Schwenke, Sr., Mechanical Engineering
Michael Scott, Sr., Middle Childhood Education
Christian Searles, So., Sport Management
Michael Sernus, R-Fr., Discover Arts
Kyle Sess, Sr., Business Economics [Finance]
Isaac Sexton, Fr., Chemical Engineering
Sean Smith, Fr., Civil Engineering
Dante Stefanini, Fr., Marketing
Cory Stuart, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy
Adam Stull, Fr., Marketing
Nate Sudnick, Sr., Mechanical Engineering
Nick Surges, R-Fr., Discover Business
Shane Toub, Sr., Sport Management
Adam Trautman, Fr., Discover Engineering
Tyler Tumpane, So., Finance
Matt Tunnacliffe, R-Fr., Entrepreneurship
Jimmy Vogel, Sr., Mechanical Engineering
Joe Weidenbach, So., Finance
William Will, Sr., Finance [Marketing]
Owen Williams, Sr., Leadership [Marketing]
Tucker Yinger, R-Fr., Mechanical Engineering
PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS
Local Celebrities and Members of Local Media Invited to Attend on Monday, February 15
COLUMBUS (Feb. 5, 2016) – Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl will host the 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship, a Professional Bowlers Association major tournament, from February 15-21. The championship will conclude with live ESPN television coverage on Sunday, February 21 at 1 p.m.
The Players Championship will get underway on Monday, February 15, with practice and a celebrity pro-am. Members of the local media are invited to participate in the celebrity pro-am at no cost. The general public pays $79 per person for celebrity pro-am on Monday. Additional pro-am squads that provide an opportunity for Ohio grassroots adult, youth and senior league bowlers to bowl alongside the pros will be conducted on Saturday, leading up to Sunday’s live finals on ESPN. The cost to participate in the Saturday, February 20 youth and adult pro-am is $39/youth and $69/adult. The general public can buy tickets to the ESPN live TV finals through www.PBA.com. Tickets are $25 & $40.
Eight-game qualifying rounds will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by an eight-game cashers round on Thursday morning, and three eight-game round-robin match play rounds Thursday and Friday. The 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship will return to PBA major title status, featuring a 48-game qualifying and match play format, and a five-player stepladder final with a $40,000 first prize. All of the preliminary rounds of Players Championship week will be covered live, exclusively on PBA’s Xtra Frame online video-streaming service.
“We are thrilled to extend our long-standing partnership with the PBA again this year,” said John Price, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Perio, Inc. “The Barbasol PBA Players Championship will showcase the best bowling talent from around the world in Columbus, which has a rich history with the PBA.”
“Everyone is gearing up for another exciting tournament. This is a major event where professional bowlers from all over the world will be competing for the title,” said PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb and co-owner of Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. “This is definitely an opportunity for fans to see their favorite pros and bowl with them during the Pro-Am!”
The Barbasol partnership brings the PBA event close to the company’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Perio Inc., the parent company of Barbasol LLC, is located in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, and the company’s Barbasol products are manufactured in Ashland, Ohio.
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the major sanctioning body for the sport of professional 10-pin bowling in the United States. The PBA membership consists of almost 4,300 members worldwide. For more information, visitwww.PBA.com.
PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Elaine Webb | Manager – Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl; COURTESY GREATER COLUMBUS SPORTS COMMISSION & PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS ASSOCIATION