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Defiance College loses at Anderson, 82-72

Press release & logo courtesy of Defiance College athletics

 


ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College placed four players in double figures but was no match for the interior strength of Anderson College on Wednesday evening, falling by an 82-72 margin to the Ravens.

The host Anderson squad took the lead for good at 6-5 and stayed in front over the final 37:22 of action, leading by as many as 21 points in the second half. Defiance closed the game on a 17-6 spurt over the final 6:14 of action but fell short in its comeback bid.

Anderson (9-9, 5-6 HCAC) had its way in the paint, pulling down 18 offensive rebounds en route to a 31-13 gap in second-chance points in the contest. For the game, DC was beaten on the boards by a 45-26 mark.

Another key disparity came at the free throw line, where Defiance did not attempt a free throw until the 7:08 mark of the final period and ended the game with only two makes from the charity stripe. The host squad countered by getting to the line 20 times in the game and connecting on 18 of those tries for a 16-point spread.

Ryan Hicks turned in one of his finest performances of the year in the losing effort, ending with 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, a pair of steals and one assist in 29 minutes of work. Other contributors included Logan Wolfrum’s 15 points, five assists, two blocks and two steals and Anthony Brown, who chipped in 14 points and four boards.

Defiance (7-11, 3-8 HCAC) will head to Lexington, Ky., on Saturday to tangle with the league-leading Transylvania Pioneers (16-2, 10-1 HCAC) in a 3:00 pm.

Defiance College beats Albion to win Purple & Gold Tournament title

2010-2011 Defiance Basketball team (courtesy of Defiance athletics)

Defiance took on a tenacious Albion College of Michigan team in the championship game of the 36th-Annual Purple and Gold Tournament, before pulling out a 79-74 win.

The victory for Defiance was it’s 20th championship in the history of their own holiday tournament.

Neither side led by more than six points the entire night in a game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties. The game also had 52 fouls in 40 minutes of action with the two teams combining for 67 free throw attempts. Defiance sanked 28 of 36 attempts for 77.8-percent, while Albion hurt its chances to win by struggling with 17 of 31 for a 54.8-percent clip.

Albion stayed in the game due to winning the rebounding war, 48-37 edge, where the Britons hauled in 20 offensive rebounds that led to a 23-4 advantage in second-chance points.

Logan Wolfrum was voted the Most Valuable Player scoring 25 points in the second half and ending up with 27 points, six assists, six rebounds in 40 minutes of action. Anthony Brown joined Wolfrum on the All-Tournament Team with 19 points in his 38 minutes.

Ryan Hicks had another all-around effort with 15 points on five-of-six shooting, while adding seven boards and two blocked shots and Kyle Tietje added six points and seven rebounds off the bench. Kevin Tietje matched his brother’s numbers after pulling in 16 rebounds one night earlier and was given the Gerry Boomer Sportsmanship Award.

The Yellow Jackets of Defiance are now 6-4 on the season and improved to 56-16 all-time in 36 years of the Purple and Gold Tournament.

Info courtesy of  Defiance athletics

Defiance College wraps up fantastic season; loses to Wisconsin-Whitewater in NCAA Tournament

courtesy of Defiance Athletics

Defiance at the Wooster Regional (DC)

The Defiance College Yellow Jackets saw a six-point lead slip away in the last two minutes of the second half  last Friday in the NCAA Tournament in Wooster, Ohio. The number 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks ended the game with a 10-0 run to win, 75-71.

Defiance played hard the entire 40 minutes and actually outplayed the much taller and more physical Warhawks squad behind a career effort from Nick Sales. The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year led all scorers with 27 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and four assists to power the Defiance attack.

The inspired effort of Sales in the paint allowed the Yellow Jackets to win the battle of the boards against the Warhawks, while outscoring them by a 40-28 margin in the paint.

Defiance Yellow Jackets (DC)

The 10-0 run to end the game propelled Wisconsin-Whitewater from a 71-65 deficit with two minutes remaining to a 75-71 victory to advance  into the NCAA Second Round. The Warhawks are 23-5.

Defiance (23-6) ends its record-setting 2009-2010 campaign with a defeat but will go out with one of the finest seasons in the program’s Division-III history. The Yellow Jackets 23 wins are a school record in the Division III era, while it also earned the 26th conference championship and fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

Defiance College’s six-man senior class will also leave a lasting and memorable legacy, as Nick Sales, Mike Floyd, Nate Conley, Heath Armstrong, Eric Stolly and Josh Stuckey end their collegiate careers as the winningest class in the school’s Division-III era with 77 victories, two HCAC Championships and one NCAA bid.

Defiance and Wisconsin-Whitewater (DC)

The group will also leave its mark as individuals, as Heath Armstrong boasts the second-best career free throw percentage with his .845 percentage. Mike Floyd ranks second all-time in program history with 502 assists and Sales ends his stellar collegiate career ranking 16th in Defiance College history with 1,383 points, fourth in rebounds with 833, second in blocked shots with 79 blocks and first with a .605 career field goal percentage.

Looking ahead to 2010-2011, the Yellow Jackets is set to return 11 players from the current team, with Anthony Brown and Brandon Campbell returning from the starting five, as well as top reserves Logan Wolfrum, Kyle Tietje and Kevin Tietje.

Brandon Campbell will return in 2010-2011 (DC)

Defiance wins Heartland Conference; NCAA Tournament is next

Heartland Conference (DC)

March Madness has begun at Defiance College and it’s men’s basketball program as they’ve drawn Wisconsin-Whitewater in the opening round of the NCAA III National Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets (23-5) earned their way to the Big Dance for the fourth time in school history by rallying to win the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with wins over number 6 Franklin, number 2 Hanover and number 1 Anderson. By winning the conference tournament, Defiance won the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and earned the 26th conference championship in the program’s history.

Nick Sales led the way for the Yellow Jackets with 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game during the three HCAC wins and was named as the 2010 Tournament MVP. He was joined on the HCAC All-Tournament Team by Anthony Brown and Logan Wolfrum.

The NCAA tournament committee selected Defiance to compete at Wooster, Ohio on the campus of  the College of Wooster. The Yellow Jackets will play the number 8 Warhawks of UW-Whitewater in the opening round on Friday. Wisconsin-Whitewater went 22-5 overall and will be making its 16th appearance into the national tournament in search of its third national championship.

HCAC Tournament Champions (DC)

Wooster (23-5) and Grove City (19-8) will play in the other game on Friday, with two opening round winners playing on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner from Saturday’s clash will the advance into the Sweet 16.