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November 18, 2013

Metro roundup: Smith, Abdul-Qaadir get MVC awards

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State basketball players earned a pair of Missouri Valley Conference honors Monday, as Khristian Smith was named Player of the Week for men’s teams and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was picked as women’s Newcomer of the Week.

Smith averaged 21.5 points per game while hitting 16 of 24 shots, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range as the Sycamores lost 96-95 at Belmont before winning 83-70 at Notre Dame. He tallied a career-high 28 points by hitting 10 of 13 shots, 4 of 5 from 3-point range, at Belmont.

Abdul-Qaadir led the women’s team in scoring in both games last week, a career-high 24 points against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday and 18 points against Indiana on Friday.


In other honors:

• Rose sweeps HCAC awards — Ryan Landwehr and Kevin Nowak swept Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the past week, being named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

Landwehr tied school records by passing for five touchdowns and being responsible for seven touchdowns in Rose-Hulman’s 53-15 victory that vaulted the Engineers into a tie for the HCAC regular-season title. His five touchdown passes tied a school record set by Jason Duff in 1987 and the seven touchdowns responsible for tied a mark set by Eddie McGovern in 1943.

Landwehr finished the contest 23 of 30 for 243 passing yards while rushing for 67 yards. He also set a school record for total offense with 2,929 yards for the season.

Nowak had two interceptions and made nine tackles in the Earlham win. For the season, the freshman led the Engineers with 77 tackles and four interceptions and ranked second with eight pass breakups.

• Players honored — All-conference honors have been announced for SouthWestern Conference volleyball and Western Indiana Conference football, soccer, tennis and volleyball.


SWIAC volleyball

Linton — Carlie Booe, Macy Fidler, Libbi Fougerousse

Bloomfield — Meaghan Bond, Nicole Hughes, Tiffany Lachance

Eastern Greene — Peyton Gilliatt, Katie Morguson

White River Valley — Lexie Graves, Allison Wininger

Union — Autumn Secrest

North Daviess — Taylor Jeffers

Clay City — Emmie Kittle, Whitney Milner

North Central — Taylor Netherlain

Honorable mention — Averi Workman of Bloomfield, Amanda Butler and Kelsey Fleener of Eastern Greene, Brianne Karazsia of Linton, Shannon Pittman of WRV

WIC football

Northview — Trey Boor, Ben Girton, Kelly Hawkins, Daniel Kimball, Derek Mills, Tyler Rector, Tucker Stewart

Sullivan — Michael Hutchcraft, Jake Kinnaman, Cameron Marx, Jonathan Sullivan, Brooks Weszely, Michael Willis

South Vermillion — Ken Bailey, Tanner Smith

West Vigo — Sam McClain, Skyler Warnock

Owen Valley — Dustin Hendrickson, Devon Shouse, Seth Sparks, Brandy White, Evan Wood, Jacob Siebert

Brown County — Keith Bechtel, Dillon Boknecht, Luke Huls, Austin Walsh

Edgewood — Blair Boruff, Brandon Fleener, Gabe Koontz, Brandon Mosby

Boys soccer

Sullivan — Luke McPhail, Ben Walker

Northview — Chandler Reeves, Jacob Nobles

West Vigo — Brady Cole, Justin Kump

South Vermillion — Davey Francis, Caleb Harrison

Edgewood — Brandon Altop, Colton Bennett, Trevor Farkas, Jackson Snyder

Brown County — Isaac Gluesenkamp, Collin Graeber, Stephen Kakavecos

Owen Valley — Cody Hege, Dillan Hege

Girls soccer

Sullivan — Katheryn Hannon, Meredith Secrest, Adison South, Makala Stockberger

Northview — Mannah Mace, Hannah Minor, Melissa Lummis

South Vermillion — Baylee Garver, Sheridan Roberts

West Vigo — Michaela Rollings, Keisha Spillers

Brown County — Rachel Smith, Sophie Riebl, Rebecca Walden

Edgewood — Amber Vecrumba, Andi Walden

Owen Valley — Kaitlin Keller, Hannah Miller


Edgewood — Vanessa Brown, Ashley Hacker, Mady Miller

Brown County — Liz Jackson, Maddi Taylor

Owen Valley — Morgan Shafer, Katie Watson

Northview — Taylor Hess, McKenzi Kumpf, Madison McDonald, Shelbi Morris

South Vermillion — Brooke Harvey, Ariel Spivey

Sullivan — Abigail Hornback

West Vigo — Kylie Cardinal

Boys tennis

West Vigo — Blake Benefiel, Michael Vermillion, Kyle Watson

Sullivan — Austin Bobbitt, Luke Willis

Northview — Damon Bass

South Vermillion — Aaron Hines

Brown County —  Bryce Fish, Nathan Miller

Edgewood — Michael Niemi, Mitch Wampler

Owen Valley — Kendal Norman


• Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 109, Miami-Middletown 67 — At Middletown, Ohio, the visiting Pomeroys scored over 100 points for the second time in four games this season on Sunday.

The Pomeroys were led by Mikayla Metheny and Stephanie Moore with 17 points each. Other Pomeroys scoring in double figures were Hailee Rittinger with 15, Sierra Lopez with 14, Ja’Breena Gardner with 13 and Mikayla Kinneer with 12. Gardner also had 12 rebounds and seven steals.

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    Those two sentences seem to be a contradiction. But ISU’s coaches and Bennett himself are hoping there’s a third way, a path where he can ease into a role as a contributor without the pressure, at least right off the bat, of being “the man.”

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  • SPT061214 ISUMBB parker.jpg New ISU coach Parker makes first impression

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