OAC Players-of-the-Week: 11/29-12/6
John Carroll sophomore forward/center Brandon Mimes (Euclid) recorded a double-double, 24 points and 10 rebounds, in the Blue Streaks win against Wilmington. Mimes shot 5-of-7 (.714) from the field and 14-of-18 (.778) from the charity stripe in the contest. Mimes has recorded a double-double in the past four contests for the Blue and Gold.
Capital junior guard Sara Heitkamp (Ft. Recovery) tallied 44 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in two games last week. She tallied 31 points in a non-conference win and added 13 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in the Crusaders Conference opening win against Muskingum.
Ohio Northern freshman guard Jenny Markle (Fairlawn/Copley) hit 8-of-9 (.889) field goals, including 6-of-7 (.857) from behind the arc, in two Polar Bear wins last week. Markle scored a team-high 19 points in the Bears' win against Mount Union. She was a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor, including 4-of-4 from three-point range. Markle also added three assists and five steals in two games.
Four OAC wrestlers went 5-0 last week, winning their OAC dual bout and capturing individual titles at their respective tournaments. Baldwin Wallace junior 197-pounder Devin Carman (Ashtabula/Geneva) won his second straight individual title at the RIT Invitational. He won four of five bouts by decision and one by major decision. John Carroll senior Tim Lennox (Naperville, IL/Central) captured the 133 individual title at the RIT Invite. He won two bouts by decision, two by major decision and one by fall. Lennox helped the Blue Streaks capture the team title at RIT. Mount Union junior Chad Hilliard (Minerva) picked up four wins by decision and pinned his opponent in the 149 championship bout at the Messiah-Petrofes Invitational last weekend. Hilliard, who was the #5 seed in the invitational, defeated top-seed and fourth-ranked Div. III Brute/Adidas wrestler, Rory Tobias in the semifinals. Wilmington junior 157-pounder Carl Amerine (Columbus/Franklin Hts) won three bouts by decision, one by major decision and the championship of the Indiana Little State Tournament by fall.
Ohio Northern sophomore Nick Frankle (Canfield) broke his own school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.22 seconds and was also on the school record-breaking 200 and 400 medley relay teams. The 200 medley relay finished second in 1:39.21, while the 400 medley touched the wall in 3:38.30 for a third place finish. Frankle also finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:00.28), first in the 200 breast (2:11.24) and was a member of the 200 free relay squad (1:31.78).
John Carroll senior Lindsey Meier (Chagrin Falls) recorded NCAA "B" cuts in the 1650 freestyle (17:37.32), 500 freestyle (5:07.00) and the 400 individual medley (4:38.12) at the Wooster Invitational last weekend. Her 400 IM time is the fastest in JCU history, while her 500 free time is the second fastest in school history.
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