Baldwin Wallace Women's Basketball Team Beats Cross-Town Rival Case Western Reserve, 79-65
BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team defeated Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University, 79-65, tonight at Horsbaugh Gymnasium in University Circle.
With the victory, BW is now 3-0 overall and increased its lead over the Spartans in the all-time series to 20-10, including three straight. With its loss, CWRU falls to 1-2 overall.
Game Notes #3 vs. Case Western Reserve University
The Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team will travel to University Circle, Ohio to play Cleveland crosstown rival Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday, November 20 at the Veale Center at 7:00 p.m.
Select Yellow Jacket women's basketball games, home and away, are broadcast by campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, and via the WBW Internet Web site at www.wBW.com. The pregame show generally begins 20 minutes prior to tipoff.
Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION: Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2006-2007 RECORD: 19-7
2007-2008 RECORD: 2-0
HEAD COACH: Cheri Harrer
BW RECORD: 349-126
YEAR AT BW: 18th
CAREER RECORD: same
LAST MEETING: 2006-2007, BW won, 78-50, in Berea, Ohio on Nov. 21, 2006.
SERIES STREAK: BW, two straight
SERIES BEGAN: 1966-67 BW won, 17-6
SERIES RECORD: BW leads, 19-10
NEXT GAME: Nov. 24: HOST WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON (Pa.) at 3:00 P.M.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: University Circle, Ohio
CONFERENCE: University Athletic Association
2006-2007 RECORD: 9-16
2007-2008 RECORD: 1-1
HEAD COACH: Jennifer Reimer
CWRU RECORD: 1-1
YEAR AT CWRU: First-year
CAREER RECORD: 153-87 overall
The Pregame Setup -- The Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team hopes to stay undefeated when Yellow Jackets travel to University Circle to play Greater Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University at the Veale Center.
The Yellow Jackets enter this game with a 2-0 overall record following a championship performance at last weekend's season-opening Anderson (Ind.) University Tournament. At Anderson, BW defeated Alma (Mich.) College, 60-52 in double overtime, in its first game and then beat host Anderson (Ind.), 40-37, in the championship game.
The Spartans enter this game with a 1-1 overall mark following a split of a pair of games at last weekend's seasonopening Ohio Athletic Conference versus University Athletic Association Challenge Tournament at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University. In its first contest, the Spartans lost to Mount Union College, 64-59, and then rebounded by beating Otterbein College, 69-57.
The BW Versus CWRU All-Time Series -- BW and CWRU have previously met 28 times in women’s basketball with the Yellow Jackets leading the all-time series, 18-10, including a 78-50 victory a year ago in Berea on November 21, 2006 and two straight wins overall. The last CWRU win came on Nov. 19, 2004 in the first round of the Greater Cleveland College Tournament at Notre Dame College and by a 66-63 score in overtime. The first-ever meeting was in 1966-67 and BW won that contest by a 17-6 score.
In the Last BW versus CWRU Matchup in Berea on November 21, 2006 -- Babldwin-Wallace -- 78, CWRU -- 50 -- In last year's game between BW and CWRU in Berea, the then ninth-ranked Yellow Jackets defeated the Spartans, 78-50, in the Lou Higgins Center and Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium. Keys to the Yellow Jacket victory were making 43.5 percent of their field goal attempts (30-of-69 shooting), forcing the Spartans into making 20 turnovers and outrebounding CWRU, 48-43.
The Jackets' were led in scoring by current 5'8" junior and two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference guard Amanda Mondrach (Parma/ Holy Name) with 14 points, graduated All-OAC guard/ forward Michelle White scored 13 points and current 5'10" senior forward Carly Flowers (North Baltimore) had 10. CWRU was led by senior guard Maria Jackson with nine points. Current 5'8" senior forward Stacia Shrider (Marietta/ Warren Local) led all rebounders with nine. The 28-point victory also gave Head Coach Cheri Harrer a chance to play all 18 team members who dressed for the game.
In BW's last game against Anderson University at the Anderson (Ind.) University Tournament -- BW -- 40, Anderson (Ind.) -- 37 -- In BW's 40-37 championship game win against host Anderson University and the Anderson Tournament in Anderson, Indiana, the Yellow Jackets were led by all-tournament team selections in 6'2" sophomore center Ariel Brough (Powell/ Olentangy Liberty) with nine points and six rebounds as well as the go-ahead basket, and Carly Flowers had eight points. BW went on a crucial 8-3 run in the final four minutes of the game to overcome a 34- 31 deficit enroute to the victory. Stacia Shrider and 5'10" sophomore transfer forward Sasha Samara (Amherst/ Steele) led BW with seven rebounds each.
In CWRU's last game against Otterbein at the Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) Tournament -- CWRU -- 69, Otterbein -- 58-- In CWRU's split of games in the OAC versus UAA Challenge at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Spartans defeated Otterbein College in their final game, 69-58. In victory, 5'9" sophomore Ashleigh Tondo led the way with a game-high 22 points, eight rebounds and five steals. She was supported by 5'11" senior forward Ashley Horton's 14 points and eight rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were 5'9" senior guard Mary Herendeen with 13 points and seven rebounds and 5'8" freshman guard Beth Andrasik with 10 markers.
BW Information and Probable Starters -- Look Coach Cheri Harrer to go at least 10 players deep in her rotation. She will probably start Amanda Mondrach, 5'6" junior Rachael Quiring (Brunswick/ Holy Name) and 5'7" freshman Courtney Ritzler (Fostoria/ Hopewell-Loudon) in the backcourt, Stacia Shrider at the forward and Ariel Brough at center. That five started last weekend at Anderson.
Off the bench, look for Harrer to utilize 5'8" senior guard Selena Eskinazi-Budge (Beachwood), Carly Flowers, 5'7" freshman guard Carrie Ritzler (Fostoria/ Hopewell-Loudon), 5'10" sophomore transfer forward Sasha Samara (Amherst/ Steele) and 5'9" freshman guard Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) all to see playing time.
After two games, BW is scoring 50 points per game and allowing just 44.5 ppg. Flowers tops the team in scoring at 10.5 ppg., is second with 7.5 rebounds per game and tops the squad with five steals. Mondrach is second at 9.0 ppg. Budge, Brough and Quiring are all tied for third in scoring at 5.5 ppg. Budge and Quiring each have five assists to lead the team. Shrider has the most rebounds with 10.0 rpg.
Scouting the Spartans of Case Western Reserve -- With new coach Jen Reimer at the helm and many experienced players returning, the Spartans are expected to be improved from last year's 9-16 overall record. Reimer, who previously coached at OAC-rival Mt. Union and most recently at Allegheny (Pa.) College is quite familiar with Harrer at the Yellow Jackets.
Look for Reimer to start Ashley Horton and 5'10" sophomore forward/ center Krysten Atkins on the inside. In the backcourt, look for Ashleigh Tonbdo, Mary Herendeen and Beth Andrasik all to start. That was the starting five last weekend at Carnegie Mellon.
Off the bench, look for Reimer to play 5'10" freshman guard Caitlin Henry, 5'11" freshman forward Austin Howell, 5'9" junior guard Anna Taylor, 5'11" junior forward Colleen Martin and 5'8" sophomore guard Julia Gorski.
After two games, CWRU is scoring 64.0 ppg. and giving up 60.5 ppg. Herendeen tops Case in scoring at 18.0 ppg. and eight three-pointers. She is joined in double figures by Tondo at 15.0 ppg. and four triples, and Horton at 12.5 ppg. Horton tops the team in rebounding at 7.5 rpg., Tondo is second at 5.5 rpg. and Henry and Herendeen are tied for third at 4.5 rpg. Tondo also leads the team with eight assists and six steals.
Yellow Jacket Chatter
Flowers and Brough Named to All-Tourney Team -- Senior forward Carly Flowers and sophomore center Ariel Brough were named to the all-tournament team at Anderson.
Preseason Rankings -- BW is listed among the "Others Receiving Votes" in the d3hoops.com Division III preseason poll.
OAC Coaches Poll -- The Yellow Jackets received four first place votes and 71 total points and were picked to finish second by the OAC Coaches in their 2007-2008 preseason poll that was released on Nov. 7.
Cheri Harrer is the Winningest Women's Coach in BW History -- Yellow Jacket veteran Head Coach Cheri Harrer is the winningest women's basketball coach in BW history with 349 victories. Harrer is 349-126 in her career and has led BW to 10 OAC titles (six regular season and four OAC Tournament) and eight NCAA Division III National Tournament berths, including three finishes in the "Elite Eight".
Catch More Coverage of Yellow Jackets' Basketball on Campus Radio Station 88.3 FM "The Sting" -- Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., you can tune into campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, for more coverage of Yellow Jacket basketball. Sports Director Andrew Middleman and the WBW sports team will be joined by Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Bankson and Women's Basketball Head Coach Cheri Harrer to recap the previous week and preview the upcoming week's schedule. Occasionally there will be special guest appearances by a student-athlete from the programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please visit the Baldwin Wallace Athletics website at www.bw.edu/athletics for up to date results and statistics. For further inquiries, please contact BW SID Kevin Ruple by phone at (440) 826-2327, by FAX at (440) 826-2329 or via e-mail at email@example.com. BW Head Coach Cheri Harrer can be reached by phone at (440) 826-3299, by FAX at (440) 826-2192 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.