10th-Ranked Baldwin Wallace Women Beat Marietta, 72-49, In Berea for 10th Straight Win
2007-2008 OAC Regular Season Champions
With its victory, BW is 23-2 overall and ends its OAC regular season at 16-2. BW has not lost since January 16. The OAC regular season title is BW's seventh in the past 10 years and gives BW home court advantage throughout the OAC tourney (Feb. 26-March 1). The semifinals are on Thursday, Feb. 28 and the championship game on Saturday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. The winner receives the OAC's automatic berth in this year's NCAA Division III National Tournament. With its loss, Marietta dropped to 5-19 overall and 2-16 in the OAC. The Pioneers do not qualify for the eight-team OAC Tournament
In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to an 8-4 lead at the 17:32 mark when junior guard Rachael Quiring (Brunswick/ Parma Heights Holy Name) made a lay-up. BW reached its first double digit lead at the 11:33 mark when Eskinazi-Budge hit a jump shot to make the score 22-12. Another Eskinazi-Budge jump shot at 2:39 gave her ten points and the Jacket’s their largest first half lead with a score of 36-22. Baldwin Wallace went into halftime up eleven, 38-27.
In the second half, BW jumped back out to a 14 point lead at the 12:57 mark thanks to a lay-up by junior guard Jessica Butzer (Orrville). With 5:24 left, freshman guard Courtney Ritzler (Fostoria/Hopewell-Loudon) hit her third three-pointer to give the Jackets an 18 point advantage. The Jackets twice reached a game high 23 point lead thanks to two late lay-ups by junior guard Addie Mental (Olmsted Falls) and sophomore guard Katie Arbogast (Stow/Akron Hoban).
In addition to Eskinazi-Budge’s 13 for BW, Courtney Ritzler tallied 11 points and two time All-OAC junior guard Amanda Mondrach (Parma/Parma Heights Holy Name) added 10. The Pioneers were led by senior Justine Pagenhardt with a game high 25 points.
Yellow Jacket fans are reminded that they can listen to all BW men’s and women’s basketball games on campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, or via the Internet at www.wBW.com. The game against Heidelberg is available both on radio and the Internet.
FOR MORE INFORMATION , please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX machine at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .To contact Head Coach Cheri Harrer , please call her in her office at 440-826-3299 or e-mail her at email@example.com . You can get all of the latest BW athletics information by visiting our Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics. For all of the latest OAC information, please call the OAC Office at 330-259-9090 or log onto the OAC Web site at www.oac.org.
Game Notes #25 HOST Marietta College
The 10th-ranked and Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champion Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team hosts OAC rival Marietta College on Saturday, February 23, 2008 in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium of the Lou Higgins Center in Berea, Ohio at 3:00 p.m. on Seniors' Day. This is the 18th and last OAC regular season game and the second of two games against the Pioneers.
RADIO -- All 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 at least 15 minutes prior to tipoff.
Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION: Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2007-2008 RECORD: 22-2
OAC RECORD: 15-2
LAST GAME: Beat John Carroll, 60-47, on Feb. 20 in University Heights
HEAD COACH: Cheri Harrer
BW RECORD: 369-128
YEAR AT BW: 18th
CAREER RECORD: same
LAST MEETING: BW won, 77-56, on Jan. 19 in Marietta.
SERIES STREAK: BW, 26 straight games
SERIES BEGAN: 1981-82, BW won, 71-48
SERIES RECORD: BW leads, 35-13
NEXT GAME: Feb. 26: HOST HEIDELBERG COLLEGE in First Round of OAC Tournament at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Marietta, Ohio
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2007-2008 RECORD: 5-18
OAC RECORD: 2-15
LAST GAME: Lost to Mount Union, 76-44, on Feb. 20 in Marietta
HEAD COACH: Jill Meiring
SCHOOL RECORD: 5-18
YEAR AT SCHOOL: First
CAREER RECORD: same as above
The Pregame Setup -- The 10th-ranked and OAC regular season champion BW women's basketball team will look to end the 18-game regular season in winning fashion and prepare for the start of next week's OAC Tournament (Feb. 26 through March 1).
This game also is Seniors' Day. Before the game, BW will honor guard Jessica Diaz (Amherst/ Marion L. Steele), guard Selena Eskinazi-Budge (Beachwood), forward Stacia Shrider (Marietta/ Warren Local) and forward Carly Flowers (North Baltimore).
The Yellow Jackets enter the game with a 22-2 overall and 15-2 OAC record following a 60-47 victory against OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in University Heights. BW has won nine straight game. The OAC regular season title is BW's seventh in the last 10 years.
The Pioneers enter this game with a 5-18 overall and 2-15 OAC record following a 76-44 loss to Mount Union College on Feb. 20 in Marietta. Marietta is currently in 10th place in the OAC Standings but has won two of its last four games.
The BW Versus Marietta All-Time Series -- This is the 49th meeting in women's basketball between BW and Marietta. BW leads the all-time series, 35-13, including wins in the last 26 games. Earlier this season, BW beat Marietta, 77-56, on Jan. 16, 2008 in Marietta. The last Marietta win came on December 19, 1994 by a 64-53 count in Marietta. The first-ever meeting was during the 1981-82 season when BW won, 71-48.
In This Year's First BW versus Marietta Game on Jan. 19 in Marietta: BW -- 77, Marietta -- 56 -- In the first regular season meeting between BW and Marietta, on Jan. 19, 2008 in Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, the Yellow Jackets defeated the Pioneers,77-56. BW was led in scoring by 5'11'' freshman guard/forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) with a team-high 18 points on eight-of-11 shooting. In addition, 6' 2'' sophomore center and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection Ariel Brough (Powell/ Olentangy Liberty) scored 10 points. For Marietta, senior guard Justine Pagenhardt led with a game-high 20 points. Keys to the win were shooting 45.5 percent (30-of-66) from the floor and outrebounding Marietta, 44-38.
BW Information and Probable Starters -- As a team, BW scores 69.8 points per game and allows 55.4 ppg. to its opponents for a plus 14.4 ppg. differential. The Yellow Jackets grab 41.7 rpg. and allow 34.5 rpg. for a plus 7.1 differential. BW shoots 43.3 % from the field (629-of-1452), including 34.1% from three point range (88-of-258), and makes 66.5% of its foul shots (328-of-493).
Look for Head Coach Cheri Harrer to start 5'8" junior two-time All-OAC guard Amanda Mondrach (Parma/ Parma Hts.Holy Name), 5'6" junior point guard Rachael Quiring (Brunswick/ Parma Hts. Holy Name) and Eskinazi-Budge in the backcourt. On the inside, look for Stacia Shrider to start at forward and Ariel Brough at center. To date, Eskinazi-Budge scores a team-best 10.5 ppg., grabs 4.0 rpg. and leads in steals with 40. She also is second with 22 blocked shots and has 46 assists. Mondrach scores 8.1 ppg., grabs 3.3 rpg., has a team-leading 23 three-pointers and has 42 assists. Quiring scores 7.5 ppg., has 14 three-pointers and is leading with 47 assists. Shrider scores 5.1 ppg. and tops the team with 6.9 rpg. She also has 40 assists and 21steals. Brough scores 7.5 ppg., is second with 5.8 rpg. and tops the team with a single-season school-record 45 blocked shots.
Off the bench, look for Harrer to use Carly Flowers, 5'6" junior point guard Jessica Butzer (Orrville), 5'10" sophomore forward Sasha Samara (Amherst/ Marion Steele), 5'10" sophomore forward Serena Farage (Medina/ Buckeye), Amanda Schroeder and 5' 7" freshman guards and twin sisters Carrie and Courtney Ritzler (Fostoria/ Hopewell-Loudon). Schroeder leads the bench players in scoring with 7.0 ppg. and is third on the team with 15 made three-pointers. Flowers scores 6.8 ppg. and grabs 4.6 rpg.
In BW's Last Game: At John Carroll University on Feb. 20 in University Heights: BW -- 60, JCU -- 47 -- In BW's last game, a 60-47 win against OAC- and Cleveland cross-town- rival John Carroll University on Feb. 20 at the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights, the Yellow Jackets were led by Selena Eskinazi-Budge with a game-high 16 points. In addition, Ariel Brough had nine points and eight rebounds and Carly Flowers had a game-high 14. rebounds The Jackets trailed, 27-26, at halftime, but outscored JCU, 34-20, in the second half. A large key in the win was outrebounding the taller Blue Streaks, 60-40.
Scouting the Marietta Pioneers -- As a team, Marietta averages 59.7 ppg. and allows 74.3 ppg. to its opponents for a minus 14.7 ppg. differential. The Pioneers grab 34.3 rpg. and allow 40.2 rpg. for a minus 5.8 differential. Marietta shoots 37.4% from the field (486-of-1299), including 31.6% from three point range (130-of-412), and makes 66.3% of its foul shots (270-of-407).
Look for first-year head coach Jill Meiring to start 5' 2" junior guard Nikki Driscoll, 5' 7" senior guard Justine Pagenhardt, and 5' 5" senior guard Amanda Carraher in the backcourt. In the post, look for 5' 9" sophomore Jamie Beckett and 5' 8" senior Stephanie Dowd. Pagenhardt leads the team in scoring with 16.7 ppg, tied for second in rebounds with 4.3 rpg. and is second with 57 assists. Carraher is second with 12.7 ppg., is second with 30 steals, third in assists with 31 and is first with 69 made three-pointers. Beckett averages 9.3 ppg. and leads the team with 7.1 rpg. Driscoll brings 8.0 ppg. in scoring and leads with 95 assists. Dowd chips in 2.9 ppg. along with 3.2 rpg.
Off the bench, look for 5' 8" senior forward Natalie Jackson, 5' 6" sophomore guard Whitney Swain, 5' 2" junior guard Kristen Sallee, and 5' 5" freshman guard Erin Nicola to all see action. Jackson leads the bench in scoring with 3.2 ppg and leads the team in blocks with 10 and steals with 51.
In Marietta's Last Game vs. Mount Union College on Feb. 20 in Marietta: Mount Union -- 76, Marietta -- 44 -- In Marietta's last game, a 76-44 loss to Mount Union College on February 20 in Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, the Pioneers were led by Jamie Beckett with a game-high 14 points. Justine Pagenhardt added 11 points and Natalie Jackson led the team in rebounding with six and steals with five. The key to the game was Mount Union holding Marietta to 25.4% shooting from the field (16-of-63), including 2-of-14 from three point range.
Yellow Jacket Chatter
The Division III National Polls -- BW is ranked 10th nationally in this week's WBCA/ USA TODAY Division III Coaches poll and 13th in the d3hoops.com Internet Web site Division III poll (both released on Feb. 19). The polls are released usually the Tuesday of each week.
Second NCAA Division III Regional Poll (on Feb. 21) -- In the second weekly NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region poll (Feb. 21, 2008), BW (22-2 overall/ 22-2 region record) is ranked fourth and behind No.1 Thomas More (Ky.) College, No.2 Hope (Mich.) College and No.3 DePauw (Ind.) University. OAC rivals Ohio Northern University and Wilmington College are No.5 and No.6, respectively.
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 369 victories. Harrer is 369-128 in her career for a .742 winning percentage.
Ariel Brough Breaks Single-Season and Career Blocked Shots Records -- With her five blocked shots against Muskingum last Saturday, Feb. 16, Ariel Brough broke the BW's career record for blocked shots and now has 76 overall, including a school singleseason record of 45.
Budge and Brough Named to the ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-District IV First Team -- Selena Eskinazi-Budge, who carries a 3.86 grade point average in pre-physical therapy), and Ariel Brough, who carries a 3.93 grade average in political science, each were named to the ESPN THE MAGAZINE College Division Academic All-District IV team and now qualify for the national ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-America ballot.
All Five Starters will be Nominated for Academic All-OAC -- Both Selena Eskinazi-Budge and Ariel Brough are joined by senior forward Stacia Shrider, junior two-time All-OAC guard Amanda Mondrach and junior point guard Rachael Quiring as candidates for Academic All-OAC accolades.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.