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Saints Sports Roundup: Week 6

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February 15

Women’s Basketball VS. Davenport. L 81-83.

The Saints almost pulled off an upset to hand Davenport their first conference loss of the season but came up short as the Saints fell 81-83. Leading SHU with 29 points and three blocks was senior April Watson. Ashley Perry dropped 18 points and added two off the bench while Jaaliyah Arrington added 16 points. Sharmaine Wills also added two steals while leading the team with 16 rebounds. Dishing out a team high of three assists was Azalea Miller.

Men’s Basketball VS. Davenport. L 59-62.

After a strong second-half performance, the Saints gave Davenport a scare but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell 59-62 to the Panthers. Leading the Saints with 21 points and three blocks was senior Jerrell Martin. Josh Winowiecki had a team leading 14 rebounds. Tony Jackson added 10 points. Coming off the bench and having a team high of three assists and two steals were Carter Drazga and Lavario Smith, respectively.

February 16

Men’s Volleyball VS. Robert Morris (ILL.) L 1-3.

The Saints came up short against #5 ranked Robert Morris, dropping three of four sets. SHU lost set one 21-25 before coming back to win set two 25-15. The Saints then dropped the final two sets 23-25 and 22-25. Matthew Dugan led SHU with 15.5 points as he led the team with 12 kills. Leading the team with 16 digs was Emiler DeJesus. Keegan Crawford led with 33 assists as he and Tyler Hubbard-Neil both led with three service aces.

February 17

Men’s Volleyball VS. Calumet (Ind.) W 3-0.

The Saints cruised to 3-0 victory as they swept the sets 25-9, 25-24 and 25-13 against Calumet (Ind.) Leading the way with 15 points, 14 kills, and seven digs for the Saints was Ryan Hafner. Also adding seven digs for SHU was Cory Grumbach and Emilier DeJesus. DeJesus also led with 16 assists as he and Keegan Crawford each finished with two services aces.

February 18

Women’s Bowling. @ WHAC Championships.

The Saints earned a first-round bye at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships. In the second round, the Saints took a 3-2 victory over Indiana Tech with match scores of 179-145, 171-193, 174-209, 196-154 and 181-160. SHU then fell 1-3 to Lawrence Tech in round three with match scores of 159-164, 177-156, 178-187 and 159-170. The Saints advanced to the quarterfinals as they defeated Spring Arbor 3.5-1.5. SHU dropped match one of the quarterfinals to UNOH 173-201 before coming back to win match two 232-162. The Saints then dropped the last two matches 168-171 and 176-185.

Men’s Bowling. @ WHAC Championships.

The Saints earned a first-round bye at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships. In the second round, the Saints fell to Indiana Tech 0-3 after match scores of 171-214, 203-220 and 179-213. SHU won the second match in round three 186-173, but ended up falling in the round 1-3 to Davenport.

Women’s Basketball VS. Lourdes. W 96-72.

The Saints cruised past Lourdes for a 96-72 victory on senior night. Leading the Saints with 22 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks was junior April Watson. Fellow senior Jaaliyah Arrington added 21 points. Sharmaine Wills contributed 11 points and 13 boards for the Saints. Dishing out a team-leading three assists was Azalea Miller.

Men’s Basketball VS. Lourdes. W 71-61.

The Saints were able to hold off Lourdes by double digits to end senior night with a 71-61 victory. Leading the Saints with 24 points and eight rebounds was senior Jerrell Martin. Josh Winowiecki added 17 points, seven boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Chris Pearl added nine points while also finishing with two assists and two steals. Fellow senior Lavario Smith finished the game with seven points and seven rebounds.

Men’s Track & Field. @ WHAC Championships.

The Saints scored 100 points to place second at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship meet. Running a new WHAC record and earning the most valuable performance award for re-earning the top spot in the NAIA was the 4X8 relay team. The team consisted of Anthony Vermilye, Kyler VanWormer, Dominic Muessig and Brent Rodden who took first with a time of 7:39.79. Rodden also won the 800m dash with a time of 1:57.00. The 4×400 relay team consisting of Blaine Ellington, Joshua Miles, Torin Anderson and Muessig placed second with a time of 3:22. Miles placed third in the 600m dash with a time of 1:24.86. Joshua Jenkins placed fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.33 seconds. Vermilye placed first in the mile with a time of 4:27.73. Stephen Merchant placed third in the 5000m run with a time of 15:37.62. Juwan Willis placed second in the height jump with a leap of 2.01. Jacob Compagner and Robert Drew placed second and fifth in the weight throw with tosses of 17.97m and 17.15m, respectively.

Women’s Track & Field. @ WHAC Championships.

The Saints scored 131 points to place second at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship meet. Marissa Johnson placed second in the high jump via a tiebreaker with a height of 1.74m. This jump also earned her the Most Valuable Performance award as this jump gave her a share of the No. 1 spot in the NAIA. Sheila McKinley tied a WHAC record in the pole-vault as she took first with a vault of 3.78m, Tasha McKinley placed second with a vault of 3.60m.  The 4x400m relay team consisting of Mariah Ridal, Ashley Russo, Brianna Pekel, and Alexis Moore placed first with a time of 3:58.08. Ridal and Russo placed second and fourth in the 600m dash with times of 1:37.12 and 1:38.21, respectively. Russo also finished second in the 1000m run with a time of 3:03.08. Moore took first place in the 400m dash with a time of 58.20 seconds. Asia Gardner placed third in the 60m dash with a time of 7.65 seconds while placing second in the 200m dash with a time of 25.19. 56. Mildrenae Young-Brooks placed third in the long jump with a jump of 5.45m. Charlena Williams placed second in the triple jump with a jump of 11.43m. Ashley O’Neill placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 16.93m and placed third in the shot put with a throw of 12.61m.

February 19

Cheerleading @ Saints Spectacular.

The Saints scored 70.58 points after a 3.25 points deduction to take fifth place at the Saints Spectacular.

Dance @ Saints Spectacular.

The Saints finished with a total score of 62.67 points to take second place at the Saints Spectacular.

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