NEW CONCORD — Senior Jordan Kimes scored her 1,000th career point and recorded a double-double as the Ohio Northern women’s basketball team defeated Muskingum 60-50 Saturday afternoon at Performance Court in New Concord.
The Polar Bears improvee their record to 18-5 and 14-2 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while the Muskies fell to 6-17,4-12.
Kimes led all scorers with 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Junior Karissa Steffas added a game-high 11 rebounds and chipped in six points for the Polar Bears.
Junior Carly Thomas added 10 points for ONU along with five steals and four assists.
Bluffton 59, Rose-Hulman 49
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Bluffton overcame a poor shooting day to earn a victory and clinch a spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, improving to 16-7 and 11-5 in the HCAC . The Engineers dropped to 12-11 and 8-8 in the conference action. Bluffton’s 16 wins equaled the 1995-96 squad for the most victories in school history, while the 11 conference wins eclipsed last year’s team for the most ever HCAC victories.
Bluffton freshman Macey Sheerer finished with her second career double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 boards to go along with four steals. Taylor Knight finished with 13 points and a team-leading three assists. Kaitlyn Pennekamp added eight points, four boards and two blocks.
UNOH 70, Indiana Tech 68
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Porsha Buchanan buried a jumper with three seconds to play in the game, as the University of Northwestern Ohio completed season series sweep of the Warriors and secure the tiebreaker in the WHAC standings.
Eboni Adams led the Racers with 12 points, while Madison Coldren, Buchanan and Natalie Biling each scored 11. Coldren grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to complete her eighth double-double of the season.
Bluffton 62, Rose-Hulman 59
ERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Bluffton grabbed its fourth win in the last five games, improving to 12-11 and 8-8 in the HCAC while Rose dropped to 13-10 and 9-7 in the conference.
Bluffton junior Thayne Recker scored 21 points and grabbing 15 boards, including his 500th career rebound. It was Recker’s 15th career double-double. Joshua Woodrich added 11 points, four rebounds, and two blocks while Andrew Finley scored 10.
UNOH 74, Indiana Tech 65
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — UNOH tied the program record for wins in a season. In the process, UNOH improved its all-time record to 121-120, rising above the .500 mark for the first time in school history.
Aaron Cross led the Racers with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, making his only 3-point attempt and both of his free throws in the game. Lawrence Jackson (16) and Josh Scott (10) also reached double-figures in the contest. Jackson and Kermeriaz Harrington each grabbed a team-high five rebounds.
Women’s track & field
ADA — Ohio Northern earned 44 points as the Polar Bears placed fifth in the All-Ohio DIII Track & Field Championships at Otterbein University’s Rike Center in Westerville.
Metzner finished third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.08.
She was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team, which earned fourth place in 4:11.23.
Sophomore Meagan Ellinger, junior Brittany Lee, and senior Caitlin Huber competed alongside Metzner on the 4x400 meter relay team.
Junior Julie Amos placed second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 1/4 inches.
Sophomore Rebecca Carman finished second in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 11 1/4 inches.
Bluffton finished 16th with 10 points with Sarah Hunter finishing third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.52.
Men’s track & field
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DEFIANCE — Kyle Knezovich led Bluffton with a victory among college competitors in the 60 meter hurdles with a personal best of 9.03 seconds Friday.
ADA - The Ohio Northern men’s track and field team placed fourth in the All Ohio DIII Track and Field Championships at Otterbein University’s Rike Center in Westerville, earning a total of 53 points.
Freshman Matt Molinaro won the 800-meter run in 1:55.12.
Bluffton finished 13th with 17 points as Trey Everett won the high jump, clearing a height of 6 feet, 9 3/4 inches.
LAURINBURG, N.C. — UNOH swept a doubleheader against St. Andrews College, winning 10-4 and 11-4.