Jarrett having fine season for Muskies
Beallsville’s Tori Jarrett is having quite a season for the Muskingum University women’s basketball team in New Concord.
The former Blue Devils’ all-stater is the Muskies leading scorer at 13.9 points a contest. In fact, the 5-8 senior guard/forward is the only double-digit scorer for the 4-12 Muskies (2-8 in Ohio Athletic Conference action).
She recently tied her career-high with 26 points in a game against Capital. She was 8-for-15 from beyond the bonus arc.
Her 13.9 scoring mark ranks sixth overall among OAC players, while her 12.8 norm in OAC competition is eighth. She also shoots 76.4 percent from the free throw line, which is ninth in the OAC.
Muskingum also has a pair of OVAC products in the Indian Creek senior duo of Meghan Billick and Gabbi Davis. Billick is a 5-11 forward, while Davis is a 5-4 guard. Both are starters.
The Muskies, who haven’t won since Dec. 29 at Juniata, travel to Wilmington tonight.
Speaking of the Quakers, they were involved in a wild game last weekend.
Trailing homestanding Marietta by 10 points with a mere 37 seconds left to play in regulation, Wilmington started its improbable comeback with back-to-back bonus baskets by freshman Hannah Haeseker. After four straight turnovers by the Pioneers, a pair of late free throws tied the game at 82 and sent it into overtime.
Wilmington (10-7) eventually won, 103-102, in double OT!
Staying with women’s college basketball, former Shadyside all-stater and 1,000-point scorer Karli Bonar continues to have an excellent freshman season for the University of Findlay.
Bonar, a 5-9 guard, is averaging 8.4 points a game for the 8-8 Oilers, who are 5-7 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s South Division. She has played in all 16 games, starting 11, while averaging a shade over 26 minutes an outing.
Findlay hosts Walsh Thursday.
Former Lady Tigers’ teammate Hayley Holenka, another 1,000-point scorer, is a member of the Slippery Rock University squad.
A 5-9 guard/forward, Holenka has scored five points in limited action during four games for the Lady ‘Rocks, who host Clarion tonight.
On the men’s side, Beallsville’s Teryn Jarrett, Tori’s younger brother, is a member of the Muskingum hoops team.
The former Blue Devils’ multi-sport standout is a 6-3 freshman who has seen limited action, appearing in six games.
The Muskies host Wilmington tonight.
Buckeye Local’s Brent Kirk is having a decent season on the mat for nationally-ranked Mount Union University.
The junior 184-pounder is currently 16-11 overall and 10-10 in Division III action for the No. 11 Purple Raiders (9-4 in dual meets).
Kirk was part of a remarkable comeback by The Mount recently. The Purple Raiders trailed OAC rival John Carroll 15-7 with four matches left in their 50th all-meeting with the Blue Streak. He posted a 5-3 decision over Todd Gaydosh as the Purple Riders captured the final four bouts for a thrilling, 19-15, victory.
St. Clairsville’s Dom Prezzia is listed as a red-shirt sophomore at Ohio State University at 165 pounds.
The 4-year Ohio state tournament qualifier for the Red Devils began his collegiate career at West Virginia University before transferring to Columbus.
West Virginia University, ranked No. 21, hosted No. 19 John Carroll at Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena Saturday night. The Mountaineers prevailed, 4-2.
WVU’s roster includes four players with hometowns listed as Wheeling. They are Shayne Wilson, a junior forward; Joey Baker, a junior forward; Chris King, a senior defenseman; and Tyler Conaway, a sophomore defenseman.
John Marshall High School grad, and current freshman Kristen Lewicki, scored her first-career hat trick for the Adrian College women’s hockey team. She scored an even strength, power play, and short-handed goal in the Bulldogs 7-1 win over Finlandia University. It was Adrian’s 10th straight win, and advanced the Bulldogs to 16-3 on the season and 9-3 in the NCHA.
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