Senior Kailee Howe delivered one of her best collegiate performances this past weekend.
The former Zanesville standout poured in 35 points to go with seven assists and four steals in Sunday’s 88-65 win over defending national champion California University of Pennsylvania.
Howe also had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds in a season-opening 78-64 win against Mercyhurst on Saturday. Those efforts led to Howe being named the Mountain East Conference player of the week.
· Junior Jake Phillis, a Zanesville alum, scored 21 points to go with seven assists and three steals in an 80-75 loss to 13th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.
· Otterbein senior Amariah Huck, a Tri-Valley product, contributed 14 points and eight rebounds in a season-opening 82-66 victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Monday.
· Ryan Bailey, a Zanesville graduate, earned his first win at Malone as the Pioneers beat the University of Indianapolis 80-66 on Saturday.
· West Liberty junior Zak Kirkbride, of Rosecrans, combined to score four points and grab 11 rebounds in a pair of Hilltopper wins this weekend.
· Marietta freshman Corrie Burkhardt, from Philo, posted a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds and sophomore Amisha Herd, of West Muskingum, added two points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 65-48 win over Wittenberg on Monday.
· Ohio Valley redshirt freshman Avery Williams, a Tri-Valley grad, poured in 15 points and corralled five rebounds off the bench as the Scots routed Penn State-Beaver 103-65 on Friday.
· University of Charleston junior Darian Apperson, of Morgan, totaled 16 points and seven rebounds in two games this past weekend.
· Mount Vernon Nazarene senior Stephanie Imes, a West Muskingum product, has 14 points and five rebounds in four games.
· Senior Casey Williams hauled in four passes for 41 yards and sophomore J.T. McFarland had five catches for 53 yards as Ohio Dominican capped its season with a 24-7 win over Tiffin on Saturday. Redshirt freshman Dar Stanford also had one catch for nine yards and redshirt sophomore Tyler Edwards-Frick, from Tri-Valley, played for the Panthers.
Williams, a Tri-Valley graduate, finished the year with 49 catches for 622 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns, McFarland was second on the team with 51 receptions, along with 425 yards and three scores, Stanford has 12 receptions for 144 yards and a score, and redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas Wibbeler completed 5 of 8 passes for 51 yards and a TD in two games. McFarland, Stanford and Wibbeler graduated from Zanesville.
· Junior Jeremy Willison had three receptions for 30 yards, senior Zack Hill caught a pass for three yards and senior Braily Blair made eight tackles for Walsh University in a 38-7 loss to Ferris State on Saturday. Redshirt freshman lineman Austin Kimble, a former Blue Devil, also saw time for the Cavaliers.
Willison, a Maysville alum, led the team with 35 receptions for 459 yards and three TDs; Blair, from Zanesville, collected 59 tackles; Hill, from Rosecrans, had 14 catches for 115 yards and a score; and junior Luke Lloyd played in six games, contributing two catches for 19 yards, running twice for six yards and returning six kickoffs for 153 yards.
· Capital sophomore Hunter Smith returned a kickoff for nine yards; junior Will Weir and sophomore Zach Clapper, both from Zanesville, started at center and left guard; and sophomore Andrew Dorman, of Philo, played in a 28-21 win over Marietta on Saturday. West Muskingum alum and graduate A.J. Eppley started at left guard for the 10th game for Marietta.
Sophomore Zak Sheridan, also a Philo product, did not play in the final game but finished the year with 392 yards rushing and two scores and threw for 201 yards and a touchdown in nine games. Smith, another former Electric, also played in 10 games with one catch for two yards and three tackles.
Eppley also was part of the Marietta offensive line that was named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week after the win over Muskingum.
· Freshman Couger Clarke, of Maysville, saw time in six games, including a 42-10 loss to Ohio Northern, this season for Otterbein.
· Muskingum junior Cody Dent, a Zanesville product, made all seven extra points and punted once for 56 yards in a 49-35 win over Wilmington on Saturday. Dent made all 23 extra points, went 2 of 5 on field goals, and averaged 34.5 yards on 32 punts, while freshman Granger Long, also from Zanesville, saw time in eight games with 13 receptions for 71 yards and a score.
· Heidelberg sophomore Ty Slayton, from Crooksville, played in three games, rushing 11 times for 79 yards.
· Washington University of St. Louis freshman Logan Bash, a Tri-Valley alum, saw time in eight games, running 16 times for 54 yards.
· Bethany freshman Nate Daniels, a Crooksville product, had five tackles in seven games.
· Junior Dylana McKenzie totaled 15 kills and junior Dakota McKenzie added 13 kills and three digs as Bethany College fell in five sets to Carnegie Mellon in Saturday’s ECAC Division III South Regional Championship. The twin sisters from West Muskingum combined for 20 kills in a four-set win against DeSales College on Nov. 11.
· Kentucky Christian was knocked out early in its defense of last year’s national title in Kissimmee, Florida, but sophomore Bailey Lotozo ended her season named an AVCA/NCCAA second team All-American. In 36 matches, the Sheridan product led KCU with 380 kills, 3.1 kills per game and 31 percent hitting. She added 53 blocks, 46 digs and 12 aces for the Lady Knights, who finished 21-16.
· Miami sophomore Matt Bromley ended his season by finishing 72nd in last weekend’s NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet. The Sheridan alum ran a time of 32:29, setting his career-best mark in a 10K.
· Cedarville sophomore Alaina Spears, from Tri-Valley, came in 19th (19:03) out of 142 runners as the Yellow Jackets won the NCCAA Women’s Championship on Saturday.
· Point Park freshman Connor Wright, a Maysville product, was named to the All-KIAC second team. The team will run in the NAIA Championships on Saturday.