CP’s Tarailo playing for 4th-ranked team
By Mark Smith firstname.lastname@example.org December 4, 2012 1:34PM
Crown Point Seniors, from left, Morgan Frame, Kendall Brown, Courtney Kvachkoff, Beth Ingram, Michaela Prough, and Alexis Joseph, pose for a photo during Senior night on Thursday, February 2, 2012. | Mark Smith~Sun-Times Media
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3 Annmarie Keller JR G 5-7 Kouts,
10 Brianne Wischman JR G 5-4 Portage
12 Samantha Emerick FR G 5-8 New Prairie
13 Brittany Dewell SO G 5-9 Boone Grove
14 Kelly Gross SO G 5-5 CROWN POINT
20 Rebecca Theriault JR G/F 5-10 Orland Park, IL Sandburg
22 Paige HickenbottomSO G/F 6-1 Hebron
31 Paige Finch FR F 6-0 Wheeler High School
32 Alyssa White SO G 5-6 Chesterton
33 Ashley Parish SO F 6-0 Griffith
34 Megan Holland JR F 5-11 Kalamazoo Valley CC
41 Michelle Rosenbaum SO F 6-0 Valparaiso
55 Val Zulevic JR C 6-1 Moraine Valley CC
2 Baile Barnett SR F 6-4 Gary West Side
4 Brandon Reyes FR G 6-2 Highland
5 Devin Ellis SO G 6-2 Clark High School
13 Eric Ganaway SO G 6-2 Fort Wayne South
15 Adam White SR G 6-1 Chestertonhigh School
23 Matthew Edmonds SO F/C 6-6 GaryRoosevelt
24 Brandon Grubl SO G 6-2 Morgan Township
30 Damon Wallace FR G 5-9 Hebron
33 Cody Artuso FR F 6-6 Hebron
34 Justin Dexter SO F/C 6-7 Covenant Christian
35 Daniel Miller SO G 6-2 Griffith
44 Stephen Galik FR C 6-8 CROWN POINT
Updated: December 4, 2012 1:34PM
The University of South Carolina-Aiken (4-0) is off to a big start with senior guard Daniela Tarailo of Crown Point (2009).
After four games, Tarailo, a 5-foot-8 guard, was averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 29.5 minutes each night. She had made 16 of 29 from three-point range. a shocking 55% withn just six turnovers in four games.
The University of Indianmapolis went 10-3 in Division II football and Lowell alum Joe Bell (2010), playing tight end, made a contribution in special situations catching five passes for 55 yards. Bell, a tight end and defensive end at Lowell, went to Holy Cross and played on the defensive line. Transferring to UIndy, he’s been a backup tight end fior two seasons.
Bell, who is now 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, could see more passes come his way his senior season.
Crown Point wrestling star Marcus Shrewsbury (2010) topped Standford’s Alan Yen 6-3 at 184 pounds last month to help 14th ranked Nortwhestrn to a 32-6 win over Stanford. Shrwesbury was 1-2 in Northwesren’s win at the 15-yea Keystone Classoc in Philadelphia on Nov. 24.
CP grad Jason Tsirtsis (2012) is being redshirted at Northwestern and will not wrestle competitively this year. Northwestern lists three other wrestlers at the 141 pound weight class where Tsirtsis would compete.
Tsirtsis was just the 10th four-time state champion in the history of Indiana high school wrestling.
Hanover Central wrestling champion Andrew Howe (2009) apparently will also redshirt this season in the hope sof competing next year at Oklahoma. Howe is a 2010 NCAA champion, two-time NCAA finalist, and three-time All-American at 165 pounds at Wisconsin.
He has been a U.S. Open champion in freestyle and is currently No. 2 on the U.S. freestyle ladder at 74 kilos behind 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs. Howe lost to Burouhgs in the final Olympic Trials match after taking an Olympoic redshirt year to prepare for the 2012 games.
Howe, a three-time Indiana state champion, hass one hyear left of college eligibility and delaying it would figure to aid his big for the 2014 world championships and the 2016 Olympics.
Western Michigan University won its sixth game in a row last Saturday and Lowell alum Austin Richie (2011) scored seven points with three asssts and just one turnover in 23 miniutes of a 76-72 victory over Oakland.
Richie, an all-stater at Lowell in 2011, started the first seven games this season for the WMU (6-1) Brunchos.
Crown Point’s Kelly Gross (2011) is the top outside shooter for a team full of Northwest Indiana high school grduataes at IU-Nortwhest (5-5) in Gary.
The former Crown Point high school basketbal and tennis player had played in all of IUN’s first 10 games averaging 28 minutes a night. Gross (7.0 ppg.) was 14 of 26 from three-point range and she also avergaed 2.4 steals per game. Former Kouts star AnnMarie Keller (2010) was IUN’s second leading scorer with a 10.0 averge and an 81.8% rate (27 of 33) from the foul line.
IUN hosts Purdue-Calumet on December 29 at 3 p.m.
When I saw that Evansville played Illinois, Ohio Sate and Wisconsin in the first month of the season, I assumed it might take a while for freshman Michaela Prough of Crown Point (2012) to get off the bench for some playing time.
But late in a 78-33 loss to Hio State last Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, Prough, a 6-foot-1 forward got in for her first three minutes of Divisison I college basketball.
The top two players of last season’s Porter County Conference (PC) champion Hebron squad are now playing for IU-Northwest in Gary.
Last Saturday, IUN rolled over Dabney College 103-89 with 6-foot-6 Cody Artuso scoring 14 and grabbing 14 rerbounds. Guard Damon Wallace, an old Hebron teammate of Artuso, scored 13 and passes out five assists.
Except for guard Eric Ganaway of Fort Wayne. every player on the roster for IUN (4-8) is from Northwest Indiana.