College update: Lehman grad McIver has good week at Edison State

By Ken Barhorst - For the Sidney Daily News

Brogan McIver

Brogan McIver

Lehman Catholic graduate Brogan McIver had a good week for the Edison State’s women’s basketball team.

McIver scored 15 points in a win over Bryant & Stratton on 6 for 7 shooting from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range. She also added two assists.

In Edison’s game Wednesday night against Mott Community College, she struggled from the field, but didn’t let it affect the rest of her game as she handed out five assists and came up with six steals.

Sylvia Hudson, Sidney

Hudson had another strong week for Urbana University, including a double-double in a loss to Glenville State.

She finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds, was 5-for-6 from the line and had three blocks in that game. And she followed it up with 20 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night in a narrow win over West Virginia Wesleyan. In that game she was 8 for 15 from the field and 4 for 5 from the line.

She is now averaging an even 17 points and also 6.5 rebounds per game, is shooting 59 percent from the field and 85 percent from the line (34-for-40).

Men’s basketball

Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn

Lessing had 14 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the field in Northwestern Ohio’s loss to Madonna.

He is now averaging 18.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Racers.

Griffin Doseck, Anna

Doseck continues to see a lot of playing time as a freshman at Capital University.

In a win over Otterbein this week, he had nine points, six rebounds and two assists. He is now averaging 8.1 points and 5.4 rebounds for the 4-4 Crusaders.


Sidney High School graduate Jeremiah Slagle is having an excellent season so far in wrestling at Heidelberg University.

A junior, Slagle wrestles at 174 pounds and so far this season he has compiled a 13-6 record, with three pins, three technical falls and two major decisions. He also has 33 takedowns.

That runs his career win total at Heidelberg to 53 after winning 17 matches as a freshman and finishing with a record of 23-12 last year as a sophomore. He earned all-Region status last season.

In meets this season, he placed third in the Washington & Jefferson Invitational, with two technical falls. He was also third in the recent Ohio Northern Invitational, finishing with a 5-1 record, with two technical falls and two one-point decisions after winning by forfeit in the first round.

He also placed fifth in the Adrian College Invitational with a 4-2 record that included two pins and two major decisions.

In a dual match with Wilmington, he won his match with a 55-second pin, and he also took a 5-4 decision in a dual with John Carroll.

In the Olivet Duals, meanwhile, he won 12-5 against Alma College, and 5-3 against Millikin.


Audrey Francis, Fairlawn

Francis had an outstanding season for Wheeling University in West Virginia, finishing with 722 digs as the team’s libero.

After being named the Mountain East Conference Libero of the Year recently, Francis received further recognition last week when she was named to the Honorable Mention list of the Division II all-America team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Wheeling concluded its season with a setback in the Atlantic Region championship match of the NCAA tournament. Wheeling lost 3-0 with the scores 25-23, 25-21 and 25-21.

Francis had 26 digs to cap off an outstanding season, and also had 12 digs in a tourney win over Fayetteville State, and 13 digs and four assists in a tourney win over Millersville.

Her 722 digs for the season ranked her sixth in Div. II, and her 6.07 digs per set ranked her seventh in D-2.

Wheeling finished the season 33-4.

Paige Jones, New Bremen

Jones and her Michigan teammates also saw their season come to an end in the tournament.

After beating Northern Kentucky 3-0 in the first match, the Wolverines lost 3-0 to 11th-ranked Kentucky.

Jones, a sophomore, had 11 kills and six digs against Northern and 16 kills and six digs against Kentucky.

The former Bremen standout was recently selected unanimously to the all-Big Ten team, and was also named all-Region by the AVCA.

For the season, she finished with 463 kills and 3.92 kills per set, both team-highs, and also led the team in ace serves with 39. She also had 262 digs and 39 total blocks.

She started all 32 matches for Michigan and played every rotation. She ended up with 10 double-doubles in kills and digs, led the team in kills 22 times, and had five games of 20-plus kills, including a career high of 27 against Purdue.

Cassie Meyer, Jackson Center

Meyer, also a junior on the Wheeling volleyball team, ended her season with two double-doubles in the three NCAA tournament matches.

She had 10 kills and 11 digs against Fayetteville State and 13 kills and 11 digs against Millersville. She added seven kills and nine digs in the loss to Gannon that ended the season at 33-4. She finished with 347 kills, 40 blocks, 382 digs and 11 ace serves.

Raquel Kessler, Jackson Center

Kessler ended a very successful freshman season at Missouri-St. Louis.

The team finished with a 29-5 record, a dramatic improvement over last year’s 14-15 mark, and Kessler had a big hand in the resurgence. She finished the season with team-highs in total blocks with 111 and in solo blocks with 22, was fourth on the team in kills with 220, and also had 94 digs and 11 ace serves.

She had six blocks in the final match of the season, a tournament loss to Michigan Tech in the D-II Midwest Regional.

The team was making its first NCAA tourney appearance since 2010 and only the fourth in school history.

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By Ken Barhorst

For the Sidney Daily News