Hudson amongleaders in sixMEC categories






Staff report

Sidney High graduate Sylvia Hudson had another good week in women’s basketball for Urbana University, and despite being just a freshman, she is among the leaders in six different categories in the Mountain East Conference.

She had 11 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Wheeling Jesuit, and followed that with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Glenville State this week. She was 7-for-10 from the field in that contest.

She is now averaging 12.6 points per game, second on the team, and 7.9 rebounds, which leads the team.

Hudson has converted on 73 of 125 field goal attempts so far this season for 58 percent (.584) and that ranks her first in the 12-team MEC. In addition, she is sixth in the conference in rebounding, seventh in offensive rebounds with 38, ninth in defensive rebounds with 72, and sixth in blocked shots with 14.

Her scoring average ranks her 21st in the conference.

Marian Heckman, Minster — Minster High School graduate Maria Heckman is off to an excellent start for the women’s indoor track team at Wright State University.

Last week in the Fort Wayne Duals, she finished first in the pole vault at 11-feet, 5-inches.

That came on the heels of a second-place finish in the same event in the Bowling Green Opener. Her height at BG was 11-5.75.

She is a sophomore for the Lady Raiders.

Darian Rose, Fort Loramie — Rose had a big game for Ohio Dominican in a two-point overtime win at the buzzer over Walsh this week. She finished with 19 points and added two assists.

Currently on the ODU website, there is a postgame interview with the former Fort Loramie star. Go to, click on Sports, Women’s Basketball, Schedule, then scroll down to the Walsh game and click on “recap.” The interview is near the bottom of the recap page.

Christa Puthoff, Versailles — A 6-foot-2 sophomore for the Findlay women’s basketball team, Puthoff had a great week for the Lady Oilers. She started out with a double-double in a win over Lake Erie, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds, then followed that with 10 points in a loss to Tiffin.

She was 6-for-7 from the field against Erie and 5-for-8 against Tiffin for 11-for-15 in the two games, 73 percent. She is averaging 9.2 points and five rebounds per game.

Trey Elchert, Jackson Center — Elchert dished out five more assists for Bluffton in a two-point win over Franklin this week in men’s basketball. He also had five points and four rebounds in the win. On the season, he has 78 assists and is averaging 4.6 assists per game, which is second-best in the Heartland Conference.

Ryan Bruns, Marion Local — Bruns had another excellent week in men’s basketball at Ohio Northern, starting with 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots in a win over Mt. Union. He then had 15 points, four blocks and three steals in a win over Wilmington. In the two games, he was 12-for-15 from the field, 80 percent.

Erica Huber, Anna — Huber had a tough night shooting the ball for Ursuline in a two-point win over Cedarville, so she turned to helping others score. In the process, she finished with six assists in the victory.

Trey Everett, Fairlawn — Everett took first in the high jump for Findlay in the Tiffin Dragon Open this week.

Derek Collins, Minster — Collins is also on the Findlay team, and last week at Tiffin he was fifth in the 400 in 51.05.

Carson Manger, New Bremen —Manger had 16 points for Lake Superior State in a loss to Saginaw Valley this week.

Allie Thobe, Marion Local — Thobe is a sophomore starting guard for Findlay’s women’s basketball team, and she had a solid week for the Lady Oilers. She finished with four assists in a win over Lake Erie, and had nine points and two assists in a loss to Tiffin.

Haley Horstman, New Knoxville — Horstman is also a starting guard at Findlay and had 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the win over Lake Erie.