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Local briefs: New Haven resets girls game

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:55 am

New Haven girls' basketball vs. Blackhawk Christian will be played on Saturday, Nov. 16 instead of Friday with the New Haven football team playing on the 16th. Game time will be at 6:15 for JV, followed by the varsity at 7:45 at New Haven.

Huntington Athletic Hall of Fame adds 4

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington University Department of Athletics announced its 2013 class of Hall of Fame inductees. The inductees, Eric Ade, Stephanie (Stearns) Lochmueller, Kent Paul and Doug Sheckler, were honored for their contributions to the Forester Athletic Department at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on Saturday at the Habacker Dining Commons.

Eric Ade was honored for his significant contribution to the Huntington University men's track and field and cross-country programs during the years of 1996-2000. As a freshman on coach Tom King's cross-country squad, the Fort Wayne native helped put the Foresters on the map. After earning All-Conference honors as a rookie and qualifying for Nationals as an individual, Eric set the stage for things to come. He was a key cog in helping lead the team to back-to-back NAIA National Cross Country Championship appearances where the Foresters finished sixth in 1999, the highest team finish by any HU athletic team at that time and second highest finish to date.

Ade was also an integral member of the HU track team. In addition to being crowned the conference champion in the steeplechase as a senior, the All-Conference honoree went on to compete on the national stage in that same event where he claimed 10th at the 2000 NAIA Outdoor National Track & Field Championships. Ade graduated from Huntington holding the school record in the steeplechase and 3,000 meters. His name still appears in the HU record books as he has clocked one of the top ten fastest times in program history in six different events.

Stephanie (Stearns) Lochmueller (Huntington.) was honored for her contributions to the Huntington University volleyball programs during the years of 2004-2008. She quickly established herself as one of the best at her craft. She served as Huntington's defensive specialist and was tops in the Mid-Central Conference at it, earning All-Conference honors all four years. A second-team All-Conference pick as a freshman, Lochmueller went on to earn first team All-Conference honors over the next three years in addition to being named the league's Libero of the Year three consecutive seasons. She was also named to the NAIA All-Region Team as a senior. She has left a permanent mark on the program, and graduated from Huntington holding school records in three different statistical categories including digs, passing and serving for a single season as well as for a career.

Kent Paul of Fort Wayne was honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University men's basketball programs during the years of 1963-1966. After spending his first year at IU where he played football and basketball, Paul splashed onto the scene at Huntington College in the fall of 1963 where he donned a Forester uniform for three years.

He wasted little time making his presence known on the basketball court where he averaged 23.7 points throughout his collegiate career to fuel a Huntington squad that scored over 100 points on nine different occasions during his three-year stint as a Forester. His final home game was deemed Kent Paul Night. The game was played at Community Gym, a facility Kent played in since grade school, where he didn't disappoint. The hometown hero scored 32 points to lead his team to a lopsided win over Taylor. The Huntington native and three-time All-Conference honoree finished his career with a total of 1,657 points which currently places him 17th on the Foresters' list of all-time scorers.

Doug Sheckler of Columbia City was honored for his significant contribution to the Huntington University men's basketball program during the years of 2004-2008. Sheckler's impact on the Forester program was immediate. As a freshman, he earned third-team All-Conference accolades, averaging 12 points and 3.9 rebounds to help guide HU to a conference championship and berth to the national tournament. Each of the next two years, his contributions were instrumental to the Foresters' well-documented success. He repeated as a third-team All-Conference pick by hovering right around 13 points per outing, leading the team in blocks and finding himself back at the National Tournament with bragging rights of reaching the championship game as a sophomore. He really came into his own as a senior. He elevated his game to another level scoring 18.2 points and grabbing 7.3 rebounds per contest and for his efforts was named the Conference Player of the Year and earned NAIA First Team All-America honors. Sheckler is only the sixth Forester in program history to be selected for both awards in the same year. Doug completed his career as a Forester with 1,732 points placing him 13th on Huntington's all-time scorer's list.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women.

Indiana Tech women win big again

WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Behind a double-double from Latvia's Sabine Filippovica, the Indiana Tech women's basketball team recorded its third double-digit win of the season in an 80-62 rout of Wilberforce on Tuesday night.

The Warriors (3-2) shot 36.4 percent (12-for-33) from the field and converted 15 of their 19 free throws in the first half to take a 40-28 lead at the break. The Bulldogs (0-6) converted 10-of-31 (32.3%) shots in the first half, knocking down two three-point shots and sinking 6-of-9 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

Wilberforce was able to net 34 second-half points, but the Warriors scored another 40 to win the contest. The Bulldogs shot just 32.3 percent (20-for-62) from the floor including a 4-for-19 (21.1%) mark from long range. Wilberforce was able to convert 18-of-29 (62.1%) free throws in the game.

The Orange and Black did a stellar job on defense, not only limiting the Bulldogs shots, but also forcing 22 turnovers, turning them into 27 points, while Wilberforce scored just 14 points on 18 Tech miscues. Tech won the game inside, outscoring Wilberforce 36-26 in the paint while also winning the battle of the benches with 23 bench points to just eight for the Bulldogs.

Filippovia led the way on offense with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Rachael Kruse, a Homestead High School graduate, added 16 points, five boards and four steals. Ulyssia Richmond added 14 points and seven rebounds with Simone Russell leading the Tech bench with nine points.

Kendra Moss led Wilberforce with a double-double of her own, netting 18 points and 13 rebounds while Danisha Brown also dropped in 18.

The Warriors return to action on Saturday when they host Madonna at the Schaefer Center for a 1 p.m. tipoff.