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WHAC Ranking
 1. Cornerstone 19-1(28-4) 
 2. Indiana Tech 17-3(26-6) 
 3. Mich.-Dearborn 13-7(20-12) 
 4. Aquinas Coll. 13-7(17-14) 
 5. Madonna 11-9(17-13) 
 6. Rochester, MI 10-10(18-14) 
 7. NW Ohio 7-13(14-16) 
 8. Siena Heights 7-13(12-17) 
 9. Concordia, MI 7-13(12-18) 
 10. Lourdes 3-17(10-19) 
 11. Lawrence Tech 3-17(4-22) 

WHAC Women 2017-2018
Official Web Site

Points Per Game
 Kyle STEIGENGA
  Cornerst.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Steigenga, Cornerst.20.6 
 2. Searles, Lawrence.17.4 
 3. Thompson, Concordi.17.0 
 4. Myles, Lawrence.16.5 
 5. Bello, NW Ohio16.3 
 6. Arrington, Aquinas .16.2 
 7. Penn, Mich.-De.16.1 
 8. Nafso, Rocheste.15.7 
 9. Vander-Sluis, Cornerst.15.5 
 10. Phee, Concordi.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam VANDER SLUIS
  Cornerst.
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Vander-Sluis, Cornerst.13.5 
 2. Groves, Indiana .9.0 
 3. Steigenga, Cornerst.8.5 
 4. Penn, Mich.-De.8.2 
 5. Jackson, Siena H.8.1 
 6. Mackey, NW Ohio7.1 
 7. Dierker, Madonna6.9 
 8. Arrington, Aquinas .6.6 
 9. Phee, Concordi.6.5 
 10. Snow, Lourdes6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Justin NAFSO
  Rocheste.
  (178-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Nafso, Rocheste.5.9 
 2. McDaniel, Concordi.5.1 
 3. Kegley, Mich.-De.3.9 
 4. Rodriguez, Cornerst.3.6 
 5. Bello, NW Ohio3.2 
 6. Curd, Mich.-De.3.2 
 7. Swift, Madonna3.0 
 8. Randle, Siena Heights3.0 
 9. Wincowski, Indiana .2.9 
 10. Vander-Sluis, Cornerst.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Justin NAFSO
  Rocheste.
  (178-PG-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Nafso, Rocheste.1.9 
 2. Kegley, Mich.-De.1.8 
 3. Wincowski, Indiana .1.8 
 4. Swift, Madonna1.7 
 5. Randle, Siena Heights1.5 
 6. Dierker, Madonna1.3 
 7. Curd, Mich.-De.1.3 
 8. Jackson, Siena H.1.3 
 9. Penn, Mich.-De.1.3 
 10. McDaniel, Concordi.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam VANDER SLUIS
  Cornerst.
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Vander-Sluis, Cornerst.2.4 
 2. Penn, Mich.-De.1.2 
 3. Arrington, Aquinas .1.1 
 4. Throgmorton, Mich.-De.0.9 
 5. Jackson, Siena H.0.9 
 6. Phee, Concordi.0.8 
 7. Mackey, NW Ohio0.8 
 8. Jordan, Siena H.0.8 
 9. Sholesi, Aquinas .0.7 
 10. Thurman, Lourdes0.7 


University of Michigan-Dearborn wins the USA WHAC 2017-2018 title

University of Michigan-Dearborn 2017-18
Taylor Langley Taylor Langley Langley
Jason Penn
Penn
Ashton Curd
Curd
Cody Kegley
Kegley
Donovan Farrell
Farrell
Alex Hagel
Hagel
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
12  Throgmorton Gage 198 (6'6'') G/F 0 USA
20  Penn Jason 203 (6'8'') F 96 USA
1  Curd Ashton 180 (5'11'') PG 92 USA
11  Kegley Cody 185 (6'1'') G 98 USA
13  Farrell Donovan 190 (6'3'') G 97 USA
33  Gigliotti Jason 206 (6'9'') F 0 USA
24  Hagel Alex 198 (6'6'') F 97 USA
4  Joyner Mafiaion 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
3  Crofford Xavior 188 (6'2'') G 96 USA
34  Doghman Hassan 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
0  Wendel Jacob 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
5  Donatelli Mike 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
10  Jackson Jared 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
14  Harper Juwan 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
15  Mignault Mathew 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
21  Vanderklay Chase 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
22  Nicholson Derek 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
25  Sellers Reid 206 (6'9'') F 0 USA
Head Coach: Taylor Langley
Coach Assistant: Darius Lewis
Coach Assistant: Donald Hadesman
Coach Assistant: Phil Freeman
Coach Assistant: Darryl Hudson


UM-Dearborn Wins Program's First Tournament Title - Mar 3, 2018

Fourth-seeded UM-Dearborn erased a 17-point deficit to force overtime and came out with an 86-78 win against sixth-seeded Rochester to win the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Men's Basketball Tournament and claim an automatic berth to the 2018 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.
No. 4 UM-Dearborn (21-12) def. No. 6 Rochester (18-15), 86-78 box score
On paper, these two teams should have never been here. UM-Dearborn tied for third in the conference during the regular season at 13-7, but lost the tiebreaker to Aquinas to drop to the fourth seed of the tournament. Rochester, in its first season with the WHAC, finished .500 in league play (10-10) for sixth place. But, that's why we play the games. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, the two teams set their sites on the WHAC tournament in hopes of securing the league's second automatic qualifying berth to nationals.
The Wolverines won their quarterfinal game against No. 5-seeded Madonna to set up another shot at top-seeded and top-ranked Cornerstone. Approximately 150 miles away, Rochester made a statement by upending third-seeded Aquinas in the quarterfinals to face the tournament's No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Indiana Tech.
Together, at different locations, the two teams made history in the semifinals. Playing for their seasons not to end, UM-Dearborn handed Cornerstone a loss in overtime while the Warriors shocked Indiana Tech to set up a tournament championship game that did not feature at least one of the top two seeds for the first time in WHAC history.
Each playing in their first tournament championship game, UM-Dearborn and Rochester battled in the first half with several lead changes and ties for no more than a five-point advantage until Kash Blackwell (6'5''-F) hit a three-pointer at the 3:20 mark to put the Warriors up by seven. A few traded baskets and the half ended with Rochester on top 37-31.
Blackwell opened the second half with a layup that started Rochester on a 17-7 run for what seemed a comfortable 17-point lead midway through the period. A couple of baskets here, a couple of counters there, and Rochester still held a double-digit lead of 15 points with 8:31 remaining. Two and a half minutes later, the lead was 14. Another minute later, Jason Penn (6'8''-F-96) decided it was time. The senior scored seven of UM-Dearborn's 14-0 run to tie the game with 40 ticks on the clock.
Armand Cartwright (6'1''-G) laid in a two-footer off a sideline inbounds to put Rochester up by two with just nine seconds left. After a timeout, Cody Kegley (6'1''-G-98) calmly stepped to the free throw line after being fouled on the inbounds play with three seconds remaining and sank both free throws to send the game into overtime.
Penn started the scoring in overtime and the Wolverines jumped to a seven-point lead thanks to Gage Throgmorton (6'6''-G/F)'s next two buckets. Kashwell came through again for Rochester, cutting the lead to five, but UM-Dearborn hit five of six freethrows to push its lead to 10 with just under a minute to play. Cartwright cut the five with 25 seconds on the clock and Rochester was forced to foul. There's a reason every coach preaches "practice your free throws" - Xavior Crofford (6'2''-G-96) and Throgmorton proved why: The duo each went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in OT and Mafiaion Joyner (6'4''-G) made one of his as the Wolverines won their first-ever championship game in the league's first-ever overtime championship game.
Blackwell led Rochester with 17 points while Andrew Kline (6'5''-G) grabbed six rebounds and Justin Nafso finished with eight assists as Rochester's season ends at 18-15.
Penn finished the game with a double-double: 20 points and 14 rebounds for UM-Dearborn, and Joyner dished out five assists. As the tournament champion, the Wolverines (21-12) earn the league's second automatic berth to nationals. Cornerstone claimed the first auto bid as regular-season champions. The 2018 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament bracket will be announced at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 with the event March 7-13 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D

WHAC Tournament Final: UM-Dearborn - Rochester 86-78
WHAC Tournament Semifinals:
UM-Dearborn - Cornerstone 90-89, OT
Rochester - Indiana Tech 84-68

Courtesy of WHAC


All-WHAC Awards 2018 - Mar 3, 2018

All-WHAC 1st Team 2018
Arsenio Arrington
Arrington
Sadeeq Bello
Bello
Michael Bradshaw
Bradshaw
Darren Groves
Groves
Justin Nafso
Nafso

Player of the Year: Kyle Steigenga (6'6''-F) of Cornerstone
Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Vander Sluis (6'9''-C) of Cornerstone
Newcomer of the Year: Darren Groves (6'8''-F) of Indiana Tech
Coach of the Year: Kim Elders of Cornerstone

1st Team
F: Arsenio Arrington (6'9''-F) of Aquinas Coll.
PG: Sadeeq Bello (5'9''-PG) of NW Ohio
G: Michael Bradshaw (6'4''-G) of Cornerstone
F: Darren Groves (6'8''-F) of Indiana Tech
PG: Justin Nafso (5'10''-PG) of Rochester, MI
F: Jason Penn (6'8''-F-96) of Mich.-Dearborn
G: Dylan Phair (6'1''-G) of Indiana Tech
G: Joshua Reynolds (6'3''-G) of Madonna
F: Kyle Steigenga (6'6''-F) of Cornerstone
C: Sam Vander Sluis (6'9''-C) of Cornerstone
G: Joel Wincowski (6'4''-G) of Indiana Tech

2nd Team
F: Kash Blackwell (6'5''-F) of Rochester, MI
G: Rob Deiz (6'4''-G) of Aquinas Coll.
F: Chris Dierker (6'7''-F) of Madonna
G: Tony Jackson (6'4''-G-95) of Siena Heights
G: Mafiaion Joyner (6'4''-G) of Mich.-Dearborn
G: Cody Kegley (6'1''-G-98) of Mich.-Dearborn
F: Connor Phee (6'6''-F) of Concordia, MI
G: Ty'Rese Searles (6'3''-G) of Lawrence Tech
F: Davon Taylor (6'8''-F) of Madonna
G: Jalen Thompson (6'2''-G) of Concordia, MI

All-Defensive Team
F: Arsenio Arrington (6'9''-F) of Aquinas Coll.
PG: Justin Nafso (5'10''-PG) of Rochester, MI
G: Jonathan Swift (6'2''-G-97) of Madonna
C: Sam Vander Sluis (6'9''-C) of Cornerstone
G: Joel Wincowski (6'4''-G) of Indiana Tech

All-Freshman Team
F: Alek Ivanovic (6'6''-F) of Lawrence Tech
G: Anton Lucaj (6'3''-G) of Rochester, MI
G: Deric Murray (6'3''-G) of Aquinas Coll.
PG: Christian Rodriguez (5'10''-PG) of Cornerstone
F: Clif Snow (6'5''-F) of Lourdes

All-Academic Team
PG: AJ Atwater (6'0''-PG) of Aquinas Coll.
G: Travis Baker (6'2''-G) of Lawrence Tech
G: Joey Blauwkamp (6'2''-G) of Cornerstone
F: Dakota Bostic (6'5''-F) of Concordia, MI
G: Cannon Campbell (6'1''-G) of Rochester, MI
G: Austin Clements (6'1''-G) of Aquinas Coll.
F: Erik Davenport (6'5''-F) of Lawrence Tech
F: Frank Devos (6'6''-F) of Aquinas Coll.
F: Luke Diekevers (6'5''-F) of Concordia, MI
F: Chris Dierker (6'7''-F) of Madonna
G: Hassan Doghman (6'3''-G) of Mich.-Dearborn
G: Desmond Frazier (6'1''-G) of Lourdes
PG: Trey Guilliam (6'0''-PG) of NW Ohio
F: Clarke Lamb (6'8''-F) of Madonna
F: Willis Mackey (6'7''-F) of NW Ohio
F: Lance Martin (6'5''-F) of Cornerstone
G: Jared McDaniel (6'2''-G) of Concordia, MI
PG: Toriek Miller (5'10''-PG) of Madonna
PG: Justin Nafso (5'10''-PG) of Rochester, MI
F: Ronald Norfleet (6'5''-F-91) of Rochester, MI
F: Daniel Page (6'6''-F) of NW Ohio
PG: Dimitrios Pappas (5'9''-PG) of Rochester, MI
F: Connor Phee (6'6''-F) of Concordia, MI
F: Scott Schwieterman (6'7''-F) of Indiana Tech
G: Derek Seidl (6'3''-G) of Lawrence Tech
F: Opeyemi Sholesi (6'5''-F) of Aquinas Coll.
G: Xander Smart (6'1''-G) of NW Ohio
F: Kyle Steigenga (6'6''-F) of Cornerstone
F: Malik Thurman (6'4''-F) of Lourdes
C: Moses Toriola (6'10''-C-95) of Rochester, MI
G: Cap Wilson (6'6''-G) of Rochester, MI


 

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