Rachel Tecca (Archbishop Hoban) scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated Bryant 78-56 on Friday at James A. Rhodes Arena.
The Zips (3-0) led 41-20 at halftime and shot almost 40 percent in the game. The Zips scored 25 points off of 27 turnovers and turned the ball over 16 times.
Hanna Luburgh scored 16 points and had eight rebounds and Sina King had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Zips.
The Zips travel to Loretto, Pa., to play St. Francis on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The University of Akron volleyball team’s 2012 season came to an end Friday with a 3-1 loss to Northern Illinois in a quarterfinal match of the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Geneva.
The Zips (16-13, 9-7) won the first set 25-20 but lost the next three sets 20-25, 23-25 and 18-25. It was the Zips’ first quarterfinal appearance in the MAC Tournament in nine seasons.
Alex Cocklin led the Zips with 18 kills and Tina Dimitrijevs and Chelsea Harvey each had 10 kills in the final match of their collegiate careers. Jill Paluch had 23 digs and Morgan Kuhn had 44 assists for the Zips.
Herb Page, coach and golf director at Kent State, announced the signing of Josh Whalen (Napanee, Ontario) to a national letter of intent Friday.
Whalen won a USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier at Aurora Country Club this year and also tied for medalist honors at a PGA Canadian Tour qualifier tournament. Whalen placed as the top amateur at the Canadian Professional Tour’s Great Waterway Classic in September and won individual medalist honors at the 2011 GAO Juvenile Championship.
Kent State senior cornerback Norman Wolfe (Buchtel) was one of 50 Football Bowl Subdivision players nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on. Wolfe has nine interceptions and 150 tackles in 37 career games.
— Staff report