Kum­merer helps El­iz­a­beth­town wrestling break even in North- South Du­als

The Hamburg Area Item - - Sports - By Bill Arse­nault

CHRIS KUM­MERER ( HAM­BURG) » The se­nior had a big ef­fort to help the El­iz­a­beth­town wrestling team go 2- 2 in the North- South Du­als on Jan. 6 in Col­legeville. Com­pet­ing at 157 pounds, Kum­merer had a pin in 2: 05 in a 43- 10 vic­tory over Rhode Is­land Col­lege, a 14- 5 ma­jor de­ci­sion for four points in a 31- 7 loss to South­ern Maine and a pin in 1: 06 in a 35- 21 triumph over Penn Col­lege. In his fi­nal match, he went up against Zach Wil­helm, the No. 3- ranked wrestler in the di­vi­sion, and dropped an 11- 4 de­ci­sion in a 33- 12 loss to Stevens. KAS­SIDY LESHER ( HAM­BURG) » The 6- foot- 1 se­nior and her Dick­in­son women’s bas­ket­ball team trav­eled to Whit­tier, Calif. and lost to Wis­con­sin- River Falls ( 58- 45) on Dec. 29 and Em­manuel, Mass. ( 83- 58) on Dec. 31. Lesher, in foul trou­ble the whole game, had five points and six re­bounds against River Falls. She bounced back with 14 points and 16 re­bounds against Em­manuel. It was her fourth dou­ble- dou­ble of the sea­son. Lesher leads the 8- 2 Red Dev­ils in scor­ing ( 13.2) and re­bound­ing ( 9.6) and missed dou­ble fig­ures in scor­ing for the first time in 10 games against River Falls.

AUSTIN CORY ( KUTZTOWN) » The se­nior com­petes in the hur­dles dur­ing the out­door sea­son and in the hep­tathlon dur­ing the in­door sea­son for the Kutztown men’s track team but he earned his way in two other events when the PSAC per­for­mance list was an­nounced re­cently. Cory stands fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.39 and is fourth in the 400 meter dash in 50.05. Both ef­forts were recorded at the Bi­son Opener on Dec. 1- 2 in Lewis­burg. He fin­ished 11th in the hep­tathlon at the PSAC In­door Cham­pi­onships as a ju­nior with a ca­reer- best score of 3,967. DEANNA DADDONA ( BRAN

DYWINE HEIGHTS) » The 5- foot- 5 ju­nior guard be­came the fifth player and the fastest to reach the 1,000 point mile­stone with the Penn State Berks bas­ket­ball team. She bet­tered the mark with 16 points in an 84- 70 loss to Lan­caster Bi­ble on Dec. 2. That gave her 1,006 in 51 ca­reer games. She added 25 in an 82- 75 vic­tory over Penn State Abing­ton on Dec. 5 and 16 in a 75- 70 over­time loss to Cairn on Dec. 8 and now has 1,047 points. She also is the ca­reer leader in 3- point bas­kets made ( 146). BEN MAACK ( GOV. MIF­FLIN)

» Fresh­man Ben Maack is com­pet­ing like a veteran with the Ursi­nus wrestling team.

Maack, a Gover­nor Mif­flin grad, was 10- 5 at 184 pounds with four pins, two ma­jor de­ci­sions and a tech­ni­cal fall in three tour­na­ments dur­ing the first se­mes­ter for the Bears.

Maack opened the sea­son by go­ing 2- 2 in the Mes­siah In­vi­ta­tional on Nov. 4 in Grantham. He lost his first match and his last match to Johns Hop­kins ju­nior Isaac Mo­rales. Then he cap­tured the ti­tle go­ing 5- 0 with three pins in Ursi­nus’ Fall Brawl on Nov. 11 in Col­legeville. He pinned Navy’s Con­nor Doyle in 4: 01 to claim the ti­tle.

On Dec. 29- 30, Maack and the Bears com­peted in the Cit­rus Open in Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., where Maack went 3- 3.

“Ben Maack is the fu­ture ‘ Face of the Fran­chise’ for Ursi­nus wrestling,” coach Bill Racich said. “He’s an amaz­ing tal­ent on and off the mat as demon­strated with his high GPA ma­jor­ing in chem­istry and be­ing a cham­pion wrestler.”

BRETT KULP ( EX­ETER) » The Franklin & Mar­shall red- shirt fresh­man posted a 3- 2 record at 141 pounds in the David H. Lehman F& M Open on Jan. 6 in Lan­caster. He opened the tour­ney with a 5- 2 de­ci­sion but then was beaten 8- 3 in the se­cond round. In the wres­tle backs, Kulp took an 18- 0 ma­jor de­ci­sion and a 5- 4 de­ci­sion be­fore be­ing elim­i­nated 4- 1. He went 4- 2 and fin­ished fifth in the Key­stone Clas­sic on Nov. 19 in Philadel­phia and is 13- 8 on the sea­son. Kulp had a 172- 27 record dur­ing his ca­reer at Ex­eter Town­ship.

EMONIE REVIERE ( GOVER­NOR MIF­FLIN) » The Millersville sopho­more i s ranked 15th in the 60 meter dash on the PSAC per­for­mance list with a time of 8.00. She’s the fourth fresh­man on the list and she earned the spot when she fin­ished se­cond at the Youngstown Ice­breaker on Dec. 1 in Youngstown, OH. Reviere also fin­ished third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.01. That time just missed break­ing into the top 20 on the PSAC list. She com­peted in the 100 ( 17th) and 200 ( 20th) and with three re­lay teams at the PSAC Out­door Cham­pi­onships last spring.

AUSTIN DESANTO ( EX­ETER) » The fresh­man fin­ished sixth at 133 pounds at the South­ern Scuff le on Jan. 1- 2 in Chat­tanooga, Tenn. DeSanto was 3- 0 to start the tour­ney to earn a spot in the semi­fi­nals. He was lead­ing in that bout when he de­faulted be­cause of an in­jury at the 6: 02 mark. He also de­faulted due to in­jury in the fifth place match. He has a 17- 4 record with four pins and a tech­ni­cal fall. He’s 5- 1 in dual matches and 2- 4 against Eastern In­ter­col­le­giate Wrestling As­so­ci­a­tion foes.

NANA FOULLAND ( BERKS CATHOLIC) » The 6- foot10, 235- pound se­nior cen­ter had back- to- back big games to help the 8- 8 Buck­nell men’s bas­ket­ball team win four of its last five and post a 2- 1 record to open Pa­triot League play. Foulland had a ca­reer­high 30 points in an 8881 non- league vic­tory over La Salle on Dec. 22 and came back with 26 points and 11 re­bounds in an 8455 league open­ing vic­tory over Amer­i­can on Dec. 29. He had eight points, eight re­bounds and four blocked shots as the Bi­son turned back Army 83- 66 on Jan. 5. He’s av­er­ag­ing 16.4 points and 6.3 re­bounds with 23 as­sists and a team- high 25 blocked shots.

El­iz­a­beth­town wrestler Chris Kum­merer ( Ham­burg)

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