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Jacob Kline (Newark) won two
events for Nazareth in the first
dual-meet win of the season for
the Golden Flyers

By John Addyman

   Nazareth college sophomore Jacob Kline (Newark) won two events and swam in a second-place relay to help lead the Golden Flyer men’s swim team to its first win, right before Thanksgiving. 
   Jacob won the 200 Individual Medley (2:24.29) and the 100 Butterfly (1:02.58) and swam the outbound leg of the second-place 400 Medley Relay (4:19.26) to help Nazareth put away University of Pittsburgh/Bradford, 118-94.

   Nazareth junior Jeff Baxter (Pal-Mac) swam the outbound leg of the second-place 200 Free Relay (2:09.00), was fourth in the 200 Free (2:25.78) and sixth in the 400 Free (5:09.02).
    Sophomore Joshua Haak (Pal-Mac) got points for the Flyers with a third-place finish in the 800 Free (9:48.01) and a fourth place in the 400 Free (4:53.06). He was also fifth in the 100 Backstroke (1:13.95). The Nazareth guys are 1-4.
   The Nazareth women also got a win over Pitt/Bradford.  Junior Holly Gilligan (Newark) took second in the 100 Free (1:05.42). The Flyer femmes are 4-1 in dual meets. 
   For Pitt, senior Jacob DeVolder (Newark) was second in the 400 Free (4:46.27) and fourth in the 800 Free (10:12.18).
   The University of Buffalo men’s basketball team is 3-2 after a 58-54 loss at Indiana State on Saturday. Freshman Javon McCrea (Newark) contributed eight points and five rebounds in the loss. He has played in every game for the Bulls and leads the team in rebounding while averaging 9.4 points a game – a good start.
Tyshun Stephens
All-Tournament Team at Dickinson Classic
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   Nazareth started its season by winning the Dickinson College tournament, besting Oneonta in the opening game, 65-51, and claiming the championship with a 70-66 win over the host Red Devils.
   Sophomore guard Tyshun Stephens (Newark) scored 15 points and grabbed three rebounds in the opener, then came back to have a bigger game against Dickinson --  17 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals – and he was named to the All-Tournament team. The Golden Flyers are 1-2 after a loss to Rochester before the holiday.  
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   The Monroe Community College women have one win in six season-starting road games. The latest loss was on the Saturday before Thanksgiving a 70-59 defeat to the College of Southern Idaho in the Midland College (TX) tournament.
   Sophomore starting guard Shakista Woolfolk (Newark) contributed six points, six rebounds and three assists for the Tribunes in the loss.
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   Virginia Tech sophomore forward Alyssa Fenyn (Newark) was in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for Thanksgiving, playing in the Caribbean Challenge Tournament. She and the Hokies lost to 20th-ranked Iowa on Friday, 72-43. Alyssa had eight points, two rebounds and three steals in the loss. Virginia Tech is off to a 4-2 start; Iowa is 7-0.
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   Have news about a Wayne County athlete who is playing a college sport? Drop me a line at johnaddyman@waynecountylife.com, and I’ll follow up. Please let me know who you are and what your relationship is to the athlete – I respond to all e-mail and I like to know who I’m writing to.
   I have 49 local student-athletes on my “watch” list at the moment. You’re welcome to check with me to make sure I have your athlete on that list. 


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