COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Bauman, Flying Dutch reach Sweet 16


Ashley Bauman and the Hope College women’s basketball team are heading to the Sweet 16.

The No. 2 Flying Dutch (28-1) opened the NCAA Division III tournament with a pair of wins at home over the weekend and will travel to Wisconsin-Whitewater where they will face St. Thomas (24-5) in Friday’s sectional opener.

Hope hosts the Final Four at DeVos Fieldhouse and two more wins will get the Flying Dutch back on their home court.

Bauman, a 2009 Manistee Catholic Central graduate and Hope senior, shot 1-for-2 from the field to finish with two points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 13 minutes of a 64-37 win against Wheaton College in the opening round of the tournament on Friday. She made both of her field goal attempts for four points, four rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 10 minutes in a 63-48 win against Ohio Northern on Saturday.

Maksym makes solid start for Detroit

Julia Maksym turned in a solid start, but it still wasn’t enough to lift the Detroit Mercy softball team to a win.

Maksym, a 2010 Manistee graduate and Detroit junior, retired the first nine batters she faced and allowed just one earned run on one hit with three strikeouts and no walks over 4 1/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to La Salle in the Rebel Spring Games on Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Titans (2-10) also lost 5-4 on Saturday against South Dakota and will play Grambling State and Tennessee-Martin today.

Savela, Indy advance in GLVC tourney

Rose Savela and the University of Indianapolis women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament.

Indianapolis (19-8) beat Southern Indiana 79-61 on Sunday and will play Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday.

Savela, a 2010 Manistee graduate and Indianapolis junior, didn’t play against Southern Indiana but shot 1-for-3 on triples and 2-for-2 from the free throw line to finish with five points and three assists in 13 minutes of a 95-54 win against St. Joseph’s to close the regular season.

Army’s Majchrzak ties for 13th in Boston

McKenzie Majchrzak closed her indoor college career at the ECAC and IC4A Championships in Boston on Saturday.

Majchrzak, a 2009 Manistee graduate and West Point senior, tied for 13th place in the high jump with a leap of 5-foot-6.

The Army women finished tied for 16th in the 53-school meet with 16 points.


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