Local roundup: GLIAC honors UF’s Kahlig for third consecutive week

University of Findlay men’s basketball player Greg Kahlig was selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division player of the week for the third consecutive week after leading the Oilers to a pair of victories against Walsh University and Malone College last week.
The senior forward averaged 40.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per contest, while shooting 62.7 percent (32 of 51) from the field and hitting 10 3-pointers.
Kahlig set a career-high for the second straight week, scoring 42 points in UF’s 82-81 victory at Walsh, before netting 39 points in a 79-63 win against Malone.
He is averaging 24.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Oilers, who are 21-4 on the season.
Recker, Palmer named
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Two Huntington University women’s basketball players with local ties were honored as the Crossroads League released its all-league teams.
Arlington graduate Amelia Recker, a Huntington sophomore, was named second team all-league after averaging 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds this season. She shot 54 percent from the field this season, third best in the league.
Arcadia graduate Miranda Palmer was named to the all-freshman team. She averaged 12.2 points and 2.3 assists per game in league play. Palmer shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range, tops in the Crossroads League and 10th best in NAIA Division II.
OAC honors ONU’s Farwig
ADA — Ohio Northern University junior Phil Farwig was named Ohio Athletic Conference men’s field athlete of the week after winning the 35-pound weight throw at the Capital Last Call meet on Saturday.
Farwig’s toss of 52-7½ was his best throw of the season and won the event by nearly four feet.
He also finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 43-3¾.
BU Ruffer wins award
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s Brooke Ruffer earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference player of the week honors after posting back-to-back double-doubles to help the Beavers secure the No. 4 seed in the HCAC tournament.
The sophomore tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds in an 85-73 loss to Transylvania and followed that up with 18 points and 14 rebounds in an 86-77 victory against Earlham.
Ruffer averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the week, while shooting 55.2 percent (16 of 29) from the field.
All-district nominations
Area boys and girls varsity basketball coaches wishing to nominate players for all-Northwest District recognition must do so by today.
Coaches can fax information to 419-427-8480, email information to Send an E-mail to Dave Hanneman, or leave information on voice mail at 419-427-8408.

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