November 23, 1998
KALAMAZOO -- The WMU women's basketball team (2-1, 0-0 MAC) is for real. After playing a tough game versus nationally-ranked Vanderbilt and defeating defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion Tennessee Tech on the road, the Broncos dumped arch-rival Central Michigan, 75-57, in a non-conference meeting on Saturday, Nov. 21.
The game was never in doubt, with WMU leading from start to finish; CMU was within a point at 7-6, then blown out by the half when it was WMU leading 49-24. From there the Broncos cruised to victory.
First-team All-MAC preseason pick Shelsea Erving had 14 points to lead WMU. Star Harris had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double in three games. Brooke Gallert and Danielle Mueller also added 10 points.
The men's basketball team (0-1, 0-0 MAC) lost 79-77 at Indiana State on Monday, Nov. 16. Tony Barksdale scored 18 points. Shaun Jackson had 13, Rod Brown 12 and Kylo Jones 11. WMU's first home game is Nov. 24 when the Broncos challenge Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That contest begins at 7 p.m. at University Arena.
The hockey Broncos (1-5-4, 1-5-4 CCHA) lost to Notre Dame 9-5 on the road on Friday, Nov. 20, then 4-1 at home versus Michigan State on Saturday, Nov. 21. They host Northern Michigan and Miami on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. Five different Broncos scored goals in the Notre Dame game including Steve Rhymsha, Corey Waring, Jason Redenius, Matt Adessa and Frank Novock.
Brad Selent, a national semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award, may well be America's best kicker. Selent is No. 6 in the nation in field goals made with 18. He connected on all 40 of his extra point attempts this year. Selent also set a new WMU record and Kelly/Shorts Stadium (CMU) record with a 56-yard field goal. Finally, he won two games with a field goal this year -- the Vanderbilt and Ball State games. Selent led the Broncos in scoring this year with 94 points. If ever a player had quality stats in every category you could measure, it would be Brad Selent for Lou Groza and All-America honors.
Jake Moreland may be America's best tight end. After leading the Broncos in receptions last year, Moreland came back with an even better season in 1998. He had career bests in receptions with 44, reception yardage with 457 and touchdowns with six. He was second among Broncos in touchdowns and third in receptions. He has blown past Sporting News first-team All-America preseason pick Rufus French of Mississippi in every statistical category. Jake Moreland may be America's best tight end.
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