Lakota East’s Dylan Lowry (23) takes a shot while being defended by Moeller’s Jack Anton (14) during a Division I sectional game Feb. 28, 2014, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Moeller won 55-42. JOURNAL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

College Insider: East’s Lowry having strong season for Hillsdale hoops

Dylan Lowry is having a standout season with the Hillsdale (Mich.) College men’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-3 junior guard and Lakota East High School graduate is the Chargers’ top scorer (14.5) and is also averaging 3.7 rebounds, 2 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

Lowry is shooting 47.1 percent from the floor, 42.6 percent from 3-point range and 92.3 percent from the free-throw line. Heading into Tuesday night’s action, his 3-point percentage ranked fifth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and he was No. 1 in the G-MAC in minutes played per game (33.8).

Hillsdale will host Lourdes on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Senior forward Naomi Grandison (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) of West Chester Township has made 10 starts and is averaging 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for Malone.

She is shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the foul line for the Pioneers, who are 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Malone will travel to Northwood (Mich.) on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

• Freshman guard Ally Haar (Lakota West) has played in seven games off the bench for Niagara (N.Y.), which has a 3-7 record.

She is averaging 2.4 points per game while shooting 36.4 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the charity stripe. The Purple Eagles will travel to West Virginia on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m.

Wrestling: Redshirt senior James Ritchie (Carlisle) helped Baldwin Wallace take first place among 14 teams at the Long Island (N.Y.) Open last weekened.

Ritchie finished second at 285 pounds for the Yellow Jackets. He’s 13-5 this season with five falls and one technical fall.

Baldwin Wallace will return to the mats Jan. 4-5 to compete in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Duals at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

Men’s swimming: Freshman Jonah Jones (Talawanda) was part of Notre Dame College’s fourth-place finish among seven teams last month at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational.

Jones was third in the 200 medley relay (1:40.31) and 200 freestyle relay (1:32.47), fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.12), ninth in the 400 individual medley (4:52.62), and 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.70) and 200 IM (2:11.34).

The Falcons will travel to Indiana (Pa.) for the IUP Winter Invitational on Wednesday.

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