Nick Morphew went 4-0 and won the championship at 133 pounds at the North Central College Invitational this past Saturday. Morphew, a senior wrestler from Prophetstown, Ill., defeated Josh Franklin of Knox College 10-1 in his opening match. He then defeated Justin Nelson of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 12-1 in the quarterfinals before dispatching Phil Davidson of Millikin University 6-1 in the semifinals. Morphew won the title by beating Brian Clement of Coe College 8-3 in the championship match. Led by Morphew’s effort, the Vikings finished sixth in the 21-team tournament. Morphew is now 18-1 on the season and has won 15 consecutive matches.
Claire Getzoff had a superb week for the Lawrence University women’s basketball team and was chosen as the Midwest Conference Player of the Week. Getzoff, a sophomore guard from Evanston, Ill., earned the award after averaging 27.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games during the past week. The former player at Evanston Township High School was 27 of 52 from the floor (51.9 percent), including 15 of 26 on 3-pointers (57.7 percent). In a 61-59 loss at St. Norbert College on Jan. 13, Getzoff posted 25 points, grabbed five rebounds, had four assists, and three steals. She then scored a career-high 29 points, had two rebounds, two assists, and two steals in a 69-58 win at Illinois College last Friday. She finished her week with 28 points, three rebounds, three assists, and five steals in an 84-70 loss at Lake Forest College last Saturday. On the season, Getzoff is averaging 19.3 points, which leads the Midwest Conference, and 4.3 rebounds. She has a team-high 30 assists and is second on the team with 30 steals.