2008-09 PARK MEN'S BASKETBALL by yaoyufang

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									   2008-09 SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Date       Opponent                                   Result
                                                               PARK
                                                               PARK OPENS SEASON AT OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN SATURDAY
                                                                     The Park University men’s basketball team
                                                                                                                2008-09 PIRATE MEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY RELEASE



10/18      Livin’ the Dream (Exhibition)           W, 91-84    will officially tip off 2008-09 Saturday, as the Pi-
11/1       at Oklahoma Christian                    3:00 pm    rates travel to Oklahoma Christian for a 3 p.m.
11/4       Benedictine                              7:00 pm    start to the season in Edmond, Okla.
11/7       vs. Doane ^                              3:00 pm          The Pirates have played once already this
11/8       vs. Briar Cliff ^                        5:00 pm    season, an exhibition contest against Livin’ the
11/11      McKendree                                7:00 pm    Dream, beating the exhibition squad 91-84
11/13      at William Jewell                        7:30 pm    on Oct. 18 at Breckon Sports Center. Jon Meri-
11/15      Southern Nazarene                        3:00 pm    weather led the team with a double-double 26
11/18      at Central Methodist                     7:00 pm    points and 10 rebounds, pacing four players in
11/20      MidAmerica Nazarene                      7:00 pm    double-figures.
11/24      William Jewell                           7:00 pm          Oklahoma Christian will also be playing for
11/28      vs. Missouri Western #                   2:00 pm    the first time in 2008-09, as OC’s only exhibition
11/29      vs. Southwest Baptist #                  2:00 pm    contest is scheduled for Nov. 4, against NCAA Di-
12/3       at Missouri Baptist                      7:00 pm    vision II Central Oklahoma. Saturday’s game with
12/6       at McKendree                             7:00 pm    Park will be broadcast online, with broadcast in-
12/13      Columbia                                 3:00 pm    formation available at www.oceagles.com.
1/3        Missouri Baptist                         3:00 pm          The Eagles return 13 players off of last sea-
1/7        Bellevue                                 7:00 pm    son’s 13-17 squad, and the team picked up 35
1/10       at Ozarks                                3:00 pm
                                                               points in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Preseason Top 25, landing 28th, overall.
1/15       Illinois-Springfield                     7:00 pm
                                                                     Included in the list of returners to the OC roster are all three double-figure scorers
1/20       at Peru State                            7:00 pm
                                                               from Dan Hayes’ club in 2007-08, led by Jason Taylor who averaged 19.1 points per game.
                                                               Kyle Tefft also rejoins the lineup this season after averaging 15.1 last year, and Jeff Crocker,
1/26       at MidAmerica Nazarene                   7:30 pm
                                                               who started at point guard against Park in 2007-08, returns after averaging 10.3 points per
1/31       Rockhurst                                2:00 pm
                                                               game as a freshman last year.
2/3        Ozarks                                   7:00 pm
2/7        at Columbia                              4:00 pm
2/9        Peru State                               7:00 pm
2/11       at Rockhurst                             7:00 pm
2/17       at Illinois-Springfield                  7:00 pm
2/20       at Bellevue                              7:00 pm
3/6-3/8    NAIA Independent Tournament *                TBA
3/18-3/24 NAIA National Tournament !                    TBA
Home games in Bold. All Dates & Times Subject to Change           GAME 1 • NOV. 1                                                               GAME 2 • NOV. 4                                                         GAME 3 • NOV. 7
^ - Denotes Peru State Classic (Peru, Neb.)                    OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN                                                                BENEDICTINE                                                               DOANE
# - Denotes RockU/Harvesters Classic (Kansas City, Mo.)
                                                               Game Information                                                       Game Information                                                       Game Information
* - Denotes NAIA Independent Tourn. (Orangeburg, S.C.)
                                                               Location ............................... Edmond, Okla.                 Location ...................................Parkville, Mo.             Location ........................................ Peru, Neb.
! - Denotes NAIA Championship (Kansas City, Mo.)
                                                               Arena........................................... Eagles’ Nest          Arena......................Breckon Sports Center                       Arena.............. Al Wheeler Activity Center
                                                               Tipoff .......................................................3 p.m.   Tipoff .......................................................7 p.m.   Tipoff .......................................................3 p.m.
                                                               Broadcast....................www.oceagles.com                          Broadcast.............................. kgsp.park.edu                  Broadcast................................................None
                                                               Live Stats.................................................None        Live Stats......parkathletics.com/livestats                            Live Stats.........................Dakstats Webcast

                                                               Opponent Information                                                   Opponent Information                                                   Opponent Information
                                                               Website .......................www.oceagles.com                        Website ............ www.ravenathletics.com                            Website ..........www.doane.edu/athletics
                                                               Conference......................................... Sooner             Conference............................................HAAC             Conference.............................................GPAC
                                                               Enrollment .............................................2,200          Enrollment .............................................1,350          Enrollment ................................................ 920
                                                               Record (Overall)........................................ 0-0           Record (Overall)........................................ 0-0           Record (Overall)........................................ 0-0
                                                               Record (Conference)............................... 0-0                 Record (Conference)............................... 0-0                 Record (Conference)............................... 0-0
                                                               Head Coach .................................Dan Hayes                  Head Coach ............................. Joe Brickner                  Head Coach ..................................Ian Brown
                                                               Alma Mater .............. Eastern New Mexico                           Alma Mater ............................ St. Benedict’s                 Alma Mater ......................................... Doane
                                                               Record ............................................... 597-356         Record ............................................... 134-168         Record (Yr.)............................................ 83-93
                                                               2007-08 Record ................................... 13-17               2007-08 Record ................................... 13-17               2007-08 Record ................................... 12-16

                                                               Series Information                                         Series Information                                          Series Information
                                                               Last Meeting............................ Nov. 3, 2007 Last Meeting..........................Nov. 10, 2007 Last Meeting..................................Jan. 1968
                                                               Result .....................................Park 61, OC 57 Result ......................................BC 61, Park 53 Result .................................. Doane def. Park


                                                      2008-09 PARK MEN’S BASKETBALL
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2008-09 PRESEASON INFORMATION                                                                                          2008-09 PARK MEN’S BASKETBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER
Location ............................................................................. Parkville, Mo.                  No.   Player               Pos.   Ht.    Wt.   Yr.   Hometown               Previous School
Founded .............................................................................................1875              2     Nathan Duncan         G     6’0”   195   Sr.   Lansing, Mich.         Lansing CC
Enrollment ..................................................................................... 25,489                3     Michael Zimmerman     G     6’0”   175   Sr.   Ft. Wright, Ky.        Northern Kentucky
Nickname (Colors) .................................... Pirates (Cardinal & Gold)                                       4     Marcus Seidel         G     6’0”   200   Sr.   St. Charles, Mo.       Meramec CC
Arena (Capacity)............................. Breckon Sports Center (1,200)                                            5     Clyde McKinney        G     6’0”   185   Jr.   Lansing, Mich.         Indiana Tech
Affiliation .............................................NAIA Division I Independent                                   10    Jamal Fields          G     6’3”   180   Fr.   Irondale, Ala.         Shades Valley HS
President.................................................... Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts                               11    Philip Garnett        G     6’1”   175   So.   Peru, Ind.             Ball State
Alma Mater ...........................................................Kentucky Wesleyan                                12    Tyler Price           G     6’0”   170   Fr.   Crawfordsville, Ind.   Southmont HS
Vice President for Student Services ..............Clarinda Creighton                                                   13    Nigel Jackson         G     6’2”   175   So.   Chicago, Ill.          Proviso West HS
Alma Mater ......................................................................Emporia State                         20    Altorique Anderson    G     6’4”   205   Fr.   Sumter, S.C.           MCI Prep
Athletics Director................................................... Claude W. English                                22    Jeremy Voorhees      G/F    6’4    200   Jr.   Grandville, Mich.      Cornerstone
Alma Mater ........................................................................Rhode Island                        23    Deron Cherry II       G     6’3”   190   Sr.   Kansas City, Mo.       UMKC
Athletics Office Manager ...........................................Patricia Fayard                                    30    Herschel Rodgers     G/F    6’1”   185   Jr.   Lansing, Mich.         Lansing CC
Athletics Phone ............................................................(816) 584-6425                             31    Chris Jones           G     6’1”   180   Sr.   Springfield, Ohio      West Virginia Tech
Athletics Fax ..................................................................(816) 505-5448                         32    Justin Hopper         F     6’5”   205   Sr.   El Paso, Texas         Cochise CC
Athletics Web site ...................................... www.parkathletics.com                                        33    Milan Susnjar         F     6’9”   220   Sr.   Lansing, Mich.         Lansing CC
Head Athletic Trainer...................................................... Michael Frey                               34    Vince Langkamp        F     6’7”   200   Fr.   Independence, Mo.      Fort Osage HS
Training Room Phone ................................................(816) 584-6353                                     35    Eduardo Quintero      F     6’5”   205   So.   Monterrey, Mexico      Frank Phillips
Assistant Athletic Trainer .......................................... Christy Grimes                                   44    Jon Meriweather       F     6’8”   220   Sr.   Kansas City, Mo.       Morgan State
Assistant Athletic Trainer .......................................... Darrell Cooper                                   45    Patrick James         F     6’7”   215   So.   Kansas City, Kan.      Coffeyville CC

                                                                                                                            Hayes, who enters his 26th season at the
MEN’S BASKETBALL INFORMATION
Head Coach ......................................................................... Jason Kline                       helm of the Eagle basketball program, recording
Alma Mater ........................................................................ Indiana Tech                       597 wins in his career, including 526 as the head
Career Record (10 Seasons) ...................................... 192-125 (.606)                                       coach at OC. Hayes’ Eagles were 42.9 percent
Record at Park (3 Seasons) .............................................52-41 (.548)                                   from the floor in 2007-08, including 33.5 percent
Assistant Coach .................................................Gordon Stubblefield                                   from the 3-point line, and OC was 74.5 from the
Assistant Coach ...................................................... Antowin Edwards                                 foul line last season. Oklahoma Christian was
First Year of Men’s Basketball................................................ 1961-62                                 outrebounded, on average, 32-29 last season.
All-Time Record ................................. 515-693 (.426) in 47 seasons
                                                                                                                            Park will be looking for its second-straight
20-Win Seasons .............................. 3 (1990-91, 1997-98, 2006-07)
NAIA Tournament Appearances3 (1990-91, 1997-98, 2006-07)                                                               win over Oklahoma Christian after beating the
2007-08 Record ..................................................................16-13 (.552)                          Eagles by four, 61-57, in Parkville last season. The
2007-08 Postseason........................ NAIA Independent Semifinal                                                  last meeting between the two teams in Edmond
Returning Letterwinners/Lost........................................................8/6                                came Nov. 12, 2005, with Oklahoma Christian
Returning Starters/Lost ....................................................................2/3                        beating the Pirates 61-49 in Jason Kline’s first
                                                                                                                       season as head coach at Park University.
MEDIA RELATIONS                                                                                                             Meriweather returns as Park’s leading scorer
SID (Basketball Contact)................................................ Steve Wilson                                  from a season ago, averaging 20.3 points and 9.9
SID E-Mail .................................................stephen.wilson@park.edu                                    rebounds per game, while Michael Zimmerman
SID Office Phone ..........................................................(816) 584-6490
                                                                                                                       comes back to the starting point guard position
SID Fax .............................................................................(816) 505-5448
SID Mobile Phone ........................................................(913) 687-2663                                after averaging 8.7 points and dishing out more than four assists per game in 2007-08.
SID Home Phone..........................................................(913) 671-7172                                 Zimmerman passed out 121 assists, overall, which ranked in the NAIA’s Top 25 for point
Assistant SID ........................................................................... Tyler Price                  guards.
Assistant SID E-Mail ........................................ tyler.price@park.edu                                          Marcus Seidel also brings back 9.7 points per game to the Pirates this season, and
Assistant SID Office Phone .......................................(816) 584-6751                                       Park will look for contributions early in the year from returning forwards Justin Hopper
                                                                                                                       and Milan Susnjar. Deron Cherry II, who came on late last season, will also figure into the
ROSTER BREAKDOWN                                                                                                       Pirates’ starting five after averaging 11.9 points per game in 13 games played last year.
Pirates by Position                                                                                                         Following the opening-day trip to Oklahoma, Park returns home Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7
Guard ........................................................................................................11       p.m., taking on Benedictine in the Pirates 2008-09 home opener. The game can be heard
Guard/Forward ........................................................................................ 2               on 90.3-FM, KGSP (online at kgsp.park.edu), and live stats will be available at www.park.
Forward ...................................................................................................... 6
                                                                                                                       edu/livestats.
Pirates by Class
Freshman ................................................................................................... 3         MERIWEATHER NAMED TO PAIR OF WATCH LISTS
Sophomore ............................................................................................... 4                 Park University senior forward Jon Meriweather was named to a pair of preseason
Junior .......................................................................................................... 3    watch lists last week, as The Sporting News named Meriweather an NAIA Preseason First-
Senior.......................................................................................................... 8     Team All-American in its annual preseason college basketball preview publication, and
                                                                                                                       the NAIA named Meriweather one of its five NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball “players to
Pirates by State/Country
                                                                                                                       watch” in its annual preseason preview online at www.naia.org.
Michigan .................................................................................................... 5
Missouri...................................................................................................... 4
Indiana ....................................................................................................... 2      LIVIN’ THE DREAM GAME NOTES...
Alabama..................................................................................................... 1                Park scored its first exhibition point of the 2008-09 season at the free throw line,
Illinois.......................................................................................................... 1   when Deron Cherry II knocked in a free-throw at the 19:56 mark in the first half...Park’s
Kansas......................................................................................................... 1      first field goal came at 19:29, a dunk by Jon Meriweather...Park scored 53 first-half points,
Kentucky .................................................................................................... 1        which would have been the highest first-half total last season, and the second-highest
Mexico ........................................................................................................ 1
                                                                                                                       total in any half, as Park scored 59 in the second half against Allen...Park shot 62.9 percent
Ohio ............................................................................................................. 1
South Carolina ......................................................................................... 1             from the floor in the first half on 22-of-35 from the field......Four players scored in double
Texas............................................................................................................ 1    figures, including Herschel Rodgers’ 16 points...Meriweather scored 14 in the second half.


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MEDIA SERVICES                                                                                             2008-09 PARK SEASON PREVIEW
     Pregame packets including notes, statistics, media guides                                                   Facing one of the toughest schedules in
and gameday programs will be available prior to tip-off.                                                   NAIA men’s basketball, Park University will look
Timeout, halftime and final statistics, plus a running play-
                                                                                                           to experience to take the lead in the 2008-09
by-play and post game notes will be provided on the media
deck above press row. Final statistics will be faxed via Park’s                                            season, and with a roster that includes eight se-
broadcast system following the conclusion of the game. In-                                                 niors and four juniors plus one sophomore who
game questions or concerns can be addressed on press row                                                   saw time in 2007-08, the Pirates have a solid pool
by Sports Information Director Steve Wilson or Assistant SID                                               of candidates to lead this season.
Tyler Price. All credentials are issued by the sports information                                                At the front of the Pirates’ eight-senior list is
office and can be requested by calling (816) 584-6490.                                                     Sporting News Preseason First-Team All-Ameri-
                                                                                                           can Jon Meriweather, who averaged 20.3 points
INTERVIEWS
                                                                                                           per game, earning NAIA second-team honors
      Following home games, Park head coach Jason Kline will
return to the media deck for a post-game radio interview. He                                               last year as well as third-team accolades by Vic-
will remain on the in the arena to handle any further media                                                tory Sports Network and Basketball Times.
questions, and players will also be available after a cooling off                                                “We’ve got Michael Zimmerman coming
period following the game’s conclusion. Park’s locker room                                                 back who is a two-year starter and obviously Jon
will remain closed at all times.                                                                           will be a huge factor for us with the numbers he
                                                                                                           put up last year,” head coach Jason Kline said.
TELEPHONES                                                                                                 “We are looking for both of them to take a large leadership role this season and help
     A limited number of telephone lines are available for use
                                                                                                           those younger guys learn the system and implement what we are trying to preach, which
on press row and on the media deck. There will be one cour-
tesy line available for visiting teams’ “official” broadcast radio                                         is defend and rebound.”
station. Stations and writers wishing to have another line in-                                                   Meriweather will be the catalyst to the Pirates maintaining last season’s rebounding
stalled should contact Park University sports information at                                               edge over opponents, as his 9.9 rebounding average was one of the deciding factors in
(816) 584-6490 to make arrangements.                                                                       the Pirates outrebounding opponents by nearly 100 rebounds.
                                                                                                                 The Park offense will rely on Zimmerman to continue running the point in the same
‘PU’ & ‘PARK COLLEGE’                                                                                      fashion as the 2007-08 season, when he finished with 121 assists, finishing in the NAIA’s
     In editorial references to Park University Athletics, media                                           Top 25 for assists per game at more than four through 29 contests. Zimmerman also aver-
outlets are asked to refrain from the use of the ‘PU’ acronym.
                                                                                                           aged 8.7 points per game, while Marcus Seidel, who led the team in 3-point baskets, aver-
Print and broadcast outlets are asked to use ‘Park University”,
“Park” and “Pirates. Please do not use PU. Additionally, please                                            aged 9.7.
do not use Park College.                                                                                         Meriweather was the only Pirate to average better than 20 points per game a year
                                                                                                           ago, and toward the end of the 2007-08 campaign, Deron Cherry II came on as a scoring
PARK UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION                                                                         threat for the Pirates, ending the season averaging 11.9 points per game.
Men’s Basketball................................................................Steve Wilson                     Cherry and Meriweather are the only two returning double-digit scorers to the 2008-
E-Mail ......................................................... stephen.wilson@park.edu                   09 roster, but the team will have to replace a pair of starters in Arturo Donzella and Dono-
Phone............................................................................... (816) 584-6490        van Williams, as well as Ben Wallis and Michael Koch who were lost to graduation last
Fax ..................................................................................... (816) 505-5448
                                                                                                           season.
Women’s Basketball ..............................................................Tyler Price
E-Mail .................................................................... tyler.price@park.edu                 “Arturo and Donovan are two guys that have left holes we’ve got to fill this year, but
Phone............................................................................... (816) 584-6751        we have a lot of perimeter guys on this year’s squad that could step in. There will be a lot
                                                                                                           of competition for those perimeter spots, now we just have to see who will step up and
  2008-09 NAIA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOP 25                                                                     take advantage of that opportunity,” Kline said. “I thought Ben Wallis was also key for us
#           Last            School                                   1st           W-L           Pts.      last year. He really knew his role on the floor and defended well for us, and Michael Koch
1             7             Oklahoma City                             6            31-7          273
2             8             Robert Morris                             3            28-4          269
                                                                                                           also gave us some leadership off of the bench.”
3             5             Mountain State                            1            34-3          260             In addition to the three starters and primary scorers from last season’s squad, the
4             2             Lee                                                    33-2          245       Pirates will also look to get minutes in the paint from returning senior forwards Justin
5            13             California Baptist                                     24-9          244       Hopper and Milan Susnjar, while senior guards Nathan Duncan and Chris Jones will help
6             1             Georgetown                                1            35-1          237
7            17             Oklahoma Baptist                                      24-10          212       add depth to the Park backcourt.
8             4             LSU-Shreveport                                         31-3          205             “It all boils down to how we defend and rebound this season, that’s what we tell the
T9           10             McKendree                                              27-7          200       guys everyday in practice,” Kline said. “Defending well and crashing the boards will carry
T9            6             Concordia (Calif.)                                     28-5          200
11          T19             Cumberlands (Ky.)                                     20-14          192
                                                                                                           us even if we have a bad day offensively.”
12           RV             Union (Tenn.)                                         18-13          191             Another player who joined the program midway through the 2007-08 season but did
13           RV             Westminster                                            20-7          172       not play for the Pirates could fight for minutes and a starting spot early on, as Herschel
14            3             Lambuth                                                30-4          146       Rodgers joins the 2008-09 roster after transferring from Lansing Community College.
15           18             Texas Wesleyan                                        20-11          145
16           NR             MidAmerica Nazarene                                    31-5          143             Nine newcomers help to fill out the 2008-09 squad, including Ball State sophomore
17           12             Azusa Pacific                                         24-11          136       transfer Phillip Garnett, and junior Clyde McKinney, who has played at both Ferris State
18           RV             Campbellsville                                        27-10          127       and Indiana Tech during his collegiate career. The Pirates also have four freshmen on the
19           RV             Cumberland                                            21-11          122
20           NR             Rogers State                                          20-11          103
                                                                                                           roster, while sophomores Eduardo Quintero and Patrick James will also compete for min-
21           14             Auburn Montgomery                                      19-9          101       utes in the post as newcomers this season.
22           21             Lewis-Clark State                                     22-10           83             Park’s fierce schedule includes nine games against ranked NAIA opponents, six who
23           RV             Illinois-Springfield                                  22-10           66       made NAIA tournament appearances and six more contests against NCAA Division II
24           NR             Evangel                                                27-6           61
25           24             Olivet Nazarene                                       17-15           54       teams.
                                                                                                                 “Being an Independent team we have to be ready to play night in and night out from
Others receiving votes: Martin Methodist 43; Tougaloo 38; Oklahoma                                         day one,” Kline said. “We will be going up against some of the best teams in the nation
Christian 35; Crichton 33; Point Loma Nazarene 28; Langston 25; Xavier
22; Pikeville 18; Rocky Mountain 10; Carroll 4; Saint Xavier 3; Columbia
                                                                                                           under this schedule, but we have a smart group of players that I think will come together
1; Northwestern Oklahoma State 1; Trevecca Nazarene 1; Freed-Harde-                                        as a unit and showcase their talents.”
man 1; Lindsey Wilson 1; William Jewell 1; Wiley 1; Shorter 1.




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                         Head Men’s Basketball Coach 4th Season


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     ason Kline begins his fourth season as head men’s basketball coach at           season in the top 35 of the final NAIA Division II Men’s
     Park University, claiming two NAIA Division I Coach of the Year honors and      Basketball ratings, including a ranking of eighth
     one trip to the NAIA Sweet 16 in the 2006-07 season.                            in 2003-04 and 15th in 2004-05. Academ-
       Kline posted 16 wins in the 2007-08 season, advancing to the semifinals       ically, Kline’s players had a graduation
of the 2008 NAIA Independent Region Tournament in Orangeburg, S.C. Kline             rate of 91.4 percent at ITU.
also coached an All-American who was also named NAIA Player of the Week                     Kline, who was named the
at Park for the second-straight year in 2007-08, as Jon Meriweather earned           WHAC (Wolverine-Hoosier Ath-
three All-America distinctions as well as two national weekly honors during          letic Conference) Coach of the
the season.                                                                          Year in 2003-04, led Indiana
       In 2006-07, Brandon Voorhees was named to the All-America squad in            Tech to a regular season
addition to earning national player of the week honors, also being named             conference title in 2003-04
Basketball Times Co-Player of the Year at the close of the season.                   and to the WHAC Tourna-
       Kline is 52-41 (.559) in three seasons with the Pirates, including a 26-6     ment Championship in
mark in 2006-07, the same year he took the Pirates to the NAIA Sweet 16 at           2004-05.
Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. The tournament trip was the third in                    Individually, Kline’s
school history for the Pirates and marked the second-longest run in the tour-        players have accumulat-
nament for a Park University squad.                                                  ed a multitude of hon-
       Park also made it two-straight years with a win over NCAA Division II         ors. Fifteen student-ath-
cross-town rival Rockhurst, beating the Hawks 68-67 in 2006-07, followed by          letes have been named
a 76-73 win over Rock U. in the 2007-08 campaign.                                    NAIA All-America Scholar
       During the 2007-08 season, Park also had wins over metro-area rival Wil-      Athletes under Kline, while
liam Jewell, which was preceded by a come-from-behind victory over nation-           12 have earned athletic All-
ally ranked McKendree at Breckon Sports Center.                                      America honors. Forty-four
       In addition to Meriweather’s All-American distinctions, Kline’s 2007-08       players have been tabbed
squad also produced three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, as Ben Wallis,           Academic All-Conference
Michael Zimmerman and Deron Cherry II were named Academic All-Ameri-                 honorees, along with 23 All-
cans by the NAIA, running his total at Park to six nationally recognized stu-        Conference performers.
dent-athletes with academic honors.                                                         Kline, who has an overall coach-
       The 2006-07 season marked one of the greatest single-season turn-             ing record of 192-125 over 10 seasons,
arounds in NAIA Men’s Basketball history, as the Pirates went from a 10-22           started his coaching career as an as-
record in 2005-06 to an .813 winning percentage during the NAIA tourna-              sistant at Indiana Tech from 1993-95,
ment run. In addition to the turnaround and tournament appearance, Park              where he earned his undergraduate de-
also recorded its first win over an NCAA Division I school under Kline’s watch       gree in business administration in 1994.
– a 103-99 exhibition triumph over UMKC in November.                                        Kline then spent three seasons as
       Kline came to Park after seven successful seasons at Indiana Tech Uni-        an assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan
versity in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he led the Warriors to a 140-84 record dur-       University, in Salina, Kan., which is where
ing his tenure. In 2004-05, he guided Indiana Tech to a school record 29 wins        he completed his M.B.A. in 1998. He and
(eight losses) and the school’s second straight NAIA Division II National Tour-      his wife, Jolina, a former women’s bas-
nament appearance, advancing to the Elite Eight.                                     ketball student-athlete at Kansas Wes-
       Over his last three seasons at Indiana Tech, Kline’s teams averaged over      leyan, have two sons, Jacob and Jack-
26 wins per year. In each of the last four seasons, his teams finished the regular   son.

                               JASON KLINE’S YEAR-BY-YEAR COACHING RECORD
  YEAR               SCHOOL                  W            L         PCT          WORTH NOTING
  1998-99            Indiana Tech            17          11         .607         Kline’s 1st All-American (Gordon Stubblefield)
  1999-00            Indiana Tech            12          17         .414         Kline’s 1st Academic All-American (Lee Martin)
  2000-01            Indiana Tech            13          18         .419         1st Season w/ All-American & Acad. All-American
  2001-02            Indiana Tech            19          13         .594         1st Season w/ Two NAIA All-America performers
  2002-03            Indiana Tech            23          10         .697         Kline’s first 20-win season as a head coach
  2003-04            Indiana Tech            27          7          .794         NAIA Division II Men’s Tournament First Round
  2004-05            Indiana Tech            29          8          .784         ITU Record for Wins, NAIA Tournament Elite Eight
  2005-06            Park                    10          22         .313         NAIA Independent Region Coach of the Year
  2006-07            Park                    26          6          .813         NAIA Tournament Sweet 16, NAIA Independent Coach of the Year
  2007-08            Park                    16          13         .552         Moves past 50 wins at Park and into 4th on Park’s all-time coaching wins list
  2008-09            Park                     0           0         .000
  10 SEASONS         2 SCHOOLS              192         125         .606         52-41 at Park; 140-84 at Indiana Tech



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Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS                                                                                                            GAME

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Livin' The Dream vs Park                                                                                               oct. 18, 2008 • breckon sports ctr.
10/18/08 3:00 p.m. at Parkville, Mo. - Breckon Sports Center

Livin' The Dream 84 • 0-0                                                                                              PARKVILLE, Mo. - Jon Meriweather led all scor-
                                           Total  3-Ptr                Rebounds
##     Player                             FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA         Off Def Tot PF    TP   A TO Blk    Stl   Min
                                                                                                                       ers with 26 points and posted an exhibition
03     Bond, Aaron                    f     5-13       2-2       5-8    2 1 3 0          17   2   0   0    1    27     double-double with 10 rebounds, as Park Uni-
       Wampler, Mark                  f      1-2       0-0       2-2    0 4 4 4           4   1   2   0    0    22
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09     Coppage, Roland                f     5-15       0-2       2-4    5 1 6 4          12   1   1   0    1    26     versity got past Livin’ the Dream Saturday at
10     Deas, Joey                     g      4-9       3-5       0-0    1 2 3 5          11   3   2   0    1    27     Breckon Sports Center, 91-84.
13     Spencer-Gardner, Luk           g     2-7        1-3       2-2    0 0 0 3           7   5   1   1    5    28
02     Shaw, Aaron                           3-9       1-4       1-2    1 5 6 0           8   2   1   0    0    27            Meriweather was one of four players who scored in double fig-
       Gaskins, Ben                         4-11       2-3       2-3    2 3 5 0          12   3   1   0    1    26
05
12     Johnson, Tanner                       6-8       1-2       0-0    2 0 2 4          13   2   1   0    0    17
                                                                                                                       ures, including Herschel Rodgers, who just missed a double-double
       Team                                                             1 2 3                                          with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Clyde McKinney had 14 and
       Totals                               30-74     10-21   14-21    14 18 32 20       84 19    9   1    9 200
      FG % 1st Half: 13-28   46.4%     2nd half: 17-46   37.0%     Game: 30-74   40.5%                      Deadball
                                                                                                                       Deron Cherry II scored 11.
     3FG % 1st Half: 2-5
      FT % 1st Half: 11-15
                             40.0%
                             73.3%
                                       2nd half: 8-16
                                       2nd half:  3-6
                                                         50.0%
                                                         50.0%
                                                                   Game: 10-21
                                                                   Game: 14-21
                                                                                 47.6%
                                                                                 66.7%
                                                                                                            Rebounds
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                                                                                                                              Five players were in double-figures for LTD, with former McKend-
Park 91 • 0-0
                                                                                                                       ree stand-out Aaron Bond leading the exhibition squad with 17 points.
                                           Total  3-Ptr                Rebounds                                        Cornell College’s Tanner Johnson had 13 in the game, while Idaho’s Ro-
       Player                             FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA         Off Def Tot PF    TP   A TO Blk    Stl   Min
##
30     Rodgers, Herschel              f     7-12       0-0       2-4    3 6 9 3          16   0 2     1    0    27
                                                                                                                       land Coppage and Ben Gaskins, who played for Columbia Union, each
44     Meriweather, Jon               f     13-16      0-0       0-0    1 9 10 3         26   2 0     2    0    29     scored 12 in the game, and Rockhurst’s Joey Deas had 11.
03     Zimmerman, Michael             g      1-3       0-1       2-5    1 7 8 4           4   5 4     1    0    20
05     McKinney, Clyde                g      6-9       0-1       2-5    2 3 5 2          14   4 3     0    0    31            The Pirates shot 57.6-percent from the floor, and defensively, Park
23
02
       Cherry, Deron II
       Duncan, Nathan
                                      g     4-11
                                             2-3
                                                       2-7
                                                       0-1
                                                                 1-2
                                                                 0-0
                                                                        2 1 3 2
                                                                        0 3 3 2
                                                                                         11
                                                                                          4
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              4
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                2
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                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                           1
                                                                                                           2
                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                21
                                                                                                                       pressured Livin’ the Dream into converting only 30-of-74 from the field
04     Seidel, Marcus                        1-2       0-1       0-0    0 0 0 0           2   2 0     0    0     9     for 40.5 percent.
       Garnett, Phillip                      0-0       0-0       0-0    0 0 0 1           0   0 0     0    0     3
11
20     Anderson, Reco                        0-0       0-0       0-0    0 0 0 0           0   1 1     0    0     2            Park got out of the gate quickly, taking an 11-7 lead with 16:31
31     Jones, Chris                          1-3       1-2       3-4    1 0 1 1           6   1 0     0    0     5     left in the first on a lay-in by McKinney, and six minutes later, Cherry
32     Hopper, Justin                        3-4       0-0       2-2    3 2 5 0           8   0 0     0    0    14
33     Susnjar, Milan                        0-0       0-0       0-0    0 1 1 0           0   0 0     0    0     5     pushed the lead to double digits by knocking down a three that was
       Quintero, Eduardo                     0-1       0-0       0-0    1 0 1 0           0   0 0     0    0     2
35
45     James, Patrick                        0-2       0-0       0-0    1 1 2 0           0   0 0     0    0     2
                                                                                                                       part of a 7-0 run that lasted to the 10:02 mark in the half to make it 30-
       Team                                                             0 1 1                   1                      17.
       Totals                               38-66     3-13    12-22    15 34 49 18       91 26 15     4    3 200
      FG % 1st Half: 22-35   62.9%     2nd half: 16-31   51.6%     Game: 38-66   57.6%                      Deadball
                                                                                                                              Mark Wampler stopped the LTD drought with a pair of free throws
     3FG % 1st Half: 2-8
      FT % 1st Half: 7-10
                             25.0%
                             70.0%
                                       2nd half:  1-5
                                       2nd half: 5-12
                                                         20.0%
                                                         41.7%
                                                                   Game: 3-13
                                                                   Game: 12-22
                                                                                 23.1%
                                                                                 54.5%
                                                                                                            Rebounds
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                                                                                                                       at the 9:46 mark, but Park again went on the attack, scoring the next six
Officials: Jack Metzger, Bart McVey, Phil Stompoly                                                                     points, taking a 36-19 lead on a Rodgers lay-up at the half’s 8:00 mark.
Technical fouls: Livin' The Dream-None. Park-None.
Attendance: 164                                                                                                               Another McKinney lay-in with 4:22 remaining made it 44-26, and
Exhibition
                                                                                                                       the Pirates carried a 53-39 lead to the break after LTD ended the first
Score by periods
Livin' The Dream
                                1st
                                 39
                                      2nd
                                       45
                                              Total
                                               84
                                                                                                                       half by outscoring the Pirates 10-9.
Park                             53    38      91                                                                             Deas cut the Park lead to 11 with 18:58 to go on the game, knock-
                                                                                                                       ing down a three that made it 53-42, but Park answered with an 8-0
                                                                                                                       run, capped by a Meriweather jumper to go up 61-42 with 17:14 left.
                                                                                                                              Livin’ the Dream got back to within four as the clock neared the
                                                                                                                       10:00 mark and the Pirates used a dunk from the left baseline by Meri-
                                                                                                                       weather to extend the lead back to six at 78-72, but another Johnson
                                                                                                                       bucket with 2:52 to go in the game put Livin’ the Dream back to within
                                                                                                                       five, 86-81.
                                                                                                                              Park converted on two of its next four free throws in the final two
                                                                                                                       minutes to get the lead back to 88-81, and after Shaw reduced the
                                                                                                                       lead back to four with a three at the 1:03 mark, Meriweather sealed the
                                                                                                                       game with his second dunk of the contest, giving the Pirates a 91-84
                                                                                                                       lead with 20 seconds to go.




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                       Score   1st-2nd FG-FGA   Pct.    3FG-3GA   Pct.   FT-FTA   Pct.   OR   DR   TR   PF-Dq   A    TO   BL   ST
(Oct. 18) Park          91      53-38   38-66   .576      3-13    .231    12-22   .545   15   34   49    18-0   26   15   4     3
Livin’ the Dream        84      39-45   30-74   .405     10-21    .476    14-21   .667   14   18   32    20-1   19    9    1    9

(Nov. 1) Park
Oklahoma Christian

(Nov. 4) Park
Benedictine

(Nov. 7) Park
Doane

(Nov. 8) Park
Briar Cliff

(Nov. 11) Park
McKendree

(Nov. 13) Park
William Jewell

(Nov. 15) Park
Southern Nazarene

(Nov. 18) Park
Central Methodist

(Nov. 20) Park
MidAmerica Nazarene

(Nov. 24) Park
William Jewell

(Nov. 28) Park
Missouri Western

(Nov. 29) Park
Southwest Baptist

(Dec. 3) Park
Missouri Baptist

(Dec. 6) Park
McKendree

(Dec. 13) Park
Columbia

(Jan. 3) Park
Missouri Baptist

(Jan. 7) Park
Bellevue

(Jan. 10) Park
Ozarks

(Jan. 15) Park
Illinois-Springfield

(Jan.20) Park
Peru State

(Jan. 26) Park
MidAmerica Nazarene

(Jan. 31) Park
Rockhurst

(Feb. 3) Park
Ozarks

(Feb. 7) Park
Columbia

(Feb. 9) Park
Peru State

(Feb. 11) Park
Rockhurst

(Feb. 17) Park
Illinois-Springfield

(Feb. 11) Park
Bellevue


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GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS
DATE      OPPONENT             ATT   RESULT      HIGH POINTS        HIGH REBOUNDS          WORTH NOTING
Oct. 18   LIVIN’ THE DREAM     164   W, 91-84    Meriweather (26)   Meriweather (10)       Exhibition game
Nov. 1    Oklahoma Christian
Nov. 4    BENEDICTINE
Nov. 7    Doane
Nov. 8    Briar Cliff
Nov. 11   McKENDREE
Nov. 13   William Jewell
Nov. 15   SOUTHERN NAZARENE
Nov. 18   Central Methodist
Nov. 20   MIDAMERICA NAZARENE
Nov. 24   WILLIAM JEWELL
Nov. 28   Missouri Western
Nov. 29   Southwest Baptist
Dec. 3    Missouri Baptist
Dec. 6    McKendree
Dec. 13   COLUMBIA
Jan. 3    MISSOURI BAPTIST
Jan. 7    BELLEVUE
Jan. 10   Ozarks
Jan. 15   ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Jan. 20   Peru State
Jan. 26   MidAmerica Nazarene
Jan. 31   ROCKHURST
Feb. 3    OZARKS
Feb. 7    Columbia
Feb. 9    PERU STATE
Feb. 11   Rockhurst
Feb. 17   Illinois-Springfield
Feb. 20   Bellevue

GAME BY GAME STARTERS
DATE      OPPONENT                   GUARD           GUARD          GUARD              FORWARD               FORWARD
Oct. 18   LIVIN’ THE DREAM           Zimmerman       McKinney       Cherry             Rodgers               Meriweather
Nov. 1    Oklahoma Christian
Nov. 4    BENEDICTINE
Nov. 7    Doane
Nov. 8    Briar Cliff
Nov. 11   McKENDREE
Nov. 13   William Jewell
Nov. 15   SOUTHERN NAZARENE
Nov. 18   Central Methodist
Nov. 20   MIDAMERICA NAZARENE
Nov. 24   WILLIAM JEWELL
Nov. 28   Missouri Western
Nov. 29   Southwest Baptist
Dec. 3    Missouri Baptist
Dec. 6    McKendree
Dec. 13   COLUMBIA
Jan. 3    MISSOURI BAPTIST
Jan. 7    BELLEVUE
Jan. 10   Ozarks
Jan. 15   ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Jan. 20   Peru State
Jan. 26   MidAmerica Nazarene
Jan. 31   ROCKHURST
Feb. 3    OZARKS
Feb. 7    Columbia
Feb. 9    PERU STATE
Feb. 11   Rockhurst
Feb. 17   Illinois-Springfield
Feb. 20   Bellevue




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