Abby Brockmeyer, a Lincolnwood graduate and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale junior is already on two career lists for the Lady Salukis.
By the end of the first month of 2021, she should be on even more SIU-C Lady Salukis lists.
Most importantly, Brockmeyer became the 28th player in SIU-Carbondale women’s history to score 1,000 points. She reached the career scoring milestone moment in a Saturday contest against Bradley University. She would finish the game with 11 points and nine rebounds in the 80-68 loss to Bradley.
“We are really proud of Abby,” said Cindy Stein, SIU-Carbondale’s head coach. “She really had to battle today and was being double and triple teamed at times. She battled today and she is going to keep getting better and better.”
The former Lancer-turned-Panther via the co-op with Litchfield also had two steals. Brockmeyer hit 4-of-10 from the field and 3-of-6 from the charity stripe for her point total.
The game was the second game of the two-game Missouri Valley Conference weekend between the two teams. SIU-Carbondale was topped in the first game as well, losing a 77-55 battle. In her 21 minutes of play, she finished with seven points and eight rebounds.
“I was not exactly sure when I hit the bucket that got me to 1,000 points until I saw it on twitter,” explained Brockmeyer. “It is not like high school, where they stop the game and make a big deal of it. It was an out-of-bounds play where I set a backscreen. I was open and I put it in. I am grateful to be part of such a special club. It is crazy to think that I started off my college career not aware of how much of an opportunity I would get to play/contribute. I am very thankful to be in the position I am in.”
At the present time, Brockmeyer has a 1,002 career points. She is the 28th player in SIUC history to reach the milestone. Also notably on the list is Brockmeyer’s teammate, Makenzie Silvey, who is ranked at number 11th with 1,284 points.
In addition, Nokomis graduate Molly McDowell, who had a long professional career in Amsterdam, is sitting at 12th with 1,271 points. McDowell played for the Lady Salukis for four seasons and finished her career in 2003.
A total of six Missouri Valley Conference women’s players have reached the scoring milestone this year. In addition, the Salukis are one of two teams in the MVC to have two players reach the milestone and one of 20 teams nationally to have two or more players to reach the milestone.
In addition, Brockmeyer passed the 700 rebound plateau earlier in the season and she also passed 100 blocks earlier in the year. She is in the top 10 rebounders all-time at ninth with 737 rebounds. Her 102 blocked shots is ranked fifth, but she is only two blocks from being in the top four.
“It has been a crazy year and we never know exactly when we are going to get to play,” said Brockmeyer. “I am just ecstatic when we do. The one other career milestone that I am focusing on is helping this team make it to the big dance. I just really want to play in the NCAA Tournament before I am done with my playing career.”
The Salukis, who will not play again for another week, are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
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Donovan Moore, a former Hillsboro resident, has scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds thus far this year for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team. Besides his 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game, he also has three assists.
Moore, who has played in seven games, is averaging 7.9 minutes per game. He has scored his points by hitting seven from the floor and four free throws.
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix are 3-11 overall and 3-7 in the Horizon League.
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Litchfield grad Lexi Throne and her University of Illinois-Springfield teammates kicked off their 2021 season with the Bob Eubanks Open at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.
Throne, a junior at UIS competed in the 3000 meter run and finished 13th in a time of 11:25.80.