College Report: Brockmeyer Back At It For Salukis

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Lincolnwood graduate Abby Brockmeyer is movin’ on up like the Jeffersons.

Not just academically, as the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale product is now a graduate student, but up on the scoring list for the Lady Dawgs as well. She started her graduate season with 1,087 career points. Those points come from playing three years and not a complete four seasons. In the abbreviated season due to COVID, she had 172 points. In her other three complete seasons, she had 289 or more points, averaging in double figures. 

In short order, Brockmeyer will be among the top 25 scorers in school history. There are three women that occupy spots 23, 24 and 25 that are below 1,000 points. In the first couple of games, Brockmeyer should pass them. Also on the SIUC all-time scoring list is Nokomis graduate Molly McDowell. The former two-time state champion and European professional player, who played for SIUC from 2000-2004, averaged 11.7 points per game over 108 games for a career total of 1,271 points. She is currently 10th on the list. 

She recently started her season against Millikin University. While her points in the 85-37 exhibition triumph do not count, the 6-foot-1 player finished the contest against the NCAA Division III team with a double-double. 

She scored 14 points by nailing 3-of-5 from the field and 8-ot-13 from the charity stripe. She also had 13 rebounds and two assists. The starter played 22 minutes. 

Alex Bishop (Litchfield), a Purdue University-Northwest golfer, shot a 146 for 36 holes at the Lewis University-hosted Flyer Intercollegiate. Lewis held the event at the Cog Hill Dubsdread Course in Lemont. Bishop, who shot a 71 in the opening round and 75 in the second round, was only three strokes from the winning total of 143 shot by McKendree University’s Phasin Vichitcharoenpaisam. Bishop took third. He helped Purdue University-Northwest take 13th with a 635. Bellevue University took first with a 581. 

Isaiah Atkins (Hillsboro) and Elijah Atkins (Hillsboro) helped the Greenville University Panthers win the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships. The 8,000-meter race was held at the Litchfield Country Club in Litchfield. Isaiah Atkins took 15th in the race with a time of 28 minutes, 37.66 seconds. Elijah Atkins was 19th with a 29:32.75 effort. Greenville scored 23 points to convincingly win the team title. They were only eight points from a perfect cross country score of 15. Greenville had 12 athletes in the top 20. A total of 54 runners competed. Webster University took second with 52 points. 

Alex White (Hillsboro) took ninth at the Mid-West Athletic Conference Championship, which was hosted by Vincennes University and held at Sultan’s Run in Jasper, Indiana. The Parkland College golfer shot a 154, shooting a 74 in the opening round. Parkland won the league title by carding a 588. Heartland Community College took second with a 598. 

Sammi Matoush (Hillsboro), a Washington University Lady Bear basketball player, had three points, five rebounds and two assists. The 5-foot-11 junior guard started against Wisconsin Lutheran and played 25 minutes. The Lady Bears are still looking for their first victory. They are 0-2. 

Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) had 22 rushing yards on three carries for Knox College as they dumped Grinnell College 49-38.

With the win, Knox improved to 2-3 both overall and in the Midwest Conference. 

Cara Pence (Litchfield) had eight assists and two block assists for North Central University as they lost a 3-2 decision to Finlandia University. She also had two assists and two digs in NCU’s 3-0 loss to University of Northwestern-St. Paul. North Central is 5-10 overall and 2-3 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

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