The College Report: Brockmeyer Hits Her Stride With SIU


To close the month of January, Abby Brockmeyer simply continued to show her brilliance and athletic prowess. 

While none of the performances led to a Southern Illinois University-Carbondale victory, the Lincolnwood graduate, who played on the combined Litchfield/Lincolnwood squad in high school, posted a pair of doubles, her second and third of the year and the 21st and 22nd of her career. In the game she did not post a double-double, she posted a career high in points. 

In the 53-46 loss to Loyola University, the 6-foot-1 player poured in 28 points by nailing 60 percent of her shots from the field and 50 percent of her charity tosses. She hit 12-of-20 from the floor, which included a 2-of-2 performance from beyond the arc, and 2-of-4 from the charity stripe. The starter, who played 36 minutes, also grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals. 

She posted doubles in SIU-C’s 61-44 loss to nationally ranked Missouri State University and the 55-46 loss to Loyola University. Brockmeyer finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in the game with Loyola. She had four field goals and six free throws. She started and played 34 minutes. In her 36 minutes against Missouri State, the starter hit four field goals (one trey) and four free throws to finish with 13 points and 11 boards. 

The Lady Salukis are 5-7 overall and 2-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Kyra Huber (Hillsboro), a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh sophomore, competed in three events in a dual meet between Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Individually, she was sixth in both the 60-meter dash (08.03 seconds) and 200-meter dash (:27.04). She was also a member of the Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,600-meter relay team, which took fourth in 4:26.22. Wisconsin-LaCrosse won the team battle 87-57. 

Lexi Throne (Litchfield) finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run at the Samford University Invitational The University of Illinois-Springfield junior broke the tape at 19:02.09. Team scores were not kept at the meet held in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Jade Scroggins (Hillsboro) scored two points, doled out four assists and had two steals as her college team, Hannibal-LaGrange University, lost a 60-54 decision to Stephens College. Scroggins emerged off the bench and played 14 minutes. She also played 12 minutes in HLG’s 60-55 loss to William Woods University, scoring two points and pulling down two rebounds. Hannibal-LaGrange is 1-12 overall and 0=7 in the American Midwest Conference. 

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On a personal note, as a former college athlete myself, although not a great one, it is great to see these athletes and the high school athletes competing again.

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Dan Chamness is a freelance college sports writer. He can be contacted at


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