After six weeks, Abby Brockmeyer, a Lincolnwood graduate, returned to the court for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
In the two games in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, which was held at the Taxslayer Center in Moline, Brockmeyer was what she was before the six-week hiatus, efficient and in double figures.
The 6-foot-1 player scored 18 points in SIU-C’s final game of the year, a 70-59 loss to one of the best teams in the country, the Missouri State University Tigers, who are ranked 21st in the country among NCAA Division I teams. Brockmeyer, who hit 66.7 percent of her field goals, sinking 6-of-8. From both beyond the arc and on the free throw line, she netted 75 percent of her shots, bucketing 3-of-4 in both cases. She also had four rebounds and three steals.
In SIU-Carbondale’s first game in the MVC Tournament, they won a 90-89 overtime decision over Indiana State University. Brockmeyer, who hit 6-of-8 from the field, finished 12 points, three rebounds and two assists. The starter played 28 minutes.
The SIU-C Salukis finished 9-16 overall and 5-13 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Kendra Jacob (Hillsboro), a Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLG) senior softball player, hit her first homer of the season last week. The senior outfielder smacked a two-run shot to help HLG defeat York College 6-1. It was their second win of the year. Jacob was perfect at the plate in the contest, going 2-for-2 with the homer and a walk. She scored twice and drove home two. The game was part of the Friends University Softball Invitational, which was held in Wichita, Kansas. In one of the other games played at that Invitational, Jacob walked once. Hannibal-LaGrange is 2-5 overall.
Kyra Huber (Hillsboro) competed in two events at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Last Chance Meet, which was held at Kachel Fieldhouse in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She was a member of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1,600-meter relay. The Wisconsin-Oshkosh foursome, who finished third overall, dashed to the finish line in 4 minutes, 2.52 seconds. Individually, she took 11th in the 60-meter dash. She ran a time of 7.99 seconds. No team scores were kept.
Brady Bishop (Litchfield) earned varsity time as a freshman for Judson University. Bishop, a 5-foot-10, 150-pound freshman guard, played in eight games averaging 6.9 minutes per game. He made one start. In his time on the hardwood, he scored 15 points, an average of 1.9 points per game. He also had four rebounds, four assists and two steals. He scored his points by nailing 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. The Judson University Eagles finished 5-14 overall and 3-8 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Jade Taylor (Litchfield), a Greenville University soccer player, started at midfield and played 27 minutes in their 1-0 loss to Fontbonne University. She also played in the 3-2 win over Webster University, logging 13 minutes on the soccer field. Greenville is 1-1.
Aliese Greenwood (Hillsboro), Tess Saathoff (Hillsboro) and Lexi Lusk (Hillsboro), all Blackburn College soccer players, played in the Lady Beavers first women’s soccer game of the year, a 9-0 loss to Iowa Wesleyan University. All three also started. Greenwood started for the Blackburn defense, while Saathoff was a starting midfielder. Lusk was a starting forward. Blackburn is 0-1.
In baseball, Evan Hopper (Lincolnwood) played in Blackburn’s 12-2 loss to Fontbonne University. He did not have any stats. Blackburn is 0-4.
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