Beaty has strong start

College alumni update

Week of November 25


Mike Beaty has played an average of 18.3 minutes per game in four games for Millikin (3-1) and is averaging nine points per game, while shooting .359 from the field (14 for 34), .417 from behind the three point line (5 for 12), and .750 on free throws (3 for 4). The junior transfer from Lincoln Trail Community College averages 3.8 rebounds per game and has had six assists, six steals, and seven turnovers.

Kyle Finch scored seven points (2 for 2, 0 for 0, 3 for 6), and had five rebounds and one steal before fouling out in 2-4 Lincoln Trail’s 100-54 win against Southeastern Illinois.

John Newsom had seven points (1 for 6, 1 for 5, 4 for 4), two rebounds, and two turnovers for Wabash Valley (4-2) in an 81-66 defeat of Olney Central.

IU-EAST (9-2) defeated Fisk (TN) 103-91, Robert Morris (IL) 103-74, and Warner (FL) 74-65. Datrion Harper played nine minutes against Fisk and had eight points (3 for 4, 2 for 2, 0 for 0), one rebound, and two assists. In the Robert Morris game, he had seven points (3 for 3, 0 for 0, 1 for 2) and one rebound in six minutes. He did not play against Warner.


Asmar Bilal had two solo tackles, one for a loss,  for Notre Dame (9-3) in a 38-20 loss to Stanford.

 Undefeated St. Francis defeated Northwestern (Iowa) 30-3 in the NAIA National Championship quarterfinals and plays Morningside (Iowa)Saturday at noon for a berth in the title game to be held  on December 16 at the Daytona  Beach Municipal Stadium in Florida. Starting wingback Sean Boswell caught one pass for one yard and returned a punt seven yards.

Chris Evans caught five passes for 57 yards, with a long of 43, and rushed 11 times for 67 yards (long 23) for Michigan (8-4, 5-4) in a 31-20 loss to Ohio State.

Norman Oglesby saw action for Cincinnati (4-8, 2-6) in a 22-21 defeat of Connecticut.

Starting defensive tackle Justin Brandon had two solo tackles and assisted on another for Buffalo (2-10, 1-7) in a 27-19 loss to Bowling Green.

Brennan Gillis played for Ball State (2-10, 0-8) in a 28-7 loss to Miami (OH).

Previously undefeated Trine (11-1) lost 49-7 to Wartburg in the second round of the NCAA Division Three National Championships.Joseph Domogalik, who had played in 10 of the Thunder’s games, did not play in this one.


Purdue (22-9, 12-8) lost 3-1 to Michigan and upset No. 10 Michigan State 3-1. The Boilers were selected as an at large team for the NCAA Championships and will open play on Thursday at 6:30 (ET) in Salt Lake City against High Point. Danielle Cuttino had 17 kills with six errors in 39 attempts, two digs, and six assists on blocks in the loss to Michigan; and 22 kills with six errors in 35 attempts, one dig, four assists on blocks, and one blocking error against MSU. Shavonna Cuttino played in one set against Michigan and had two kill attempts and one blocking error.


Fort Wayne (2-4) lost 67-51 to Illinois-Chicago and won 73-72 against  Quincy.  Diamond Williams played 21 minutes in the loss and had 10 rebounds, two points (1 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 2), one steal, and two turnovers. In the win she had six points (3 for 6) and two rebounds in 10 minutes.

Tuskegee (1-4) defeated Auburn-Montgomery 59-57 and lost 60-49 to Young Harris (GA). Shelle Daniels played 14 minutes in each game and totaled four points (2 for 7, 0 for 2, 0 for 0), five rebounds, one assist, two steals, and eight turnovers.

Ancilla (5-1) defeated Danville 89-50 and Morton 82-68. Shae Daniels had seven points (2 for 6, 0 for 0, 3 for 8), seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two turnovers against Danville; and five points (0 for 3, 0 for 0, 5 for 8), 11 rebounds, one blocked shot, and four turnovers against Morton.

Erynn Young had 12 points, six assists, four rebounds, four blocked shots, and two steals for Lincoln (7-0) in a 77-72 win against Lake Land.