Boswell helps St. Francis to title game

College alumni update

Week of Dec. 2


 St. Francis (13-0) defeated Morningside (IA) 43-36 and will play Reinhardt (GA) in the NAIA National Championship game on December 16 at the Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sean Boswell, who was named to the seven team Midwest East Conference first team, caught seven passes for 133 yards (long of 46) and two touchdowns for the Cougars and returned one punt for nine yards.


Purdue (23-10) opened play in the NCAA National Championships with a 3-1 victory against High Point, but the Boilers fell 3-1 to Utah in the second round. Danielle Cuttino, who was  one of 10 unanimous selections to the Big Ten Conference first team, had 18 kills with four errors in 38 attempts, four assists on blocks, and one blocking error against High Point; and 16 kills with three errors in 39 attempts, six digs, one assist, and five assists on blocks against Utah.


Purdue’s Dylan Lydy competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas wrestling tournament and was one of two Boilermakers to reach the medal stand. The 174 pound class included 13 nationally ranked wrestlers, including seven of the top 10.  The redshirt sophomore, who was the undefeated state champion at 170 pounds (46-0) in his senior year for the Giants, pinned the 13th seed from Virginia in the first round and won 7-3 against a Fresno State opponent in round two. In the third round he lost by fall to the No. 4 seed from Navy, but rebounded with wins against opponents from Columbia (3-2), Virginia Tech (3-1), and (11th seed) Central Michigan (7-5) . Lydy then lost 13-5 to the No. 10 seed from Stanford and lost the seventh place match 6-5 to the 14th seed from Harvard.

Competing at 141 pounds in the Little State Championships, Marian’s Levi Moss won 5-2 against a Cumberland opponent and then lost 6-3 to a Wabash wrestler. He then competed in the third/fourth place match (eight wrestlers) and lost 8-6 to a Manchester opponent.


Jalen Newsom has played in each game, starting one, for Wabash Valley (4-4) and is averaging 7.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He is shooting 38% from the field, 42% from behind the arc, and 89% from the free throw line.

Kyle Finch has played in five games for Lincoln Trail (2-6) and averages 4.4 points and three rebounds per game, while shooting 53.8% from the field and 61.5% from the free throw line. He has not made any three point goals.

Millikin (4-2, 0-1) lost 78-68 to Wheaton. Mike Beaty had 10 points (5 for 15, 0 for 3, 0 for 0), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one blocked shot, and three turnovers for Millikin.

Datrion Harper played 15 minutes for IU-East (10-2) in a 79-71 win against Ohio Christian and had six points (2 for 3, 0 for 1, 2 for 2) and five rebounds.


Shae Daniels has played in each game for Ancilla (6-1) and averages 6.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. She is shooting 41.5% from the field and 37.1% from the free throw line.

Jessie Kee has played in seven games, starting six, for Kaskaskia (3-4) and averages 15.7 points and seven rebounds per game on 39.1% shooting from the field, 17.5% from behind the three point line, and 65.5% from the free throw line.

Erynn Young has started each game for Lincoln (10-0) and averages 19.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. She is shooting 50% from the field, 27% on three point shots, and 60.5 % on free throws.

Imani Graham played seven minutes for DePauw (6-1, 2-0) in a 75-41 defeat of Allegheny and had two points (0 for 5, 0 for 0, 2 for 2), two rebounds, and one turnover.

Fort Wayne (2-5) lost 62-50 to Xavier. Diamond Williams had two points (1 for 1), two rebounds, one steal, and one turnover in seven minutes for the Mastodons.

Tuskegee (1-6, 0-1) lost 62-57 to Clark Atlanta, 86-56 to West Florida, and 66-55 to Spring Hill. Shelle Daniels had 12 points (5 for 12, 0 for 4, 2 for 6), six rebounds, two blocked shots, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers against Clark; seven points ( 3 for 4, 1 for 1, 0 for 0), two rebounds, and one turnover against West Florida; and six points (2 for 5, 0 for 2, 0 for 0), two rebounds, one steal, and one turnover against Spring Hill.