Deiters opens with a win

Alumni sports update

Week ending January 26


Marian opened its spring season with an 8-1 defeat of Indiana Tech. Ian Deiters won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 singles and 9-8 at No. 2 doubles for the Knights.


Competing for Indianapolis at his school’s Tom Hathaway Distance Classic, Trace Perez was 22nd of 49 in the mile event (4:46.05). Teammate DeAndre Bluitt won the high jump in a field of 15  (6-7 1/8 ) and was sixth of 14 in the triple jump(41-0 1/8).

Indiana Tech’s Maurice Macklin was sixth of 19 in the 800 meters (2:03.98) at the Aquinas College Quad Meet, involving Spring Arbor, Hope, Aquinas, and Tech.

Rose-Hulman’s Noah Thomas remained undefeated in this season’s sprints, finishing first of 29 in the 60 meter dash (7:05) and first of 27 in the 200 (22.71) at his school’s Engineers Invitational.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson competed in the Heptathlon (seven events) at the University of Illinois Invitational. The junior placed second of six in the 60 meter dash (7.19), fifth of five in the 1000 meters (3:12.54), third of five in the 60 meter hurdles (9.20), second of six in the high jump (6-2), second of five in the pole vault (13-9 ¼), second of six in the long jump (21-2), fourth of six in the shot put (35-7 ¾), and second of five overall with 4657 points, just 39 points behind the winner.


Central State’s Veronica Barnes placed 41st of 71 runners in the 400 meters (1:04.53) at the Midwest Open in Geneva, Ohio.

Southern Indiana took part in the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic at the University of Indianapolis. Shenya Brown was fifth of 48 in the 60 meter dash (7.87) and fourth of 58 in the 200 (26.74). Ralen Campbell was 26th in the 200 (28.61) and 27th in the 60 (8.43).


Dylan Lydy lost 5-3 at 174 pounds for Purdue in a 23-9 loss to Michigan and 6-2 to the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 174 in a 30-10 loss to No. 1 Penn State.


Kentucky State (7-12, 6-5) defeated Spring Hill 73-58 and lost 55-41 to Lane. Jessie Kee had 12 points (6 for 11, 0 for3, 0 for 0), seven rebounds, one assist, and two turnovers in 30 minutes in the win; and six points (2 for 12, 1 for 6, 1 for 2), five rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers in the loss.

DePauw (16-4, 10-1) suffered its first conference loss, bowing 65-61 to Wittenberg before bouncing back with a 51-48 defeat of Oberlin. Imani Graham played a total of 20 minutes in the two games and had two points (1 for 4, 0 for 0, 0 for 0), one rebound, one assist, one blocked shot, and two turnovers.

Tuskegee (14-5, 9-2) defeated Lane 45-40, Spring Hill 72-61, and Miles 67-61. Shelle Daniels had five points (2 for 8, 0 for 0, 1 for 5) and four rebounds in 31 minutes against Lane;  15 points (5 for 10, 0 for 1, 5 for 9), eight rebounds, two blocked shots, one steal, and two turnovers in 29 minutes against Spring Hill; and 15 points (4 for 9. 0 for 0, 7 for 7), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and six turnovers in 31 minutes before fouling out against Miles.

Northwestern Ohio (9-15, 5-9) lost 72-48 to Indiana Tech and won 69-49 against Concordia. Bethany Blowhad one rebound, two turnovers, and two missed shots in 19 minutes against Tech; and  seven points (3 for 6, 0 for 0, 1 for 1), five rebounds, one steal, and three assists against Concordia.


 Michigan State 18-3, 9-1) defeated Maryland 69-55 and Iowa 82-67 before losing for the first time to a Big Ten team, 73-63 to Purdue.   Aaron Henry started for the Spartans in each contest and had 12 points (6 for 7, 0 for 1, 0 for 1), six rebounds, four assists, and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Terrapins;  six points (2 for 3, 0 for 0, 2 for 3), four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three turnovers in 24 minutes against the Hawkeyes;   and four points (2 for 6, 0 for 1, 0 for 1), four rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals, and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Boilers.

Juwan Carpenter played a total of 11 minutes for Bethel (18-6, 7-5) in a 76-66 win against Goshen and a 98-89 loss to Indiana Wesleyan and had one rebound and one assist.

IU-East (19-6, 11-1) defeated Midway (KY) 79-75, Brescia 106-69, and IU-Southeast 89-74.  Kyle Finch had two points (1 for 2, 0 for 0, 0 for 0) and two rebounds in three minutes against Midway; and four points (2 for 5, 0 for 1, 0 for 0), six rebounds, and one turnover in 16 minutes against Brescia. He did not see action in the win against IUSE.

Wabash Valley (13-6, 8-2) defeated Kankakee 88-82, lost 99-87 to Vincennes, and won 86-67 against Southwestern Illinois.  Jalen Newsom had a team high 18 points (5 for 10, 5 for 10, 3 for 3), one rebound, and one assist in 21 minutes after coming off the bench against Kankakee; one missed three point shot against Vincennes; and eight points (3 for 5, 2 for 4, 0 for !), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 16 minutes against Southwestern.

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Deiters opens with a win