Alumni sports update
Week ending February 8
In Purdue-s 31-9 loss to Nebraska, Dylan Lydy defeated the nation’s sixth ranked wrestler at 174 pounds 5-2, taking him down twice. This is the seventh win against a top ten opponent for the redshirt senior (27-1), whose only loss was to his undefeated Iowa opponent, currently ranked No. 1 after defeating Penn State’s Mark Hall, a three time NCAA finalist and one time NCAA champion at 174 pounds.
Eastern Illinois (3-1) opened its season at Birmingham, Alabama with wins against Akron, Winthrop, and Samford and a loss to Samford. Kayla Bear hit safely in each game, with four singles and two doubles in 12 at bats. The redshirt senior stole four bases in the four games.
Marian lost 4-3 to Northwestern Ohio, but Ian Dieters won 6-4 at No. 1 doubles and 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6 singles for the Knights.
Isaiah Davis has played in two games as a pinch runner for Central Methodist (3-3) and has stolen two bases in two attempts and has scored one run.
DePauw (21-1,13-0) defeated Allegheny 73-69 and Hiram 65-62. Imani Graham played a total of 11 minutes in the two wins and had two rebounds, two steals, an one turnover and missed her only shot from the field.
Tuskegee (13-9) split two games with Kentucky State, winning 63-54 and losing 68-56. Shelle Daniels played 33 minutes in the win and had five points (1 for 6, 0 for 0, 3 for 4), a team high 12 rebounds, one assist two steals, and two turnovers. In the loss she had 10 points (3 for 5, 0 for 0, 4 for 8), eight rebounds, one blocked shot, two steals, and one turnover in 23 minutes.
Lincoln (17-7) defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 92-54. Erynn Young led Lincoln in scoring with 24 points (10 for 17, 3 for 6, 1 for 2) and also had team highs in assists (8) and blocked shots (7), along with eight rebounds, one steal, and three turnovers.
Michigan State (16-8, 8-5) lost 75-70 to Penn State and 77-68 to Michigan. Aaron Henry had six points (3 for 6, 0 for2, 0 for 0), two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, and four turnovers in 29 minutes against the Nittany Lions; and 11 points (3 for 8, 1 for 3, 4 for 4), nine rebounds, one blocked shot, two steals, and one turnover in 25 minutes against the Wolverines.
Josh Brewer had one rebound and missed two shots in seven minutes for Miami (11-12, 4-7) in a 64-60 loss to Western Michigan.
Jalen Windham played very briefly for Creighton (18-6, 7-4) in a 73-56 loss to Providence and a 94-82 win against St. John’s.
Lindenwood (9-13, 3-11) lost 72-70 to Truman State and won 74-64 against Quincy. Josh Newsom missed one shot, a three point try, in two minutes against Truman and did not play against Quincy.
Taylor (13-13, 5-9) lost 72-68 to Grace and 84-82 to St. Francis. Josh Clayton played a total of 11 minutes in the two games and had one rebound and two turnovers.
MENS INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
Hanover, Franklin, Wabash, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods participated in the Tiger Small College Invitational at DePauw. Hanover’s Jalen Simmons was second of three in the pole vault (13-1 ½). This was the same height as the winner, who had fewer misses. Wabash’s Isaiah Campbell won the shot put in a field of 33 competitors (48-1 ¾); Franklin’s Corbin Lee was 39th of 42 in the mile (5:22.97) and 33rd of 35 in the 800 (2:35.16); and St. Mary-of-the-Woods’ Carlos Davalos was 36th in the mile (5:12.70).