Evans continues his rookie season with Bengals


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Chris Evans averaged 27.4 yards on three kick returns and ran the ball once for four yards in the Cincinnati Bengals 19-16 playoff win at Tennessee Saturday. Evans and the Bengals play at Kansas City this Sunday in the AFC Championship game. In his rookie season in the NFL, Evans has carried the ball 17 times for 77 yards and has 15 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

Cincinnati beat Kansas City 34-31 in a Week 17 game at Cincinnati that was decided on a last second field goal by the Bengals.


Lakeland (8-7) lost 67-53 to The Milwaukee School of Engineering and 85-56 to Edgewood and defeated Illinois Tech 79-45. Brianna Jones played 21 minutes against Milwaukee Engineering and had two rebounds, three assists, one steal, three turnovers, and four missed shots; while against Edgewood she had three points (0 for 6, 0 for 0, 3 for 6), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two turnovers  in 21 minutes; and against Illinois Tech,  two points (1 for 5), one rebound, three assists, two steals, and one turnover in 20 minutes.

Nia Clark had six points (2 for 8, 1 for 4,1 for 1), one rebound, five assists, one steal, and four turnovers in 26 minutes for Xavier (6-10, 1-6) in a 65-45 loss to Marquette.

Toledo (14-3, 8-0) defeated Ball State 58-55 and Buffalo 75-66. Khera Goss had 11 points (4 for 6, 1 for 2, 2 for 2), one rebound, two steals, and one turnover in 34 minutes against Ball State; and eight points (3 for 7, 2 for 6, 0 for 2), four rebounds, one assist, and one blocked shot in 36 minutes against Buffalo.

Vincennes (13-7) defeated Kaskaskia 101-70 and Olney 96-46.  Cherrelle Newsom had 16 points (5 for 10, 2 for 2, 4 for 5), one rebound, two assists, one steal, and one turnover against Kaskaskia; and  team highs of 18 points (6 for 10, 6 for 9, 0 for 0) and nine assists, two rebounds, two steals, and one turnover against Olney.


Thomas More’s Kailen Keith led his team with nine points at the Missouri Valley Invitational, winning two by falls and losing two at 165 pounds.


St. Leo’s Rob Fry had eight points (2 for 6, 1 for 3, 3 for 3), one rebound, four assists, one steal, and one turnover in 23 minutes in a 78-61 defeat of Florida  Tech.

Taylor (7-14, 3-7) lost 73-61 to Indiana Wesleyan and 78-65 to Huntington. Jeff Clayton had seven points (3 for 6, 1 for 1, 0 for 1), one rebound, one steal, three assists, and one turnover against IWU; and five points (2 for 3, 0 for 0, 1 for 1), one rebound, two blocked shots, one assist, and one turnover in 15 minutes against Huntington.

Kankakee (13-7) defeated Malcolm X 84-63 and lost 84-72 to Triton and 112-72 to Indian Hill.  Jaylen Jennings had seven points (2 for 6, 0 for 1, 3 for 5), one rebound, one steal, and two turnovers against Malcolm X; one rebound, and one missed shot while in foul trouble against Triton; and a team high 20 points (7 for 11,1 for 4, 5 for 8), five rebounds, and one turnover against Indian Hill.


 Indianapolis’ Aaron Trejo placed 19th of 30 in the mile (4:52.95) at the University of Indianapolis Classic.

Texas’ Jalil Brewer placed second of 16 in the shot put (64-1/4) at Texas Tech’s Red Raider Open.

Hanover and Franklin participated at the six team Mount St. Joseph Invitational. Hanover’s Jalen Simmons was first of three in the pole vault (12-5). Franklin Corbin Lee was fifth of six in the 5000 meters (17:44.46).

Rose-Hulman’s Tyler Speitel placed third of seven in the 800 (2:06.56) at his school’s Friday Night Spikes 2.

Indiana State’s Michael Adams was 13th of 25 in the 60 meter dash (7.04) and 20th of 32 in the 200 (24.05) at Indiana State’s John Gartland Invitational.

Vincennes competed at the University of Indianapolis Classic, and Manamanya Opiew was first of eight in the 800 (2:03. 79) and ninth of 15 in the 3000 meters (9:28.57) Teammate Ernest Monodu placed third in the 800 (2:07.37).

Dom Day placed third in the long jump (23-7 ¼)  and IU’s Gladstein Invitational.

Competing for Trine at the Snow Day Invitational at North Central College, Zach Brickler was ninth of 19 in the 3000 meters (9:20.24), and Yosef Solomon was 13th (9:34.59).


Indianapolis’ Mariah Judy placed fourth of 27 in the mile (5:23.56) and the University of Indianapolis Classic.