Avery has hot start

Avery has hot start

LSU-Shreveport (19-2, 8-1) defeated Our Lady of the Lake once and Xavier (LA) three times. Zion Avery, who leads the team with a .391 batting average, had four singles, one double, one home run, two RBIs, and five runs scored in 12 at bats in the four wins.

Ian Shilling pitched two innings for Cumberland (10-14, 4-1) in an 8-7 victory over Milligan and gave up three hits, one walk, and two earned runs.


Toledo (25-4, 19-1) defeated Northern Illinois 74-56 and Western Michigan 74-61. Khera Goss had seven points (3 for 8, 1 for 4, 0 for 0), one rebound, three assists, one steal, and one turnover in 29 minutes against NIU; and 11 points (2 for 4, 2 for 2, 5 for 6), four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one turnover in 32 minutes against WMU.

Vincennes 20-9 lost 86-64 to Rend Lake in the Midwest Regional Semifinals.  Cherrelle Newson had six points (2 for 9, 1 for 7, 1 for 1), one rebound, one steal, and four turnovers for Vincennes,


St. Mary’s (12-13, 9-5) lost 70-64 to Texas A & M, Kingsville. Josh Brewer had four points (2 for 8, 0 for 4, 0 for 0), two assists, one turnovers, and a team high 10 rebounds for St .Mary’s.

Kankakee (19-12) lost 92-65 to Triton in the Region Four Championship. Jaylen Jennings had three points (1 for 5, 0 for 1, 1 for 1) and one rebound in a losing cause.


Vincennes competed in the National Junior College Championships. Manamanya Opiewo placed 25th in the 800 (1:59.01), was a member of the 10th place 4 X  800 relay team (7:59.19); where his teammate was Ernest Momodu; and was a member of the tenth place distance relay team.

Correction from last week: Zach Brickler’s time in the 5000 was 15:24.63, not 16:24.63, and Yosef Solomon’s time was 4:41, not 4:14.