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Marion County College Report

Ellen Young Helps SIUC win Exhibition Games

Thus far, it is only two exhibition games, but Salem grad Ellen Young has shown some great promise.

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale freshman hit double digit scoring in each of SIU’s first two games. In an 87-58 win over Lambuth University, Young scored 14 points on 6-of-11 from the field and 2-of-4 from the charity stripe. The 5-foot-5 freshman guard also had seven rebounds, five assists and three steals to round out a spectacular all around effort.

"Ellen has a great ability to significantly impact a game," SIU coach Dana Eikenberg said. "She can make things happen on the court and will be a special guard to watch."

The former Salem Wildcat tallied 11 points in a 104-31 whipping of Harris-Stowe State College, hitting 5-of-7 from the field. She also had three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the mismatch.

"The level of play was a little faster," Young said of the transition from prep to collegiate ball. "I expect the competition to get much better."

Salem grad Kim Kreke, an Air Force Academy senior, scored five points in the Falcons’ 89-52 exhibition win over Regis University. The AFA starting center also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots in the win. In the team’s opener, an 89-49 loss to Oklahoma State, Kreke had two points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Air Force is 0-1. ...

Men's Basketball

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Matt Shaw, a Centralia grad, scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help SIUC down King College 74-38 in exhibition action. Shaw, a 6-7 senior, drained 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. Of his field goals, three were treys. The Saluki senior also had eight rebounds. ...

Andy Wolff, a Centralia resident and Metro East Lutheran grad, helped McKendree University win their first three basketball games. The Bearcats biggest win of the year thus far has been a 96-86 win over Crichton College. At the time of the contest, McKendree was ranked 23rd in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Crichton was ranked third.

Wolff doled out a team-high seven assists, scored seven, pulled down five rebounds and had five steals.

In their most recent win, a 93-81 triumph over Lindenwood University, Wolff had team-highs with four rebounds and four assists. In a 74-57 win over Trinity International University, Wolff had seven points, a team-leading seven assists, five rebounds and two steals. ...

Swimming

Purdue University junior Andrew Langenfeld helped the Boilermakers win four outings this past week. Purdue downed University of Notre Dame (219-81) and Texas A&M University (181.5-116.5) on Nov. 2. A day later, Purdue topped Northwestern University (190-110) and TAMU (184-114) to remain perfect on the season.

On the first day of competition, Langenfeld won the 100-yard butterfly (48.59 seconds) and was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay, which swam to victory in 48.59. He also scored points in the 400-yard freestyle relay (second, 3:03.99) and 200-yard butterfly (third, 1:49.59).

He took first in the 400-yard medley relay (3:20.04) and 50-yard freestyle (20.61) against Northwestern and TAMU. He also picked up a pair of second place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (48.92) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:22.20). ...

The Eastern Illinois University Panthers won the Panther Invitational. It was their first swimming invitational win of the year. Salem grad Holly Hooe, an EIU senior, finished third in the 200-yard breastroke with a time of 2:34.04. She was also sixth in the 400-yard individual medley (5:02.73) and 100-yard breastroke (1:12.99). Eastern Illinois scored 705 points. University of Evansville was a close second with 701.5. ...

Centralia grad Lindsay Dinkelman helped Illinois State University down Butler University (188-42) and Youngstown State University (168-69). The outing was scored as a head-to-head dual between all teams. Dinkelman was the individual victor in the 200-yard breastroke, swimming to the win in 2:27.47. She also finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle (26.45) and helped ISU’s 200-yard medley relay team take third in 1:56.18. ...

Football

Greenville College defeated Corncordia University-Wisconsin (44-14) and Concordia College-Chicago (35-22) over the past two weeks. Former Centralia player Scott Schneider, Greenville's starting free safety, had two solo tackles in the win over Concordia-Wisconsin. He also had four assisted tackles in the win over Concordia-Chicago. Greenville is 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Illini Badger Football Conference. ...

Anderson University split a pair of football games over the past two weeks. In a 37-27 win over Hanover College, Anderson senior and Salem graduate Ryan Kell caught two passes for 26 yards. He also caught three passes for 16 yards in the 33-15 loss to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Anderson is 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. ...

Cross Country

Brad DeMattei, a Centralia grad, finished 44th in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships hosted by Samford University. The Southeast Missouri State University senior toured the 8,000-meter course in 27:26. SEMO finished fourth in the team standings with 99 points, well off the winning pace of 27 set by Eastern Kentucky University. ...