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Marion County College Report

Dinkelman Posts a Career-Best Time in 50-Yard Freestyle

Centralia grad Lindsay Dinkelman did better in other events at the Zippy Invitational hosted by Akron, but she will probably always remember her performance in the 50-yard freestyle.

And it’s no wonder. With a career-best time of 25-seconds, Dinkleman is making the most of her senior season at Illinois State.

"It was my best event of that meet," she said. "I felt pretty good and powerful in that race. I am looking forward to a few days rest and working on my base."

Besides her career best in the 50-yard freestyle, Dinkelman finished in the top 10 in five other events. Individually she placed fifth in the 100-yard breastroke, touching the wall at 1:06.29. She was also eighth in the 200-yard breastroke (2:28.76). She was also a member of three different relays, all of which finished seventh. She was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.90), 400-yard medley relay (3:56.31) and 200-yard medley relay (1:48.16).

"I started a little slow this year and I changed my training a little bit," Dinkelman said. "I have quite a bit going on with my education and I had to concentrate on that at times."

The ISU swimming team finished fourth with 1,145.5 points. Ohio University won the outing with 1,318 points.

Dinkelman is currently working toward a master's degree. In addition to her classwork, she is the assistant strength coach for the football team and she runs the strength workouts for the ISU tennis team.

Women's Basketball

It probably does not come as any surprise that Salem grad Ellen Young was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week after scoring 24 and 30 points one week ago.

The Southern Indiana junior poured in a career-high 30 points as USI defeated Northern Kentucky 85-76. At the time of the contest, Northern Kentucky was ranked 20th in the latest NCAA Division II poll. Young hit 9-of-14 from the field and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe and finished with three rebounds and two assists.

Since winning the honor, Young hit double figures in yet another game, a 91-62 USI win over North Alabama. Young hit 6-of-11 field goals and her only free throw to finish with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. USI has won nine consecutive games, raising its record to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. ...

Kaskaskia College's Courtney Herron (Centralia) and Amanda Oulrey (Salem) both logged time for the Blue Angels over the weekend at the Forest Park Community College Classic. Kaskaskia lost a 66-61 decision to Flo Valley, but defeated Forest Park. In the loss to Flo Valley, Herron scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. She finished with nine points and five rebounds in the win over Forrest Park. Oulrey scored seven points in the win over Forest Park. Kaskaskia if 4-6 through the first 10 games. ...

Salem grad Courtney Wiedemer, a 5-foot-5 freshman guard, has scored 34 points in the first 10 St. Louis College of Pharmacy games. Besides her 3.4 points per game, she also has 20 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. Wiedemer has hit 11 field goals (five treys) and seven free throws. St. Louis College of Pharmacy is 2-8. ...

Centralia grad Kristin Barrow scored two points as her college team, DePauw University, defeated Robert Morris-Springfield 90-44. Barrow played six minutes in the contest. DePauw is 5-3. ...

Men's Basketball

Matt Shaw, a Centralia grad, scored 14 points for Illiabum Clube during a 67-55 loss to Sport Lisboa e Benfica. Shaw hit 6-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line in the loss. Shaw also grabbed eight rebounds, doled out two assists and had two steals. Illiabum Clube is 1-4 overall. ...

The McKendree University men's basketball team faced some extremely tough competition at the Lopata Classic, falling 82-67 to host Washington University. Centralia resident Andy Wolff, a Metro East Lutheran grad, popped for 13 points by hitting 5-of-9 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws. While he did not lead the team in points scored, he did lead in rebounds (nine), assists (five) and blocked shots (three).

McKendree also lost the consolation title contest 72-69 to Whitworth. Wolff tallied seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in the loss. The McKendree Bearcats are 8-4 overall. ...

Centralia grad Devin Wells scored nine points in Lincoln Land Community College's 46-42 loss to Robert Morris University. The LLCC freshman also had three rebounds and three assists. Lincoln Land is 4-5 overall. ...

Lindenwood University split two games over the past week, beating Baker (70-57), but losing to Evangel (70-67). Former Centralia Orphans player Joey Parker scored eight points and doled out three assists in each contest. In the win over Baker, the Lindenwood senior had six rebounds. Lindenwood is 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. ...

Salem grad John Fischer, a Greenville College senior, scored seven points as the Panthers dumped St. Louis College of Pharmacy 72-44. Fischer also had two rebounds and two steals. Greenville is 2-5. ...

Volleyball

Salem grad Kayla Sager recently finished her volleyball season at Fontbonne. Sager played in 30 games and made one start, finishing with 120 kills, 40 digs, 15 blocks (five solos) and two assists. Fontbonne is 9-22 overall and 8-7 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. ...

Golf

Sandoval grad Kaitlin Young and Centralia grad Nicole Langenfeld each played for KC this fall. The pair will resume their careers in the spring. Young, a sophomore, played four rounds, averaged 97.25 strokes per round with a low round of 85. Langenfeld played in five rounds, averaged 108.2 strokes per 18 holes with a low round of 94. ...