College Report: Brockmeyer Finishes Second Year At SIU


In two years of college basketball at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Abby Brockmeyer has scored 626 points. 

She is well on her way to the career milestone of 1,000 points. The Lincolnwood graduate has been nothing if not consistent. This year, in 30 games of play, she finished with 309 points and 243 rebounds, season averages of 10.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Besides those stats, she also had 41 assists, 37 blocked shots and 21 steals. 

The sophomore nailed 111-of-272 field goals, which included 12 treys, and 75-of-119 from the free throw line. The stats during her freshman season, as far as points per game and overall points, are almost identical. 

Brockmeyer led the SIU-Carbondale Salukis in blocked shots, rebounds and rebounds per game. She played in all 30 games and made 25 starts. She averaged 28.0 minutes per game. The sophomore was one for three athletes in double figures for the Salukis. 

In 31 games of play as a freshman, 30 of which were starts, she scored 317 points, an average of 10.2 points per game. She also has 213 rebounds, an average of 6.9 rebounds per game. She also had 38 blocked shots, 25 steals and 30 assists. She led the team in rebounds, rebounds per game and blocked shots as a freshman as well. 

SIU-Carbondale finished 15-15 overall and 8-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 2018-19 campaign.

Reid Detmers (Chatham Glenwood), who pitches for the University of Louisville, worked seven and two-thirds innings against Georgia Tech. The Nokomis native allowed two earned runs on four hits. He fanned an eye-popping 16 batters and walked two for the Cardinals. Detmers is 4-1. Louisville, currently ranked tenth in the country among NCAA Division I teams, is 19-6 overall and 6-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Kendra Jacob (Hillsboro)helped Hannibal-LaGrange down Clarke University (9-7) and Harris-Stowe State University (8-0). Jacob was 2-for-3 and drove home one run in the win over Clarke. The former Hiltopper was 2-for-4, drove home two runs and scored once in the win over Harris-Stowe State University. Hannibal-LaGrange is 11-9 overall and 3-1 in the American Midwest Conference.

Tessa Beckham (Litchfield) was 2-for-4 with a double, but it was not enough to power the Blackburn College Beavers beyond Nazareth College, who won a 6-5 decision. She drove home two runs and scored one. Abby Frerichs (Litchfield), also a Blackburn softball player, had hits in two games, including the loss to Nazareth. She was 1-for-4 and scored one. In Blackburn's 9-4 loss to Fontbonne University, Frerichs was 1-for-4 as well. Blackburn is 3-11 overall and 0-4 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

Kaylee Hefley (Hillsboro) earned her second win of the year as she was Lewis and Clark Community College's pitcher of record as they downed East Central Community College 11-2. Hefley, who worked four innings, allowed two earned runs on six hits. She walked a pair and fanned one. In Lewis and Clark's 4-3 loss to Heartland Community College, Hefley slipped to 2-2. Hefley, who again worked four innings, allowed one run on two hits. She walked five and fanned one. Lewis and Clark is 10-6 overall and 1-3 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference. 

Lexi Law (Litchfield), a Lindenwood University-Belleville softball player, was 1-for-2 in LU-Belleville's 6-2 win over Central Baptist College. In LU-Belleville's 8-1 victory over Lincoln College, Law scored one run. LU-Belleville is 14-16 overall and 4-2 in the American Midwest Conference. 

Lexi Throne (Litchfield) started her outdoor track season by competing at the Washington University Distance Carnival, which was held at Francis Field in St. Louis. The University of Illinois-Springfield sophomore finished 89th in the 5,000-meter run. She ran a time of 19 minutes, 16.13 seconds. Team scores were not kept. 

Andrew DeLaCruz (Litchfield) drove home one run as his college team, Three Rivers Community College, defeated the Henderson State University junior varsity team 18-4. Three Rivers has won six games in a row. They are 15-13-1 overall. 

Tessa Steffens (Litchfield) scored one run for Purdue University-Northwest in their 6-1 victory over University of Minnesota-Duluth. PU-Northwest is 212-8 overall and 3-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Dan Chamness is a freelance college sports writer. He can be contacted at

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