After losing their season opener, it did not take long for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to reverse their fortunes.
The SIU-Carbondale Salukis won their next two games, beating Southeast Missouri State University (60-40) and Marshall University (58-49). In both cases, Lincolnwood grad Abby Brockmeyer posted double-doubles.
The 6-foot-1 sophomore scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win over SEMO. The Saluki player, who hit 4-of-7 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the free-throw line, also had three steals, two blocked shots and two assists.
Brockmeyer led the Salukis in rebounds, steals and blocked shots in the triumph over Marshall. She finished with ten points, ten rebounds, five blocked shots, and two steals. She hit three field goals and four free throws.
Ashley Schneider (Nokomis) helped Illinois Wesleyan University win two of their first three regular season games. At the Cornell College Classic, Illinois Wesleyan defeated Cornell College (66-52) and Wartburg College (68-52). They lost their regular season opener 77-76 to University of Chicago. Illinois Wesleyan is currently ranked 12th in the country among NCAA Division III teams in the D3Hoops.com poll.
Schneider had her best game in the loss, scoring 14 points, pulling down five rebounds and doling out three assists. She drained 4-of-9 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe.
In the win over Cornell, she finished with seven points, five rebounds and two steals. She had two points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. She started all three contests.
Derek Bourke (Nokomis) scored 12 points, but it was not enough to power MacMurray College beyond Monmouth College, who won a 68-67 decision. Bourke, who hit 5-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe, also had a team-leading six rebounds, a team-leading three steals and two assists.
In MacMurray's 71-68 win over Lincoln Christian University, Bourke had six points, four rebounds and two assists. He started both games, playing 30 minutes against Monmouth and 14 minutes against Lincoln Christian. MacMurray is 2-1.
Lindsey Major (Hillsboro) led Lewis and Clark Community College in digs (465) and service aces (50) this year. Major, who played in 32 matches, also had 37 assists and six kills. Lewis and Clark finished 19-14 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference.
Karsyn Kulick (Litchfield) had nine kills and a .294 hitting percentage as her college team, Fontbonne University, lost a 3-2 battle to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Fontbonne is 9-16 overall and 8-10 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Austin Grabow (Hillsboro) helped Illinois College down Grinnell College 55-14. The IC Blueboys posted 500 yards of offense, 303 of which were passing yards. They rushed for 197 yards. They had four passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns. IC earned 27 first downs. IC improved to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the Midwest Conference-South Division with the victory.
Jade Taylor (Litchfield), a Greenville University sophomore, had three goals and five assists this year. Taylor, who played in 14 games and started seven, finished with 11 points. She had 16 shots on goal and one game-winning goal. Greenville is 14-7-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Trevor Geggie (Litchfield) had eight kickoff returns for 151 yards. The Greenville freshman also had one catch for nine yards and two tackles (one solo). Greenville is 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
Bailey Lentz (Litchfield), Aliese Greenwood (Hillsboro) and Emily Benning (Hillsboro) recently finished their soccer season at Blackburn College. Lentz played in ten games and made nine starts. The sophomore defensive player helped Beaver goalkeepers make 194 saves. They allowed 78 goals through the 18 games. Greenwood, a sophomore forward, started every game. She did not have any stats. Benning played in one game and did not have any stats. Blackburn finished 4-14 overall and 2-7 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
As we have in the past, during the summer months, we will do the career completion articles on the athletes who finish their careers during the 2018-19 school year. That is the reason anyone listed as a senior on their respective rosters, their final season numbers are not included in a regular column.