Even when she is playing against nationally ranked teams, Sammi Matoush shines.
The Washington University freshman, a Hillsboro graduate, was in double figures twice last week as the Lady Bears took on not only University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (87-74) and Baldwin Wallace University (72-60). At the time of the games, Wisconsin-LaCrosse was ranked 11th among NCAA Division III teams, while Baldwin-Wallace was ranked 14th.
Matoush scored 11 points in the loss to Wisconsin-LaCrosse, hitting three field goals, two of which were from beyond the arc, and three free throws. The starting guard, who played 25 minutes, had four rebounds and three assists. In the loss to Baldwin-Wallace, she finished with 10 points and three rebounds. The starting guard, who once again played 25 minutes, hit two field goals and all six free throw opportunities.
The Washington University Lady Bears are 6-4 overall.
Abby Brockmeyer (Lincolnwood) scored seven points against William Woods University, but it does not count either on Brockmeyer's total or on Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's record. Brockmeyer, who started and played 17 minutes, had seven points and two rebounds in the 90-44 exhibition win. Southern Illinois is 8-3.
Christian Hernandez (Hillsboro) recently finished his football season at Illinois College. He played in nine games and finished with five catches for 29 yards. He had one touchdown catch this year. Illinois College was 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the Midwest Conference-South Division.
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