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Area roundup: USF's Reed, Giddings named NAIA Division II All-Americans

JOLIET – University of St. Francis seniors Charnelle Reed and Jordan Giddings have been named to the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-America team.

Reed, who garnered second-team All-America accolades in her first year at USF in 2015-16, averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals in 34 games this season. She scored in double figures 27 times and collected 10 or more rebounds in six games.

Giddings averaged 11.1 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3-point distance and 84 percent from the free-throw line. She also led the Saints with 38 blocks.


Prep Baseball Report Kickoff Classic: At Sauget and Edwardsville, Plainfield South beat Mount Zion, 8-4 and lost to Edwardsville, 4-2, while Joliet Catholic fell to Chatham Glenwood, 1-0, to Normal West, 7-2, and to Edwardsville, 6-2.

Trey Stewart drove in three runs and Austin Marozas pitched the victory for South (1-1) against Mount Zion. Nick Enloe chipped in two hits and two RBIs and Jordan Mikel had two hits. Against Edwardsville, Mikel and Cody Phillips drove in runs, and Konnor Ash struck out eight in three innings.

Todd Fowler hit a walkoff homer with one out in the bottom of the seventh to give Glenwood the win over JCA (0-3). Aidan Tyrell struck out four in four scoreless innings. Blake Munch had two hits. Nick Iannatone had two hits in the Hilltoppers’ loss to Normal West. Against Edwardsville, Jack Naal had a hit and Greg Ziegler drove in a run. 

Plainfield Central 7, West Chicago 0: Nate Yusko (1-0), fired 51/3 innings of no-hit ball with seven strikeouts, as the Wildcats (1-0) no-hit West Chicago. Yusko drove in two runs. Kyle Cockrell had three hits. Cam Cercone and David Ascencio chipped in with two. Ascencio had two RBIs.  

Stagg 10, Romeoville 5: Ethan Green drove in two runs for Romeoville (0-1).


Lincoln-Way Central falls: At the Reavis tournament, Lincoln-Way Central and IC Prep were tied, 1-1, after regulation and double overtime, and the Knights lost on penalty kicks, 3-0.

Nazareth 5, Plainfield Central 3: Alexis Marroquin scored two goals and Mia Selefski one for Central (0-1), which led at halftime, 3-1. Erin Graefen had two assists and Marroquin one.


Lincoln-Way Central 17, Bremen 7: Matt Klock scored five goals and Mason Maze chipped in four goals and three steals for the Knights.


Lincoln-Way Central 15, Bolingbrook 0: The Knights (2-2, 1-0) won the SouthWest Suburban Conference match.


Lewis 3, McKendree 0: No. 7 Lewis (17-5, 10-2) swept the MIVA match, 27-25, 25-21, 25-13. The Flyers held McKendree to a hitting percentage of .013 (28 kills, 27 errors, 80 attacks). Mitch Perinar (Minooka) had 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .296 (11-3-27). Matt Yoshimoto had 24 assists and Michael Simmons contributed six digs.


Columbia State 8-8 JJC 7-5: Andrew Rodriguez was 4 for 4 for the Wolves (4-7) in Game 1. Adam Knerr went 3 for 4 with a double and RBI and Steve Likins was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. In Game 2, Rob Blissitt went 4 for 5 and Cole Thompson singled, doubled and drove in a run.

USF’s Riordan cited: St. Francis sophomore John Riordan was selected the CCAC Pitcher of the Week for the seven-day period ending March 12. He gained wins in each of his two starts last week, posting a 1.50 ERA.


USF’s Morrison cited: St. Francis junior Iain Morison was an honorable-mention selection on the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-America team.

He averaged 15.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He ranked eighth in Division II in offensive rebounding (3.6 average) and 26th in field goal percentage (.582), helping the Saints finish 18-13.


USF’s Dieringer honored: St. Francis junior Morghan Dieringer (Lincoln-Way West) was named CCAC Pitcher of the Week for the seven-day period ending March 12. Dieringer earned decisions in each of her seven outings that week, going 3-1 with three saves and a 0.87 ERA.


Lewis’ Sweeney earns weekly award: Lewis’ Rachel Sweeney was named GLVC Golfer of the Week after shooting 78-73–151 at the Battle of the Beach hosted by Alderson Broaddus at Myrtle Beach.


Lewis’ Bentley honored: Lewis’ Braden Bentley was named GLVC Golfer of the Week after shooting 74-74–149 at the Battle of the Beach in Myrtle Beach.

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