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February 6, 2014

Sports Briefs: Feb. 6

Shurn scores 1,000th point in USF victory

FORT WAYNE — Former Kokomo standout Skylarr Shurn scored 15 points to help the unbeaten University of Saint Francis women’s basketball team roll over Bethel College 76-44 Wednesday night and in the process, hit her milestone 1,000th point.

Shurn reached 1,000 with a 3-pointer in the first half. She now stands as one of 20 women to score in quadruple digits for USF with a career total of 1,011 points for the Cougars. She hit the milestone in less than two seasons after she spent her freshman and sophomore seasons in junior college at Vincennes. Shurn added five rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday’s victory.

USF is ranked No. 1 in NAIA Division II and improved to 25-0 on the season, and 13-0 in the Crossroads League.

Several area athletic events rescheduled

Snow storms wiped out Wednesday’s athletic schedule in the area, with several new dates being announced.

Eastern will host Tri-Central tonight in girls basketball, with a junior varsity tipoff set for 6 p.m. Taylor will host Clinton Central tonight in girls basketball, with the JV tipoff set for 6 p.m. The Clinton Central-Taylor boys game that was scheduled for Wednesday has yet to be rescheduled.

The preliminary round of the IHSAA girls swimming sectional at Carmel High School, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed to Friday at 5:30 p.m.

And, Eastern will host Hamilton Heights in boys basketball on Feb. 26.

Laudenschlager competes in New York

NEW YORK — Kokomo Flipsters’ Level 10 gymnast Chantel Laudenschlager recently competed in the 2014 Manhattan Classic.

The Manhattan Classic, held in New York City, is an international gymnastics competition which features 2,500 gymnasts from the United States and Bermuda.

Laudenschlager, 22, finished fifth on the balance beam with a score of 8.55, and also took eighth in the floor exercise with a score of 8.50.

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