Saint Francis’ Shurn wins league award
The Crossroads League on Monday named Saint Francis senior Skylarr Shurn its women’s basketball player of the week.
Shurn, a Kokomo Lady Kat product, helped the NAIA Division II No. 4-ranked Cougars open the season 2-0. She averaged 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game. The 5-foot-7 guard scored a career-high 28 points in a 98-91 victory over NAIA Division I No. 11 Shawnee State.
Shurn is a two-time player of the week, having won the award once last season.
NCC all-academic team includes 11 Kats
Kokomo High School had 11 fall athletes earn spots on the North Central Conference’s all-academic team.
Those Kat athletes are Jeremy Breedlove (cross country), Benjamin Huff (XC and football), Fletcher Miller (football), Jennifer Oldaker (golf), Katy Volikas (golf), Aaron Dea (soccer), Karen McIlrath (soccer), Anh Pham (soccer), Craig Simon (tennis), Alanis Jones (volleyball) and Schuyla Sharp (volleyball).
IU, Purdue, BSU score exhibition wins
Indiana, Purdue and Ball State all posted victories over lower-division opponents in men’s basketball exhibition games Monday night.
Indiana beat D-II school Hillsdale College of Michigan 79-39 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers fell behind 13-2 before taking control of the game. Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell led a balanced IU attack with 14 points. Will Sheehey had 12 before leaving the game in the second half with an injury. Freshmen Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson added nine points each and classmate Noah Vonleh added eight points and nine rebounds.
IU opens its regular-season schedule Friday against Chicago State.
Purdue beat D-II school Wayne State of Nebraska 91-58 at Mackey Arena. Errick Peck led the Boilers with a 16-point, six-rebound performance. Rapheal Davis had 13 points, Terone Johnson and Bryson Scott had 10 apiece, Ronnie Johnson had nine points and six assists and Kendall Stephens hit three 3-pointers for nine points. Scott and Stephens are freshmen.