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March 7, 2013

Local sports briefs: March 7, 2013

Drake, Shurn help Saint Francis advance

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Former Kokomo High School standout Kayla Drake hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points Wednesday morning to lead the University of Saint Francis women’s basketball team to a 62-42 victory over Reinhardt University of Georgia in the first round of the NAIA Division II tournament.

Another former Lady Kat, Skylarr Shurn had nine points and four steals. Drake added seven rebounds and three swipes as the Cougars improved to 31-3 on the season. The Cougars are one of the tourney’s No. 1 seeds.

Saint Francis moves on to the round of 16 where they’ll play St. Xavier University (25-6) at 1 p.m. Friday. It’s a rematch of a regular-season game where St. Xavier handed USF its first loss of the season, 78-61 in the championship game of the SXU holiday Tournament on Dec. 29.

“Oh yes, we remember [SXU] and we are looking forward to playing them again,” Drake said in a story on the USF website. “We did some good things [Wednesday], but we can play better than we did. We hadn’t played for over a week, so we wanted to give it our all. We didn’t want to leave early.”

Saint Francis held Reinhardt to just 23 percent shooting in the second half and forced 21 turnovers, including 14 steals.

 

Area girls players receive IBCA, Top 60 honors

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday announced its 2013 IBCA/Subway girls all-state teams and seven KT-area players received honorable mention. In addition, Hoosier Basketball Magazine announced selections for its Top 60 Workout and two area players made the cut.

The IBCA named a 15-player senior all-state team and a 15-player underclass all-state team. Another 115 seniors and 140 underclassmen received honorable mention.

Eastern guards and twin sisters Bethany Neeley and Brittany Neeley received honorable mention on the senior squad.

Eastern post Taylor Holliday, Tipton guard/forward Kacie Juday, Peru guard Josie Murphy and Western guards and twin sisters Caitlyn O’Neal and Carley O’Neal received underclass honorable mention.

Eastern’s Brittany Neeley and Kokomo’s Anastacia Kirby were picked to participate in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout, which gathers the top senior girls players from around the state for a one-day showcase at Marian University in Indianapolis. The workout is on Sunday.

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