College update: Big week for Sidney grad Hudson at Urbana


By Ken Barhorst - For the Sidney Daily News



Sylvia Hudson

Sylvia Hudson


It was quite a week for Sidney graduate Sylvia Hudson in women’s basketball at Urbana University.

The former Yellow Jacket standout rode the momentum of her last-second, game-winning putback in an 82-80 win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Dec. 11 to two more strong efforts for the Blue Knights against Davis & Elkins and Findlay.

Against Davis & Elkins, she exploded for 30 points in a 75-70 setback, hitting 12-of-20 field goal attempts and going 5 for 7 from the line. In addition, she pulled down eight rebounds, had three assists and three steals for an impressive line in the boxscore.

Then in Urbana’s latest outing, she finished with 19 points on 8 for 11 from the field, added nine rebounds including five on the offensive end, and also had five steals in a 97-82 win over Findlay.

She is now averaging 18.2 points per game, ninth-best in the Mountain East Conference, and 6.8 rebounds per game. Her 60 percent field goal shooting is third in the MEC and her 78 percent free throw shooting is 13th in the conference.

Celena Taborn, Sidney

Taborn had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks for Furman University in a recent loss to Georgia.

She was 4 for 6 from the field and is now averaging 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. She is hitting a healthy 63 percent from the field and leads the team with 11 blocks.

She’s a 6-foot-3 junior.

Kami McEldowney, Versailles

McEldowney is a teammate of Hudson’s at Urbana University and she also had a good week for the Blue Knights.

She had 10 points and eight assists in the loss to Davis & Elkins, and added three more assists in the win over Findlay to run her total on the year to 35, third-best on the team.

She is averaging 6.9 points per game.

Erin Scott, New Knoxville

Scott continues to play well for Northwestern Ohio in Lima.

In a loss to Concordia, she had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists, and was 5 for 8 from the field.

And against Warner in a win, she had seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. She is averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, leads the team in assists with 74 and in steals with 25.

Her 5.2 assists per game is second-best in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, as is her 74 total assists.

Men’s basketball

Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn

Lessing was outstanding for Northwestern Ohio in Lima in the past week.

He had 20 points and was 8 for 11 from the field in a loss to Shawnee State, then erupted for 34 points in a 95-86 loss to Concordia. In that game, he was 12 for 18 from the field, 6 for 7 from the line and also pulled down seven rebounds. He was 4-for-6 from beyond the three-point line.

On the season, he is fourth in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in scoring at 18.9 points per game, sixth in the league in field goal percentage at 54, and 12th in free throw shooting at 69 percent.

Griffin Doseck, Anna

Doseck is a freshman seeing a lot of playing time at Capital University.

In recent action, he had seven points in a loss to Muskingum and 12 points on 5 for 9 shooting in a win over Ohio Northern.

He is averaging eight points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Crusaders.

Sylvia Hudson
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/12/web1__2_Hudson.jpgSylvia Hudson

By Ken Barhorst

For the Sidney Daily News