College update: Hudson has another big week for Urbana

By Ken Barhorst - For the Sidney Daily News

Sylvia Hudson

Sylvia Hudson

Sidney High graduate Sylvia Hudson had a big week in women’s basketball at Urbana University, where she’s a senior member of the squad.

In action against Fairmont State in a 105-98 loss, she poured in 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for a double-double, and also added three blocks. Included in her 31 points was perfect 9 for 9 shooting from the free-throw line.

Then on Wednesday night in a high-scoring win over West Virginia State, she put on a shooting clinic, going a perfect 11 for 11 from the field in finishing with 24 points. She just missed another double-double, finishing with nine rebounds.

She is now shooting 60 percent from the field and 81 percent from the line. She averages 19.9 points per game along with 8.7 rebounds.

Urbana is 16-9.

Brogan McIver, Lehman Catholic

McIver had a good week at Edison State in Piqua, scoring 13 points and adding three assists in a win over Columbus State, then following that up with 21 points, including five 3-pointers, in a win over Ohio Christian JV.

She is averaging 11.6 for the Chargers (24-3).

Kami McEldowney, Versailles

McEldowney is also a member of the Urbana University women’s basketball team and in action against Fairmont State she had nine points and was 6 for 6 from the free throw line.

She averages 8.5 points, has 72 assists and a team-high 42 steals.

Rebecca New, Houston

New had a strong game for Edison State in a win over Bryant & Stratton, finishing with 10 points on 5 for 7 field goal shooting, and also pulling down six rebounds.

Men’s basketball

Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn

Lessing scored as usual for Northwestern Ohio in Lima, but what made his week stand out was his free-throw shooting.

In two games for the Racers, Lessing was a combined 18 for 18 from the line, including 13 straight in a loss to Michigan-Dearborn, and 5 for 5 against Aquinas. That upped his percentage at the line this season to 77.6.

His free throws against Dearborn were a big part of his 34-point effort. He also had three assists. And against Aquinas, he finished with 18 points. He is averaging 20.2 for the Racers.

Women’s track and field

Kassie Lee, Lehman Catholic

Lee continued her impressive performance during the indoor track season at Capital University. In her latest competition, she set a new school record in the weight throw in finishing third at the All-Ohio Championships held at Otterbein. Her distance was 50 feet, 11.5 inches.

She also finished seventh in the shot put with a distance of 38 feet.

Molly Kearns, Russia

Kearns put her name on the all-time list at Wright State with her performance in the Doug Raymond National Qualifier hosted by Kent State.

She finished third in the 5,000 meter run in 17:51.19, and that time is Wright State’s sixth-best all-time in the event.

She also competed in the 3000 meters and placed 10th in a season’s-best 10:23.85.

Men’s track and field

Josh Miller, Botkins

It was another impressive meet for Miller, who is on the track team at Capital.

He competed in the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein last weekend and came away with a pair of first-place finishes, taking top honors in the shot put with a distance of 55 feet, 9 inches on his second attempt, and adding a win in the weight throw with a distance of 54-5.75.

Luke Shellhaas, Versailles

Shellhaas is on the track team at Ohio Northern, and in the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein last weekend, he took third place in the pole vault after clearing 15 feet.

Joe Shuga, Botkins

Shuga is on the Wilmington College track team, and he placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 50-3.5 at the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein.


Brett McEldowney, Versailles

McEldowney pitched well again for Northwestern Ohio in a loss to Faulkner. He went four innings and allowed just one earned run while striking out four.

So far this season, he’s pitched 132/3 innings and allowed six earned runs with 13 strikeouts. His earned run average is 3.95.

Will Eversole, Versailles

Eversole is a freshman infielder on the baseball team at Urbana University.

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By Ken Barhorst

For the Sidney Daily News