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Matthew Hurt back in G League after 10-day stint in the NBA

Feb. 26—ROCHESTER — After spending some time in the NBA recently, Matthew Hurt is back playing with the Memphis Hustle in the G League.

Hurt, a 2019 John Marshall graduate, had a 10-day NBA contract with the Memphis Grizzlies at the beginning of February and he appeared in three games.

In those three games Hurt, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 5.7 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist per game. In two of the games, he scored 10 and seven points and he was held scoreless in the third.

He is now back with the Hustle, a minor-league affiliate of the Grizzlies. Hurt, 23, has appeared in just two games since his return to the Hustle as he was held out twice to rest.

In 16 games this season with the Hustle, Hurt is averaging a team-best 24.1 points per game and is shooting 54.5% from the floor and 84.2% at the line. He is also averaging 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.

The Hustle will be playing games in Mexico City on Wednesday and Thursday. They will face the Mexico City Capitanes. Both games begin at 8 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.

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Rochester's Lilly Meister played a small role for the nationally ranked Indiana University women's basketball team when the Hoosiers defeated No. 4 Iowa 86-69 last Thursday.

Meister, a 6-3 backup forward, had three rebounds in 5 minutes of playing time during the win. Iowa star Caitlin Clark had 24 points in the game.

Meister has appeared in all 26 games for the Hoosiers, who are currently ranked No. 14 in the nation. She is averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game and has blocked 10 shots. She is shooting a stellar 72.1% from the floor (44-for-61) and has made 10 of 15 free throws.

The win over Iowa improved Indiana to 22-4, 13-3 in the Big Ten Conference.

Meister appeared in 31 games as a freshman and made one start, during the NCAA Tournament against Tennessee, when she scored seven points, had four rebounds and blocked a career-high three shots.

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The Gustavus Adolphus women's basketball team has reached the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year.

Gustavus did it with a 66-38 romp over Concordia College (Moorhead) in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title game Saturday. The win upped the Gusties to a sparkling 25-2 overall, including 19-1 in MIAC action.

The Gustavus team includes four southeastern Minnesota players, Lourdes graduate Emily Bowron (freshman), Grand Meadow graduates and sisters Riley Queensland (senior) and Kendyl Queensland (freshman) and Blooming Prairie graduate Bobbie Bruns (sophomore). Bowron has received the most playing time of the four, averaging 12 minutes of action and three points per game.

Gustavus is coached by John Marshall graduate Laurie Kelly. Kelly is in her 12th season at the school.

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Former area sports official Jeff Wills is again organizing the Southeast Minnesota All Sports Reunion. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 21rst at Charlie's Eatery and Pub in Rochester.

"It's a time to bring the old and current ADs (activities directors), coaches, referees, table workers, media and kind of reminisce and reconnect," Wills said.

The event is open to the public and this marks the third year it has taken place. Last year about 100 people attended. Wells said the event has grown each year and he is hoping for at least 125 attendees this year.

Wills said a lot of officials and activities directors attend.

"We had them all the way over from Kenyon, Faribault, all the way down to Spring Grove, Rushford, Winona and the surrounding area here, too," he said.

Wills started the event and he has several others who help him out. He is a former official who worked area games for 29 years.

"It's been a lot of fun and I just like to see people get together," Wills said. "Because life travels too fast and before you know it, he or she is gone."

Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook appears each Tuesday. He can be reached at

glimbeck@postbulletin.com

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