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ROUNDUP: Former Sycamore Erin Reese tops at USATF Indoor Championships

Feb. 17—Former Indiana State thrower Erin Reese won the women's weight throw title at the U.S. Track and Field Indoor Championships on Saturday.

Reese, of the Velaasa team, took first place with a top throw of 84 feet, 5 inches Saturday. Reese topped runner-up Brooke Anderson of Nike NYAC at 79-10 3/4 and Janeah Stewart of New York AC at 76-3 3/4.

Reese was a three-time All-American for the Sycamores, including First Team All-America honors in both the NCAA indoor and outdoor seasons in 2019.

Men's basketball

—Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 90, Midway (Ky.) 66 — At Hamilton Arena, 6-foot-7 senior swingman Cobie Barnes fired in 24 points, Greg Jenkins had 20 points and Tarik Dixon came off the bench to contribute 19 points and five 3-pointers as SMWC earned a blowout victory in River States Conference action Saturday afternoon.

Chaz Birchfield added 13 points for the Senior Day-celebrating Pomeroys, who improved their records to 21-5 overall and 15-2 in the RSC West Division.

The Woods will play host to Brescia (Ky.) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday inside Hamilton Arena.

Women's basketball

—Franklin 74, Rose-Hulman 58 — At Franklin, Ashley Black scored 17 points, Sophia Reese had 13 points and Grace Roland posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Rose on Friday night inside Spurlock Center, but the Engineers lost their regular-season finale at the same location they'll be playing at 4 p.m. Sunday.

That's because Rose-Hulman (12-13 overall, 9-9 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) earned the No. 5 seed in the HCAC tournament and Franklin (16-9, 11-7) is No. 4, giving the Grizzles a home game in the tourney's first round Sunday. The winner will advance to the tourney semifinals later in the week at Transylvania, which captured the HCAC regular-season championship.

On Friday, Taylor Cooney tallied 22 points to lead Franklin.

Men's volleyball

—Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 3, Goshen 2 — At Hamilton Arena, SMWC jumped out to a 2-0 lead Friday night, but visiting Goshen wasn't giving up the fight.

The Maple Leafs bounced back to win 25-19 in the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth set.

But the Pomeroys came through in the clutch, taking the fifth set 15-8 on a kill by Joseph Szadorski off the set from Jacob Wisniewski, who had 20 assists.

"We came out hot and got the first two sets," SMWC coach Ian Harris said. "We lost all our energy. The inexperience of our team showed. We really challenged the guys in the fifth set. I told them 'if you guys play together, believe in each other and you trust each other, we will win this fifth set.'"

Szadorski had three of his seven kills in the decisive set.

Freshman Bentley Meyer also put away three kills in the fifth and finished with a team-high 16 on 34 swings for a .265 hitting percentage.

Christian Green chipped in eight kills to go with five blocks. Yammiel Martinez added nine blocks in the middle.

Brycen Yadao had 10 digs to lead SMWC.

On Saturday, The Woods blanked Goshen 3-0 and lost to Brescia (Ky.) 3-1.

SMWC (7-2 overall, 2-0 WHAC) will visit Cornerstone (Mich.) for one match Friday and another one Saturday.