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Collegiate update: Marian secures NAIA tourney berth with Crossroads League title

Marian University’s men’s basketball team captured its first Crossroads League Tournament championship in 20 years with an 86-71 win over St. Francis (Ind.) Monday night.


The Knights put together a 15-4 run to start the second half to secure the victory and improved to 22-4 this season.


Marian clinched one of the two bids from the Crossroads League for the NAIA National Tournament. The NAIA Selection Show is Thursday at 8 p.m.


Morristown graduate Hayden Langkabel did not play in Monday’s championship game but scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and had two assists in an 86-71 quarterfinal win over Huntington. Langkabel had four points and four rebounds in a 79-70 semifinal victory over Mt. Vernon Nazarene.


Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.


Maya Chandler


The Triton Central graduate finished with three points and two rebounds Sunday in Loyola’s 59-45 loss at Missouri State. The Ramblers dropped to 10-10 this season (8-8 Missouri Valley Conference).


Rylie Stephens


The Triton Central graduate combined for 15 points and 10 rebounds for Evansville in a pair of losses at Northern Iowa.


On Saturday, she had seven points and six rebounds in a 67-31 loss. She had eight points and four rebounds Sunday in a 96-48 loss that dropped the Purple Aces to 6-14 (2-13 MVC).


Kyler Schalk


The Triton Central graduate placed 11th in the 60-meter dash (7.61 seconds) and third in the long jump (18-3.25) for Wabash in the DePauw Triangular Track and Field Meet.


Logan Young


The Shelbyville graduate was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs batted in for Indiana University South Bend Friday in a 10-4 loss to Indiana Wesleyan.


Young’s Titans were swept in a four-game series with Indiana Wesleyan.


Taylor Tatlock


The Southwestern graduate had seven kills for Franklin College in its 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 loss to Mount St. Joseph in the semifinal round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament.


The Grizzlies finished the season 10-6. The postseason appearance was a first for the program in six seasons.


Natalie Weber


The Shelbyville graduate was 2-for-3 with a three-run home run to help Franklin College’s softball team rout Centre, 14-0.


The Grizzlies started Saturday with a 5-1 win over Centre before dominating game two.


Bailey Chandler


The Triton Central graduate had 33 assists, one kill and eight digs for Eastern Illinois Sunday in a 25-22, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15 loss to Austin Peay.


The Panthers won set one in the rematch Monday but ultimately fell to 0-8 this season with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-11, 25-12 loss. Chandler had 37 assists and seven digs.