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Alumni Corner: Murray climbing ranks for Ole Miss women

By Michael Dann
updated: 2/12/2018 11:50 AM

Tyler Smithpeters -- SIU (Harrisburg HS)

In Thursday's 76-68 loss at Illinois State, Smithpeters went 2-for-9 from the floor, finishing with 6 points. Both of Smithpeters' buckets came from 3-point range, while the senior grabbed five rebounds, had three steals, handed out two assists and finished with one turnover in 40 minutes of action.

Bahari Amaya -- Illinois Springfield (Harrisburg HS)

Amaya went 1-of-2 from the field, finishing with three points in the Prairie Stars' 84-69 loss to William Jewell Saturday night.

The Harrisburg native played just four minutes, going 1-of-2 from the free throw line and grabbed three rebounds in the loss.

Justin Carpenter -- SEMO (Mt. Carmel HS)

Carpenter had 10 points, playing 37 minutes in SEMO's 81-77 overtime win against UT Martin Saturday night. The Mt. Carmel native and Redhawks freshman was 5-for-6 from the field and grabbed six rebounds (four offensive) in the start.

On Thursday, Carpenter had a game-high 20 points in helping the Redhawks to a 78-62 win over Morehead State.

Carpenter went 8-for-10 from the field and 4-of-8 from the free throw line, finishing with six boards (four offensive) in 27 minutes of work.

Austin Wills -- Trevecca Nazarene (Benton HS)

Wills played 13 minutes, coming off the bench in the Trojans' 74-71 loss to Malone University Saturday.

Wills went 0-for-2 from the field, including 0-for-1 from 3-point range, while finishing with one rebound and one assist.

Alison Webb -- Lindenwood (Goreville HS)

Webb had a game-high 18 points, playing 28 minutes in Lindenwood's 94-68 win over Missouri Baptist Saturday.

Webb was 9-for-12 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds (six defensive), while coming away with four steals, handing out three assists with three turnovers.

On Thursday, Webb had a double-double in the Lynx 90-61 win over Graceland University.

The Goreville native finished with 14 points, going 6-for-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, while grabbing 16 rebounds (15 defensive) as she came away with four steals, had two blocks and five turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

Tyra Buss -- Indiana (Mt. Carmel HS)

Tyra Buss scored 16 points and added six rebounds, six assists and two steals in Indiana's 70-54 win over Illinois Thursday.

Buss added to her Indiana women's basketball scoring record which now stands at 2,106. Buss moved into fourth on the Indiana all-time scoring list with men's and women combined. Buss (518) is 16 assists away from breaking the Indiana career assist record.

Lindsey Murray -- Ole Miss (Harrisburg HS)

Murray placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 13-feet-3 (4.04) at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tenn., over the weekend. Murray's jump came on the heels of the Ole Miss senior setting a new season-best at the New Mexico Classic last week, improving on her steadily consistent senior indoor campaign. Murray finished fifth at 4.17m (13-08.25), her best height since clearing 4.22m (13-10.00) at last year's New Mexico Classic before missing a considerable amount of the 2017 season due to injury.

Murray owns an overall career-best 4.34m (14-02.75) from the 2016 outdoor season, as well as an indoor best of 4.30m (14-01.25) from her freshman season at Southern Illinois in 2015. She owns the Ole Miss indoor school record at 4.29m (14-00.75).

Sam Sikon -- SIU (Carbondale HS)

Sikon set a personal record (PR) for the fifth time in six meets this season with a toss of 57-feet-11.25 (17.66m) to take ninth in a field of 30 throwers over the weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tenn.

Isaac Ingram -- SIU (Harrisburg HS)

Ingram took fourth with a mark of 69-feet-10.75 (21.30) in the weight throw over the weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tenn.

Caleb Vogel -- SIU (Du Quoin HS)

Vogel cleared 6-foot-6 (1.98m) on his second attempt to finish fourth in the high jump at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tenn., over the weekend. It marked the second time this season that the Du Quoin native has cleared 6-6.

Jacob Eklund -- Kansas State (Carterville HS)

Eklund will be one of eight KSU players going to Mobile, Alabama, to compete as individuals in the USA Individual Tournament, hosted by South Alabama, at the par-71, 7-158-yard Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course.

Eklund had the second-best stroke average during the fall at 73.75, which included one top-20 finish coming at the Badger Invitational by carding 2-under par 214. Gandon tied for 11th place with his season-best score of 1-under par 212 at the Trinity Forest Invitational.

--Compiled by Michael Dann

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