Sports Round-Up: The Start of a New Season

Sports Round-Up: The Start of a New Season


The Saints (1-2) traveled to Moody Bible (0-2) on Nov. 3 and won their first game of the season with a score of 90-53. D.J. Lundy and Jaquantay Rouser were the leading scorers putting up 23 points apiece, with Lundy also getting nine rebounds and Rouser having seven rebounds and a steal. The bench came up huge in the Saints’ victory, putting up 65 of the 90 points in the contest. The Saints outrebounded Moody (40-23), had more assists (21-11) and less turnovers (7-10). The Saints ended the night shooting 51.4 percent from the floor.

On Nov. 6, the Saints (2-2) come up with their first home win of the season against Goshen (1-3) 78-71. Keith Jordan Jr. led the way, recording a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan was 7-14 from the field and 12-14 from the line. The Saints shot 41.1 percent from the floor. The Saints won the rebound battle 41-28, which ultimately could be the cause of the game, seeing the Saints got 16 second-chance points. The Saints will travel to Roosevelt, Ill., Nov. 10 to take on the Lakers.


The Saints (2-0) won on the road Nov. 5 against Great Lakes Christian (0-1), 78-44. Peyton Banks had a career day coming off the bench with 28 points, five rebounds and a block. Demi Russell and Jayshonna Blackshire had eight rebounds apiece, with Russell scoring 10 points and Blackshire having seven points and a team-high five steals. The Saints won in every category; shooting 40.3 percent, having 44 rebounds, 15 assist, 23 points off turnovers and 27 second-chance points. The Saints will have their third straight game on the road where they will take on Aquinas Nov. 8.


The Saints (6-12-1) season ended Nov. 3 as they fell on the road to the University of Northwestern Ohio (14-3-2) with a final score of 2-0. The Saints had four shots in the contest and Leo Hisamatsu made 10 saves in goal. The Saints finished with 21 goals on the season and average a little less than 12 shots a game.


Senior Night was a success Nov. 3, as the Saints (17-14) won their final home match of the season against Lawrence Tech (21-11) in four sets. Leading the way was senior Christine Tylutki, who had a double-double with 30 digs and 20 kills. Carrigan Gray contributed to the offense’s success as she had 40 assist on the day. With this win the Saints were awarded the eighth seed and will travel to Aquinas which is the No. 1 seed.

On Nov. 7, the Saints (17-15) fought hard in the tournament playoff game but unfortunately fell to Aquinas (31-6) in three sets. Christine Tylutki finished her senior year on a strong note, recording her 12th double-double on the season with 10 kills and 11 digs. Tylutki finished the season with a total of 301 kills and second on the team with 386 digs. The team leader in digs with 478 was Bianca Negron. Carrigan Gray had 21 assists for the match and finished with 841 for the season.


On Nov. 3, the Saints (7-2) blew out the Lindenwood-Belleville (0-10) Lynx 41-7. This is the first seven-win season in Saints history since starting up the program. The Saints had 415 total yards of offense on the day, with 216 on the ground and 199 through the air. Tyler Knecht was 18-26 for 199 yards passing and three touchdowns. Kaleb Jefferson led the Saints backfield with eight carries for 83 yards and two touchdowns. The defensive leaders for the Saints were E.J. Shaah, Da’quan Butler, Nick Stalworth, who each had six tackles. Malik Edwards also had a good game with a sack, two-and-a-half tackles in the backfield and a fumble recovery. The Saints will wrap up the 2018 season at home against #15 Concordia Nov. 10.