Mike McCall Jr.’s Tip-in Wins it for Billikens

Saint Louis senior guard Mike McCall Jr.’s tip-in at the buzzer lifted Saint Louis to a thrilling 67-65 victory at Valparaiso Saturday night at the Athletic Recreation Center on the Valpo campus.With the win, Saint Louis improves to 8-2, while Valpo dips to 6-5.
The Billikens led throughout until Valpo hit a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to tie it up. Senior forward Rob Loe drove the hole and put up a shot that was blocked. SLU crashed the boards, and it was McCall who put it back. After the official confirmed the basket at the monitor, the SLU sideline erupted as the Billikens came away with the two-point road victory. Senior forward Dwayne Evans, who fed Loe on the final inbounds play, recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He was 6-of-15 from the field and 9-of-12 from the charity stripe. He hit several key free throws down the stretch to keep the Billikens ahead. Senior guard Jordair Jett scored 10 points and dished out a career-high nine assists. Junior forward Grandy Glaze had 14 points and five boards for the Billikens.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.