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 Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas