College sports briefs – Feb. 21

North grad goes over 1,000-point plateau

Evan Henry became the third St. Francis basketball player this season to eclipse the career 1,000-point mark when he scored eight points in Saturday’s 80-72 upset of Bethel.

Henry, a junior from Columbus North, has 1,002 points going into tonight’s Crossroads League Tournament opener against Mt. Vernon Nazarene (Ohio).

Bryce Lienhoop, a junior from Columbus East, was the first Cougar this season to reach 1,000 points. Saturday, he scored 21 points to lead St. Francis (21-9, 11-7), which is ranked No. 19 in NAIA Division II, to the upset against the No. 3 Pilots.

Lienhoop now has 1,221 career points.

Former Bull Dog smacks first career home run

Tommi Stowers lined a pinch-hit walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to give Western Kentucky a 7-6 win against Miami (Ohio) in the opener of the Hilltopper Classic.

On Sunday, the freshman from Columbus North hit her first career home run in a 4-1 win against Western Illinois. Stowers leads Western Kentucky (5-4) with a .385 batting average.