East grad selected first-team All-Crossroads League

St. Francis junior Bryce Lienhoop has been named to the All-Crossroads League first team for the second consecutive year.

Lienhoop, a junior from Columbus East, made the CL All-Newcomer team as a freshman. This season, he is averaging 12.1 points and 3.0 assists and leads the Cougars with 7.6 rebounds a game.

St. Francis (22-9), which is ranked No. 15 in NAIA Division II, beat Mt. Vernon Nazarene 68-56 on Wednesday in the first round of the CL Tournament and will play at No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan in Saturday’s semifinals. The championship game is Tuesday.