College sports notebook: Barnett’s big day helps lead Lipscomb to 11th at NCAA

Mackenzie Barnett

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mackenzie Barnett passed 24 runners over the final 1,000 meters to finish 81st Saturday and help lead Lipscomb to an 11th-place finish in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Championship.

Barnett, a junior from Columbus North, finished in 20 minutes, 33.1 seconds for 6K (3.8 miles). She was the No. 2 runner for the Bisons.

Barnett’s finish is the fifth-best ever by an ASUN individual at the national championships and the second-best in Lipscomb history behind only the 38th-place finish by teammate Lydia Miller on Saturday.

Barker nets 11 in Franklin victory

LOUISVILLE — Lauren Barker came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points Wednesday to help lead Franklin to an 87-61 win at Spalding.

Lauren Barker

Barker, a freshman from Columbus North, went 4 of 6 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. She added a rebound in 25 minutes of action.

The Grizzlies, who are off to their first 2-0 start in nine years, will visit Albion (Michigan) on Tuesday.

Barker scores 10 in Army loss

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Blake Barker opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers to give Army an early 6-0 lead Friday, but Quinnipiac rallied for a 67-58 victory.

Blake Barker

Barker, a junior from Columbus North, finished with 10 points one rebound, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 27 minutes of action. He went 3 of 5 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range, and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line.

The Black Knights (0-4) will visit Albany on Tuesday.

Horn records 2 points in debut

MEMPHIS — Cooper Horn made his college basketball debut and scored two points on 2-of-2 shooting from the free-throw line in DePauw’s 65-58 win at Rhodes.

Cooper Horn

Horn, a freshman from Columbus North, also had a steal in four minutes of action for the Tigers. He had missed the beginning of the season while recovering from a high ankle sprain.

DePauw (2-2) will visit Berea (Kentucky) on Wednesday.

Ferguson scores 5 in pair of losses

WHEATON, Ill. — Ty Ferguson scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field, including 1-of-1 from 3-point range, and had an assist and a steal in 12 minutes Saturday in Wheaton’s 78-60 loss to Heidelberg (Ohio) in Lee Pfund Classic.

Ty Ferguson

A night earlier, Ferguson scored five points on 1-of-1 shooting from 3-point range and 2-of-2 shooting from the free-throw line in five minutes of action in a 79-66 loss to Piedmont.

Ferguson, a freshman from Columbus North, also had a rebound and an assist in four minutes in Tuesday’s 86-65 win against Lake Forest.

The Thunder (1-3) will visit Transylvania on Saturday.

Stahl nets 2 points in ISU defeat

TERRE HAUTE — Saige Stahl recorded two points and one rebound Wednesday in Indiana State’s 71-69 loss to Illinois-Springfield.

Saige Stahl

Stahl, a freshman from Columbus East, went 1 of 1 from the field.

The Sycamores (1-3) are headed to San Juan for the Puerto Rico Clasico. They will play Radford on Thursday and Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Sabotin, UIndy wrap up season

WILLIAMSVILLE, Ill. — Hannah Sabotin pounded seven kills and led University of Indianapolis with two blocks Friday in a 25-15, 25-17, 25-22 volleyball loss at Lewis in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.

Hannah Sabotin

Sabotin, a senior Columbus resident and Trinity Lutheran graduate, also had two digs for the Greyhounds, who finished the season 18-11.

Gilley, Sycamores fall in finale

TERRE HAUTE — Cadence Gilley recorded 11 digs and led Indiana State with two aces Wednesday in a 28-26, 21-25, 25-5, 25-17 loss to Evansville.

Cadence Gilley

Gilley, a sophomore from Columbus East, also had an ace for the Sycamores, who finished the season 5-23.