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It’s not Batman and Robin, but pretty close.

Griffith products and brothers Tremell and Anthony Murphy have Florida Southwestern State College soaring in hoops.

The Buccaneers, who are ranked No. 2 in the FCSAA National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 8 Coaches’ poll, extended their winning streak to 15 games Saturday to move to 25-1 this season.

Thanks to Tremell, a team-best 16.8 points to go with 6.5 rebounds per game, and Anthony (11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds) the team is peaking at the right time.

The team clinched its first Suncoast Conference Championship Saturday, thanks to a perfect 9-0 mark.

Additionally, Tremell was just honored as the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Player of the Week.

He averaged 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, three steals and three assists in three wins. Tremell had his seventh career double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds against Polk State and added 27 points and nine points against St. Petersburg.

Men’s track

Marquette’s Daniel Armstrong (Michigan City) was named the Big  East Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week.

The sophomore set a lifetime best at Notre Dame, winning the high jump with a No. 2 mark in school history at 2.19 meters (7-2.25 feet). He’s currently tops in the BIG EAST and 16th nationally.

Women’s swimming

Millikin’s Caroline Lodovisi (Crown Point) was named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

The junior won three events during the Big Blue’s dual meet victory over Lincoln College.

She captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.96), the 200-yard butterfly (2:20.25) and led off the winning 800-yard freestyle relay.

• Auburn’s Aly Tetzloff (Crown Point) was named the Southeastern Conference’s Women’s Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season.

She won the 50 free (22.08 seconds) and 100 fly (51.79) in career-best times. Her 50 free time is 11th in the nation, while her 100 fly time is tied for ninth in Auburn history.

Wrestling

Duke’s Jeremiah Reitz (Griffith) secured the team’s 19-16 victory over Virginia in ACC action. It was the Blue Devils’ first win over the Cavaliers since the 2005 season. Reitz, a freshman 141 pounder, secured the win in the second-to-last match of the day.

• Wabash’s Darden Schurg (Crown Point) won the 174-pound title and led the team to the title at the 2018 John Summa Invitational. Schurg had two pins, a technical fall, and a major decision.

• Fourth-ranked Michigan won its fourth straight over a ranked opponent, getting a ninth straight bonus win from Stevan Micic (Hanover Central) in a victory over No. 15 Nebraska.

Micic earned a 14-3 major decision at 133 pounds, with six takedowns, including three in the first period.

Women’s basketball

Lane (Tenn.) College’s Mariah Hopkins (West Side) recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds in a 59-46 loss against Miles College.

The Lady Dragons, an NCAA Division II program, are 5-18 on the season. Hopkins is averaging 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

• Owens Community College’s Brenda Pennington (Bishop Noll) continues to climb up the NJCAA Division II assists leaders board after her 12-assist, 11-point game in a 117-39 victory over Lorain County.

Pennington has moved up to fourth in the nation in assists (5.9) per game.

• Trine’s Katy Steers (Portage) had four points, three steals, three assists and two rebounds in a 74-35 victory over Adrian.

The Thunder (20-2), which have won nine straight games, are 12-1 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and ranked No. 8 in the most recent NCAA Division III Coaches’ poll.

• Indiana University South Bend’s Vicki Gard (Lake Central) had a team-high 17 points, while Kyleigh Kubik (LaPorte) added 12 in the team’s 71-60 victory over Holy Cross.

Men’s basketball

Cedarville (Ohio) University’s Conner TenHove (Valparaiso) had 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds in an 85-82 victory over host Trevecca.

The freshman, who has started 20 of 22 games, is averaging 10.4 points per game and a team-high 5.7 rebounds.

• DePauw freshman Ken Decker (Crown Point) came off the bench to score 13 points in the team’s 79-67 victory over Hiram.

The Times welcomes information about local athletes for inclusion in Region Collegians. Email Brian Waddle at bjwaddle@comcast.net.

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