Lindenwood-Belleville head men’s basketball coach Scott Spinner closed out a strong recruiting class by securing the services of transfer Andrew Douby.
Playing at Valor Christian College in 2013-14, Douby was the leading scorer in all of college basketball but had his season cut short when the program canceled the remainder of its schedule for financial reasons. He was on course to become a minister at the Columbus, Ohio-based college.
Through the first 10 games of his final season there, he was averaging 33 points per game. Douby had to red-shirt last season because Valor Christian College was a non-credited institution.
"Having to red-shirt last season, I got a chance to watch from the sidelines and I feel like it's a different game after watching these guys play,” he said. “Since I've been here a year and a half now, I gained experience from the guys who have left, guys who I am good friends with, and they taught me how to be a leader and that's something else I can bring to this team."
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Douby joins a Lynx team that went 21-12 last season and finished third in the American Midwest Conference with a 16-6 record. He’ll join a new recruiting class that is long on size and experience. Spinner announced last month the signing of 6-11 center Joey De La Rosa from St. John’s of the Division I Big East Conference, in addition to several other D-I transfers.
Soccer Lynx bounces back
The No. 19 Lynx completed a three-team tournament at Indiana Wesleyan. LU-B dropped the opener to the 10th-ranked host making the first time since 2013 that the Lynx had lost two games in a row.
But Leonardo Ferri netted a hat trick to put the Lynx on top of Bethel, 4-3. With the win, LU-B improves to 4-3 on the season and will start a four game conference stint, the first three games of which will be on the road.
Head men’s soccer coach Dan Hogan will be inducted into the Columbia College Hall of Fame.
Prior to starting the soccer program at LU-B, Hogan had served nine years as the head coach at Columbia. In 1999, he led the program to a 20-5 record with 14 shutouts and was named the American Midwestern Conference coach of the year.
He and the entire team will be inducted on the Columbia campus Friday.
Lady Lynx drop two straight
The women’s soccer team fell Tuesday at Greenville College, 3-2. It was the Lady Lynx’s second straight loss after winning four in a row.
At 4-3 overall, they’ll hit the road for three games in a row before returning home Oct. 7 against Missouri Baptist.
LU-B spikers solid in conference
The LU-B volleyball team won its second AMC road match in a row by dropping Stephens College in four games Tuesday.
Stephanie Carthcart, a product of Wesclin High School, led the Lady Lynx with 13 kills with four aces served. Kacey Wahlig of Freeburg had 21 total assists and Germantown’s Victoria Johnson had 13 digs.
The Lady Lynx (3-10 overall, 2-0 in AMC) will be in Olathe, Kan. through Saturday to compete in the MidAmerica Nazarene Tournament, where they will face Baker University, No. 23 MidAmerica Nazarene, No. 9 Evangel University, and Benedictine University.
Rugby ranked No. 11
The rugby Lynx, ranked No. 11 in the country by GoffRugbyReport.com, improved to 2-0 with a 41-10 defeat of the University of Illinois – Chicago Saturday. The match was the first-year program's inaugural home contest, and a sizeable crowd was on hand.