THIS WEEK… In Lancer Athletics

Lady lancers basketball wins two 

in a row 

The Lady Lancers faced off against Marian University (13-7, 3-6 CL) on Wednesday. Behind 27 points from Juaneice Jackson, Grace controlled the game, winning 72-63. The Lancers had contributions all through the team with Allison Kauffman scoring 19 points. Emily Bidwell added 11 rebounds and Jayla Starks contributed 6 points, 6 assists, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals. After this victory, Grace hosted Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday. Juaneice Jackson continued her great success on the court, leading the Lady Lancers (15-7, 6-4 CL) with 23 points, 16 of which came in the second half to lead them to a 55-49 victory. With the win, the Lady Lancers take sole possession of fourth place in league standings. Jackson had game-highs in assists (4) and steals (6). Allison Kauffman added 13 points and 6 rebounds of her own. Jayla Starks contributed 7 points and 9 rebounds and Lindsey Schaefer rounded out the scoring with 6 points and 9 rebounds.

Lancers win two after dropping to No. 22 in NAIA poll 

Hosting Marian (12-7, 4-5 CL) on Tuesday, Grace found a way to win, despite flat performance. Greg Miller continued his string of great performances with 22 points and 10 rebounds as Grace pulled out a 59-54 victory in overtime. Bruce Grimm added 20 points of his own to go along with 7 assists and 3 steals. Dennis Williams contributed his best performance of the season with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Karl Columbus rounded out the scoring with 4 points and 3 rebounds. After this close victory, Grace traveled to Mount Vernon Nazarene (10-12, 2-8 CL). After beginning the game cold, Grace heated up with six minutes left to go in the first half, rolling to a 67-48 victory. The Lancers (15-6, 7-3 CL) were led by Greg Miller (19 points) and Bruce Grimm (19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals). Karl Columbus (10 points and 5 rebounds) and Elliot Smith (9 points and 5 rebounds) rounded out the scoring.

Eight Lancers qualify for NCCAA National Championships in first meet 

Eight Lancers qualified for the NCCAA National Championships on Friday. Nathan Brown (high jump and long jump), Seth Booker (60-meter hurdles), Lance Taylor (400 m), Zach Speckman (60 m hurdles), Luke Frauhiger (pole vault), Rebekah Younkin (throws), Kaitlyn Mikel (throws) and Kathleen Reinke (pole vault) all qualified for the NCCAA National Championships.