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NIACC's Jacques places 16th in 5K at indoor national meet
LUBBOCK, Texas – NIACC freshman Brian Jacques placed 16th in the 5,000-meter run at the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet on the Texas Tech campus.
Jacques ran the 5K in 16 minutes, 01.42 seconds. Also for the Trojans, sophomore Blake Keller was 19th in 16:11.83.
The Trojans' Logan Dalbeck, Prince Boduo, Daniel Hennigar and Abiaziz Wako were 18th in the distance medley relay in a time of 11:34.51.
In the 60-meter hurdle prelims, Brody Goos was 14th in 8.43 and did not make the finals.
Thomas putback lifts Bradley over Drake in MVC tourney
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donte Thomas wrapped up his 13-point, 14-rebound double-double with a putback with 1.2 seconds left to lift Bradley to a 63-61 win over Drake on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Darrell Brown led the fifth-seeded Braves (20-12) with 24 points. He sank a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at 61 with 2:49 to play. Both teams had opportunities after that, but the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (16-16) missed their last eight shots after Reed Timmer's 3-pointer at 6:29 produced a 57-56 lead. Bradley had four misses between its last two baskets.
Bradley faces league champion Loyola Chicago in the semifinals on Saturday.
Drake, which hasn't played in a MVC semifinal since 2008, closed the first half with a 10-2 run for a 35-27 lead. Bradley scored the first 12 points of the second half to go up 39-35 and the biggest lead after that was six points.
Timmer led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Drake shot 29 percent from the floor in the second half and was outrebounded 25-14 after intermission.
TRACK AND FIELD
West Fork performs well at Wartburg indoor
WAVERLY – West Fork Austin Larson grabbed a fourth-place finish Tuesday in the 55-meter hurdles in an indoor meet at Wartburg.
On the girls' side, Jordan Swenson placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4-foot-10. It was good enough for sixth on the Warhawks' all-time chart