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College Insider: East’s Dieball still shining with Christian Brothers

Adam Dieball continues to excel at the NCAA Division II level with the Christian Brothers University men’s basketball team in Memphis, Tenn.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior forward and Lakota East High School graduate leads the Buccaneers in scoring (17.3) and assists (6.2).

He’s totaled 1,183 career points heading into CBU’s Thursday home game against Lee (Tenn.) at 7 p.m.

Dieball is averaging 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game this year. He’s shooting 47.4 percent from the floor, 31.5 percent from 3-point range and 75.9 percent from the foul line.

Redshirt sophomore guard/forward Mitchell Mays (Lakota East) has played in 14 games off the bench, averaging 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds.

The Buccaneers are 13-6 overall and 5-6 in the Gulf South Conference.

Swimming: Two local athletes are competing for Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, Ky., and helped the Blue Raiders sweep visiting Campbellsville (Ky.) last weekend.

The Lindsey Wilson men won 149-82 with the help of freshman Hayden Krause (Fairfield). He was first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:41.83), second in the 100 (1:03.09) and 200 (2:24.74) breaststroke, and fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.30).

The Blue Raiders also won the women’s competition 169-71. Redshirt senior Laura Stephenson (Fenwick) placed first in the 200 medley relay (2:01.76) and 200 freestyle relay (1:42.60), finishing second in the 50 free (25.85).

Lindsey Wilson will swim at the Mid-South Conference    on Feb. 1-3 in Kingsport, Tenn.

Women’s basketball: Junior guard Sharmaine Wills (Lakota East) is the team leader in rebounding (7.7) and steals (1.7) at Siena Heights, which is 12-10 overall and 6-7 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Wills has started all 15 games she’s played in. She’s averaging 8.2 points and 1.5 assists per contest while shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 67.6 percent from the charity stripe.

The Saints will host Northwestern Ohio at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Adrian, Mich.

• Freshman guard Emma Wright (Talawanda) has played in 14 games off the bench for Grand Valley State, averaging 1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest.

The Lakers are 16-3 overall and 9-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They will host Purdue Northwest on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Allendale, Mich.

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