Hamilton High School graduate Ryan Robinson led the Taylor University men’s basketball team in scoring this season with a 17.5 average. PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLOR ATHLETICS

College Insider: Robinson, Crowe have another strong season at Taylor

Ryan Robinson and Evan Crowe were once again central figures for the Taylor University men’s basketball team this season.

Robinson, a junior guard and Hamilton High School graduate, led the Trojans in scoring (17.5) and averaged 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists while starting every game. He shot 42.8 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the foul line.

Crowe, a senior guard and Franklin graduate, played in every game and made seven starts, averaging 7.1 points, 3.8 boards and 1.1 assists per contest. He shot 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 92.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Robinson has scored 1,306 career points. Crowe ended his Taylor career with 85 starts, 1,255 points, 509 rebounds, 135 assists and 76 steals.

The Trojans, based in Upland, Ind., finished 11-20 overall and 5-13 in the Crossroads League this year. They are coached by Hamilton graduate and former Middletown coach Josh Andrews.

Franklin High School graduate Evan Crowe completed his Taylor University men’s basketball career with 1,255 points. PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLOR ATHLETICS

Indoor track & field: Junior Sean Sherman (Fenwick) and senior Emily Henson (Badin) contributed to strong showings by Mount Union last weekend in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at Ohio Northern.

Sherman won the shot put with a heave of 56 feet, 10.25 inches as the Purple Raider men’s team captured its seventh straight OAC title, totaling 180 points and besting runner-up John Carroll by 29.

The Mount Union women’s squad had 149.5 points and placed second behind Otterbein (164.5).

Henson finished second in the distance medley relay (12:36.85), fourth in the 1,000 meters (3:03.52) and fifth in the mile (5:12.55).

The Purple Raiders will be back at ONU this weekend for the NCAA Last Chance meet.

Women’s basketball: Indiana East freshman guard Addie Brown (Talawanda) has earned a spot on the River States Conference second team.

Brown led the Red Wolves in scoring this season with a 13.9 average. She also collected 2.7 rebouds and 1.5 assists game while shooting 34.9 percent from 3-point range and 86.3 percent from the foul line.

Indiana East finished 14-17.

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