Sergey named athlete of week
MARQUETTE — Sophomore Troy Sergey of Grace Bible College was named a Student-Athlete of the Week for this week in Division 2 cross country by the National Christian College Athletic Association.
Sergey, a 2016 Marquette Senior High School graduate, set a personal-best mark of 31 minutes, 27 seconds in the men’s eight-kilometer race at the Calvin College Knight Invitational held in Grand Rapids on Saturday. His time beat his old best, set just a week earlier, by 25 seconds.
Briones gets pick in CMU loss
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Dungey rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown and threw for another, tailback Dontae Strickland scored twice, and Syracuse beat Central Michigan 41-17 on Saturday.
The Chippewas lost despite Ishpeming graduate and CMU junior linebacker Alex Briones making a first-half interception and finishing with seven tackles. It was his second pickoff this season for the 2-1 Chips.
It was a critical victory for Syracuse (2-1), which was upset at home last week by Middle Tennessee. Central Michigan (2-1) was coming off a big win at Kansas.
It had been two years almost to the day since Dungey took a violent helmet-to-helmet hit in the Carrier Dome that knocked him out of a game against CMU with a concussion in only his second start for the Orange..
The Orange defense dominated the third quarter as Syracuse outgained the Chippewas 333-60 to take control.
Central Michigan’s Shane Morris, a transfer from Michigan, threw for 467 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-27 win last week at Kansas, but the Syracuse defense never let him get into a rhythm. Morris finished 22 of 45 for 279 yards with two interceptions.
Leishman up 5 shots at BMW
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Marc Leishman got up-and-down from a tough lie behind the 18th green for one last birdie that gave him a 3-under 68 and extended his lead to five shots over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into today’s final round of the BMW Championship.
Leishman gets another chance to win a FedEx Cup playoff event and grab one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship next week. The top seeds have the clearest path to claim the $10 million bonus.
Fowler rolled in a 25-foot eagle putt from just short of the green on the opening hole, but made only one birdie the rest of the way. He missed putts from the 6-foot range on consecutive holes on the back nine.
Day pulled within two shots with a birdie at the turn, but played the back nine with eight pars and a bogey.
Fowler and Day each shot 70.