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On Campus: Knights defeated in national semifinals

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Hayden Langkabel played 17 minutes off the bench for Marian in the semifinal round of theNAIA Men’s Basketball DII National Championship Tournament.
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By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

Marian University's run through the NAIA Men's Basketball DII National Championship Tournament came to an end late Monday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Spring Arbor defeated the Knights, 66-50, in the semifinal round of the tournament.

Marian struggled offensively, shooting just 38 percent for the game and finished 5-of-14 from the 3-point line.

Hayden Langkabel, a Morristown graduate, played 17 minutes off the bench for Marian and had two points and two rebounds.

Marian closed out its season with a 28-8 record.

Marian moved into the semifinals with a 105-66 victory Saturday over Briar Cliff. Langkabel played 16 minutes, scored 12 points and had one rebound, one block and one steal.

The Knights rallied from nine points down in the second half Friday to eliminate No. 2-ranked Southwestern, 82-70. Langkabel contributed two rebounds in the win.

Marian opened the National Championship tournament Thursday with an 83-59 win over Madonna. Langkabel had two points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Here's a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level:

Hannah File

James Madison's nationally-ranked softball team completed its Arizona trip with a pair of wins Saturday in the Arizona State Invitational.

The No. 21-ranked Dukes defeated New Mexico State, 2-0, and Lehigh, 12-3. File, a Shelbyville graduate, was 1-for-3 at the plate and scored a run against New Mexico State. The sophomore started at third base and batted second in the lineup.

File was 0-for-1 with a walk against Lehigh. The win improved James Madison to 11-5 this season.

On Friday, File was 2-for-3 with a run batted in during a 9-1 win over South Dakota.

The Dukes opened the invitational Thursday with a 3-0 victory in nine innings over No. 25 Michigan and a 6-4 loss to No. 16 Arizona State.

File was 0-for-2 with a walk against the Wolverines. She was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs vs. the Sun Devils.

Damon Lux

The Shelbyville graduate has appeared in three games for Duke University's baseball team this season. He is 0-for-3 at the plate.

Logan Young

The Shelbyville graduate was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in IU South Bend's 5-4 loss to Cumberland University Sunday in Lebanon, Tennessee.

The Titans also suffered an 8-1 loss to Cumberland Sunday to fall to 1-11 this season.

Bri Ayers

The Shelbyville graduate lost at No. 3 doubles and No. 5 singles as Slippery Rock defeated IU East's women's tennis team, 6-1, Sunday in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Ayers teamed with Shelby Good at No. 3 doubles and lost, 7-5, to Allie Welch and Lauren Fadden. At No. 5 singles, Fadden defeated Ayers, 6-3, 6-1.

Kay Brokering

King University's softball team split a doubleheader Sunday in Bristol, Tennessee, with a top southeast region squad in Young Harris. The Tornado won game one, 4-2, before falling in game two, 1-0.

Brokering, a Shelbyville graduate, was 0-for-2 with a run scored for King in the game one victory. In game two, Brokering was 1-for-3 as King dropped to 9-6.

On Saturday in the Tusculum Tournament in Greeneville, Tenn., King lost to Columbus State, 6-2, then defeated New Haven, 7-3.

Brokering was 0-for-2 with a walk against Columbus State and 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against New Haven.

TeAnn Bringle

The Shelbyville graduate was 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role for Indiana State's softball team Sunday in a 3-2 loss to Memphis in the final game of the Memphis Softball Tournament. The loss dropped the Sycamores to 8-9 this season.

On Friday, Indiana State defeated IUPUI, 6-3, in Memphis, Tenn. Bringle was 0-for-1 with a walk against the Jaguars.