Wednesday , 20 September 2017
kenny_mcgowen

Alumni Report: Catching Up with McKinney North Athletes

Former McKinney North guard Kenny McGowen seems to have a recent flair for the dramatic in his senior season at Idaho State. On Saturday, McGowen’s three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Bengals to a 64-62 upset of Big Sky Conference leader Weber State. Two weeks prior, McGowen converted a four-point play in the final eight seconds was the difference in a 68-67 win over Sacramento State.

“I felt it. As soon as I let it go and I heard the buzzer I knew it was happening, said McGowen, who was a part of the 2007 North team that advanced to the Region II semifinals. “That is a big one to be here at the Division I level. Weber State has an awesome team and the best player in the league. That is big. For us to come out with this, win is huge.”

For Idaho State (7-14, 5-4), McGowen is second on the team with a 12.2-points-per-game average.


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Freshman guard Aundrea Gamble seems to be the offensive catalyst in her first season at Kilgore College. The 5-9 North graduate is the fourth-leading scorer in the NJCAA’s Region XIV at 16.8 points per game. She’s also second on the Lady Rangers’ squad in rebounding (6.1 rpg) and assists (3.2 apg).
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Southern Illinois junior Brandon Florez and partner Martijn Admiraal will enter the spring tennis season as the 42nd-ranked doubles tandem in the NCAA. Florez, a Class 4A state singles runner-up at North, competed as third and fourth seed in singles for the Salukis last season. Southern Illinois begins the spring dual match season on Feb. 4 against Purdue and Butler.

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