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Brown excelling on Iceland hoops team

Central Catholic High alum Randi Brown, a member of Iceland-based Haukar basketball, has continued to excel on the basketball court.
Brown led the team in scoring in its last two contests, both wins. On Wednesday, Brown scored 31 points, had six rebounds, recorded four assists and had five steals in an 84-62 victory against Snaefell. She led the team in points and steals.
On Jan. 29, Brown had a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds as well as eight assists and five steals in a 79-42 victory against Breidablik. In the victory, she led the team in rebounds, assists, steals and points.
Haukar (13-6) will return to action Saturday when it plays Valur.
Below is a recap of other area collegiate and professional players’ accomplishments from recent action:
Vernon Norwood
The former Morgan City High School standout participated in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston Jan. 25, in the Jesse Loubier Memorial Men’s 400-meter run.
Norwood finished second with a time of 47.48.
Taylan Grogan
The Patterson High alum and Wiley College senior guard reached double figures in his last two games, including a team-leading 23-point performance in Thursday’s 84-73 loss to LSU — Shreveport in Marshall, Texas in Red River Athletic Conference play. Grogan also had two assists, one steal and three rebounds in the loss.
On Feb. 1, Grogan scored 16 points, had seven rebounds, recorded three steals and had two assists in Wiley College’s 68-60 victory against Texas A&M — Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas, in Red River Athletic Conference action. Grogan tied for the team lead in steals in the game.
Wiley College (8-9 overall, 6-5 in conference) will return to action Saturday when it hosts Louisiana State University — Alexandria in Marshall, Texas.
Makye Richard
Makye Richard reached double figures in Xavier University of Louisiana’s last two games, including a double-double in Saturday’s victory.
The Morgan City High alum had 11 points and 11 rebounds as well as two blocks and two steals in Xavier’s 80-59 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference win over Rust in New Orleans Saturday.
Monday vs. Philander Smith, Richard had 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Gold Rush’s 85-56 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference win in New Orleans.
Xavier (19-4 overall, 7-0 in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) will return to action Saturday when it continues Gulf Coast Athletic Conference play at Tougaloo in Tougaloo, Mississippi.
Shawn Long
Morgan City High alum Shawn Long reached double figures in his last two games for Melbourne (Australia) United.
In an 87-83 loss to the Brisbane Bullets Wednesday, Long had 15 points, nine rebounds and two steals. He led the team in rebounds and tied for the team lead in steals.
On Jan. 29 in Melbourne United’s 77-67 victory against the Perth Wildcats, Long had 10 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Melbourne United will return to action Saturday when it hosts the Illawarra Hawks in Melbourne Arena.
Taylor Picou
The Central Catholic High alum recorded two hits in all this weekend in Delta State softball action at the Gulf Shores Invitational.
In Saturday’s 8-7 victory against Rogers State University, Picou finished 1-for-4 with a double and a run.
Sunday in a 6-4 loss to Tuskegee, Picou finished 1-for-2 with a run.
Delta State (1-3) will return to action Saturday and Sunday at the Harding University Tournament in Searcy, Arkansas, where it will face Midwestern State University Texas, Northeastern State University, Drury University and Harding University.
Drake Angeron
The Central Catholic High alum finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Fort Hayes State University’s 4-2 win against Metropolitan State University of Denver Saturday.
Fort Hayes State (4-0) will continue its season this weekend when it plays Colorado School of Mines. However, instead of playing on the road, the series has been moved to Kansas due to a winter storm.
Two games will be played Saturday and two more Sunday.
Samarick Paul
The Central Catholic High alum and junior Kinesiology major at East Texas Baptist University was named to the American Southwest Conference 2019 Fall All-Academic team. He is one of 54 East Texas Baptist University representatives on the squad and one of 16 football student-athletes.


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