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College spotlight: St. Henry grad Goetz makes major impact for Mount St. Joseph basketball team

By Don Owen
NKyTribune reporter

It’s not a big surprise that former St. Henry High School standout Adam Goetz has made a successful transition to college basketball.

Now a sophomore at Mount St. Joseph University, Goetz is a starting guard and averages 15.6 points per game. The Erlanger native poured in 17 points Saturday afternoon as Mount St. Joseph defeated visiting Earlham, 94-57, in Cincinnati.

MSJ’s Adam Goetz Drives to the basket.

Goetz buried five 3-pointers in the win over Earlham as Mount St. Joseph won its fifth consecutive game and upped its record to 6-3. The 6-foot-1 Goetz has connected on a team-leading 23 shots from 3-point range this season, making 52.3 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

A week ago, Goetz scored a season-high 24 points as Mount St. Joseph posted an 80-72 win at Anderson (Ind.). Three days earlier during an 84-68 victory at Rose-Hulman, Goetz netted 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field. He has scored in double figures seven times this season.

As a freshman, Goetz averaged 12.9 points per game as Mount St. Joseph posted a 20-7 record. He also shot 42-for-104 from 3-point range and dished out 48 assists last season.

During his career at St. Henry, Goetz averaged 14.4 points as a junior and 18.6 points as a senior. He scored more than 1,000 points during his three-year varsity career and was twice named to the Northern Kentucky Division II All-Conference Team.

FSU’s Cole VonHandorf

VONHANDORF HELPS FSU: Former Covington Catholic standout Cole VonHandorf scored six points and grabbed two rebounds to help Fairmont State pull out a 102-93 win over California (Pa.) on Saturday at Fairmont, W.Va.

VonHandorf averages 8.0 points per game for Fairmont State, which is now 7-3. He has started nine of 10 games for the Falcons, who compete at the NCAA Division II level.

The 6-foot-2 freshman guard has scored in double figures three times this season, with a high of 14 points twice. He also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against West Virginia State on Nov. 20.

As a four-year starter at CovCath, VonHandorf poured in 2,244 career points to become the Colonels all-time leading scorer. He averaged 17.6 points per game as a senior at CovCath and was earned all-state honors three times.

CU’s Austin Schreck

SCHRECK AT CAPITAL: Dixie Heights graduate Austin Schreck scored 13 points and hauled in eight rebounds Saturday, but his Capital University team dropped an 83-69 decision to Baldwin-Wallace at Columbus, Ohio.

Schreck, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, is averaging 13.7 points per game. He has scored in double figures 10 times this season, with a high of 25 points against Wittenberg on Nov. 21. He has also made 82.1 percent of his free throws and is shooting 52.6 percent from the field.

Schreck is an academic scholar at Capital, which competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Capital, which is now 4-6, hosts Mount St. Joseph on Monday at 7 p.m.

TRENTMAN, CBU REMAIN PERFECT: Bishop Brossart graduate Alex Trentman helped Christian Brothers remain perfect Saturday afternoon during an 86-79 win over Trevecca Nazarene. Trentman scored five points for Christian Brothers, which improved to 10-0. The Buccaneers are ranked No. 8 nationally in the Division II poll.

CBU’s Alex Trentman

Trentman, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, has started all 10 games for Christian Brothers and averages 8.2 points. He is shooting 60.7 percent from the field and averages 5.1 rebounds per contest.

A year ago, Trentman scored in double figures 13 times. He poured in a career-high 24 points against Alabama-Huntsville on Feb. 23, 2017.

As a senior year at Brossart, Trentman averaged 19.6 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. He led the Mustangs to a 23-5 record and a district runner-up finish. A two-time All-10th Region performer, Trentman set five school records and finished 11th in career scoring with 1,137 points.

Contact Don Owen at don@nkytrib.com

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