Former local high school athletes are performing very well for their respective college teams this season. Former Winona High standout Mark Blacklock has been a key member of the Winona State basketball team and he is third on the team in scoring averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds. G-E-T graduate Riley Bambenek is having a strong freshman season for the Warriors. He is second on the team in scoring averaging 11.3 points to go along with 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Bambenek helped lead Winona State to an upset victory over 9th ranked Minnesota State-Mankato last weekend pouring in a career high 33 points.
Alec Brown of Winona is the second leading scoring for the UW-Green Bay basketball team. Brown is averaging 12.3 points 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Winona’s Megan Lueck is averaging 6 points for Minnesota-Duluth and she has knocked down ten three-pointers.
Winona High graduate Martin Feddersen is doing everything for a Gustavus Adolphus team that is 7-1. Feddersen is averaging 5.3 points, 4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.75 steals. He’s also shooting 59 percent from the floor.
Ellen Blacklock, a 2013 graduate of Winona High, is playing for UW-Eau Claire. She is averaging 3.2 points, 4 rebounds and a block per game.
St. Charles graduate Will Swiggum is leading the Saint Mary’s basketball team this season. Swiggum is averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game which leads the Cardinals in both categories. Rushford-Peterson graduate Trent Vix also plays for Saint Mary’s and is averaging 5.4 points and leads the team in three-pointers.
Former Rushford-Peterson player Jade Pelzl has had a record breaking career at Bethany Lutheran. Pelzl is averaging a team high 15.2 points with 2.7 assists per game and she’s hit 16 three-pointers in six games. Pelzl is tenth all-time in points in school history and she already owns the school record for three-pointers in a game, season and career.