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College Update: Flintridge Prep's Kareem Ismail is a force at Macalester College

December 11, 2013|By Grant Gordon,

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Kareem Ismail (Flintridge Prep, 2013) Macalester College basketball freshman: It didn’t take long for Ismail to garner notice with the Scots.

Thanks in large part to a 27-point, 12-rebound performance in his team’s Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener, Ismail was named the MIAC’s men’s basketball player of the week.


Ismail added three assists to his 27 points and 12 rebounds in Macalester’s 79-76 conference win over Concordia-Moorhead on Dec. 5.

The former All-Prep League pick went 10 of 18 from the floor and sank seven of 10 free throws.

Two days later, Ismail had 10 points and six boards in a 70-57 conference loss to Bethel.

On Monday, Macalester fell to St. Thomas, 78-55, with Ismail notching seven points and six rebounds. Another former local, Crescenta Valley High product Dylan Kilgour, was Macalester’s leading scorer against St. Thomas, tallying 19 points with four three-pointers.

Kilgour leads the Scots with 17.9 points a game, while Ismail is second with 12.4. Ismail’s 6.3 rebounds per contest are also second on the team.

Kilgour is averaging 2.7 rebounds a game and is shooting 52% from the field with a team-high 27 three-pointers for Macalester (2-5, 1-2 in conference), which returns to the floor Tuesday at home against North Central.

Amanda Rose Johnson (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) Western Oregon soccer junior: Rose Johnson’s first season in a Western Oregon uniform came to a conclusion Nov. 7 in heartbreaking fashion, but it also brought to an end quite a memorable and successful campaign for the goalkeeper.

She totaled nine shutouts in 20 games (all starts) and tallied a 0.54 goals-against average. In addition, she never allowed more than two goals in a game, which occurred in just three matches.

The last of which was in a season-ending 2-1 overtime loss to Western Washington in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. Rose Johnson made six saves in the match, in comparison to just one by her Western Washington counterpart.

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