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

December 11, 2013|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com

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.

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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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