INDIANAPOLIS – Rotnei Clarke scored 15 points and Andrew Smith added 12, keying a second-half spurt to lead Butler to a 67-53 victory Saturday over Ball State at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The game was tied at 33 at halftime, and Ball State briefly led 36-33. But the Bulldogs (5-2) went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to take control over the Cardinals (2-4), who have lost four in a row.
Khyle Marshall scored 10 points and had six rebounds for the Bulldogs, who shot just 41 percent from the field but scored 27 points off the Cardinals’ 19 turnovers.
Jesse Berry was the only Ball State in double figures with 12 points. .
INDIANA TECH 69, LAWRENCE TECH 37: Jeff Hoskins and Antonio Cannon both scored 16 points to lead the Warriors (9-2) at the Schaefer Center.
Antonio Landers added 10 points for the Warriors, who shot 51 percent from the field.
Lawrence Tech (1-8), which shot 34.9 percent, was paced by Jake Mullins’ nine points.
SAINT FRANCIS 70, GOSHEN 67: Josh Hogan scored 21 points as the Cougars (7-2) won at the Hutzell Center. Scott Kohne added 12 points for the Cougars, who outrebounded Goshen 41-25.
Goshen (6-4) was led by Jerron Jamerson’s 22 points.
NORTH CENTRAL 64, TRINE 47: The Cardinals (5-0) got 18 points from Aaron Tiknis at Angola. Trine (3-2) was paced by Ian Jackson’s 21.
COLORADO STATE 79, EVANSVILLE 72: In Fort Collins, Colo., Colton Iverson added his fourth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Rams (6-0).
D.J. Balentine led Evansville (4-3) with a career-high 26 points. Colt Ryan added a season-high 20 and the Purple Aces had their four-game winning streak snapped.
SAINT FRANCIS 68, GOSHEN 55: With the victory at Goshen, the Cougars improved to 10-0, the first time they’ve had that record since 2000-01. The team’s best start ever came in 1999-2000, when they went 11-0 en route to a 32-2 season and a spot in the NAIA Division II national championship game.
Brooke Ridley had 17 points, Kayla Drake had 16, Skylarr Shurm had 15 and Meghan Slusher added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Mary Hathaway had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Goshen (0-10).
INDIANA TECH 71, LAWRENCE TECH 59: Ulyssia Richmond’s 15 points paced the Warriors (2-7) at the Schaefer Center. Kaneisha Bass added 12 points.
The Warriors only shot 36.6 percent, while Lawrence Tech (3-3) shot 32.3 percent.
HUNTINGTON 75, GRACE 52: Taylor Foley scored 19 points to lead the Foresters at home. Pazia Speed and Allison Greene each scored 14 points, as Huntington (7-2) shot 58 percent from the field.
Grace (7-3) was paced by Allison Kauffman’s 14 points.
HOPE 72, TRINE 35: Liz Ellis led Hope (5-0) with 13 points, while Courtney Kust added 12.
For Trine (3-3), Sydney Spragg had a team-high 15 points. Megan Loveberry added eight points.
AUSTIN PEAY 79, BALL STATE 66: Brittany Carter led the Cardinals (2-6) with 14 points at Clarksville, Tenn.