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Mastodons unable to beat Drake despite Gaines’ 27 points

The first-ever meeting between the IPFW men’s basketball team and Drake ended with a 74-54 victory for the host Bulldogs in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday night.

Chris Hines had 19 points and Ben Simons added 15 for Drake (4-4), which also got 11 rebounds from Jordan Clarke.

For IPFW (5-6), Frank Gaines scored 27 points on 8-of-17 shooting. He made 10 of 12 free-throw attempts.

Michael Kibiloski added 10 points for the Mastodons.

BALL STATE 62, SOUTH DAKOTA 51: In Muncie, Jauwan Scaife scored 14 points, Majok Majok continued to dominate the glass and the Cardinals rallied. Marcus Posley added 12 points off the bench for the Cardinals (4-4), and Chris Bond had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Majok, a junior-college transfer coming off a career-high 17 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over Holy Cross, grabbed 16 boards and added nine points.

Steve Tecker had 15 points and Trevor Gruis 14 for the Coyotes (4-6), who tied the back-and-forth game at 39 on Brandon Bos’ three-pointer with 12 minutes to play. But a 15-5 Ball State run, capped by Scaife’s three-pointer with 5:53 left, put the Cardinals up 54-44.

SAINT FRANCIS 60, WILBERFORCE 46: In Winona Lake, Scott Kohne got his eighth double-double of the season – he scored 19 points with 11 rebounds – as the Cougars (10-2) won their fifth in a row.

Brad Sneary had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. Josh Hogan scored 12 and Kevin Bloom added 11.

Wilberforce (4-9) was paced by Sean Cassidy’s 19 points, but it was outrebounded 45-30.

TRINE 70, NORTH PARK 57: In Chicago, the Thunder won its fourth straight road game and improved to 5-2, led by Ian Jackson’s 32 points on 13-of-25 shooting. Tarvis Malone scored 14.

North Park (4-4) was paced by Mark Holmes’ 17 points and 14 rebounds.

MANCHESTER 59, TRANSYLVANIA 57: In Lexington, Ky., Greg Flores, Grant Newlin and Silas Sims each scored 12 points for the Spartans (4-5).

Transylvania (4-3) was led by Brandon Rash’s 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting.

INDIANA TECH 77, SIENA HEIGHTS 45: In Adrian, Mich., the Warriors’ Jordan Hickman scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Antonio Landers added 15 for the Warriors (11-2). Siena Heights (2-8) was led by Ryan Hopson’s 12 points.

WESTERN KENTUCKY 77, IUPUI 57: In Bowling Green, Ky., Jamal Crook had 25 points and nine assists to lead the Hilltoppers. The win was the sixth straight for Bowling Green (8-2), which is off to its best start since beginning 2006-07 at 8-2. Ian Chiles and Jordan Shanklin led IUPUI (3-8) with 13 points each, with Shanklin hitting 4 of 6 from three-point range.

MOREHEAD STATE 71, INDIANA STATE 63: In Morehead, Ky., Devon Atkinson and Milton Chavis scored 15 points apiece to lead the Eagles. Morehead State (5-5) used a 41-6 scoring advantage off the bench to claim the win.

Khristian Smith had 20 points, Manny Arop added 19 and Jake Odum 15 for the Sycamores (4-3), but only two other players scored.


SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 61, IPFW 54: In Edwardsville, Ill., Raven Berry had 14 points and 14 rebounds for SIU-Edwardsville (6-4). For IPFW (3-6), Amanda Hyde had 15 points and Erin Murphy scored 13.

TRINE 59, ALBION 55: In Albion, Mich., Haley Killingbeck’s 19 points led the Thunder (4-4). She made 8 of 15 shots, including 3 of 6 from three-point range. Sydney Spragg’s 16 points aided the Thunder.

TRANSYLVANIA 62, MANCHESTER 41: In Lexington, Ky., Only one player for Manchester (2-5) scored in double figures – Katie Arterburn with 10 points – and the Spartans shot 24.1 percent from the field in the loss.

SIENA HEIGHTS 60, INDIANA TECH 43: In Adrian, Mich., Amanda Duke scored 14 points for Siena Heights (7-3). Indiana Tech (2-9) was paced by Kiley Camp’s 10 points. Tech shot 26.4 percent. Siena Heights shot 36.1 percent.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY 69, BALL STATE 67: In Muncie, Christine Roush scored 23 points – on 8-of-13 shooting – for Northern Kentucky (2-5).

Ball State (3-7) was paced by Shanee’ Jackson’s 18 points, while Nathalie Fontaine added 15.