You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Mastodon tracks

  • IPFW men's tennis player wins invitational
    Karl Wangensten-Oye earned an individual title at the Northern Kentucky Invitational on Saturday in Highland Heights, Kentucky.
  • IPFW doubles team goes undefeated at tourney
    In East Lansing, Michigan, the IPFW women’s doubles team of Marcy Huck and Mayu Sato finished the season-opening tennis tournament at Michigan State undefeated Sunday.
  • Miami (Ohio) blanks IPFW women
    The IPFW women's soccer team (1-6) fell 3-0 at Oxford, Ohio to Miami. Kelsey Dinges scored for the RedHawks in the 25th minute from a free kick deflection to give the hosts a one-goal advantage at halftime.

Defense carries IPFW past South Dakota

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder.

In the case of IPFW's 62-60 victory over South Dakota on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum, it's a black eye.

Offensively, IPFW is not a pretty basketball team, particularly when its best scorer, senior guard Frank Gaines, begins the game shooting 0 for 7 from the floor and finishes with 14 points on 4-of-16 shooting.

From three-point distance, the Mastodons shot 15 times and made two.

But give them this: They guard.

South Dakota came into the game averaging a nudge more than 71 points per game and only got 60.

There was the combination of aggressive defense, but also IPFW was active in deflecting South Dakota passes. The Coyotes made 15 turnovers - eight of them off IPFW steals.

Gaines came back with 14 second-half points to lead the team in scoring, while Luis Jacobo had 13 and Joe Edwards had 12 off the bench.