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Cougars women keep streak alive

– The Saint Francis women cruised to win No. 27 in an 84-66 decision over host Spring Arbor on Wednesday.

The top-ranked Cougars (27-0, 15-0 Crossroads) outrebounded the other Cougars (10-16, 4-11) 50-34, led by Brooke Ridley’s 11 boards.

Skylarr Shurn led the scoring with 24 points, while Jennelle Wilson added 16 and Ridley and Paige Frisch each getting 15.


HUNTINGTON 87, BETHEL 81: In Huntington, T.J. Short hit a milestone in the Foresters’ win.

Short scored 16 and now stands at 1,002 career points.

CORNERSTONE 76, INDIANA TECH 57: At Indiana Tech, the Warriors fell against the No. 4 team in NAIA Division II at home.

Antwan Cathey had 17 points and Tanner Watkins added 12 for Indiana Tech (14-11, 9-8 WHAC).

TRINE 84, ALMA 63: In Angola, the Thunder rode a big second half to the win.

Trine (14-8, 7-4 MIAA) outscored Alma 49-30 in the second half. Jared Holmquist led the Thunder with 28 points.

ANDERSON 84, MANCHESTER 70: In Anderson, the Spartans were outscored 53-41 in the second half in the loss.

Brady Dolezal had 19 points and Jon Thompson 18 for Manchester (5-17, 4-11 HCAC).

EASTERN MICHIGAN 73, BALL STATE 62: In Muncie, Ray Lee led Eastern Michigan with 24 points as the Eagles cruised.

Mike Talley chipped in 13 points and Da’Shonte Riley added six blocks for the Eagles (14-10, 6-5 Mid-American). Jesse Berry made five 3-pointers and led the Cardinals (4-18, 1-10) with 17 points.

INDIANA STATE 68, BRADLEY 62: In Peoria, Ill., Jake Odum scored 27 points, making all 13 of his free-throw attempts, and is now six made free throws from tying Larry Bird’s Sycamores mark of 542.

Khristian Smith added 14 points for Indiana State (19-6, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference).

EVANSVILLE 104, ILLINOIS STATE 98, OT: In Evansville, D.J. Balentine had 38 points and the Aces (11-15, 4-9 Missouri Valley) squandered a 25-point second-half lead but escaped with an overtime victory.


INDIANA TECH 79, CORNERSTONE 68: At Indiana Tech, Ulyssia Richmond had 26 points and Rachael Kruse 21 for the Warriors. Kruse is now 22 points away from scoring 1,000 in her career for Indiana Tech (16-11, 13-6 WHAC).

HUNTINGTON 69, BETHEL 38: In Mishawaka, the Foresters outscored the Pilots 34-19 in the first half en route to the big win. Miranda Palmer had 21 points for Huntington (20-6, 12-3 Crossroads).

GRACE 78, MARIAN 68: In Winona Lake, the Lancers improved to 10-5 in the Crossroads League with the win. Allison Kauffman had 20 points for Grace (14-13 overall).

ADRIAN 79, TRINE 65: In Adrian, Mich., Laura Rosekrans led the Thunder (5-16, 2-10 MIAA) with 15 points.

MANCHESTER 54, ANDERSON 39: In North Manchester, Erynn Meiklejohn’s 18 points and Stephanie Barnes’ 13 helped the Spartans (12-10, 9-6 HCAC) to the win.