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Undefeated Cougars win Crossroads title

– No. 1 Saint Francis continued its undefeated season Saturday with an 83-71 home win over Marian 83-71 in a Crossroads League game.

The win secured the Cougars’ second consecutive regular-season Crossroads League title.

With just two games left to play, second-place Huntington is three games behind Saint Francis.

Jennelle Wilson led the Cougars (28-0, 16-0 Crossroads) with 26 points, Skylarr Shurn had 22, and Brooke Ridley added 20 points and 19 rebounds.

Lakan Hasser-Smith scored 17, and Sarah Brewer and Kaylee Walters added 16 each for the Knights (13-14, 6-9).

AKRON 87, BALL STATE 64: In Muncie, Brandy Woody led the Cardinals (10-13, 5-7 MAC) with 17 points and Shelbie Justice added 10.

Hanna Luburgh scored 22, Hannah Plybon had 15 and Rachel Tecca, Kacie Cassell and Carly Young each added 13 for the Zips (15-8, 9-3).

No. 2 DAVENPORT 96, INDIANA TECH 62: In Grand Rapids, Mich., the Panthers (26-1, 19-1) were led by Tiesha Stokes’ 22 points. Alex Law scored 14, Kayleigh VanKeulen had 12 points, and Linnea Brandholm and Kelcie Haizlip each added 10 points.

Rachael Kruse scored 17 points, Ulyssia Richmond had 14 points and Rayana Villalpando added 12 for the Warriors (16-12, 13-7 WHAC). Kruse is just five points away from 1,000 career points.

No. 21 HUNTINGTON 57, GRACE 39: In Winona Lake, Pazia Speed scored 22 and Kelsey Hubble added 14 points for the Foresters (21-6, 13-3 Crossroads).

Allison Kauffman and Juaneice Jackson scored 10 points each for the Lancers (14-14, 10-6).

MANCHESTER 58, MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH 49: In Cincinnati, Erynn Meiklejohn scored 13, Justine Kruger added 10 points, and Alyssa Smith had nine points and 17 rebounds for the Spartans (13-10, 10-6 HCAC).

Tara Dennis scored 17 and Chelsea Castleberry added 13 points for the Lions (2-21, 2-14).

HOPE 90, TRINE 40: In Holland, Mich., Mandy Traversa led the Flying Dutchmen (23-0, 15-0 MIAA) with 17 points and Maura McAfee added 10.

Becky Depp led the Thunder (5-17, 2-12) with eight points.