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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:00 pm

College Basketball

Indiana Tech men roll past Aquinas

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Scott Schwieterman totaled 22 points – he made 9 of 10 shots – to lead the Indiana Tech men’s basketball team to a 90-81 victory over Aquinas on Wednesday at the Schaefer Center.

The Warriors, ranked fifth in the NAIA coaches poll, outscored the Saints 52-37 in the second half.

Five players scored in double figures for Indiana Tech (20-4, 12-2 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference), including Dylan Phair with 17 points, Darren Groves with 16, Nic Williams with 15 and Joel Wincowski with 13.

Aquinas (13-11, 9-5), which led by as many as nine points, was paced by Arsenio Arrington’s 24 points and Rob Deiz’s 21.

TRINE 100, ALMA 97 (OT): In Angola, Maurice Hunter made 12 of 18 shots for 27 points with 12 rebounds, Myles Copeland made 11 of 18 shots for 26 points, and Langston Johnson had 19 points for the Thunder (9-9, 5-2 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Alma (6-12, 3-4) was led by Rob Holmes’ 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

MANCHESTER 73, DEFIANCE 66: At Defiance, Ohio, Enis Becirevic had 21 points for the Spartans (4-14, 1-9 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference), who led 42-34 at halftime. Defiance (3-15, 2-9) was paced by Demoines Whitney’s 15 points off the bench.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 82, INDIANA STATE 77: In Carbondale, Illinois, Aaron Cook had 25 points for the Salukis (13-9, 5-4 Missouri Valley Conference), while Indiana State (10-11, 5-4) was paced by Jordan Barnes’ 23 points and Northrop graduate Brenton Scott’s 16.

EVANSVILLE 75, VALPARAISO 65: In Valparaiso, Dru Smith had 23 points for Evansville (13-9, 3-6 MVC) and Bakari Evelyn led Valparaiso (11-11, 2-7) with 17.

Women

MARIAN 69, SAINT FRANCIS 51: In Indianapolis, Marian (21-2, 10-1 Crossroads League) was up 31-30 before a 22-5 third-quarter run put it in command. Dejah Cyrus had 17 points and six rebounds. Saint Francis (14-9, 6-5) was paced by Kara Gerka’s 11 points, while Sidney Crowe and Lindley Kistler had 10 apiece.

TRINE 49, CALVIN 46: At Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brandi Dawson made 8 of 15 shots and totaled 21 points with six rebounds for the Thunder (17-2, 9-1 MIAA), which held off a rally by Calvin. Trine led 30-19 at halftime but endured a 16-9 run by Calvin (12-7, 7-3), which was paced by Ali Spayde’s 24 points and five rebounds.

HUNTINGTON 63, BETHEL 54: In Mishawaka, the Foresters (14-8, 7-4 CL) finished strong, outscoring Bethel 19-10 in the fourth quarter. Brooke Saylor had 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, along with 14 rebounds, and Maddie Richer added 19 points. For Bethel (6-17, 1-10), Kelsey Brickner had 22 points off the bench.

GRACE 70, MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE 62: At Winona Lake, Vironnnica Drake made 7 of 12 shots and totaled 17 points with 10 rebounds for Grace (11-12, 5-6 CL), which closed the game on a 26-14 run. Kelsie Peterson had 14 points. Leading Mount Vernon Nazarene (14-9, 6-5) was Natalie Carpenter with 18 points.

MANCHESTER 69, DEFIANCE 62: At North Manchester, Nicole Weaver’s 16 points and six assists paced the Spartans (5-13, 4-7 HCAC), who got 15 points from Haley Farris. Defiance (5-13, 3-8) was led by Sam Ervin’s 22 points and 10 rebounds.

INDIANA 69, WISCONSIN 55: In Bloomington, Amanda Cahill got her 1,000th rebound on a night she totaled 22 points for the Hoosiers (10-12, 3-6 Big Ten). Tyra Buss had 27 points. Wisconsin (8-14, 1-8) was paced by Cayla McMorris’ 20 points and seven rebounds.

NEBRASKA 75, PURDUE 51: In Lincoln, Nebraska, Nicea Eliely had 15 points for Nebraska (15-6, 6-2 Big Ten) and Dominique Oden had 16 points for Purdue (13-8, 4-3). Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin had six points on 2-of-9 shooting.

BALL STATE 82, BOWLING GREEN 41: In Muncie, the Cardinals (16-3, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) held Bowling Green (10-9, 2-6) to 19.7 percent shooting. That’s the lowest percentage by a Ball State opponent since 2002-03. Moriah Monaco had 23 points and 10 rebounds.