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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:30 pm

Area college basketball

Indiana Tech women win 15th straight

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Haley Cook scored 25 points as the No. 8 Indiana Tech women’s basketball team blasted Michigan-Dearborn on Wednesday, 76-43, in Dearborn, Michigan, for its program-best 15th straight win.

Keanna Gary added 24 points and 16 rebounds, good for her 18th double-double of the season for the Warriors (24-2, 15-1 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference).

The Warriors used a 20-0 run to take a 17-point edge after the first quarter, leading by as many as 36 in the second half.

BALL STATE 97, AKRON 65: In Muncie, five double-figure scorers led the Cardinals to the lopsided victory. Moriah Monaco paced Ball State (18-3, 7-3 MAC) with a game-high 22 points, while Oshlynn Brown added 16 points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

Shaunay Edmonds finished with 13 points to lead the Zips (7-14, 1-9).

TAYLOR 66, SAINT FRANCIS 61: At the Hutzell Center, a 29-point fourth-quarter outburst pushed the Trojans past the Cougars in Crossroads League action. Kendall Bradbury scored 13 in the final stanza, notching game highs in both points (22) and rebounds (15) to lead Taylor (17-8, 10-3) to a season series sweep against Saint Francis (15-10, 7-6).

Kara Gerka scored 16 for the Cougars, with Savannah Buck and Lindley Kistler each netting 15.

GRACE 77, HUNTINGTON 62:  At Huntington, the Lancers held the host Foresters to just seven second-quarter points.

Vironnica Drake led four in double figures for Grace (13-12, 7-6 CL) with 18 points, while West Noble product Kaylie Warble added 15 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Brooke Sugg and Micaela Box both finished with 11 for the Lancers.

Sarah Fryman scored 16 to pace Huntington (15-9, 8-5), which shot just 38 percent for the game.

TRINE 67, OLIVET 53: At Olivet, Michigan, the Thunder kept pace atop the MIAA, limiting the Comets to 11 points in each of the final two quarters.

Churubusco grad Montana Martin scored a team-high 15 points off the bench for Trine (19-2, 11-1), while Garrett product Brandi Dawson added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Olivet fell to 6-15, 2-10 in league play.

MANCHESTER 44, FRANKLIN 40: At Franklin, the Spartans overcame a 25-percent shooting effort from the floor to hold off the Grizzlies. Manchester (6-14, 5-8 HCAC) drew 24 fouls, forcing two starters for Franklin (6-13, 5-8) to foul out of the contest.

Freshman Hannah Smith led the Spartans with 11 points.

Men

UM-DEARBORN 91, INDIANA TECH  84, OT: At Dearborn, Michigan, Jason Penn’s 27-point night led the Wolverines (16-10, 11-5) to the overtime WHAC victory.

Darren Groves also netted 27 for the No. 5 Warriors (21-5, 13-3), who fell a game and a half back of top-ranked Cornerstone in the conference race. Joel Wincowski shot 11 of 16 for 25 points for Tech.

OLIVET 70, TRINE 61: At Angola, four Comets scored at least 13 points as the visitors avenged a home loss to the Thunder on Jan. 6.

Maurice Hunter had 12 points and 17 rebounds in 25 minutes of action for Trine (9-11, 5-4 MIAA), while Myles Copeland tallied 21 points. Tracy Edmond scored 18 to lead Olivet (11-9, 6-3).

MANCHESTER 98, FRANKLIN 96: At North Manchester, the Spartans shot 62 percent (39-of-63) from the floor in their best offensive output of the season.

Justin Lukens shot 8 of 12 to lead Manchester (5-15, 3-10) with 18 points. The Spartans placed four in double figures in winning for the third time in four games. John Beineke and Sam Gutierrez both scored 20 for the Grizzlies (6-14, 5-8).