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The Journal Gazette

Friday, February 23, 2018 11:00 pm

College basketball

Trine women in MIAA title game

STAFF, NEWS SERVICES

The Trine women advanced to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament championship game with a 73-45 win over Albion at the DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, Michigan on Friday.

Hayley Martin and Brandi Dawson led the Thunder (24-2) with 16 points each and Montana Martin added 10 points off the bench.

Woodlan graduate Rain Hinton led the Britons (18-8) with 16 points. 

The Thunder will face Hope, which won 63-58 over Calvin in overtime.

 

Women

No. 5 MARIAN 78, GRACE 59: In Indianapolis, Vironnica Drake led the Lancers (17-15) with 19 points and Brooke Sugg added 15 in the loss in the Crossroads League Tournament semifinals.

Dejah Cyrus scored 18, Joana Soeiro and Kellie Kirkhoff each added 14 and Macy Willoughby had 11 points off the bench for the Knights (30-2).

Men

OLIVET 78, TRINE 71: In Olivet, Michigan, the Thunder (12-14) led 37-33 at half but Olivet's Jalen Adams made the go-ahead lay-up with 6:10 left to put the Comets (16-10) up 65-64. 

Myles Copeland scored 28 for Trine, Maurice Hunter had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Pete Smith added 14.

Adams finished with 30 points, Tracy Edmond added 20 and Eldridge Mason 12 for Olivet.

IUPUI 66, WRIGHT STATE 56: In Indianapolis, T.J. Henderson had 12 points off the bench, going 10-for-10 from the free-throw line, to carry the Jaguars.

Nick Rogers had 11 points for IUPUI (11-17, 8-9 Horizon League). Concordia graduate D.J. McCall added 11 points. Elyjah Goss had nine rebounds for the hosts.

Ron Patterson, who was second on the Jaguars in scoring coming into the matchup with 11 points per game, shot only 11 percent for the game (1 of 9).

IUPUI headed to the locker room at halftime trailing narrowly, 29-27. The second half was another story, though, as the Jaguars were able to outscore the Raiders 39-27 and roll to the 10-point victory.