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Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:30 pm


Indiana Tech women win 18th straight


The Indiana Tech women out-scored host Cornerstone 42-14 across the second and third quarters and rolled to their 18th consecutive victory Saturday at Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tech's winning streak is the second longest in program history. The record is 20 straight set in the 1991-92 season.

DeAnn Kaufman led the Warriors (19-1, 11-0 WHAC) with 20 points while Alexis Hill scored 12 and Kendall Knapke added 11. 

SOUTH DAKOTA 69, PURDUE FORT WAYNE 51: In Vermillion, S.D., Anna Lappenküper led the Mastodons with 11 points, but it wasn't enough to knock off the reigning Summit League champions. The Mastodons (4-13, 0-5) also got nine points apiece from De’Jour Young and Sierra Bell. Sh’Toya Sanders and Jaelencia Williams each had a team-high five rebounds.

SAINT FRANCIS 74, GOSHEN 50: At the Hutzell Athletic Center, Kara Gerka returned from missing four games to score 20 points and grab nine rebounds as the Cougars (13-7, 5-3 CL) won their third straight at home. Lauren McByrar added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

OHIO 90, BALL STATE 75: At Ball State, Maliah Howard-Bass scored 16 points and Oshlynn Brown had seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds, but the Cardinals (6-9, 1-2 MAC) were outscored 22-10 in the third and fell to the surging Bobcats (13-1, 2-1). Erica Johnson had 24 points and nine assists for Ohio, which also made 15 3-pointers. 

HUNTINGTON 67, No. 16 INDIANA WESLEYAN 59: At Huntington, Sarah Fryman led all scorers with 22 points and Erin Mohr chipped in 18 as the Foresters (12-7, 5-3 Crossroads) pulled the upset. It was Huntington's third straight victory and first over a ranked opponent this season in six opportunities. Sam Hammel had seven points, eight rebounds and three assists for Huntington.

No. 8 MARIAN 81, GRACE 62: At Marian, Vironnica Drake scored a game-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting and added five rebounds and four steals in a losing effort for Grace (10-10, 4-4 Crossroads). Macie Lively had 17 points and seven rebounds for Marian (16-4, 7-1), which won its fourth straight. Dejah Cyrus also had 17 points for the Knights.

TRANSYLVANIA 91, MANCHESTER 64: In Lexington, Ky., Haley Farris dropped in 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off three assists, but the Spartans (2-13, 0-8 Heartland) dropped their 11th straight game. They shot just 31 percent from the field, but hit 10 3-pointers, including four from Bridget Nash, who had 12 points. 

TRINE 84, ST. MARY'S 47: At St. Mary's, Trine (14-2, 7-0 MIAA) remained undefeated in conference play, opening up a 29-10 lead after the first quarter and never looking back in its fourth straight win. Brandi Dawson scored 17 points to lead the Thunder and 15 players scored. 


No. 3 INDIANA WESLEYAN 105, HUNTINGTON 69: At Huntington, Zac Owens scored 14 points and Caleb Middlesworth had 13 for the Foresters (13-7, 3-5 Crossroads), but Wesleyan (17-3, 6-2) got 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists from former Warsaw star Kyle Mangas. The Wildcats led by 24 at halftime and shot 61 percent.

No. 13 MARIAN 101, GRACE 78: At Marian, forward Haden Deaton scored a career-high 27 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field, but the Lancers (11-9, 1-7 Crossroads) dropped their third straight. Grace is 0-5 against ranked opponents after falling to Marian, which got 23 points from TJ Henderson and 16 points and 14 rebounds from Reginald Kissoonlal.

TRANSYLVANIA 77, MANCHESTER 54: In Lexington, Ky., the Spartans (5-10, 2-6 Heartland) shot just 25 percent from beyond the 3-point line and trailed by 16 at halftime in their third straight loss. Cortiz Buckner led Manchester with 14 points and three assists.

SAINT FRANCIS 87, GOSHEN 81: At the Hutzell Athletic Center, the Cougars shot 54 percent from the field and placed five players in double figure scoring as they held off the Maple Leafs. Connor Lautzenheiser led Saint Francis (12-8, 5-3 CL) with 21 points while Hunter Hollowell added 16. Austin Compton chipped with with 13 while Chandler White had 14 points and Jeffrey Reynolds had 12. White added 11 rebounds.

CORNERSTONE 68, INDIANA TECH 57: In Grand Rapids, Sam Vander Sluis scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Golden Eagles took an 11-point halftime lead and made it stick in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference first-place showdown. Riley Costen added 18 points for Cornerstone (16-5, 9-2). The Warriors (12-9, 8-3) were led by Max Huber's 18 points. Lucas Lehrman added 11.

TRINE 80, CALVIN 70: In Angola, four Thunder players scored in double figures, led by Langston Johnson with a game-high 24 points on eight-of-16 shooting, including five-of-six on 3-pointers. Senior Pete Smith added 16 points as Trine (10-5, 3-1 MIAA) led by 24 points at halftime and withstood a second-half rally. Senior forward Ellis Cummings scored 14 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Myles Copeland had 12 points.

OHIO 70, BALL STATE 52: In Muncie, Teyvion Kirk scored 19 points with nine rebounds and the Bobcats  (9-6, 1-2) used a big first half to win its first Mid-American Conference game this season. Jason Carter added 13 points with nine boards and Doug Taylor scored 11. Jason Preston dished out eight assists. Tayler Persons scored 16 points and K.J. Walton and Zach Gunn had 10 each with Trey Moses pulling down 13 rebounds for the Cardinals (10-6, 1-2).

INDIANA STATE 72, EVANSVILLE 66: In Evansville, Christian Williams finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Barnes scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift the Sycamores. Both teams took turns with the lead down the stretch and the Sycamores (10-6, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference) made it a two-possession game when Allante Holston sank two free throws with 18 seconds left. But Shea Feehan nailed a 3-pointer from 5 feet beyond the 3-point arc to pull the Purple Aces (8-9, 2-2) within 60-59 with 13 seconds left.

VALPARAISO 65, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 61: In Carbondale, Ill., Derrik Smits scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Deion Lavender had a clutch basket with 13 seconds left to lead the Crusaders (11-6, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Kavion Pippen had 23 points for the Salukis (9-8, 2-2).

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 82, IUPUI 76: In Indianapolis, freshman Darius Quisenberry had 22 points, four 3-pointers and eight assists to lead the Penguins. Garrett Covington added 15 points and Michael Akuchie had 11 points for Youngstown State (6-13, 2-4 Horizon League). Concordia product D.J. McCall scored 14 points for IUPUI (10-8, 2-3).