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The Journal Gazette

Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 am

College basketball

Mastodons hold off DIII Olivet

Staff, news services

Bryson Scott scored 31 points and missed just one of 15 free throws as IPFW pulled out a 99-93 win Thursday over Division III Olivet College at the Gates Center.

After a 9-0 run put the Mastodons up 89-80 with 3:33 left, Olivet ripped off a 9-2 run and closed the deficit to 91-89 with 57 seconds left before IPFW sealed it with six consecutive free throws.

Olivet led 47-44 at halftime.

Xzavier Taylor scored 14 points, Jax Levitch 13, and Kason Harrell scored 12 for IPFW (10-6).

Senior Jalen Adams finished with 37 points and 10 rebounds for Olivet. Before this season, Adams had prior stints at St. Bonaventure and Wayne State.

Coming into the season, his career best was 11 points before registering a career-high 38 on Dec. 16 for Olivet. Against IPFW he finished 16-of-24 shooting. Tracy Edmond scored 29 points.

The Comets finished 38 of 73 (52 percent) shooting and outrebounded IPFW 39-33.

INDIANA STATE 73, VALPARAISO 64: In Terre Haute, Jordan Barnes buried 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 18 with five rebounds, three assists and two steals to propel the Sycamores in a Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Northrop graduate Brenton Scott tossed in 15 points and Qiydar Davis chipped in with 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Sycamores (6-7). Bakari Evelyn had 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting from long range for the Crusaders (9-5). 


RUTGERS 58, PURDUE 50: In Piscataway, New Jersey, Tyler Scaife finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Scarlet Knights in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

The game saw six ties and 11 lead changes, but the final one went the Scarlet Knights' way in the final four minutes as Purdue fell to 9-6, while Rutgers improved to 13-2.

Karissa McLaughlin, a Homestead graduate, and Andreona Keys led the Boilermakers with 13 points apiece, both grabbing five rebounds, while Keys added three assists and two steals.

TRINE 52, WISCONSIN-STOUT 46: In Las Vegas, senior forward Hayley Martin recorded her first double-double of the season to lead the Thunder at the Classic.

Martin scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed a game-best 12 rebounds. She also blocked five shots. Trine (11-0) had one other player score in double figures in sophomore Katy Steers, who tallied 11 points to go with six rebounds.

The Thunder will wrap-up the two-day event at 3 p.m. today against No. 3 and defending NCAA Division III national champion, Amherst (Massachusetts).

MICHIGAN STATE 68, INDIANA 46: In Bloomington, Branndais Agee scored 21 points and the Spartans took control early to roll to the win in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Jenna Allen scored 14 points and Taya Reimer added 12 for Michigan State (11-3), which shot 51.8 percent from the field.

Indiana (7-7) was led by Bendu Yeaney's 13 points and Amanda Cahill's 12. Tyra Buss was held to eight points as the Hoosiers shot 29.1 percent from the field.

IU-EAST 76, HUNTINGTON 64: In Huntington, Tia King scored a game-high 21 points and the Red Wolves (9-6) outscored the Foresters 24-15 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Sarah Fryman scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for Huntington (9-5). Maddie Richer added 12, Hailey Krewald had 11 and Brook Yoder chipped in with 10.