Indiana Tech saw its 13-point lead midway through the second half whittled away, but held on for a 76-74 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference victory over Rochester Wednesday at the Schaefer Center. Mitch Morken led the Warriors (13-9, 9-3 WHAC) with 20 points.
TRINE 73, OLIVET 71: At Angola, Langston Johnson scored 25 points as the Thunder stayed perfect in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. Marcus Winters added eight assists and three steals for Trine (11-5, 5-0 MIAA), which remains tied atop the league standings with Albion.
MANCHESTER 52, BLUFFTON 48: At Bluffton, Ohio, the Spartans held the hosts to 20 second-half points to rally from an eight-point halftime deficit. Matthew Westman’s 16 points led Manchester (6-10, 4-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).
PURDUE 76, NEBRASKA 68: At Lincoln, Neb., the Boilermakers took the Big Ten victory that featured a matchup of former prep standouts from northeast Indiana. Homestead graduate and 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin scored 19 points as Purdue (13-7, 4-4) evened its conference record.
Ae’Rianna Harris led the Boilers with 25 points, while DeKalb product Leigha Brown scored 10 points off the bench in 29 minutes for Nebraska.
BALL STATE 69, BUFFALO 65: At Muncie, the Cardinals relied on a strong middle two quarters to knock off the Bulls. Oshlynn Brown’s double-double (24 points, 11 rebounds), game highs in both categories, paced Ball State (12-6, 4-2 Mid-American Conference), while Central Noble graduate Sydney Freeman chipped in with 15. Hanna Hall’s 17 points led Buffalo (12-5, 3-3 MAC).
SAINT FRANCIS 73, MARIAN 69: At Indianapolis, Lindley Kistler’s 23 points, including a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining, lifted the No. 11 Cougars, handing the No. 4 Knights their first Crossroads League loss. Saint Francis (15-4, 6-2 CL) sank 12 three-pointers in the win, while Marian (18-2, 7-1) finished just 3-of-18 from behind the arc.
INDIANA TECH 94, ROCHESTER 52: At the Schaefer Center, the Warriors breezed to their 11th victory in 12 WHAC contests this season, breaking out for 54 points after halftime. Kyra Whitaker shot 10-of-14 to lead a quintet of Tech double-digit scorers with 25, while Emma Wolfe and Erika Foy both scored 16.
DeAnn Kauffman and Rachel Bell both added 10 for Tech (17-4, 11-1).
TAYLOR 68, HUNTINGTON 53: At Upland, Angola grads Abby and Becca Buchs scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, as the No. 5 Trojans stayed perfect on the season (21-0, 9-0 CL). Erin Mohr paced the Foresters (15-6, 4-5) offensively, tying her season high with 14 points.
INDIANA WESLEYAN 66, GRACE 62: At Winona Lake, the Wildcats limited their opponents to a 33 percent shooting night from the floor to return home with the Crossroads League win. Anne Secrest and Dayton Groninger combined for 27 points in their return to Kosciusko County for Wesleyan (15-6, 6-3 CL).
Vironnica Drake scored 22 for Grace (14-7, 5-4).
TRINE 54, ADRIAN 39: At Adrian, Michigan, the Thunder held the hosts to single digits in the first and fourth quarters. Katy Steers led Trine (13-4, 7-1 MIAA) with 14 points while Shay Herbert added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
MANCHESTER 69, BLUFFTON 65: At North Manchester, the Spartans held off a furious rally, claiming the HCAC matchup despite losing the fourth quarter 27-13. Hillery Shepherd scored 16 points for Manchester (8-8, 5-4 HCAC) and Carroll graduate Macy Miller added 15.
GOSHEN 3, INDIANA TECH 0: At Goshen, the Warriors kept the match close, but were ultimately swept in their WHAC opener 25-23, 25-23, 25-21. Chandler Davis passed for 32 assists for Tech (3-4, 0-1).