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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:20 pm

State roundup

Irish down Demon Deacons

Tech, Saint Francis women romp at home


SOUTH BEND — John Mooney regained his double-double touch and T.J. Gibbs scored a team-high 23 points as Notre Dame held off Wake Forest in the second half Wednesday for a 90-80 Atlantic Coast Conference victory.

Mooney, who had 12 double-doubles in a row before Florida State held him to five rebounds in an 85-84 ACC loss Saturday, finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds after a slow start as Mike Brey's Fighting Irish (12-8, 3-6 ACC) broke a two-game losing streak and won their first ACC game this season at Purcell Pavilion.

INDIANA TECH 71, CORNERSTONE 61: At the Schaefer Center, the Warriors held the visitors to 29% shooting after halftime to erase a seven-point deficit at the break. Cory McKinney (17 points) and Mitch Morken (13 rebounds) led the way for Tech (15-9, 11-3 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference).

GRACE 98, GOSHEN 86: In Goshen, the No. 18 Lancers kept the Maple Leafs winless in Crossroads League play. Charlie Warner scored 24 for Grace (15-8, 7-4 CL), which notched five double-figure scorers. Homestead graduate Tahj Curry scored 15 points in 30 minutes for Goshen (4-19, 0-11).

HOPE 86, TRINE 67: In Holland, Michigan, the Flying Dutchmen led by as many as 26 points in handing the Thunder their second straight defeat in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Maurice Hunter scored 14 and Langston Johnson 13 for Trine (11-7, 5-2).

ROSE-HULMAN 77, MANCHESTER 61: In Terre Haute, Engineers guard Craig McGee turned in a solid all-around performance, leading the hosts in points (21), rebounds (12) and assists (four). CJ Hampton’s 15 points were tops for Manchester (6-12, 4-7 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference), with Jalen Owens handing out five assists.


KENT STATE 69, BALL STATE 68: In Kent, Ohio, the Golden Flashes avenged a loss on Jan. 4, defeating the Cardinals for just the third time in the last 11 matchups. Oshlynn Brown scored 15 points, one of four in double figures for Ball State (13-7, 5-3 Mid-American Conference).

INDIANA TECH 104, CORNERSTONE 56: At the Schaefer Center, the No. 13 Warriors led by as many as 52 points inside the final minute. Rachel Bell etched her name atop the career assists record book for Tech (19-4, 13-1 WHAC) in the win, dishing out 11 assists to go with her 10 points. Bell moved her career total to 532, passing Rayana Villalpando’s former record of 530. Cornerstone fell to 3-21 overall, 1-13 in WHAC play.

SAINT FRANCIS 90, BETHEL 42: At the Hutzell Center, the No. 11 Cougars put five scorers in double figures in claiming their sixth straight win. Lauren McBryar led USF (18-4, 9-2 CL) with 18, while Kara Gerka scored 15 to move within five points of fourth place on the school’s all-time scoring list. Kelsey Brickner netted 11 points for Bethel (6-17, 0-11).

HUNTINGTON 64, SPRING ARBOR 59: In Spring Arbor, Michigan, the 21st-ranked Foresters gave up just nine points in the second quarter and eight in the fourth, getting 24 points from Sarah Fryman and 12 apiece from Sam Hammel and Alexandria Bope, who added 10 boards for Huntington (16-7, 5-6 CL).

GRACE 73, GOSHEN 71: In Goshen, the Lancers surrendered a nine-point fourth-quarter lead before eking out the Crossroads League win. Kyannah Stull drained seven three-pointers to lead Grace (15-8, 6-5 CL) with 26, including the go-ahead free throws in the final 30 seconds, while Vironnica Drake added 22.

TRINE 56, CALVIN 33: In Angola, the Thunder limited the visitors to 12 second-half points. Kelsy Taylor scored 13 and Katy Steers grabbed 11 rebounds to power Trine (15-4, 9-1 MIAA).

ROSE-HULMAN 66, MANCHESTER 57: In North Manchester, the Engineers led by one point after three quarters before pulling away. The Spartans shot just 36 percent from the floor and attempted eight free throws compared to 21 attempts from the line for Rose-Hulman (4-14, 3-8 HCAC). Carroll graduate Macy Miller continued her strong offensive play of late, leading Manchester (8-10, 5-6) with 15 points.

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