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Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:10 pm


Saint Francis women rally past Grace


After falling behind by 14 points in the first quarter, Saint Francis rallied for a 62-56 victory at Grace in Crossroads League women’s basketball action Saturday.

Lauren McBryar, Homestead graduate Savannah Buck and Cassidy Crawford each scored 12 to lead the Cougars (22-5 13-3 CL), who outscored the Lancers 18-7 in the third quarter.

Vironnica Drake’s 15-point day was tops for Grace (18-10, 9-7), and her second-quarter driving lay-up pushed her past Juaneice Jackson (1,893 points) as the school’s all-time leading scorer. The has a career total of 1,898 points.

BALL STATE 69, BUFFALO 58: In Buffalo, N.Y., the Cardinals drained half their three-point tries to claim their fourth straight victory. Thelma Dis Agustsdottir led the way for Ball State (17-7, 9-3 Mid-American Conference) with 26 points, including a 6-of-7 day from three, with Central Noble graduate Sydney Freeman adding 16.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 89, PURDUE FORT WAYNE 43: In Brookings, S.D., the Jackrabbits opened the game on a 15-0 run. The Mastodons (5-21, 1-12 Summit League) notched 13 assists on 17 made field goals, with Hannah Albrecht passing for six assists.

INDIANA TECH 81, CONCORDIA 68: At the Schaefer Center, the No. 12 Warriors spread the wealth among a shortened bench to claim the WHAC victory at home. Six of seven players for Tech (24-4, 17-1) saw at least 22 minutes of game time, with Kyra Whitaker’s 18 points highlighting a quintet of double-digit scorers.

HUNTINGTON 84, BETHEL 75: In Mishawaka, Foresters freshman and Columbia City graduate Alaina Rongos scored a team-high 21 points off the bench. Dazia Drake added 13 for Huntington (19-8, 8-7 CL), which saw five players score at least 10 points.

TRINE 86, ADRIAN 39: In Angola, the Thunder won their 11th straight, posting their second-largest victory margin of the season. Tara Bieniewicz scored a career-high 21 for Trine (19-4, 13-1 MIAA).

TRANSYLVANIA 87, MANCHESTER 35: In North Manchester, the No. 8 Pioneers held the hosts to single-digit scoring totals in the first three quarters. Spartans senior and Homestead graduate Nicole Weaver led Manchester (8-15, 5-11 HCAC) with eight points.


BOWLING GREEN 77, BALL STATE 71: In Muncie, Justin Turner’s season-high 33 points pushed the Falcons to the road victory. Tahjai Teague helped the Cardinal cause with 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Jarron Coleman scored 12 points as part of a 19-2 run that brought Ball State (14-11, 7-5 MAC) within 72-69 with 30 seconds remaining.

GRACE 82, SAINT FRANCIS 68: In Winona Lake, the Lancers completed the season sweep to retain sole possession of third place in the Crossroads League. Jaret Sons led Grace (18-10, 10-6 CL), which assured itself a home game in the conference tournament, with 18 points and 13 rebounds. No. 15 USF (19-9, 8-8) got 18 points from freshman and Carroll graduate David Ejah.

INDIANA TECH 61, CONCORDIA 49: At the Schaefer Center, the Warriors led by two at the half before a 38-28 second-half scoring edge. Dilyn Good’s 16 points, coupled with Mitch Morken’s 11-point, 11-rebound effort, led the effort for Tech (18-10, 14-4 WHAC).

HUNTINGTON 83, BETHEL 79: In Mishawaka, the Foresters knocked off the No. 9 Pilots to improve to 4-1 in their last five games. Konner Platt shot 6 of 9 from three to finish with 26 points for Huntington (14-14, 6-10).

OLIVET 82, TRINE 78: In Olivet, Mich., the Comets erased a 10-point second-half deficit with a 12-0 run and never trailed again. Trine (13-10, 7-5 MIAA) placed five in double figures, including North Side product Brandan Johnson, who finished with 10 points and seven boards.

TRANSYLVANIA 77, MANCHESTER 62: In North Manchester, the Pioneers outscored the Spartans 38-20 after halftime to complete the sweep. Matthew Westman’s 13 points led Manchester (8-15, 6-10 HCAC).

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