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Cardinal women rally for win

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Ball State scored the game's final seven points to knock off Eastern Michigan 59-54 in women's basketball Saturday at Worthen Arena in Muncie.

The Cardinals (11-4, 3-0 Mid-American Conference West) trailed 54-52 with 1:13 remaining before rallying to halt a five-game win streak for the Eagles (7-7, 2-1 MAC West).

Central Noble graduate Sydney Freeman and Jazmin Sams each scored 13 points for Ball State, which has won seven straight. Oshlynn Brown added 11 points and 14 rebounds.

EMU's Areanna Combs shot just 5 of 17 from the floor but led all scorers with 18.

SAINT FRANCIS 63, GRACE 56: At the Hutzell Center, the 13th-ranked Cougars placed four scorers in double figures to thwart the upset bid and improve to 4-2 in Crossroads League play. Central Noble graduate Meleah Leatherman led the starters for USF (13-4) with 13 points, with Cassidy Crawford matching that point output off the bench in just 19 minutes of action.

Kara Gerka and Lauren McBryar added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Cougars, while Kyannah Stull netted game-highs in points (18) and assists (5) for the Lancers (12-6, 3-3).

HUNTINGTON 71, BETHEL 63: At Huntington, the Foresters (15-3, 4-2 CL) trailed by four points after three quarters before rallying. Sarah Fryman posted 27 points and nine rebounds for HU, with teammate Sam Hammel dishing out 10 assists.

Savannah Feenstra (14) and Kelsey Brickner (11) both broke double figures in scoring for Bethel (6-12, 0-6).

INDIANA TECH 77, CONCORDIA 55: At Ann Arbor, Michigan, DeAnn Kauffman's 23 points led the Warriors (14-4, 8-1 Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference).

Tech won each quarter against the Cardinals, limiting the hosts to a 27 percent shooting performance.


GRACE 77, SAINT FRANCIS 76, OT: At the Hutzell Center, the Lancers (13-5, 5-1 CL) led by as many as 13 points midway through the second half. The Cougars (14-4, 3-3) rallied to force an extra five minutes but couldn't pull off the victory despite a career-high 27 points from Jeffrey Reynolds and 17 points off the bench from Austin Compton.

Jaret Sons finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Grace, while Haden Deaton added 15 points and Myles Johnson 13.

BETHEL 87, HUNTINGTON 61: At Huntington, four players scored at least 11 points as the Pilots (16-2, 4-2 CL) led by 16 at halftime. Konner Platt paced the Foresters (9-9, 1-5) with 21 points, including four three-pointers.

INDIANA TECH 85, CONCORDIA 75: At Ann Arbor, the Warriors (11-8, 7-2 WHAC) moved a half game out of the WHAC lead thanks to 22 points from Josh Kline and 20 from Max Huber.

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