FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It was a big night for college basketball in the Summit City Tuesday.
At IPFW, the men tested themselves against Cal-Poly, a team that played in the NCAA tournament last year. The Mustangs established a solid lead in the first half and hung on for a 71-57 victory. Mo Evans led the Mastodons with 15 points while Steve Forbes chipped in 12. It was the first game back for Forbes who has missed the last three games due to injury. IPFW will open Summit League play January 2 at Western Illinois.
The IPFW women had a big 99-61win over Trine at the Gates Center. Keanna Gary paced the ‘Dons with a game-high 23 points. Kamilah Carter had 20 while Haley Seibert chipped in 12 points. Whitney Shaffer led the Thunder with 11 points. The Mastodon women host Western Illinois on January 2 to open Summit League play.
At Saint Francis, the 10th-ranked men’s team notched a solid 68-57 win over Concordia. The Cougars used a fast start to the game to propel them to the win. Kyle Sovine had 14 points while Bryce Lienhoop and Josh Hogan each pitched in 10 points for the Cougars.
For the 8th-ranked women, it was a cross-town rivalry game with Indiana Tech and the Cougars defended home court getting the 70-57 win. The Warriors would find themselves in the lead thanks to some sharpshooting by Taylor Seiss and a career-high 25 points from Taylor Carver, but it wasn’t enough as USF rallied for the victory. Kaleigh Hensley had a team-high 18 points for the Cougars while Zhanna Chukrii had 12.