NAIA All-American Brooke Ridley scored 18 points in the second half leading defending champion University of Saint Francis to their sixth consecutive win at Tyson Events Center 65-51 over 25th-ranked Southwestern (Kan.) College in the first round of the NAIA Division II Championship on Wednesday afternoon.
What a difference timely hitting and solid pitching made for the University of Saint Francis in a sweep of Illinois opponents on Tuesday afternoon.
Indiana gave the home fans a win in the Hoosiers’ first appearance at Bart Kaufman Field this season, jumping out to a 5-0 lead before holding on for a 5-3 win vs. Eastern Michigan on Tuesday.
The 14th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team fought to a four set win at Belmont Abbey on Tuesday night. The Mastodons finished 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23, improving to 12-6 overall, while the Crusaders fall to 6-8.
The 14th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to come from behind as Erskine took the match in three sets. The Mastodons finished 22-25, 22-25, 24-26, falling to 11-6, while the Fleet improve to 12-3.
Purdue junior Rapheal Davis was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. IU’s James Blackmon Junior was named to the All Freshman team.
The end of IPFW’s season also marks the end of three seniors’ time with the Mastodons.
After travel delays forced the IPFW softball to cancel two of its games at the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede, the Mastodons closed out the tournament with a pair of tough losses to Morehead State 4-3 and Campbell 4-2.
The IPFW men’s basketball team trailed by as many as 21 points, and by 20 in the second half to the South Dakota Coyotes, before the Mastodons rallied back, cutting the gap to as few as five points with just over a minute remaining, but unable to get any closer in the 82-73 South Dakota victory in the second day of quarterfinals in the 2015 Summit League Tournament.
Homestead graduate Sydney Buck was one of three Butler women’s basketball players to get all-conference accolades. Buck was a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.
Roosevelt Jones scored 16 points and Kellen Dunham had 15 as No. 21 Butler held on for a 68-64 victory over No. 24 Providence on Saturday.
Jerian Grant had a high-flying dunk, repeatedly drove past Clemson defenders and made several eye-catching passes as he finished with 19 points and eight assists to lead No. 12 Notre Dame to an easy 81-67 victory over Clemson on Saturday.