A season-high 31 points by Haley Seibert was not enough to push the IPFW women’s basketball team past Summit League leader South Dakota, as the Mastodons fell 73-72.
Jerian Grant scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Notre Dame to an 85-60 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
This season New Haven graduate V.J. Beachem has proved his worth as the team’s sixth man, helping Notre Dame to a 17-2 record (5-1 in ACC play) while averaging 8.5 points on 53-pecent shooting, including 52-percent from deep.
Huntington University’s Kelsey Hubble racked up 22 points as the 20th-ranked Foresters upsets no. 7 Saint Francis 68-63 Wednesday night at Platt Arena.
IPFW (8-11, 1-5) had eight turnovers during a scoreless stretch of nearly seven minutes while South Dakota State scored 19 straight to go ahead 36-12.
Jon Octeus and Fort Wayne native Raphael Davis led the Boilermakers (11-8, 3-3) with 14 points each.
Assembly Hall will be home to a top 25 showdown on Thursday when no. 23 Indiana hosts 13th-ranked Maryland at 9 p.m.
Akyah Taylor averaged 20.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 43 percent from the field for the 15-5, NAIA No. 7 Lady Cougars. She leads the CL in scoring average (21.6 ppg), rebound average (9.2) and field goal percentage (.556).
Saint Francis used a balanced scoring attack to top rival Huntington University 88-72 in Crossroads League men’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Hutzell Athletic Center.
Andrew Sellan of the 11th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Offensive Player of the Week.
Snider graduate Liza Clemons scored four points, pulled down nine rebounds, and racked up five assists in the loss.
Indiana is ranked no. 23 in both the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches poll.