December 17, 2013

Sports briefs, Dec. 17


---- — Logan girls are No. 6 in Class 4A state rankings

Logansport’s girls basketball team moved up one spot to No. 6 in this week’s Class 4A state rankings. The Berries (6-0) return to action tonight with a road game against sectional rival and future North Central Conference rival Harrison (3-7).

Defending state champion Bedford North Lawrence remains the No. 1 team in 4A. The other top-ranked teams are Evansville Mater Dei in 3A, Tipton in 2A and Oregon-Davis in 1A.

Logansport’s boys team received votes in this week’s Class 4A boys rankings. The Berries are off to a 5-0 start.

Check the scoreboard for the girls and boys rankings.

Penny nets 12 points in DePaul’s victory

CHICAGO — Logansport’s Jasmine Penny helped DePaul beat Dartmouth 90-76 in a women’s basketball game Monday.

Penny scored 12 points in 24 minutes of playing time. She also had three rebounds, two steals, a blocked shot and an assist.

The Blue Demons (5-3) showed excellent offensive balance. Penny was one of six players in double figures.

The game carried a noon Chicago tip as part of DePaul’s “Field Trip Day” for Chicagoland elementary students. DePaul provided free busing and game tickets to children from the city and surrounding suburbs.

No. 8 Duke tops G-W, improves to 8-2

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jabari Parker scored 21 points to help No. 8 Duke beat Gardner-Webb 85-66 in a men’s basketball game on Monday night.

Andre Dawkins added a season-high 18 points for the Blue Devils (8-2), who were playing their first game in nearly two weeks. Duke’s offense came out strong and shot 50 percent with nine 3-pointers, maintaining a double-digit lead for most of the game even though they didn’t do a lot to slow the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ own hot shooting.

Duke led by 14 points at halftime and by 23 in the second half on the way to earning its 108th straight home nonconference victory.

Jerome Hill scored a career-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb (6-6), which shot nearly 63 percent in the opening half before cooling off and finishing at 54 percent for the game.

Crawford goes for 26 in Northwestern’s victory

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State 86-64 in a men’s basketball game Monday night.

Alex Olah and Tre Demps scored 18 and Sanjay Lumpkin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Northwestern (6-5), which was playing without guard JerShon Cobb. The Wildcats’ second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, Cobb was in a walking boot and didn’t play because of a sprained left ankle he suffered during practice Thursday. He is day-to-day.