Pharos-Tribune

February 2, 2014

Sports briefs, Feb. 2


Pharos-Tribune

---- — DePaul women top Providence 74-63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Logansport’s Jasmine Penny scored 14 points and led the DePaul women’s basketball team to a 74-63 Big East Conference victory over Providence on Saturday at Alumni Hall.

DePaul has won its last six Big East games and improves to 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference. Providence falls to 6-15 and is 1-9 in league games.

Brittany Hrynko, Chanise Jenkins, Megan Rogowski and Jessica January all finished with 10 points which marks the fourth straight game that five DePaul players have reached double figures.

The Blue Demons stay on the road and return to action at Xavier on Wednesday.

FP ends Le Moyne’s 5-game win streak

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Franklin Pierce ended Le Moyne’s five-game win streak with a 72-67 comeback victory over the Dophins Saturday in NCAA Division II men’s basketball.

Logansport’s Nate Champion had 13 points, two assists and a steal in the setback for the Dolphins.

Franklin Pierce improved to 16-3 and 11-3 in league play.

Le Moyne (12-8, 9-5 NE-10), which clinched a spot in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships despite the loss due to a loss by Adelphi against Saint Michael’s, is back in action on Wednesday against Adelphi.

Logan youth baseball league to register

Logansport Youth Baseball will be holding its final spring registration from 1-5 p.m. March 2 at the Logansport school administration building on George Street.

The league is open to anyone that will be between the ages of 4-12 years old on April 30 of this year. Cost for the league is $40 for T-ball, $50 for rookie league and $60 for the minors and major leagues. If you can not attend registration or have questions, please call Anthony DeHaven at 574-721-4970.

The league is also looking for coaches for its minor and T-ball leagues.

Most teams will have at least three coaches per team to help. The league is also looking for umpires for its upcoming season. The league will help train umpires. For more information call DeHaven.

George, Hibbert lead Pacers past Brooklyn

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George and Roy Hibbert both had 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame an early deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 97-96 Saturday night.

Lance Stephenson, left out of the All-Star game despite leading the NBA in triple-doubles, added 14 points for the Pacers (36-10), who improved the league’s best home record to 22-2. David West had 17 points and George Hill scored 10.

Shaun Livingston had a season-high 24 points for the Nets, who couldn’t hold an early seven-point lead against the Eastern Conference leaders.

Joe Johnson, an All-Star selection, spent much of the night dueling with Stephenson and scored 16 for Brooklyn, which has lost three straight since starting January with 11 wins in 12 games.

Paul Pierce scored 15 points, Deron Williams added 13 and Kevin Garnett had 12 for the Nets.

• Earlier Saturday, the Pacers added size and scoring punch to their roster by signing mercurial free agent center Andrew Bynum for the rest of the season. Team officials did not release additional details about the contract and said Bynum was expected to join the team sometime next week.

“We are obviously happy to have him join our team,” Larry Bird said in a statement.

“He gives us added size, he is a skilled big man and he has championship experience. With the minutes he gets, he should be a valuable addition.”