Penny helps DePaul collect another win
CHICAGO — Logansport High School product Jasmine Penny led the way as the DePaul women’s basketball team beat Creighton 80-66 Sunday for its eighth straight Big East win.
Penny scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, both game highs. She scored 10 points in the game’s first 10:43.
Penny made 6 of 13 shots from the field and 9 of 14 attempts from the free throw line.
The Blue Demons (19-5, 10-2 Big East) avenged a road loss to the Bluejays (14-10, 8-4) in the last meeting between the teams and improved to 11-0 when holding their opponent under 70 points.
It’s sectional week for girls basketball
Following a regular season seemingly chock-full of weather-related postponements and cancellations, girls basketball teams are set for the state tournament. Sectionals across the state open Tuesday with championship games on Saturday.
The following is a list of Logan-area teams’ first games.
7:45 p.m. — Logansport (19-2) vs. McCutcheon (11-10), at Logansport
7:45 p.m. — Caston (12-6) vs. Pioneer (1-15), at West Central
7:45 p.m. — Cass (8-11) vs. Northfield (11-7), at Northfield
7:45 p.m. — Winamac (12-6) vs. winner of Rensselaer (7-13) vs. Delphi (10-8)
Okla. State star has run-in with fan
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart was quiet and subdued as he apologized at a podium, a demeanor in stark contrast to the one that sent shockwaves through Oklahoma State’s basketball program hours earlier.
Smart was suspended three games Sunday by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. The conference acted swiftly in banning the All-America guard, saying in a statement the penalty was handed down for “inappropriate conduct with a spectator.”
Smart apologized to the fan, his teammates and his family for his role in the altercation before coach Travis Ford expressed support for the sophomore without dismissing the severity of his actions.