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March 13, 2014

Penny named Big East Tourney MOP

Penny named BigEast Tourney MOP

CHICAGO — DePaul University senior Jasmine Penny was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 Big East women’s basketball tournament.

The Blue Demons had a hard-fought 65-57 victory over St. John’s Tuesday night at Allstate Arena for their first Big East Tournament championship.

Penny, a Logansport grad, came away with 11 points after helping lead the Blue Demons to the title game.

It all came together for No. 23 DePaul (27-6) in winning its seventh game in a row, and 16th in the last 17. This was DePaul’s first conference tournament title since winning the Great Midwest in 1993.

“This was one of the best moments of my life,” Penny said. “To see us work so hard all season and accomplish this is just amazing.”

Jennings named first-team all-state

Logansport’s Whitney Jennings has been named first-team senior all-state by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Winamac’s Stephanie Shorter was named senior honorable mention all-state.

Logansport’s Nakeya Penny was named first-team underclass all-state.

Le Moyne earns 6th seed in D-II tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – The Le Moyne College men’s basketball team has been selected to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championships for the 11th time, as announced by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee on Sunday night on

The sixth-seeded Dolphins will face third-seeded Saint Anselm College in the East Regional quarterfinals at noon Saturday at Southern Connecticut State’s Moore Field House.

Le Moyne, which will be appearing in its first regional since back-to-back appearances in 1996 and 1997, enters the tournament with a record of 17-11, including wins in 10 of its last 14 games.

Logansport product Nate Champion, a senior guard, leads the Dolphins in scoring (16.3), assists (5.6), steals (1.5), while grabbing 4.3 rebounds per game. He is the only player in the 40-team East Region averaging at least 16 points, five assists and four rebounds.

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