November 3, 2013

Penny has double-double in DePaul win


---- — DePaul Storms by Illinois Wesleyan

CHICAGO – There wasn’t an ounce of complacency or a shred of overconfidence in the Blue Demons Friday night.

Coach Doug Bruno instilled something in his team that had DePaul racing to a 124-56 victory over Illinois Wesleyan at McGrath-Phillips Arena in its final exhibition game.

Jasmine Penny finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Megan Rogowski scored 22 points, mostly from long range, and added six rebounds. Jessica January made her first seven shots and wound up with 21 points and four assists. Brittany Hrynko contributed 11 points, six assists and four steals.

Coming off the heels of a 101-59 triumph over St. Xavier just three days earlier, would the Blue Demons take the visiting Titans for granted?

Well, that simply isn’t the Doug Bruno way. He makes sure his players strive to perform up to a lofty standard no matter the competition.

Unlike the last time these Blue Demons played on their home court, there was no feeling-out process against the Titans who won the NCAA Division III national title in 2012.

Penny, a Logansport product, scored her 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field in 23 minutes. She was 3 of 4 from the foul line and added one assist.

DePaul opens the regular season Nov. 8 against Harvard in the Maggie Dixon Classic that tips off at 7:30 p.m. in McGrath-Phillips Arena.

Hanson having good season for IUK volley

KOKOMO — Pioneer grad Cortney Hanson is having a good sophomore campaign for the Indiana University Kokomo volleyball team.

Hanson is first in assists per set and third in assists in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. She is 11th in aces and 13th in aces per set in the KIAC.

IUK (27-10, 8-3) is the fourth seed in the KIAC Tournament set to take place Nov. 15-16 at Midway College in Midway, Ky.

Logan selling season tickets for basketball

Season tickets for the upcoming Logansport girls and boys basketball seasons are now on sale at the high school or online at the LHS website.

Girls basketball season tickets are $35 per adult and $30 per student, staff or senior citizen (65 years or older). The first home game is set for Nov. 15 against McCutcheon.

Boys basketball tickets are $40 per adult and $35 per student, staff and senior citizen (65 years or older). The first home game is set for Nov. 27 against Peru.

Tickets may be picked up from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily in Room E-129 at LHS. Tickets purchased online will be mailed within 48 hours.

YMCA hosting free pickleball class

The Cass County YMCA is hosting pickleball classes from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 25.

Classes are free to the community and will teach the history, rules and how to play pickleball. All ages are welcome. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.

Men’s basketball league having callout

FLORA — The Carroll County Community Center in Flora is seeking teams for its men’s 16 and over basketball league starting Dec. 1 and going through March 16.

Games are played on Sundays from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $375 for a team (up to 10 players). Registration roster and fees are due by Nov. 22. Late fee of $25 per team after that date. No games Christmas or Super Bowl weekends. There is a single elimination tourney at end and awards. Registration forms are available online at or at Carroll County Community Center, 908 E. Columbia St., Flora, or call Don Franklin at 574-967-4449 or email for more information.