December 1, 2013

Sports briefs for Dec. 1


---- — Winamac girls fall at Rochester, 49-43

ROCHESTER — Winamac’s girls basketball team dropped to 4-2 on the season with a 49-43 loss at Rochester Saturday night.

Ali Larkin scored 17 points and Stephanie Shorter had 15 to lead the Warriors. Michaela Ingram added six and Bethany Brogdon chipped in two.

The Warriors were outscored 13-6 at the foul line for the contest.

“Fouls were the story of the game,” Winamac coach Jeff Wagner said. “Rochester shot 13 for 29 and we were 6 for 9. If we keep starters on the floor we possibly have a different outcome, it just really disrupted our flow with key players constantly in foul trouble.”

The Warriors led 27-25 at halftime before the Zebras outscored them 24-16 in the second half.

“We had five players with baskets in the first half and of our seven field goals in the second half, we only had three scorers — two girls with a basket apiece and Stephanie Shorter had five,” Wagner said.

Alexa Holland led the Zebras with 23 points. Keaton Stesiak had 12 and Becky Malchow and Breanne Paulik added six apiece.

Winamac hosts West Central on Tuesday.

Carroll boys edge Clinton Prairie, 51-50

FLORA — Carroll’s boys basketball team defeated Clinton Prairie 51-50 on Saturday night.

Brandon Dillon had 22 points and nine rebounds and Jarin Bush added 18 points and 10 boards to lift the Cougars (1-0) to the win.

Justin Willoughby added five points and Spencer Sproul chipped in four for Carroll.

Kale Morris led the Gophers (0-2) with 19 points. Jacob Price scored 10 and Austin Martin added eight.

Le Moyne falls in Miller Classic final

ERIE, Pa. – Le Moyne College’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Wheeling Jesuit University 98-85 on Saturday night in the championship game of the 30th Annual Gary Miller Classic at the Hammermill Center.

Senior guard Nate Champion led the Dolphins with 28 points, including 14 in each half, while adding five rebounds and five assists to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.

Champion posted his fifth career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists in the Dolphins’ 65-62 win over host Gannon University on Friday night. The Logansport product added five rebounds and a pair of steals in the win over Gannon.

Le Moyne (3-3) returns to action on Wednesday against Northeast-10 Conference foe American International College.

No. 25 DePaul travels to Northwestern

CHICAGO – The No. 25-ranked DePaul women’s basketball team travels the short distance to Northwestern for a 3 p.m. game today.

Entering Walsh-Ryan Arena, DePaul (3-1) puts its 20-game winning streak against schools from the state of Illinois on the line. During the current streak, there are three wins over Northwestern however; the Wildcats ended DePaul’s 36-game streak in 2009 with a 59-55 win in Evanston. Since the 2000-01 season, DePaul has posted a dominant 67-2 record against programs from the state of Illinois.

Jasmine Penny is the second leading scorer for the Blue Demons this season, as the Logansport grad is averaging 14.0 ppg.