Sports Digest: Indiana Northwest men defeat Northland International

2013-11-16T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T20:06:24Z Sports Digest: Indiana Northwest men defeat Northland International nwitimes.com

College basketball

IUN MEN DEFEAT NORTHLAND INTERNATIONAL, WOMEN LOSE: Brandon Grubl (Morgan Township) and Nate Harris scored 14 points each for Indiana Northwest (2-3), leading the Redhawks to a 79-70 win over Northland International on Saturday.

The Indiana Northwest women's team (4-2) lost to Robert Morris 74-68.

SSC ROUTS COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY: Antonio Levy paced South Suburban with 29 points, helping the Bulldogs (5-0) rout College of Lake County 104-80. Charles Knowles added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Anthony Strickland and Jalen Brown each added 15 points.

DUNHAM HELPS BUTLER HOLD OFF PRINCETON: Butler's Kellen Dunham scored a career-high 26 points, helping the foul-prone Bulldogs (2-0) hold off Princeton's late charge 70-67.

Dunham made four 3-pointers and a free throw with 3.7 seconds left to seal Butler's second straight win under new coach Brandon Miller.

Princeton (1-1) trailed by 10 with 8:29 to go, but closed to 69-67 when Denton Koon made two free throws with 47.4 seconds left. The Tigers had a chance to tie it with 3.7 seconds left, but Koon's short jumper rolled off the rim. And after Dunham missed the second of two free throws, Jimmy Sherburne's half-court heave to force overtime came up short.

IUPUI FALLS TO SW MISSOURI: Tyler Stone scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift Southeast Missouri State to a 76-68 to IUPUI.

Antonius Cleveland added 15 points, and Darrian Gray had 11 for the Redhawks (2-1), who went on a late 12-0 run to beat the Jaguars (0-3).

Ian Chiles had 24 points for IUPUI.

IPFW EDGES TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN: Luis Jacobo scored 24 points and Joe Reed added 12 more to give Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne a 66-60 win over late-rallying Texas-Pan American.

Jacobo was 7 of 13 from the field, with two 3-pointers and 8 of 10 at the charity stripe for IPFW (2-2). Last year, IPFW edged past UTPA (2-3) 97-94 in triple overtime.

DEPAUL DEFEATS WRIGHT ST.: Cleveland Melvin scored 23 points to lead DePaul to an 81-72 victory over Wright State in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Brandon Young added 14 points and Tommy Hamilton had 13 for the Blue Demons.

TULANE DOWNS LOYOLA: Jonathan Stark made 8 of 11 field goals for 25 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:41 to go in Tulane's 19-point second-half comeback, a 65-59 win over Loyola. Christian Thomas led the Ramblers (1-2) with 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

EASTERN ILLINOIS BLOWS OUT UIC: Reggie Smith scored a career-high 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting and added six assists to advance Eastern Illinois (2-1) to an 86-66 win over the Illinois-Chicago.

The Flames (1-2) suffered from lackluster shooting (40.4 percent), though Marc Brown had 20 points on 6 of 11 field goals.

Women's volleyball

VALPO LOSES REGULAR-SEASON FINALE: Morgan Beil had a team-high 19 kills, but Oakland defeated Valparaiso 25-20, 24-26, 28-26, 20-25, 15-12 in the Crusaders' regular-season finale Saturday.

Ellen Vanden Berg added 15 kills and three aces for the Crusaders (24-7, 10-4). Valparaiso is the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League Tournament, which begins Friday.

Pro hockey

PREDATORS SURGE PAST HAWKS: Rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL victory, and the Nashville Predators beat the Blackhawks 7-2 Saturday night.

Patrick Kane and Brandon Pirri had the goals for Chicago, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Pro football

BEARS ACTIVATE DE OZOUGWU: The Bears have elevated defensive end Cheta Ozougwu to the active roster from the practice squad and waived linebacker Larry Grant.

Ozougwu had been on Chicago's practice squad since Sept. 24. He appeared in two games this season.

Auto racing

DILLON EDGES HORNISH FOR NATIONWIDE TITLE: Austin Dillon has won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. in a wild season finale Saturday.

Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the race after moving up 10 spots in the final few laps.

Dillon, driving the famed No. 3 for his grandfather, Richard Childress, held off Hornish by three points in the points standings.

Hornish looked as if he would overcome an eight-point deficit for much of the 200-lap race, but a lengthy caution late posed problems. Hornish dropped from third to ninth on the final restart with five laps to go, ending his chances at getting a title in what could be his final NASCAR race.

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