Sports Digest: No. 20 Purdue Calumet women fall in OT to No. 6 Cardinal Stritch

2014-01-25T21:15:00Z 2014-02-01T16:27:07Z Sports Digest: No. 20 Purdue Calumet women fall in OT to No. 6 Cardinal Stritch nwitimes.com
January 25, 2014 9:15 pm

Pro basketball

AUGUSTIN'S 28 POINTS LIFT BULLS OVER BOBCATS: D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bulls held off the Charlotte Bobcats 89-87 Saturday night to get back above .500.

The former Bobcats point guard hit 4 of 5 shots from the field in the fourth quarter, including three 3-pointers, to help break open a tight game.

The Bulls (22-21) have won 10 of their last 13 games.

Joakim Noah had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Bulls.

Pro football

BEARS HIRE DEFENSIVE LINE COACH: The Bears on Saturday hired former Louisville and Miami assistant Clint Hurtt to take the place of Michael Sinclair as assistant defensive line coach.

Hurtt, 35, was sanctioned last fall by the NCAA for violations committed as a Miami assistant.

Louisville had suspended Hurtt for the violations with the Hurricanes and he was under a two-year show-cause penalty requiring compliance updates to the sanctioning body. He leaves after four seasons with the Cardinals.

Women's basketball

PEREGRINES FALL IN OT: No. 20 Purdue Calumet (15-5, 9-1) suffered a 76-69 loss in overtime at No. 6 Cardinal Stritch on Saturday in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Purdue Calumet shot 33.9 percent and was led by Patrice McBee's 18 points and nine rebounds, Cassidy Deno with 14 points, Kami Graber 12, Brooklyn Short and Tierra Turner with 11 points each.

KVACHKOFF CARRIES PUMAS TO WIN: Crown Point grad Courtney Kvachkoff's 25 points, including a 7-for-10 effort from the 3-point line, led St. Joseph's to a 73-67 win over Illinois Springfield.

The Pumas shot 10-for-20 from 3-point range. Jasmyne Reynolds added 17 points.

IU NORTHWEST ROLLS OVER SMWC: Megan Holland's game-high 28 points and Danielle Zandstra's 10 points and 20 rebounds led No. 1 Indiana Northwest (17-7) over St. Mary of the Woods College, 89-72, in Association of Independent Institutions action.

CRIMSON WAVE FALL IN 2 OT: Despite a double-double from Dominique Edwards, Calumet College fell to Robert Morris 88-82 in a CCAC double overtime game. Edwards had 28 points and 13 rebounds. Crystal Daniels added 27 points for the Crimson Wave (10-11, 3-7).

Men's basketball

PRAIRIE STATE TROUNCES TRUMAN: Rodney Smith pumped in 25 points, and Adrian Jeffries added 20 and a game-high 12 rebounds Saturday in leading the Pioneers (7-14) to a 90-61 rout of Harry S. Truman College.

Rayshaun Bruce chipped in 16, and Jamel Hill added 14 points for the winners.

LEVY FIRES UP SSC: Antonio Levy (Thornton) poured in a career-high 37 points in leading South Suburban College (19-3) past McHenry, 97-83. Lavell Boyd added 14 points for the Bulldogs.

PUC FALLS TO NO. 1 CARDINAL STRITCH: Purdue Calumet (15-6, 7-4 CCAC) could not keep pace with No. 1 Cardinal Stritch (19-3, 11-0 CCAC), losing 105-67 in CCAC play.

PUC shot just 41.4 percent. Duron Ivery led the Peregrines with 14 points. Diocar Gomez and Roddy Richardson each chipped in 13.

CRIMSON WAVE FALL TO ROBERT MORRIS: Robert Jackson scored 20 points, but Calumet College couldn't muster a strong defensive effort in a 77-61 loss to Robert Morris.

Brian Brilmeyer added 17 points, and Franqlin Gatson scored 14, but the Crimson Wave shot just 35.7 percent from the field in the second half.

Pro tennis

LI NA WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN IN THIRD TRIP TO FINAL: Li Na made it third time lucky in the Australian Open final, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 on Saturday to become the oldest woman to clinch the title here in the Open era.

Li, who turns 32 next month, lost Australian Open finals to Kim Clijsters in 2011 and Victoria Azarenka last year. In between, she won the 2011 French Open to become the first Chinese woman to win a major.

Around the horn

Gary Woodland found five birdies on another tough day of scoring on the Torrey Pines South Course for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman of Australia going into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Defending champion Tiger Woods, an eight-time winner at Torrey Pines, went seven straight holes making bogey or worse on his way to a 79. That not only matched his highest score on American soil, he failed to make the 54-hole cut. ...  Na Yeon Choi shot a 7-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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