Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet women shock No. 18 Indianapolis

2013-11-23T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T21:03:56Z Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet women shock No. 18 Indianapolis nwitimes.com

Pro football

BEARS PROMOTE ROBERTSON: The Bears elevated defensive tackle Tracy Robertson to the active roster from the practice squad on Saturday.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Robertson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2012 out of Baylor. He has spent the last five weeks on the Bears practice squad.

Robertson has also spent time with Houston, Detroit, New England and Miami, but has not appeared in a regular season contest.

Women’s volleyball

VALPARAISO ADVANCES TO HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP: Sarah Dooms had 13 kills and 14 digs as Valparaiso swept Youngstown State 25-19, 25-19,25-16 in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament in Milwaukee on Saturday.

The Crusaders (25-7) face the host Panthers at 1 p.m. today for the championship.

Women's basketball

PURDUE CAL SHOCKS INDY: Purdue Calumet shot a season-best 16-of-29 from beyond the arc to upset the University of Indianapolis, ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division II, 87-80 on Saturday.

Brooklyn Short led the Peregrines (6-2) with 26 points, hitting 7 of 8 shots from deep. Kami Graber had 22 points and freshman Cassidy Deno 19.

ROOSEVELT ROUTS IUN: Host Roosevelt University (8-1) had five players in double figures and breezed by Indiana University Northwest 89-71.

Megan Holland led the RedHawks (5-3) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nicki Monahan (Portage) added 17 points and five assists in the losing effort.

Men's basketball

PURDUE CAL ON A ROLL: Kaspars Brencans scored a game-high 21 points in 24 minutes, and Brandon Bradford added 11 points as Purdue Calumet rolled past Olivet (Mich.) College 86-63 on Saturday.

Drew Ridlen and Daniel McGee had 10 points apiece for the Peregrines (6-1), who won their fifth straight.

IU NORTHWEST NOW .500: Quentin Palmer had 14 points and seven rebounds; Cody Artuso had 13 points and 11 boards, and Justin Pennington added 11 points and eight rebounds as the RedHawks (3-3) crushed Great Lakes Christian College, 79-43.

PUMAS FALL IN SHOOTOUT: Despite Jon Smith leading five St. Joseph's players in double figures with 18 points, the Pumas couldn't get it together on defense and fell 102-91 to Walsh.

Munster grad Danilo Zekovic scored three points and led the Pumas with eight rebounds.

SOUTH SUBURBAN LOSES FIRST GAME OF SEASON: Despite a game-high 30 points from Antonio Levy, the Bulldogs dropped an 83-72 decision to Harper College. Charles Knowles added 20 points for SSC (7-1).

BUTLER EDGES BALL STATE: Elijah Brown scored nine points in a 16-2 run, and Khyle Marshall finished with 14 points to help Butler (4-0) rally for a 59-58 victory at Ball State (2-2).

Ball State was led by Majok Majok, with a season-high 15 points and 11 rebounds.

EVANSVILLE BEATS ANDERSON: D.J. Balentine scored 29 points to lead four in double figures as Evansville (5-0) defeated Anderson (0-4) 91-68. Evansville (5-0) is off to its best start since 1986-87.

College wrestling

CALUMET COLLEGE DUO RANKED IN NAIA POLL: Calumet College's Eric Johnson (Highland) and Dennie Brown are both ranked in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Top 20 poll. Johnson, a 2012-13 NAIA All-American, is ranked sixth at 197 pounds. Brown is 15th at 184.

Women’s bowling

VALPO FIFTH AT BIG RED INVITATIONAL: Valparaiso was 1-2 during the final day of the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., finishing tied for fifth. The No. 14-ranked Crusaders ended Saturday with a 891-875 win over McKendree.

Girls basketball

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN EARNS FIRST WIN: Illiana Christian picked up its first win, beating St. Anne 73-33 Saturday in its second game of the Beecher Ladycat Fall Classic

Gabby Kreykes led the way with 11 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Janna Vree had 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. Kylie Bonnema had nine points, while Tiffany Groen added eight for the Vikings (1-3).

In the opener, Peotone beat the Vikings 50-40 as Kreykes led the way with 14 points, six rebounds, seven steals and three assists.

Host Beecher dropped both of its games as Bremen beat the Ladycats 56-52 and Coal City won 44-16.

Danielle Snuckel had 26 points against Bremen and Sam Pilbeam 15.

Against Coal City, Snuckel had five for Beecher (1-2).

Both will play Monday in the consolation bracket. Beecher will face St. Anne at 5:45 p.m. in the old gym. Illiana plays Bremen at 7:45 in the old gym.

Boys bowling

REBELS TAKE THIRD AT INVITE: T.F. South's Taveon Roberson was seventh overall with 1,257 pins to lead the Rebels to a third-place finish at the Oak Lawn Invitational on Saturday.

T.F. South finished with a 5,675, while the host Spartans won the meet for the second straight year with a 5,788.

Around the horn

Calumet College's Julia Weisemann (Highland) was recently named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete.

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