Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet women win seventh straight

2013-02-09T21:30:00Z 2013-05-06T22:18:15Z Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet women win seventh straight
February 09, 2013 9:30 pm

Men's basketball

NO. 25 IRISH OUTLAST NO. 11 CARDS IN 5 OTS: Cameron Biedscheid scored on a layup with 1:19 left in the fifth overtime, and Eric Atkins and Pat Connaugton added free throws in the final 19 seconds as No. 25 Notre Dame overcame an eight-point deficit in regulation to beat No. 11 Louisville 104-101 Saturday night.

Russ Smith had a chance to tie it, but his 3-point attempt missed before Notre Dame students flooded the court to celebrate. It marked the sixth time in the last eight meetings that a game between the Fighting Irish (19-5, 7-6 Big East) and the Cardinals (19-5, 7-4) went into overtime.

Both teams missed crucial free throws in the final minute. Atkins missed two with 37 seconds left and Montrezi Harrell did the same for Louisville with 24 seconds left.

Jerian Grant, who fouled out with 1:57 left in the first overtime, led the Irish with 19 points.

CRIMSON WAVE PICKS UP TOUGH ROAD WIN: Backed by Javon Robinson's team-high 18 points, Calumet College (7-20, 4-18) defeated Roosevelt 55-50 in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference game Saturday. Damonte Lowery added 14 points for the Crimson Wave.

PUC HOLDS OFF INDIANA SOUTH BEND: Rallying from an 11-point deficit in the first half, Purdue Calumet defeated Indiana South Bend 64-57.

Martel Jackson paced the Peregrines (15-13, 11-11 CCAC) with 15 points.

PNC FALLS IN HOME ROUT: Purdue North Central shot just 37.5 percent from the field, dropping an 81-58 decision to Cardinal Stritch.

PNC (6-22, 4-19 CCAC) was led by Matt Demler, who scored 16 points.

BULLDOGS SCORCH INDIANA DABNEY: E.C. Central's Michael Harris continued his prolific scoring season with 30 points in a 101-71 win over Indiana Dabney on Saturday.

NJCAA Division II No. 5 South Suburban (24-2) also got 16 points from Kadeem Thornton and 14 points from E.C. Central grad Henry Davis. T.F. South grad Michael Lee added 12 points.

NO. 14 BUTLER HOLDS OFF GEORGE WASHINGTON: No. 14 Butler (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10) nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal, before holding on for a 59-56 victory over George Washington (11-11, 5-4). Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Roosevelt Jones had 12 for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10).

INDIANA STATE TOPS SIU: Jake Odum's layup with 19 seconds to play helped Indiana State (16-8, 9-4 Missouri Valley) to a 66-65 win over Southern Illinois (9-15, 2-11).

BALL STATE SNAPS WESTERN MICHIGAN'S STREAK: Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 30 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Ball State (9-13, 3-7 Mid-American) end Western Michigan's seven-game winning streak with a 65-62 victory.

ILLINOIS STATE SURPRISES NO. 16 CREIGHTON: Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and Illinois State (15-10, 6-7) took advantage of Creighton's dismal shooting to beat the 16th-ranked Bluejays (20-5, 9-4) 75-72 Saturday night.

IOWA BEATS NORTHWESTERN: Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and Iowa (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten) beat Northwestern (13-11, 4-7) 71-57 to snap a two-game losing streak.


Women's basketball

PUC WINS SEVENTH STRAIGHT: Kami Graber scored a game-high 22 points to lead Purdue Calumet to an 84-51 win over Indiana South Bend on Saturday.

The Peregrines (19-7, 16-4) jumped out to a 23-8 lead in the first eight minutes of the game and took a 45-24 lead at halftime.

ROBINSON LEADS CRIMSON WAVE IN LOSS: Karina Robinson's 21 points led Calumet College in an 84-53 CCAC loss to Roosevelt.

Raven Phillips added 10 points for the Crimson Wave (9-18, 6-14).

DETROIT RALLIES TO BEAT VALPO: Valparaiso squandered a 37-29 halftime lead and lost 70-61 to host Detroit in Horizon League play.

Shaquira Scott led the Crusaders (8-13, 3-5) with 16 points. Tabitha Gerardot added 10 points and seven rebounds, while Laura Richards had 10 points and seven assists.

BRAKER, ACHONWA KEY NO. 2 IRISH WIN: Ariel Braker matched her career high with 15 points and Natalie Achonwa added 11 points and nine rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame (22-1, 10-0 Big East) beat Seton Hall (8-15, 3-7) 69-49 on Saturday for the Irish's 17th straight victory.


College basketball

SSC HOSTS COMMUNITY NIGHT: South Suburban College will host Community Night on Tuesday when the Bulldogs host Malcolm X College's women at 5, followed by the men's game against Trinity Christian's JV at 7.

All residents, business owners and employees in South Suburban College District 510 and Northwest Indiana will be admitted for free. There will be prizes and raffles during the game. For details on Community Night, call men's coach John Pigatti at 708-586-2000, ext. 2524.


College softball

VU STARTS SEASON WITH SPLIT: Valparaiso began its season with a split during the opening day at the Belmont Spring Games in Nashville, Tenn.

The Crusaders crushed Jackson 11-2 then fell to the hosts 2-1 in eight innings.

Janelle Bouchard keyed the win with a grand slam in the fourth. Tori Brown added a two-run single in the first and a two-run double in the third.

Angie Doerffler drove in the team's lone run in the nightcap.


Around the horn

Brandt Snedeker ran off four straight birdies along the prettiest part of Pebble Beach for a 4-under 68 Saturday, giving him a share of the lead with 31-year-old rookie James Hahn going into the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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