ST. JOSEPH'S ENDS SEASON WITH WIN: Saint Joseph's College got a record-setting performance from Billy VandeMerkt to pick up a 24-19 win over McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., to end its season.
VandeMerkt had 271 yards of total offense to set the SJC single-season record with 2,860 yards. Julian Walker finished the year with 94 receptions and 11 touchdowns.
LEWIS SWEEPS VALPARIASO UNIVERSITY: Valparaiso University won four combined events, but Lewis swept both the men's and women's meets.
The Crusaders women lost 162-91, while the men lost 170-88.
Gonzalo Castro-Diaz won both the 100 and 200 fly for the VU men, while Andrea Bretl (1,000 free) and Flavia Segatto (200 fly) picked up wins for the VU women.
CALUMET COLLEGE ROUTS PNC: Javon Robinson and James Hunt each scored 19 points to lead Calumet College to a 77-43 rout over visiting Purdue North Central. Franqlin Gaston chipped in 17 points.
Matthew McLaughlin led PNC with 11 points, while Alphonse Futch chipped in 10.
SOUTH SUBURBAN DROPS ROAD GAME: Anthony Strickland led South Suburban with 14 points, but it wasn't enough as Rend Lake defeated the Bulldogs 76-68 on the road.
The Bulldogs also got double figures in scoring from Patrick Coleman (12), Michael Lee (11), Henry Davis (10) and Kadeem Thornton (10). The Bulldogs played without E.C. Central's Michael Harris and Bryce Walker, who were suspended for the game.
ROBINSON LEADS CALUMET COLLEGE TO ROAD WIN: Senior guard Karina Robinson scored 34 points to lead Calumet College to a 71-65 victory over host Goshen College.
Junior Raven Phillips added 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Dominique Edwards added 11 rebounds. Jennifer Walton (Munster) contributed eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
HOSTS WIN THREE MATCHES AT SECOND DAY OF CRUSADER CLASSIC: No. 9 ranked Valparaiso University won three matches for the second straight day at its Crusader Classic.
Entering today's final round, the Crusaders are sixth. After back-to-back losses, VU defeated No. 17 Prairie View A&M (971-952), No. 4 Vanderbilt (972-877) and Elmhurst (1.038-804). Today's matches start at 8 a.m. at Inman's.
ROBINSON, BULLS STOP STREAKING T-WOLVES: Nate Robinson scored 18 points and the Bulls beat Minnesota 87-80 on Saturday night, ending the Timberwolves' three-game winning streak.
Robinson played 31 minutes after starting point guard Kirk Hinrich left the game with a right hip strain in the second quarter. Hinrich had 11 points in the period to help Chicago beat Minnesota for the sixth straight time.
Joakim Noah added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Luol Deng chippd in with 16 points and seven rebounds, as the Bulls (4-2) bounced back from their second home loss in three outings.
Nikola Pekovic led the short-handed Timberwolves (4-2) with 18 points and eight rebounds.
GEORGE HELPS PACERS TOP LOWLY WIZARDS: Paul George scored 20 points, and the Pacers beat the winless Washington Wizards 89-85 on Saturday night.
Roy Hibbert added seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for the Pacers (3-4), who stopped a three-game slide.
Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal had 17 points apiece for the Wizards (0-5).
LOGANO WINS AS SADLER WRECKS TO HURT TITLE CHANCES: Joey Logano picked up his ninth Nationwide Series win of the season, and a wreck by Elliott Sadler helped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. move a big step closer toward a second championship.
Logano was dominant Saturday at Phoenix, but was under pressure late from Brian Vickers and Stenhouse. But as they closed in on the white flag for what should have been the final lap, Sadler imploded.
The championship contender was running 12th and racing hard — too hard — with Justin Allgaier and Cole Whitt when he triggered a three-car accident.
Sadler and Stenhouse started the race tied in the Nationwide standings. Now Stenhouse goes into Homestead up 20 points in the standings.
Stenhouse can clinch the title by finishing 16th or better in the finale.
Around the horn
The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson about returning for a third stint on their bench. ... Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has taken a leave of absence to deal with a family matter. The team announced the move on Saturday and says assistant coach Kelvin Sampson will be in charge while McHale is out. There is no timetable for the return of the second-year coach and Hall of Fame player.