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February 26, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 26

Former Kat wins conference award

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Monday named Guilford College junior Blake Brown its men’s tennis player of the week.

The Kokomo High School product won all three of his matches in the Quakers’ 1-1 week. In a match against Greensboro College on Feb. 19, Brown picked up a pair of wins, helping the Quakers to a 9-0 win. First, he teamed with Turner Votipka for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles. Later, Brown was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 5 singles.

In a match against Methodist University on Saturday, Brown claimed the Quakers’ lone singles win in a 7-2 loss with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at No. 6.

Including results from the fall season, Brown is 3-2 in singles play and 1-2 in doubles play. He shares the team lead for singles wins.

Guilford is an NCAA D-III school and is located in Greensboro, N.C.

George scores 20; Pacers beat Lakers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter, Evan Turner had 13 points in his Pacers debut, and Indiana beat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-98 on Tuesday night.

Indiana improved its league-leading record to 43-13.

Kent Bazemore finished with a career-high 23 points and Jodie Meeks added 15 for the Lakers (19-38), who have the worst record in the West. The loss also ended Los Angeles’ three-game winning streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Lakers stayed closer than expected through the first 2 ½ quarters and trailed just 59-58 early in the third.

But George then scored 10 points in a decisive 14-5 spurt that gave Indiana an 80-68 lead with 2:58 to go in the period.

Panthers’ Cox 18th in diving regional

FISHERS — Western senior Cody Cox took 18th place in the Fishers Diving Regional on Tuesday.

The regional brought together the top-four finishers from five different sectionals for a 20-diver field. The top eight finishers in the regional earned passage to the state finals on Saturday.

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