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March 17, 2014

Sports briefs for Tuesday, March 18

Saint Francis women reach title game

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Skylarr Shurn and her Saint Francis teammates will play for the NAIA Division II women’s basketball championship tonight.

Unbeaten and top-ranked Saint Francis beat Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 68-64 in the opening semifinal game Monday night.

Kokomo’s Shurn scored 12 points and also had seven assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal. The Crossroads League Player of the Year had an off shooting night (1 of 7 from the field), but made 10 of 12 free throw attempts. She made a pair of attempts with :06 left to seal the win.

Saint Francis (37-0) plays Ozarks (27-9) for the title at 8 o’clock tonight. The Missouri school beat Davenport (Mich.) 75-72 in the second semifinal.

Ind. Wesleyan men to play for NAIA title

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Kylan Dubbels and his Indiana Wesleyan teammates will play for the NAIA Division II men’s basketball championship tonight.

The Wildcats beat Southeastern (Fla.) 98-77 in the opening semifinal game Monday night. Jordan Weidner poured in 29 points to lead five Wildcats in double figures.

Dubbels works off the bench for the Wildcats. The Northwestern High School product is a sophomore guard. In the semifinal win, he scored one point, dished three assists and took a steal in 11 minutes and 31 seconds of action.

The title game is 7 p.m. Indiana Wesleyan (30-6) will play Midland of Nebraska (30-5).

Beachy going to L.A. for second opinion

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Braves pitcher Kris Medlen will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday, while teammate Brandon Beachy is getting another opinion on his ailing elbow.

The Braves announced Medlen’s surgery after he was examined Monday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Kokomo’s Beachy also was examined by Andrews and will now head to Los Angeles to get another opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers’ team physician.

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