Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 23, 2013

Sports briefs, Oct. 23


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Taylor volleyball falls in sectional action

ALEXANDRIA — Elwood beat Taylor 25-10, 25-4, 25-7 Tuesday in the Class 2A Alexandria Sectional opener. Valary Farmer served six points for Taylor. Ashleigh Till offered three block kills.

“It was a tough night. Definitely not the way we wanted to end our season,” Taylor coach Denise Leicht said. “... I have some disappointed girls in the locker room, especially the seniors. They provided good leadership all year and we just wanted to end on a good note. We are building and we are still pretty young so we will keep working on the skills but we have to get mentally tougher — that’s a must.”

Carroll volleyball wins regular-season finale

LAFAYETTE — Carroll’s volleyball team beat Faith Christian 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 on Tuesday to end the regular season on a winning note.

Bailey Worl, the Cougars’ lone senior, led the way with 24 kills and 24 digs. She pushed her career kill total to 389. Also for Carroll, Lauren Worl had nine kills, Macy Willoughby had six kills and Elizabeth Eurit had 33 assists.

Carroll (12-17) plays Frontier on Saturday in the semifinal round of the Class A Clinton Prairie Sectional.

IUK tops IU Northwest, ups record to 27-8

IU Kokomo’s volleyball team beat visiting IU Northwest 25-12, 25-12, 25-16 Tuesday night at Cougar Gym.

Micayla Speidel led the Cougars’ balanced attack with eight kills. Shelby Spall had seven kills, Kaley Harness and Keeana Walton had six apiece and Rachel Allen had five.

Cortney Hanson offered 22 assists and 10 digs. Lael Burrus had 11 digs.

IUK (27-8) returns to action Oct. 31 when it hosts Asbury College in a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match. IU Northwest dropped to 2-31 with Tuesday’s loss.

Pacers smack Hawks in preseason action

ATLANTA (AP) — David West had 24 points and seven rebounds, Paul George had 17 points and Luis Scola scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games.

Indiana’s Danny Granger sat out a second straight game with a strained left calf while the Hawks rested Paul Millsap, who has a sore left Achilles.

Miami’s NCAA saga ends with sanctions

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami’s football team will lose a total of nine scholarships and the men’s basketball team will lose three, as part of the penalties the school was handed Tuesday by the NCAA as the Nevin Shapiro scandal presumably drew to a close.

Both of those scholarship losses will be stretched out over three years. But for the first time since 2010, the football team will be permitted to appear in a postseason game.

The school will also serve three years of probation. Former men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, now at Missouri, will sit out the first five games of his team’s upcoming season as punishment for his involvement with the former booster, and three former Miami football and basketball assistant coaches were handed two-year show-cause bans.

Shapiro alleged that he spent millions between 2002 and 2010 on football and men’s basketball recruits, athletes and coaches. An AP study of the notice of allegations found the NCAA was able to identify about $173,330 in extra benefits — more than half of that, investigators said, going to former Hurricane players Vince Wilfork and Antrel Rolle.