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November 18, 2013

Sports briefs, Nov. 18

Fans have chances to meet Kat teams

Kokomo boys basketball fans can catch sneak peeks of the Kat teams today and Tuesday.

The “Meet the Future Wildkats Night” featuring players in grades 6-8 is set for 5:45 p.m. today at Memorial Gym. The “Meet the Wildkats Night” is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gym and will feature the freshman, JV and varsity squads.

For each program, there will be player and cheerleader introductions followed by scrimmages. Admission is $1 each night. Fans should enter Gate 8.

Indiana State beats No. 21 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Justin Gant scored 17 points, Manny Arop had 13 and Indiana State beat No. 21 Notre Dame 83-70 in men’s basketball action on Sunday.

It was the first home November loss for Notre Dame under 14th-year coach Mike Brey, whose teams had been 48-0 in November entering Sunday.

Khristian Smith added 15 points for the Sycamores (2-1).

The Sycamores led 40-30 at halftime, but Notre Dame took a 45-44 lead with 15:07 remaining on Austin Burgett’s three-point play. Indiana State responded with an 18-3 run to take control of the game.

Eric Atkins led the Irish with 18 points. Jerian Grant had 17 and Pat Connaughton finished with 16.

College player scores 109 points in game

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club.

Taylor scored 109 points for Division III Grinnell College on Sunday, shooting 24-for-48 on 3-pointers in a 173-123 win over Crossroads. He poured in 53 during the first nine minutes of the second half.

The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., set an NCAA record for any level by scoring 138 points last Nov. 20 in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.

The only other player to score more than 109 in an NCAA game was Rio Grande’s Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who had 113 against Hillsdale in 1954.

Against Crossroads College, Taylor was 35 of 70 overall from the field while playing only 29 minutes. He made 15 of 17 foul shots.

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