Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 18, 2013

Sports briefs, Nov. 18


Kokomo Tribune

---- — 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.

Taylor scored 71 points in the Pioneers’ 144-99 victory Friday in the season opener against Finlandia.

No. 18 Boiler women hold off Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 30 points to lift No. 18 Purdue to an 81-79 win over Toledo on Sunday.

Moses was 13 of 18 from the field, with four 3-pointers, including the go-ahead jumper with 6:29 remaining in the second half that gave the Boilermakers (3-0) the lead it would hold to the buzzer. Houser added 17 points and eight assists to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 14 games.

Toledo (1-2) trailed by just 2 at the break, 41-39, and kept the game close with seven lead changes before Purdue took control in the closing minutes. Andola Dorch closed the gap to a point (80-79) on a layup with 33 seconds left, but then fouled Houser who sank a free throw to pad the Purdue win.

Roberts records ace at Wildcat Creek

Gary Roberts hit a hole in one Saturday at Wildcat Creek G.C. He used a 6-hybrid to ace No. 3, which plays 163 yards. Mike Mims, Tony Poat and Ben Oakley witnessed the shot.