Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

July 12, 2013

Sports briefs for Friday, July 12

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Whalen, Wright lead Lynx past Fever

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen had 23 points and Monica Wright added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 69-62 in a rematch of last season’s WNBA finals Thursday afternoon.

The Fever (4-8) made runs at the Lynx (10-3), but never managed to catch them. Wright and Whalen had plenty to do with that. The backcourt duo scored many of their points in transition off Indiana’s 16 turnovers.

Indiana was playing without star guard Katie Douglas, who missed her 10th consecutive game with a bulging disk in her back. The Fever had won three consecutive games.

Shavonte Zellous led the Fever with 14 points. Tamika Catchings added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Purdue to host 4 Big Ten games in 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE. (AP) — Purdue will play four home Big Ten football games during the 2016 season, the first time since 1984 the league will play a nine-game conference season.

The Boilermakers will host Iowa, Penn State, Northwestern and Wisconsin that season. They will open the conference season on Oct. 1 with their first game ever at Maryland, which joins the conference in 2014. Purdue also will play at Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota and Indiana that season.

In 2017, Purdue will host Big Ten games against Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana. It will play four conference road games, including its first-ever game at Rutgers, which also joins the league next season. The other road games that season are at Wisconsin, Northwestern and Iowa.

Indiana has 5 home Big Ten games in ‘16

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The 2017 Big Ten football season will provide Indiana with a test.

The Hoosiers will play five away conference that games that season. They open the season against Ohio State at home on Sept. 2, play their first Big Ten road game at Penn State on Sept. 30, then face Michigan in the next league game.

The Big Ten released football schedules for 2016 and 2017 on Thursday. The Hoosiers will have five home league games in 2016 and four in 2017.

In 2016, IU hosts Michigan State, Nebraska, Maryland, Penn State and Purdue and plays at Ohio State, Northwestern, Rutgers and Michigan. In 2017, the Hoosiers host the Buckeyes, Michigan, Wisconsin and Rutgers. They play at Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland, Illinois and Purdue.

Carver summer registration in progress

Carver Community Center is accepting registration for its Summer Fun days coming up in August at Studebaker Park.

Registration is now in progress for the men’s open division basketball tournament on August 10, 11 and 12. The double-elimination tournament will include teams with up to 12 members, with a $250 entry fee paid by August 2.

The men’s open division slow pitch softball tournament will take place August 10 and 11. Also a double-elimination tournament, 15-member teams may register for $200 before August 2.

Call the Carver Center at 765-457-9318 for additional information.

Post 6 seniors fall to Remington Post 280

The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion senior baseball team fell to 13-11 on the season after a 7-2 loss to Remington Post 280 Thursday night at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park.

The Sixers drew first blood, pushing across a run in the bottom of the second for an early lead after Conner Milligan led off with a double, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Jake McMain’s deep sacrifice flyout to center field.

Logan Barnes led off the fourth with a single for Post 6 and later scored on Milligan’s RBI double, but that was all the damage the Sixers would muster off of Remington starter Riley Benner.

Benner scattered four hits in a complete-game, nine-inning effort, striking out 11 Sixers on his way to the win.

Remington scored a run in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead before breaking out for four runs in the seventh. Nathan Kirk took the loss on the bump for Post 6.