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January 17, 2014

Sports briefs for Friday, Jan. 17

Shurn has big game for No. 1 USF

FORT WAYNE — Former Kokomo girls basketball standout Skylarr Shurn had another impressive outing for the NAIA Division II top-ranked Saint Francis women’s basketball team on Wednesday. Shurn scored a game-high 32 points in her team’s 75-60 victory over Spring Arbor. Saint Francis trailed 36-35 at halftime but Shurn scored 22 of her points after the break to lead USF to victory.

The senior guard connected on 13 of 19 shots from the field and 6 of 8 free throws in an efficient performance. She added three assists and four steals to help USF improve to 19-0 overall and 7-0 in the Crossroads League.

2 IU gridders plan to transfer

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Quarterback Cam Coffman and linebacker Jordan Wallace are transferring from Indiana.

Coffman came to Indiana as a junior college recruit and became the starter in 2012 after Tre Roberson was injured. Coffman threw for 2,734 yards with 15 TDs and 11 interceptions but found himself third on the depth chart behind Roberson and Nate Sudfeld in 2013. Coach Kevin Wilson said in a video posted on the Hoosiers website that he is trying to help Coffman find a new school where he can get more playing time.

Wallace, a 6-foot, 234-pound linebacker, did not play last season after getting a medical redshirt in 2012. The Indianapolis native is expected to land at Indiana State, a Football Championship Subdivision school and will not have to sit out.

Notre Dame women crush Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd scored 20 points apiece to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 109-66 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

The Fighting Irish (16-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had five players score in double figures. Natalie Achonwa had 14 points, reserve Michaela Mabrey scored 13 and Taya Reimer had 10.

Brianna Kiesel led the Panthers with 20 points on 5-of-12 shooting. The junior guard made all eight of her free-throw attempts and converted 2 of 3 attempts from beyond the arc.

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