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Saint Francis women now 23-0

Make it 23 in a row.

The NAIA’s top-ranked Saint Francis women’s basketball team went to 23-0 and 11-0 in the Crossroads League on Wednesday, rolling past Taylor 68-55 at the Hutzell Athletic Center.

Skylarr Shurn led the Cougars with 26 points, while Jenelle Wilson scored 16 and Kalah Baer 11 to go with 10 rebounds.

The Cougars led 26-22 at the half but blew it open in the second half, outscoring Taylor (8-15, 3-8) 42-33.


SAINT FRANCIS 82, TAYLOR 77, OT: In Upland, the Cougars (17-6, 9-2 Crossroads League) rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to force overtime, then outscored Taylor 10-5 to claim the win. Austin Fox scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Saint Francis, which also got 23 points from Josh Hogan and 14 points from Scott Kohne.

FRANKLIN 81, MANCHESTER 74: Brady Dolezal’s 28 points weren’t enough for Manchester (4-13, 3-7 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) as visiting Franklin made a seven-point halftime lead stand up at North Manchester.

INDIANA WESLEYAN 83, GRACE 78: In Marion, a 51-point half for Wesleyan left the Lancers 10 points behind and Grace (13-9, 5-6 Crossroads League) couldn’t catch up. Logan Irwin had 24 points to lead the Lancers.

TRINE 61, OLIVET 57: Tyler Good scored 19 points and Jared Holmquist 13 and 12 rebounds to lead Trine (11-7, 4-3 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) at Angola.

INDIANA TECH 59, SIENA HEIGHTS 51: The visiting Warriors (14-8, 9-5) outscored Siena Heights 30-23 in the second half to put it away.

Tech put four players in double figures, led by Rontray Chavis with 13. Jeff Hoskins added 12, Nick Lewis 11 and John Cooksey 10.

AKRON 73, BALL STATE 46: In Akron, Ohio, Demetrius Treadwell and Nick Harney led the way for the Zips (14-6, 6-1 Mid-American) with 15 points each.

Majok Majok had 15 points to lead the Cardinals (4-14, 1-6).

N. IOWA 95, EVANSVILLE 81: In Cedar Falls, Iowa, Deon Mitchell scored 20 points with six assists and grabbed six rebounds for the Panthers (11-10, 5-4 Missouri Valley Conference).

D.J. Balentine nearly doubled his season average with a career-high 43 points for the Aces (10-12, 3-6), outperforming the rest of the Evansville team combined.

S. ILLINOIS 79, INDIANA STATE 60: In Carbondale, Ill., Anthony Beane had 22 points while Sean O’Brien and Bola Olaniyan each had double-doubles for the Salukis (7-15, 3-6 Missouri Valley).

Justin Gant had 14 points to lead the Sycamores (16-5, 7-2), who remain alone in second in the MVC.

BUTLER 64, SETON HALL 57: In Newark, N.J., Khyle Marshall drove to the basket and banked in a left-handed shot with 1:06 left, boosting the Bulldogs (12-9, 2-7 Big East) to their first Big East road victory.

VALPARAISO 75, GREEN BAY 60: In Valparaiso, LaVonte Dority scored 26 points as the Crusaders (13-10, 5-3) handed the Phoenix (17-4, 7-1) their first Horizon League defeat of the season.


GRACE 67, INDIANA WESLEYAN 65: Sarah Feasby’s free throws with three seconds left were the difference as the Lancers (11-12, 6-5 Crossroads League) upset NAIA No. 4 Wesleyan at Winona Lake.

SIENA HEIGHTS 85, INDIANA TECH 47: The 19th-ranked Saints rolled to a 43-14 halftime lead to bury Tech (12-10, 9-5) at Adrian, Mich. Sabine Filippovica scored 11 points and took 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors. Chelsea Carradine also scored 11.

HUNTINGTON 63, SPRING ARBOR 52: The Foresters (16-6, 8-3 Crossroads League) got a double-double from Amelia Recker, who scored 16 points and took 11 rebounds. Miranda Palmer added 15 points and Pazia Speed 12.

MANCHESTER 56, FRANKLIN 43: The visiting Spartans outscored Franklin 35-25 in the second half to turn a tight game into a double-digit win. Abby Lang led Manchester (9-5, 6-5 Heartland) with 13 points.

BALL STATE 56, WESTERN MICHIGAN 43: The Cardinals (9-10, 4-4 Mid-American) got 21 points, seven rebounds and two assists from Brandy Woody to stave off Western Michigan in Muncie.