Sophomore Franklin Nunn (Anderson, Ind./Liberty Christian) had a team-high 23 points, but the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team could not maintain its big first-half lead and fell 78-66 to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ashland University (Ohio) Saturday afternoon at Kates Gymnasium in Ashland, Ohio. The Pride held a 33-19 advantage with just over two minutes remaining in the first half, but the host Eagles used a strong second half to rally back and build their own double-digit lead for the GLIAC win.
There was no better team to defeat to get back on track than the first place (RV) Governors State University. The Wave welcomed the Jaguars to town having dropped two straight, and in danger of sliding down the conference standings. The battle with GSU was just that, a battle. In an incredibly exciting game, the outcome came down to the final possession. A missed Wave shot, along with a blown double digit lead, allowed Governors State to walk away with a 69-67 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The girls’ basketball teams had a very busy holiday break. From the freshmen to Varsity teams they played a total of nine games while we were away. The Varsity defeated Logansport in the opening round of the Twin Lakes tournament. Unfortunately they lost close games to Penn, Mount Vernon (Fortville), Cathedral, Portage and East Chicago. Their record is now 11-8 and 3-2 in the DAC. The JV went 3-2 defeating Penn, LaPorte, and East Chicago and losing close games to Carmel and Portage bringing their record to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the DAC.
A 23-2 run to end the first half proved to be the decisive blow as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures in an 83-72 victory Saturday afternoon at the ARC over Southern Illinois. The win was the first victory for the Crusader men’s basketball program within Missouri Valley Conference play.
Welcoming a Roosevelt team that is receiving votes in the national NAIA DII polls, the Calumet College of St. Joseph women's basketball team knew they were in for a tough challenge. Even then the team was not prepared for the inside presence that the Lakers would use throughout the game. RU scored 32 points in the paint, and 23 Lady Wave turnovers spelled defeat 69-39 Saturday afternoon at the Rittenmeyer Center.
Purdue Northwest softball coach Niki Stansell has announced the recent signings of five players for the 2018-19 season. All five incoming players will enter PNW as freshmen next fall. Three members of the incoming class hail from the state of Indiana with one coming from Michigan and another from Illinois.
A free throw by sophomore Lukas Vilkovsky (Kosice, Slovakia/Get Better Academy) with less than a second to play helped seal the deal as the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team made history Saturday capturing its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win, 55-52, over Northwood University (Mich.) at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Complex in Westville, Ind. Senior Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) led the Pride with a game-best 17 points shooting an impressive 7-for-12 from the field in the victory.
The defending State Champion VHS Gymnastics team opened the 2018 season with a 110.1 to 106.475 victory over Crown Point last night. Consistency was key as the Vikes scored over 27 on all events. The highlight of the event was Beam, as Jenna Algozine (9.45), Lizzy Wilson (9.425), and Rachel Moneta (9.325) swept the top 3 places.
Senior Ellie Michalski (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Purdue Northwest women’s basketball team captured an impressive 62-57 road win over University of Indianapolis in non-conference NCAA Division II action Saturday afternoon at Nicoson Hall in Indianapolis. After leading 34-33 at the break following a tight first half, the Pride never trailed over the final two periods building their lead as high as 10 points in the fourth quarter.
After coming off a four game road trip in which they did not't secure a win, the Calumet College of St. Joseph women's basketball team was looking to close the year out right. CCSJ welcomed Kalamazoo College to the Rittenmeyer Center for their last action of 2017, and did just that. The Lady Wave limited their turnovers, while three scored in double digits, as the Crimson Wave took the game on a last second shot 69-67 in Whiting.