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Local briefs: Saint Francis women stay undefeated; Indiana Tech splits

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Cougars now 27-0 on the season

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:34 am

Four Saint Francis players finished in double figures to pace the No. 1-ranked Cougars in an 84-66 victory over Spring Arbor on the road on Wednesday.

Senior Skylarr Shurn finished as the leading scorer with 24 points, while senior Jenelle Wilson added 16 and Brooke Ridley and Paige Frisch contributed 15 apiece.

Saint Francis improved to 53-6 when ranked No. 1 in NAIA Division II and is its 15th victory since becoming No. 1 this season. The 27 consecutive victories to start the season is a program record as well as the 27 straight wins overall.

The Cougars are 31-2 in Crossroads League regular season play over the last two years and has won 18 consecutive league games dating back to last year.

Saint Francis (27-0, 15-0) will host Marian on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Richmond, Indiana Tech women upset Cornerstone

Ulyssia Richmond had 26 points – including 20 in the first half – to lead Indiana Tech to an upset victory over No. 24 Cornerstone 79-68 on Wednesday night at the Schaefer Center.

The Warriors (16-11, 13-6 WHAC) jumped out to an early seven point lead but the advantage was trimmed to four at halftime.

The game went back and forth until midway through the second half when an 8-0 run pushed the lead into double digits.

Cornerstone (18-8, 13-6 WHAC) was never able to threaten much after that.

Rachel Kruse added 21 points for Indiana Tech and is now just 22 points shy of 1,000 points for her career.

Chelsea Carradine notched her 15th double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Indiana Tech travels to No. 2 Davenport on Saturday.

Indiana Tech men fall hard on Senior Night

Senior Antwan Cathey finished with a career-high 17 points and tied his career-high with eight rebounds, but Indiana Tech succumbed to No. 4 Cornerstone 76-57 on Wednesday on Senior Night.

The Warriors (15-12, 10-9 WHAC) hung at times with the Golden Eagles in the first half, but a late 24-7 run put Indiana Tech down 18 at halftime.

It did not get much better in the second half as Cornerstone's lead grew to as many as 35.

Cornerstone finished the game shooting 57 percent (32-of-56) from the field.

Tanner Watkins added 12 points in the loss.

The Warriors take on No. 9 Davenport on the road on Saturday at 3 p.m.