Sunday, December 14, 2003

Indiana St. downs UC women 57-54


Area colleges

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Erin Rhodes made a foul shot with the score tied and 58 seconds remaining to give Indiana State the lead, then grabbed the rebound off her own miss to clinch the Sycamores' 57-54 victory over Cincinnati Saturday at Terre Haute, Ind.

Rhodes called a timeout after snaring the rebound, and Lisa Verhoff followed with a pair of free throws for Indiana State (4-2).

Treasure Humphries attempted a 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining for the Bearcats (6-2), but Rhodes blocked the shot out of bounds. Valerie King attempted an off balance 3-pointer with five seconds to play, but it was off the mark.

Debbie Merrill scored 13 points and Anne Stephens had 12 for UC.

Miami 65, Butler 60

The RedHawks moved above .500 for the first time this season and extended their win streak to three games. Cindi Merrill finished with 15 points for Miami (4-3).

Northern Kentucky 82, Fayetteville State 67

Connie Myers scored 18 of her 23 points in the second half as the Norse won the championship of their Community Recorder Classic. Myers also had 11 rebounds and four steals for NKU (6-3), which is ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division II.

Thomas More 85, Mount St. Joseph 71

After splitting the series last season with their rival, the Saints completed a sweep of both games this season. Junior forward Carrie Clift, who entered the game averaging 5.5 points, scored a career-high 24 and had 10 rebounds for the sixth double-double of her career.

MSJ was led by Virginia Grace's 14 points and nine rebounds.

Men:

Manchester 90, Thomas More 77

Sophomore center R.K. Thurman scored a career-high 15 points, but Thomas More lost its third straight road game. Chad Wachs added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Saints.

Mount St. Joseph 80, Earlham 69

Paul Volkerding scored 22 points and Tom Luther had 18 to lift the Lions (6-1), who shot 50 percent from the field. Markous Jewett led Earlham with 19 points.




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