CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Indiana basketball team fought back from a 13-point first-half deficit to take the lead in the second half, but Demetri McCamey's buzzer-beating floater was the difference, as Illinois (14-8, 6-3 Big Ten) topped the Hoosiers 72-70 on Saturday. Verdell Jones III scored 22 points in the defeat for Indiana (9-11, 3-5).
"We had a great week," head coach Tom Crean said. "It's a shame to be in a situation where we did so many things right against a great team and it comes down to that last shot. There's so many plays where you can look in a game that changed the game, but this was one where it came down to the last shot, and Illinois made it."
edging Huntington University (15-9, 4-6) in overtime back on December 5, the
Lancers of Grace College (14-10, 4-7) continued their winning ways over the
Foresters by handing them a 78-72 loss in today’s Mid-Central Conference action. After trailing 28-31 at half-time,
Grace out-scored the Foresters 50-41 in the second half to earn the
Elliot Smith topped all scorers in the game with 21 points. Joining Smith in double figures for the
Lancers was Duke Johnson with 17 and David Swanson with 12. Swanson also took team-high honors with
15 rebounds. Kellen Zawadzki led
Huntington with 27 points. Caleb
Kennedy took team-high honors with 9 boards.
Komets players Matt Syroczynski and Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock will join Bob Chase and Blake Sebring for a book signing and autograph session at Komet Kuarters 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Copies of Chase's book “Live from Radio Rinkside” and Sebring's “Tales of the Komets” and “Legends of the Komets” will be on sale.
Wednesday night was Senior Night for the boys and girls
swimming teams. In front of a
standing room only crowd, thank you to all, the boys (6-5-1) defeated Marion 97
to 77 behind the first place efforts of the 200 Medley Relay team of Dan Scher,
Skyler Ruschhaupt, Chris Royer, and Shaun Marion. Also Ruschhaupt won the 200 Free, 100 back, and 400 Free
Relay. Scher won the 100 Fly, 100
Breast, and 400 Free Relay. Marion
won the 200 IM and 400 Free Relay.
Royer won the 50 Free and 100 Free and Casey Dubuc won the Diving. Great Job.
Fort Wayne, IN — The Komets announced Thursday that right winger Mitch Woods is expected to be back in the Fort Wayne lineup Friday night when the Komets host the Quad City Mallards at 8pm.
Woods, 23, has been practicing with the Komets the past couple weeks and will see his first action of the season. He skated 12 games last year with Cincinnati of the ECHL (1 goal, 3 points, 41 penalty minutes) after appearing with the Komets his rookie season 2007-08 scoring 15 goals, 36 points and 297 penalty minutes and capturing the IHL Turner Cup Championship playing all 13 post-season games (1 goal, 6 points, 28 penalty minutes).
Still plenty of great seats available for all upcoming Komet home games. Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office and online atwww.ticketmaster.com. Single game ticket prices for 2009-10 remain the same as last season, ranging from $8.00 to $20.00 for seniors and adults and starting at $6.00 for children. The Komets offer discounts on group tickets sold at the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way. For more information visit the Komet office, call 260-483-0011 or visit the Komets' website at www.komets.com.
Friday nights are Marathon Nights! Fans can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer with two fill-ups, good for all Friday night Komet home games. Fill Up Cards are available at participating Marathon stations.
After Friday night's home game against Quad City the Komets are idle Saturday but travel to Port Huron to face the Icehawks Sunday at 5pm. This weekend's Komet games are expected to be aired on WOWO Radio AM 1190 with Bob Chase calling the action. Komet games are also webcast free at www.komets.com Comcast KometCast.
Varone placed on waivers.....The Komets also announced Thursday that forward Rick Varone has been placed on waivers. The center appeared in 23 games this season scoring a goal and six points. Varone skated his rookie season last year with the Komets scoring 23 goals and 55 points in 75 games and was named to the 2008-09 IHL All-Rookie Team. Varone was a member of the 2009 Turner Cup Champion Komets appearing in all 11 playoff games scoring two goals and eight points.
Listen to a replay of Sports Night. Our guest include Blake Sebring (the other hockey guru), Asst. Sports Editor for the News-Sentinel will talk Komets Hockey; Justin Cohn (the other other hockey guru) and Pro Sports Coordinator at the Journal-Gazette might give us a ring as he prepares to head to South Beach and cover the Colts and the SuperBowl and finally, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, co-host of "Going the Distance" and Komets rookie will have his weekly take on just about everything.
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01.27.10 - After falling to Taylor University (13-8, 5-5) earlier in the season, the #23 Foresters (15-6, 6-3) evened up the series with a convincing 79-60 win over the Trojans.
Playing some of their best ball of the season, the Foresters got everyone involved early as four of the five starters put points on the board in the first five minutes of play to give HU the early 14-4 lead. As both teams settled in, things evened up as the first stanza saw four ties and eight lead changes. Despite four starters saddled with foul trouble, the Forester bench provided quality minutes as the half closed with a 5-0 run to give HU the 31-27 lead at intermission.
FILL the BUS – Want to have that old school feeling back? Any student, parent, fan wanting to ride the fan bus to the
boy’s basketball game on Saturday to Northfield can sign up or call by Friday
in the athletic or front office.
The bus will leave at 6:15 PM from door 28 at the high school. Take a night off from driving and let
HCCSC do the driving for you. It
does not cost you anything to take advantage of the FAN BUS.
The Varsity girl’s basketball team lost to FW South Side,
61-48. Leading the way was Liesl
Davenport and Kayla Schenkel with 13 points apiece. Schenkel went 4 for 8 from the field, collected 6 offensive
rebounds, and 3 steals. Taylor
Foley had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Huntington University men’s basketball team will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers
awareness weekend on Saturday, January 30 at the University’s Merillat Physical
Education and Recreation Complex when they host the Lancers of Grace College at
3:00 p.m. Coach Ty Platt and his staff will wear sneakers instead of dress
shoes with their usual game attire to demonstrate their support for the
American Cancer Society’s fight to save lives from cancer. To show support of Coach Platt’s effort
in the fight against cancer, fans are encouraged to wear sneakers to the game
After having the weekend off, the Huntington University Foresters (15-8, 4-5) opened their second round of MCC play with a 81-75 win over the Trojans of Taylor University (11-13, 2-8).
HU started the game red-hot, jumping to a quick 17-2 lead five and a half minutes into the contest on 8-for-10 shooting. It was apparent the Foresters were energized by the return of Tyler Shively who capped off the run by knocking down a three. Both teams played even the rest of the half as the Foresters headed into the locker room up 40-25. Huntington turned in a solid first half offensive performance by shooting 53.3% from the field, 67% behind the arc (6-for-9), while limiting their turnovers to just six.
Join Fort Wayne Komets rookie forward Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock, the former sports announcer and voice of Neumann University Eddy Darrah and current play by play legend for Neumann University JJ Jordan tonight from 7-8 PM Eastern Time as they talk about Komet hockey, pro sports and what they do in their free time. Justin Cohn, Hockey Guru from the Journal-Gazette will be the special guest tonight.
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