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The Journal Gazette

Friday, December 08, 2017 10:10 pm

College basketball

Hot shooting paces IPFW women


The IPFW women’s basketball team’s 70.8-percent shooting was almost historic and undoubtedly instrumental in helping it defeat Eastern Illinois 93-77 on Friday at the Gates Center.

The Mastodons made 34 of 48 shots for the second-best shooting percentage in program history. The only time they’ve shot better was back on Jan. 23, 1992 when they made 36 of 50 (72 percent) against IUPUI.

IPFW’s performance Friday was the third-best by any Division I team this season and the best by one against another Division I team.

Five IPFW players scored in double figures, led by De'Jour Young’s career-high 23 points and game-best seven rebounds. Hannah Albrecht had 19 points. Anna Lappenküper added 14, Kierstyn Repp 11 and KeShyra McCarver 10.

Lappenküper also had a career- and game-best seven assists, as the Mastodons (3-6) pulled away from a 43-41 halftime lead with a 28-13 third-quarter run.

Eastern Illinois (1-7) was paced by Grace Lennox’s 21 points, as her team made 30 of 62 shots (48.4 percent).


PURDUE 95, VALPARAISO 49: At West Lafayette, Lamina Cooper had 17 points, Dominique Oden had 15 and Ae’Rianna Harris had 15 for the Boilermakers (6-4).

Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin had 14 points and five assists for Purdue, which had lost its previous two games.

Valparaiso (3-4) was paced by Meredith Hamlet’s 19 points.

It was the first meeting between the teams since a Crusaders' victory in 2008. Purdue is now 11-1 all-time against Valparaiso, including a 7-0 record at Mackey Arena.


TRINE 89, WISCONSIN LUTHERAN 52: In Angola, Langston Johnson made 9 of 14 shots, including 8 of 13 from 3-point range, and totaled 26 points for the Thunder. Pete Smith added 19 points and eight rebounds.

Trine (3-4), which got seven points and 10 assists from Jalen Paul, led 42-23 at halftime.

Wisconsin Lutheran (1-6) was paced by Chase Nowak’s 26 points on 8-of-21 shooting.