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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:00 am

Area men

Cougars' home win streak ends

Journal Gazette

Bryce Lienhoop made 7 of 9 shots and totaled 19 points, but the Saint Francis men's basketball team lost 86-82 to Indiana Wesleyan at the Hutzell Athletic Center on Saturday.

With the victory, Indiana Wesleyan (22-6, 13-3) took over first place in the Crossroads League with two games to go.

Warsaw graduate Kyle Mangas led the Wildcats with 24 points. He made 5 of 10 shots. Fifteen of Mangas' points came during a 51-46 second-half run. Evan Maxwell added 17 points.

Saint Francis' nine-game home winning streak came to an end. The Cougars have lost six straight games to Indiana Wesleyan.

Lienhoop, who had 16 points in the second half, moved up to sixth on the Cougars' all-time scoring list with 1,753 points, passing Trey Eaton.

Chandler White had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Compton also had 16 points for Saint Francis (22-6, 12-4).

INDIANA TECH 87, NORTHWESTERN OHIO 60: At the Schaefer Center, Dylan Phair had 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting to lead the No. 5 Warriors (23-5, 15-3 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference). Darren Groves added 19 points. Willis Mackey Jr. scored 17 points to pace Northwestern Ohio (12-16, 5-13).

GRACE 84, SPRING ARBOR 78: At Spring Arbor, Michigan, Haden Deaton had 19 points and six rebound to lead the Lancers (11-17, 4-12 Crossroads League). Warsaw graduate Paul Marandet scored 26 points to lead Spring Arbor (19-9, 7-9).

MARIAN 95, HUNTINGTON 88: In Indianapolis, Wes Stowers scored 35 points as Marian (19-9, 9-7 Crossroads League) closed with a 53-38 run. Konner Platt scored 23 points and Mike Bush 22 to lead the Foresters (11-17, 7-9).

TRINE 76, ALBION 72: At Albion, Michigan, Myles Copeland had 37 points with nine rebounds to lead the Thunder (11-12, 7-5 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Pete Smith added 14 points.

HANOVER 86, MANCHESTER 74: In Hanover, Adrian Johnson scored 26 but it was enough as the Spartans (5-18, 3-13 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell. Cam Fails led Hanover (18-5, 13-3) with 32 points.