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Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00 am

College Basketball

Ex-Bruins star returns to lead Louisville

Staff, news services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Northrop graduate Sydney Curry returned from injury to score 13 points, Noah Locke and Jae'Lyn Withers each added 10 points and Louisville beat Boston College 67-54 on Wednesday to end a three-game losing streak.

Both teams started cold, combining to make just 7 of their first 23 and 4 of 12 from the foul line.

Louisville (11-7, 5-3) warmed up to lead 30-28 at the break thanks to Withers, who came off the bench to make his first three attempts and finish 4 of 6 from the field with eight rebounds.

Curry, who missed Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh with an ankle injury, and Locke took over after halftime. They made consecutive three-point plays for a 44-37 lead.

Curry made all six attempts from the field and had seven rebounds.

Snider graduate Malik Williams had five points and eight rebounds for Louisville.

Makai Ashton-Langford had 22 for the Eagles (7-9, 2-4).

No. 12 KENTUCKY 63, TEXAS A&M 58: In College Station, Texas, Sahvir Wheeler scored 12 points to help the Wildcats (15-3, 5-1) extend their winning streak to four. The loss snaps an eight-game win streak for the Aggies (15-3, 4-1 SEC).

Fort Wayne native Keion Brooks scored seven points for the Wildcats.

INDIANA TECH 71, CORNERSTONE 65: At the Schaefer Center, with the game tied at 48 with 8:47 remaining, the Warriors used a 15-3 run to take control. Grant Smith scored 22 points for WHAC-leading Tech (16-6, 10-2), one of three Warriors in double figures, while Christian Rodriguez netted a game-high 28 for Cornerstone (13-8, 7-4).

Women

TOLEDO 58, BALL STATE 55: In Muncie, Hannah Noveroske's basket with 1:56 remaining put the Rockets ahead for good, handing the Cardinals their third straight loss and keeping the visitors perfect in Mid-American Conference play.

Chyna Latimer led all scorers with 18 for Ball State (9-7, 2-4 MAC), while Central Noble grad Sydney Freeman added 10. Noveroske finished with eight points for Toledo (13-3, 7-0).

INDIANA TECH 69, CORNERSTONE 36: At the Schaefer Center, the Warriors limited their foes to single-digit outputs in the third and fourth quarters to run away with the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference game. Emma Tuominen scored 14 points to lead for No. 17 Tech (19-2). Cornerstone (3-15, 1-9) shot just 19% (12 of 62).

SAINT FRANCIS 90, BETHEL 65: At the Hutzell Center, the Cougars jumped ahead 52-29 at the break, with Chloe McKnight scoring a game-high 19 points off the bench.

Elise Scaggs added 13 for Saint Francis (9-6, 3-3 Crossroads League), with Cassidy Crawford and Reganne Pate both scoring 12.


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