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BSU Women Win Again

AKRON, Ohio — The Ball State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 MAC) earned its second-straight road victory in Mid-American Conference action with its 74-61 victory at Akron (6-9, 0-4 MAC) Wednesday night in James A. Rhodes Arena.

Senior forward Moriah Monaco led all scorers with a game-high 23 points. Senior forward Frannie Frazier chipped in 16 points while teammates, junior guards Carmen Grande and Jasmin Samz each added 10 points on the night. The win marked the Cardinals fifth straight over the Zips.

Samz scored six of the Cardinals first 10 points after hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to give Ball State an early 10-4 lead over Akron at the 6:57 mark. Ball State had pushed its lead to 12 (18-6) with three minutes remaining, but Akron closed the quarter with an 8-2 run to cut the Cardinals lead to 20-14 heading into the second frame.

The Zips closed to within 35-34 at halftime, but Ball State grabbed a 51-44 advantage after three and took its biggest lead of the game at 74-54 with about two minutes remaining in the contest.

The Ball State women’s basketball team returns home Saturday to face Mid-American Conference East division leader Buffalo at 2 p.m. in Worthen Arena.

Boys Basketball

Shenandoah 41, Cowan 19 (9th)

The Raiders defeated the visiting Blackhawks Wednesday night by 22 points. Cowan led after the first quarter 10-6 but the Shenandoah defense held the Blackhawks under 10 points for the remaining three quarters.

Sean Sinzheimer led the Raiders with 11 points, Blake Surface added eight, and Josh Farmer had seven.

Shenandoah 46, Daleville 25 (9th)

The Raiders traveled north by northwest Monday night and defeated the host Broncos by 21 points.

After being tied at the end of the first quarter quarter, Shenandoah broke it open before the half with a 17-8 scoring advantage in the second period. in that period for the Raiders, Blake Surface scored nine points and Kam Graddy added seven.

For Shenandoah, James Stewart shared game-high scoring honors with Surface with 13 points on the night.

Junior High/Middle School Boys Basketball

Connersville 30, New Castle 28 (8th-B)

The 8th-grade Trojans traveled southeast to Fayette County Wednesday night and were edged by the host Spartans.

For New Castle, Bryce Jenkins led the team in scoring with eight points, Corbin Malott had seven, Aydan Petty five, Merrick Lawson and Sam Maddy three apiece, and Garrett Rusch had added two.

Today’s Sports Events

Boys Basketball: Blue River Valley at Randolph Southern 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Hagerstown at Winchester 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Centerville at Knightstown 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: New Castle at Greenfield-Central 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Union County at Shenandoah 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Cambridge City Lincoln at Tri 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: New Castle at Greenfield-Central 6 p.m.

Saturday’s Sports Events

Boys Basketball: Franklin County vs. Hagerstown at State Fairgrounds 12:40 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Northeastern at Knightstown 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: New Castle at Rushville 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Monroe Central at Shenandoah 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Blue River Valley at Randolph Southern 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Franklin County vs. Hagerstown at State Fairgrounds 11 a.m.

Girls Basketball: Northeastern at Knightstown 6 p.m.

Swimming: Muncie Burris at Hagerstown 10 a.m.

Swimming: Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet at New Palestine 11 a.m.

Wrestling: Blue River Valley at Tri Super Duals 9 a.m.

Wrestling: Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet at New Castle 9 a.m.

Wrestling: Shenandoah at Muncie Central Tournament 9 a.m.