THE HERALD REPUBLICAN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM CONF. ALL MICHIGAN ST. 4-0 15-1 WISCONSIN 3-0 16-0 MICHIGAN 3-0 11-4 OHIO ST. 2-1 15-1 ILLINOIS 2-1 13-3 IOWA 2-1 13-3 MINNESOTA 2-2 13-4 INDIANA 1-2 11-5 PURDUE 0-2 10-5 NEBRASKA 0-3 8-7 N’WESTERN 0-3 7-9 PENN ST. 0-4 9-8 THURSDAY’S GAMES IOWA 93, N’WESTERN 67 MICH. 71, NEBRASKA 70 SATURDAY’S GAMES INDIANA 79, PENN ST. 76 MICH. ST. 87, MINN. 75, OT SUNDAY’S GAMES NEBRASKA AT PURDUE, 12 IOWA AT OHIO STATE, 1:30 ILLINOIS AT NW, 7:30 TUESDAY’S GAMES WISCONSIN AT INDIANA, 7 PENN ST. AT MICHIGAN, 8 COLLEGE BASKETBALL GEORGIA TECH................... 74 NOTRE DAME ........................69 IPFW .............................................82 SOUTH DAKOTA ST ..........75 KENT STATE ...........................86 BALL STATE............................. 74
Patriots pound Indianapolis FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game. The 250-pound back had four touchdown runs and New England kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback win to beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 Sunday night. Blount scored on three 2-yard runs in the first half, then burst through the right side of the line and rambled 73 yards into the end zone, where he placed the ball gently on the ground made soggy by a game-long rain. He finished with 166 yards on 24 carries. On the next series, Luck threw his third interception and the Patriots capitalized with Stevan Ridley’s second touchdown run, a 1-yarder that finished the scoring with 11:12 left. The Patriots (13-4) will face the winner of the game Sunday between the Broncos and Chargers. It will be in Denver if the Broncos win, and New England will host it if the
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill (15) pulls in a touchdown pass over New England cornerback Alfonzo
Chargers win. The Colts (12-6) never led. Blount joined Ricky Watters, who had five
Dennard, right, during the first half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday.
touchdowns for San Francisco on Jan. 15, 1994, as the only players with four or more in a playoff
game. And the six rushing touchdowns by the Patriots tied the 49ers’ total in that game for second most in
playoff history. Blount’s big rushing performance came two weeks after he ran for 189 yards and returned two kickoffs for 145 yards in a 34-20 victory over Buffalo in the regular-season finale. Billed as a matchup between quarterbacks — long-time great Tom Brady and second-year star Luck — the Patriots’ leader was content to hand off while Luck threw an interception on his second pass and never found consistency. He threw two touchdown passes to LaVon Brazill but also threw four interceptions. Luck threw three interceptions a week earlier but led the Colts from a 38-10 deficit early in the third quarter to a 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game. The Colts trailed 21-12 at halftime against the Patriots and cut it to 29-22 on a 35-yard pass to Brazill with 5:01 left in the third. The Patriots dominated the rest of the way.
IU edges Trine win in attack mode Penn St. BY KEN FILLMORE email@example.com
SATURDAY’S GAMES CHICAGO...............................103 CHARLOTTE ...........................97 DETROIT.................................110 PHOENIX...............................108 BROOKLYN .............................96 TORONTO.................................80
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ANGOLA — Trine University’s men’s basketball team had more STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) offensive punch than — Indiana coach Tom Crean Adrian and showed it in issues periodical reminders to his defeating the Bulldogs players about his disdain for corner 69-59 in a Michigan 3-pointers. Intercollegiate Athletic Austin Etherington provided Association game at an exception in the late going on Hershey Hall Saturday Saturday against Penn State. afternoon. The little-used sophomore “We have to attack, forward collected himself after a attack, attack,” Thunder pump-fake and drilled a 3-pointer coach Brooks Miller from the spot Crean despises the said. “We’ve got to do most, giving the Hoosiers the lead that, and that’s why for good in a 79-76 comeback we create angles in our victory over the Nittany Lions on offense in everything that Saturday. we run. I love the way Etherington, averaging just we responded after the 1.6 points per game coming in, Hope game.” missed a layup in his only other A bigger Flying shot during the game but did not Dutchmen team, led hesitate after getting one Penn by 6-foot-10 center State defender out of the way with Nate VanArendonk, a well-executed fake, then pulling blocked 10 Trine shots up as another Nittany Lion ran at in their 75-61 home him with arms outstretched. win Thursday night in “I felt good,” Etherington said, Holland, Mich. The “and I felt it was the right shot.” Thunder did not have One that propelled Indiana any shots put back at (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) to the biggest them by the Bulldogs rally of Crean’s six-year tenure. Saturday. The Hoosiers trailed by 15 points But Adrian showed some fight to comeback in the first half but avoided the against Trine in the program’s first 0-3 start in the second half despite being Big Ten in three years behind Etherington’s gutsy shot and in transition and being six free throws over the final 50 offensively limited. The seconds. Bulldogs lost their best “I’m proud of the way we player Eric Lewis before responded to the adversity of the the season began to a game,” Crean said. “We grew up. season-ending injury, but We played with real confidence. have received a spark SEE HOOSIERS, PAGE B3 from fifth-year senior
Trine University’s Todd Watkins goes up for a shot as he is fouled by Adrian’s Rickey Jackson during the second half of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s college basketball game Saturday afternoon at Trine’s Hershey Hall in Angola.
Wes Reed in his final season of eligibility. The Thunder (8-5, 1-1
MIAA) built a 15-point lead early in the second half. Adrian (4-9, 0-2) cut
that deficit down to five at 44-39 after Ben Rodak converted a three-point play with 10 minutes, 24 seconds to go. Trine answered with a decisive 11-0 run, capped on a driving dunk by Tyler Good with 6:23 left that made it a 55-39 game. There was a four-point possession in that flurry as Good and Todd Watkins each made two free throws in between a flagrant foul by Bulldog Drew Torey. The Thunder’s aggressiveness was evident in ther free-throw shooting advantage over Adrian. They made 28-of-34 charity tosses while the Bulldogs only went 12-of-17. Sophomore post player Jared Holmquist led Trine with 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. He had 40 points and 15 rebounds in the Thunder’s first two MIAA games and that productivity is more a product of his assertiveness than anything else according to Miller. “Jared is as attentionworthy as Good and Will (Dixon). When Jared makes a conscious effort to attack, we’re a better basketball team,” Miller said. “We need three playmakers, and Jared is a playmaker.” SEE THUNDER, PAGE B3
Levitz leads PH through WN Super Duals FROM STAFF REPORTS
LIGONIER — Prairie Heights wrestler Doug Levitz led the Panthers on an undefeated run through the West Noble Super Duals in high school wrestling action Saturday. Levitz, the Panthers’ 145-pounder, was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler in the 10-team event held in Ligonier. The Panthers went 5-0 on the day and Levitz also assembled a 5-0 individual record while pinning all of his opponents. Lane Waite (138) also went 5-0 for the Panthers and had three pins. Kade Gerbers (182-195) went undefeated on the day and had two pins. Prairie Heights coach
Brett Smith said he was very happy with his team’s performance at West Noble. “We’ve had kind of a tough stretch lately,” he said. “We went to Mishawaka and didn’t place there and then went to New Haven and went 1-4. It’s been a tough schedule. But this was a big step in the right direction, especially with conference and sectional tournaments coming up.” The hosting Chargers also had a good day, going 4-1. West Noble had three grapplers go undefeated on the day: Taylor Grim, Chandler Hyndman and Oscar Reyes. Also, three others earned 4-1 records: Cameron Francis, Keaton Taylor and Johnny
Hernandez. West Noble lost its only match to Bremen, while defeating Michigan City, White Pigeon, Caston and Wapahani. Central Noble won two matches and lost three. The Cougars defeated Michigan City and Bremen. Prairie Heights recorded victories over Central Noble, Whitko, Bremen, Jimtown and Caston. The Lions are ranked ninth in Class 1A, followed by the Cougars. The Panthers also had a few junior varsity wrestlers in action at West Noble. Nick DeLancey (145-152), Andrew Aguilar (152) and Tyler Christman (170) each went 3-0 on the day with three pins to lead Heights.
Kade Gerbers, top, won all five of his matches on the day to help Prairie Heights win the West Noble Invitational Saturday.
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