It was a busy day for sports on the Saint Francis campus, with mixed results for the Cougars.
Carsen Edwards broke out of a shooting slump to score 23 points, and No. 14 Purdue got its fourth straight victory, 73-56 over Illinois on Wednesday night.
After a couple postponements, Northrop finally got to hold its big signing celebration for six of its senior student-athletes.
Another night, another tournament title for Indiana Tech. The Warrior men followed the lead set by the women on Monday night, as Indiana Tech traveled to Cornerstone and returned with a 72-61 win, and a new trophy.
The Warriors can check off another goal from this year’s list. Indiana Tech defeated Aquinas 57-41 on Monday night, capturing the first WHAC tournament title in program history.
The Indiana Tech women’s and men’s basketball teams won WHAC tournament semifinal games on Saturday.
Another local football standout joins the latest recruiting class at Saint Francis. Bishop Luers right tackle Sam Garretson celebrated his signing at USF Friday evening at the Hutzell Center.
The Indiana Tech men outscored Lourdes by 14 in the second half, storming back to win 82-73, and advance to the semifinals of the WHAC tournament.
Mike Daum had 38 points, which pushed him past Oscar Robertson for the No. 10 spot in NCAA’s Division I career points, and South Dakota State rallied to beat Purdue Fort Wayne 92-83 on Thursday night.
Head coach Niecee Nelson has returned to the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team.
A strong third quarter effort helped Indiana Tech create some distance on the scoreboard, as the Warriors took out Northwestern Ohio 64-53 in the first round of the WHAC tournament.