Southsider Voice correspondent
The University of Indianapolis’ men’s and women’s basketball teams were knocked out of the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament last week.
The men (16-12, 12-6) fell to Wisconsin Parkside 97-82 March 2 and were led by Ajay Lawton with 20 points, Jesse Kempson, 18, and Roncalli graduate Jimmy King, 18.
Coach Stan Gouard will field an experienced squad next year as he isn’t losing any players to graduation.
The lady Greyhounds (17-14, 9-9) made it to the semifinals before being ousted 69-50 by Lewis (Ill.) on Saturday. Martha Burse scored 11 points to lead UIndy.
They opened the tournament by knocking off William Jewell (Mo.) 66-48 behind Burse’s 29 points. They also downed Southern Indiana by the same score. Leading scorers for the Greyhounds were Sydney Brackmyre and Burse, who each tallied 17 points. Nicole Anderson had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Sarah Costello came off the bench to chip in 10.
Coach Kristin Drabyn will only lose one senior, Nicole Anderson, who averages 14 points.
Over at Marian, the men’s team (14-16, 5-13 Crosroads Conference) has also finished its campaign. Curtis Green, a graduate of Perry Meridian, will return as a senior next season.
New coach Scott Heady was introduced at the women’s-St. Francis game Feb. 27. His current team, the Carmel High School boys squad, is very much alive and will face McCutcheon in regional action Saturday in Lafayette.
The lady Knights, coached by Katie Geralds, open defense of their 2016 NAIA title on Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa, where they play Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) at 1 p.m.