Southsider Voice correspondent
The men’s and women’s basketball teams from the University of Indianapolis split a pair of games last week as each squad lost to Lewis to before defeating Wisconsin-Parkside.
The men (19-6, 13-4 Great Lakes Valley Conference) lost to Lewis 101-89 Feb. 18, allowing more than 100 points for the second time in four games. They rebounded Saturday to defeat Wisconsin-Parkside 85-74 behind a career-best 36 points from senior Jordan Loyd, who was 15-of-18 from the field. The loss snapped the Rangers’ 32-game home winning streak in conference play.
UIndy’s lady Greyhounds (8-19, 6-11) lost 64-55 to No. 6 Lewis after trailing by 25 and closing the lead to 56-53 with 1:57 left. They defeated Wisconsin-Parkside 68-59 behind the 31 points of Princess German. Sarah Costello and Nicole Anderson added 17 and 15 points, respectively, in the win, which was clinched at the free-throw line.
Both teams close out their regular seasons at home today on senior night against St. Joseph’s. The ladies tip at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:45 p.m.
Marian’s team weren’t as fortunate as they each lost two games last week to close out their regular seasons.
The men (19-11, 7-11, Crossroads League) lost to Grace 68-56 Feb. 16 and to Goshen 75-73 Saturday in overtime. The Knights open the conference tournament against St. Francis at 7 p.m. today.
The ladies (25-5, 16-2), riding a 17-game winning streak, were defeated by Grace 64-59 Feb. 17 and Goshen 73-60 Saturday. They hosted Taylor in Tuesday’s first-round action of the tourney (result unavailable at press time).