Southsider Voice correspondent
The women’s basketball team from the University of Indianapolis bowed out of the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament when losing 69-63 to Lewis on March 3 in St. Charles, Mo.
The game featured nine ties and 17 lead changes, with UIndy’s Princess German scoring 29 points to lead all scorers in her final collegiate game.
Coach Constantin Popa’s squad (10-20) reached the second round by defeating McKendree 60-47 March 28. German scored 22 points while hitting all 10 of her free throws; Sarah Costello added 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
The men’s team was bounced from the tournament March 4 by the St. Louis Flyers, who won 92-89 in overtime. UIndy now has a date against Ashland on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional in Somers, Wis.
Marian’s men’s team (19-12, 7-11 Crossroads Conference), mentored by first-year coach Carson Harris, ended its season Feb. 25 with a 70-63 loss to St. Francis in the conference tourney. Freshman Wesley Stowers scored a game-high 24 points; Nick Painter and Cliff Dwight added 17 and 11 points, respectively.
The lady Knights will play Milligan at 8:30 p.m. today in the opening round of the NAIA tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. The game will be aired on www.muknights.com/schedule/0/2.php.