Southsider Voice correspondent
Last week was a busy one for the University of Indianapolis’ men’s and women’s basketball teams as they participated in two double-headers.
The men (11-3, 5-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference) lost to Drury (Missouri) 77-65 and defeated Missouri Science & Technology 98-82 behind Roncalli grad Jimmy King’s team-high 16 points.
The team hosts Illinois Springfield at 7:45 p.m. Thursday and McKendree (Illinois) at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
The lady Greyhounds (4-12, 2-4) were defeated 86-80 by Drury before downing Missouri S&T. Their schedule is the same as the men’s this week, with start times two hours and 15 minutes earlier.
Marian’s men’s team (17-3, 5-3 Crossroads League) went 1-1 on the week, losing to Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) and defeating Goshen College 85-69 on the 19-point game of Franklin Central graduate Dion Smith, who added three rebounds, five assists and two steals.
The men will hit the road for games against Grace Jan. 19 and Taylor Jan. 23.
The No. 4 ladies (17-3, 8-0) defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene 82-34. As a spectator, I noticed that this amazing team has grown stronger. Roncalli graduate Kellie Kirkhoff had a team-high 16 points while adding three rebounds and two assists and two steals.
The Knights also defeated Goshen 77-65 for a two-game conference lead.
Known for its intensity on defense, as evidenced by not allowing a field in the fourth quarter of its past two games, the team is on the road today against Grace and Jan. 23 at Taylor.