Women’s college basketball
McBee powers Peregrines
The Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team led from start to finish in a 92-61 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at the Fitness and Recreation Center in Hammond.
Culver Community alumna Patrice McBee was one of six PUC players in double figures as she recorded 15 points to go with seven rebounds and a career-high four blocks.
The Peregrines shot 42.3 percent from the field, 47.8 percent from downtown and connected on 21-of-30 from the charity stripe. The Peregrines also tallied a season-best nine blocks, while finishing with 17 points off turnovers.
The team pushes their overall record to 9-4 and moves to 7-1 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with its eighth-straight victory, remaining in a first-place tie with Olivet Nazarene atop the league standings.
The Black and Gold will return to action today when they face Indiana South Bend in a CCAC matchup at 4:30 p.m. CST.
Men’s college basketball
Hodges and Wabash edge Hanover, 61-59
Plymouth grad Houston Hodges dished out six assists as Wabash claimed a narrow 61-59 home court victory over Hanover Monday night.
The sophomore point guard also finished with five points, four rebounds and a steal in the win.
Wabash shot 26-of-52 from the field and hit 7-of-17 3-point shots, and the Little Giants outrebounded Hanover 37-25.
Wabash improved to 3-5 with the victory and will travel to Franklin College on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Chargers close in loss to Illinois Valley
The Ancilla men’s basketball dropped a close match to Illinois Valley Community College at home Friday 75-65.
The Chargers gave up 20 turnovers and converted just 12-of-21 free throws in the loss.
Demetrius Adams tallied a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Jacob Frazier put up 15 points with five rebounds, and Aaron Bridge and Rosey Green each contributed 10 points for the Chargers.
The loss brings their record to 6-4 on the regular season. They will resume play Jan. 7 as the MCCAA regular season starts up when Ancilla hosts Jackson Community College.