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The Vincennes University women’s basketball team sports an 11-2 record, and the play of Shelby Parmer is one of the key reasons for the team’s success.

The 5-foot-4 sophomore guard, a Franklin graduate, led the Trailblazers in scoring (16) and assists (7), while grabbing five rebounds and making one steal in a 76-59 win against Des Moines Community College.

In a 70-54 win against Malcolm X College, she led the team with seven assists and two steals and added 14 points and two rebounds.


The Judson men’s basketball team (5-10) lost 73-58 to Northwood University of Florida in a tournament conducted at West Palm Beach. Keenan Wood played a team-high 34 minutes for the Eagles and had four assists and two rebounds.

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Indiana University wrestler Ethan Raley, competing at 141 pounds at the prestigious Midland Wrestling Championships at Northwestern, finished fifth in a field of 34 of the top wrestlers in the East and Midwest. The ninth-seeded redshirt sophomore won his first three matches, defeating Nebraska-Kearney 12-6, Eastern Michigan 11-2 and Grand Valley 8-7 to advance to the quarterfinals, where he lost 15-4 to the No. 1 seed and eventual champion from Edinboro, Pa. In the wrestlebacks, he pinned a Wisconsin opponent, won 8-1 against Northern Illinois and lost 11-9 to the No. 3 seed from Iowa before winning the fifth-place match 5-2 against Northwestern.

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Joel Cox and Garrett Mack are members of the Ball State football team (10-2), which will play in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The Cardinals’ opponent is Arkansas State, co-champions of the Sun Belt Conference. The game can be seen at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.

The Anderson women’s basketball team (1-10) lost 71-44 to Washington and Jefferson in the first game of the State University of New York (SUNY) Lehman tournament before earning its first win of the year, a 71-60 defeat of Old Westbury. Shelby Shaffer had 12 points (4 for 11, 1 for 6, 3 for 4), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes in the loss and 14 points (4 for 11, 0 for 2, 6 for 6), four steals and a team-high seven rebounds in 36 minutes in the win.

Nikky Moan had three points (1 for 3, 1 for 2), two rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes in 8-3 Elmhurst’s 76-74 women’s basketball loss to Loras.

Katie Lucaites had two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes in 5-5 Oberlin’s 56-44 women’s basketball loss to Middlebury.

The Manchester women’s basketball team (6-4) lost 83-70 to Olivet and won 42-40 against Albion. Kelcey Daugherty had two rebounds in 14 minutes in the loss and three points (1 for 1, 1 for 1, 0 for 0) and one rebound in six minutes in the win.

The IPFW men’s basketball team (10-5) lost 90-68 to Eastern Kentucky. Joe Reed had two points (1 for 2, 0 for 1), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in 19 minutes.


Deauna Evans had nine points (4 for 5, 1 for 2), four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes in 8-6 Marian’s 73-60 women’s basketball loss to Aquinas.


Haley Howard had four rebounds in 12 minutes in 5-7 Butler’s 61-59 women’s basketball loss to Marquette.

Michaela Harris had three rebounds for the IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (6-5) in a 92-63 loss to IUPUI.

Mitch Meador had one solo tackle for the Cincinnati football team (9-4) in a 39-17 loss to North Carolina in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. Send ideas for the College Update column to rmorwick@dailyjournal.net.

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