College notebook: DeHart stars in a pair of Bethel wins

By Mike Beas | Daily Journal

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Bethel guard Jared DeHart scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Pilots to a 79-76 win at Spring Arbor. The former Indian Creek standout followed that up by scoring 27 as Bethel defeated Huntington, 96-89.

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Junior guard Spencer Piercefield had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists to help Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball to a 74-55 win at Marian. He dished out 10 assists and scored six points in a 90-55 defeat of Spring Arbor.

Indiana men’s basketball defeated Louisiana, 76-44, with junior Trayce Jackson-Davis finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. The Hoosiers then improved to 5-0 with a 70-35 victory over Jackson State; Jackson-Davis had 11 points and four blocks.

Junior Ben Nicoson scored three points for University of Indianapolis men’s basketball in a 90-41 victory over Ohio Valley.

Purdue guard Cassidy Hardin had three points, three boards and three assists in a 78-62 loss to Dayton. Hardin contributed 10 points and two assists as the Boilermakers responded with a 70-60 win over Marshall.

Junior Ella Thompson helped Bentley defeat host Ston+ehill, 62-51, with nine points, three boards and three assists.

Emma Utterback had four points, two rebounds and two assists for Vermont in its 55-51 loss to Navy.

Kansas State senior Russ Yeast finished with six tackles and broke up a pass in a 20-10 loss to Baylor.

Freshman receiver Trent Veith made five catches for a total of 18 yards as DePauw opened the Division III playoffs with a 26-21 win over Rose-Hulman. Senior defensive back Riley Roberts led Rose-Hulman with 11 tackles and a forced fumble.

Carson Steele rushed for 45 yards and made an eight-yard reception as Ball State football became bowl eligible with a 20-3 win over Buffalo.

Indiana State closed its football season with a 15-10 triumph at Illinois State. Sophomore defensive lineman Lucas Hunter had three tackles.

UIndy volleyball lost to Lewis in straight sets in a Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal. Emma Jones had six kills and three digs.

Indiana State volleyball closed the regular season with a loss at Missouri State and a win at Southern Illinois. Sophomore Ashley Eck had 14 and eight digs, respectively, adding four service aces in the SIU match.


Taylor volleyball player Sarah Scott has been named to the Crossroads League all-freshman team, finishing the season with 182 kills and 16 blocks.

Carter Crowe scored four points and grabbed four rebounds as Franklin College men’s basketball defeated Aurora, 89-79. Crowe had nine points, four boards and three assists in the Grizzlies’ 75-64 triumph at Centre.

St. Francis guard Sidney Crowe scored 18 points and had four rebounds in the Cougars’ 73-70 win at Goshen. She had six points and seven boards in a 67-59 loss to Mt. Vernon Nazarene.

Point guard Libby Baker had three points and three assists to help Franklin College past Principia, 62-59.


Franklin College junior Bayleigh Torrance finished with six points and three rebounds in a 69-56 loss to Oglethorpe. She had three points and eight boards in the Grizzlies’ 62-59 win over Principia.

Ball State linebacker Clayton Coll recorded 10 tackles as the Cardinals defeated Buffalo, 20-3.

Marian tight end Drew Byerly had an 18-yard catch as the Knights opened NAIA postseason play with a 21-17 victory against Southwestern College.