College notebook: Patton makes his points for Grizzlies

Senior Nick Patton excelled for the Franklin College men’s track and field team at the Mount St. Joseph indoor invitational in Cincinnati. The former Greenwood athlete was part of the winning 4×200-meter relay that posted a time of 1 minute, 45.85 seconds, and was runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.10 seconds.


University of Indianapolis sophomore Emily Bonser had a top effort of 11.99 meters in the shot put to win that event at the UIndy indoor track and field classic. In the men’s shot put, Greyhounds freshman Dylan Mayhew won with a best of 14.67 meters.

Junior Nick Willham lost a 3-2 decision in his match at 197 pounds for IU wrestling in the team’s 28-6 home loss to 11th-ranked Minnesota.


Freshman guard Ashlyn Traylor scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made three steals for Radford women’s basketball in its 70-62 loss at High Point. She had six points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 68-60 loss at Longwood.

Wabash Valley College freshman Kuryn Brunson had 10 points and three boards off the bench in her squad’s 130-63 romp at John A. Logan College.

The Franklin College men’s track and field team took part in the Mount St. Joseph indoor invitational, with Drew McGaha and Eli Cochrane both part of the first-place 4×400 relay that clocked a 3:37.17. Individually, McGaha also won the 800 meters in 2:02.85.

Center Grove

Purdue guard Cassidy Hardin led the way with 14 points, four rebounds and two assists as the host Boilermakers downed Minnesota, 75-56, in women’s hoops.

Junior guard Claire Rake scored eight points off the bench for Truman State in its 80-63 loss at Drury.

Vermont senior guard Emma Utterback had eight points, seven assists and three rebounds as the visiting Catamounts handed host NJIT a 65-32 loss. She had 14 points, three boards and three assists in a 63-56 home win over Binghamton.

Bentley point guard Ella Thompson had five points, five rebounds and three assists in a 53-38 loss at Le Moyne College. The senior added 14 points and three rebounds in a 78-76 home loss to St. Anselm.

Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis totaled 31 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in leading the Hoosiers to an 82-69 win against visiting Michigan State. He had 25 points and 21 rebounds in the team’s 61-57 victory at Minnesota.

Guard Landin Hacker scored four points and made three steals for Bellarmine in its 69-49 loss at Lipscomb.

Indian Creek

Sophomore Luci Woodrum finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 11 minutes, 31 seconds for the Marian women’s track and field team at the John Gartland Invitational indoor meet.


Manchester University sophomore guard Logan Willoughby finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists in the Spartans’ 84-73 victory at Earlham. He then poured in 31 points to help lead the team to a 109-106 triumph at Transylvania.

Senior Carter Crowe had five points, two rebounds and two assists for Franklin College as it handed visiting Defiance a 67-40 loss.

Freshman guard Braylyn Clendenen hit a 3-pointer for Franklin College women’s basketball in a 62-49 win over visiting Defiance.

Greenwood Christian

Styles McCorkle scored five points off the bench and Champ McCorkle grabbed three rebounds as Wabash College men’s basketball won at Oberlin, 86-82, in overtime.

Sophomore Izzy Reed had three points and a rebound to help Indiana Wesleyan score a 75-61 victory at St. Francis, and three more points in a 75-60 win over Huntington.


Ball State guard and Greenwood resident Maddie Bischoff scored 10 points and had two assists and a steal as the Cardinals handed visiting Central Michigan a 71-62 loss in women’s basketball. She tallied a team-high 20 points to go along with four boards and two assists in BSU’s 89-66 win over visiting Akron.

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Mike Beas is the Daily Journal's veteran sports reporter. He has been to more than 200 Indiana high schools, including 1990s visits to Zionsville to profile current Boston Celtics GM Brad Stevens, Gary Roosevelt to play eventual Purdue All-American Glenn Robinson in HORSE (didn’t end well) and Seeger to visit the old gym in which Stephanie White, later the coach of the Indiana Fever, honed her skills in pickup games involving her dad and his friends. He can be reached at