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Local briefs: Summit League honors IPFW's Hyde

Three hockey teams advance

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:01 am

IPFW guard Amanda Hyde was named the Summit League's women's basketball player of the week. It's her fifth such award this season and the seventh of her career.

The 5-10 senior guard led IPFW to a pair of wins last week. She had 32 points, three assists and two rebounds in a win over Western Illinois, then added 20 points, five rebounds and three assists in a victory over Omaha. She averaged 26 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the week while shooting 62 percent from the field and going 18-for-19 from the line.

Hyde set a Summit League record with 199 made free throws for the season. She led the Mastodons to the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Summit League tourney.

IPFW softball players Pugh, Kramer win awards

IPFW softball generated a pair of Summit League honors from catcher Dani Pugh and pitcher Miranda Kramer.

It's Pugh's first conference pitcher of the week award for the season and the second of her career. Kramer's Summit League player of the week award was her third of the season and the sixth of her career.

This is the third time this season IPFW has won both awards in the same week.

Pugh hit .467 with three home runs, two doubles and 14 runs batted in over five games of the Mercer Bear Classic. She had a three-run home run in three straight games. For the season Pugh is hitting .345 with four homers, four doubles and a team-leading 27 RBIs.

Kramer went 2-0 during the weekend tournament, plus had a save. She struck out 31 in 16 innings. That included a school-record 18 straights in a win over Marist. She added 11 in a 5-2 victory over Mercer, plus two more strikeouts while getting the save in the title game.

Kramer has the school record with 536 career strikeouts. That ranks eighth in Summit League history. For the season she's 7-3 with a 1.31 earned run average. She's struck out 104 in 64.1 innings.

IPFW went 5-0 to win the tourney title. It is 13-5 for the season.

Former Columbia City standout honored

Former Columbia City standout Cassie Vodde was named Summit League co-pitcher of the week after the IUPUI sophomore right hander threw a no-hitter against Wright State. However, she lost the game 1-0. She did have a 3-0 shutout win over Green Bay. In two games she allowed five hits and no earned runs while striking out five.

Three hockey teams advance

Summit City (Snider), Bishop Dwenger and Leo have advanced to the hockey high school state finals in Fort Wayne.

Summit City will play the Carmel Blue Icehounds on Saturday in Class 1A. Bishop Dwenger will play Evansville Saturday in Class 2A.

Leo is in the Class 4A finals against the Carmel Gold Icehounds.

Carroll, Homestead and FW Bruins did not advance.