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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 15: Regionals)

Another week of girls high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, February 12, with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week ...

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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 12: Feb. 5-10)

Another week of boys high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, February 12, with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 12: ...

Quad City goaltender C.J. Motte throws a pad out to stop a first period shot from Fort Wayne's Mason Baptista. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Mallards’ C.J. Motte steals a win from Komets

After scoring 70 goals over their last 12 games, the Fort Wayne Komets could have scored 10 more on Sunday, and probably would have against any other goaltender. Instead, Quad City's C.J. Motte stoned them, making 60 saves during regulation and overtime and then stopping all three shootout ...

Michigan State's Cassius Winston, left, and Miles Bridges celebrate following a 68-65 win over Purdue in a game Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 68-65. (By The Associated Press)

Bridges lifts No. 4 Michigan St past No. 3 Purdue 68-65

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 20 points, helping No. 4 Michigan State top No. 3 Purdue 68-65 on Saturday. The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a ...

Notre Dame's Matt Farrell (5) moves by Florida State's CJ Walker (2) during the second half of a game Saturday in South Bend. (By The Associated Press)

Farrell’s career-high 28 leads Irish guard attack in 84-69

SOUTH BEND — Matt Farrell scored a career-high 28 points to lead Notre Dame's potent three-guard attack in an 84-69 victory Saturday over Florida State. Rex Pflueger added a career-high 19 points and T.J. Gibbs matched him with 19 after a poor-shooting first half (2 of 12) as Mike Brey's ...

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson (1) in action during a game against Butler Saturday in Philadelphia. Villanova won 86-75. (By The Associated Press)

DiVincenzo, Brunson, No. 1 Villanova rally past Butler 86-75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trailing by double digits and missing two key starters, No. 1 Villanova was plummeting toward its worst week in five years. Donte DiVincenzo wouldn't let it happen. DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson had 27 and No. 1 Villanova bounced back from its ...

South Side's Shamari Tyson has her shot blocked by Sarah Howell of Zionsville during Saturday's Kokomo Regional championship. (By Justin Kenny of News-Sentinel.com)

PREP HOOPS: Saturday regional results/semistate schedule

Area girls' basketball teams will be looking to capture a regional championship on Saturday. Two wins gets you a title and a berth in the semistate round of the tournament. RELATED: All-SAC girls basketball teams announced This page will be updated throughout the day on Saturday with updated ...

Fort Wayne's Garrett Thompson celebrates Mason Baptista's first-period goal Friday night against Wichita. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

BLAKE SEBRING: Final third of conference race will be three-team sprint

The remarkable thing about Friday's Fort Wayne Komets game was how different it was from Wednesday's game. The opponent was the same, the Wichita Thunder, but they played a different style. "I liked our game," Komets coach Gary Graham said. "I thought Wichita made some great adjustments. You ...

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These Komets numbers are insane

Fort Wayne has won a season-high six in a row and 11 in its last 12 games, scoring 70 goals over those 12 games. The Komets have out-scored their last 12 opponents 35-13 during the third period, and they have scored at least four goals 12 games in a row. They’ve also won six of their last ...

Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) passes around Minnesota forward Michael Hurt (42) during the second half of a game in Bloomington Friday. Indiana won 80-56. (By The Associated Press)

TOM DAVIS: Indiana playing its ‘best basketball’ and it is impressive

If Indiana’s 10-point loss at Wisconsin in early January was a geographical location, it could serve as the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If how the Hoosiers performed Friday in walloping Minnesota 80-56 was viewed in the same way, first-year coach Archie Miller would soon be ...

Notre Dame Associate Head Coach Mike Elston speaks with the media Wednesday at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex in South Bend as part of the Fighting Irish program's National Signing Day festivities. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

In their words: Notre Dame coaches talk on 2018 Irish recruits

SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame completed its 2018 recruiting class Wednesday by adding six more student-athletes to the 21 previously signed in the early signing period in December. “It’s probably from an across the board depth standpoint on the back end of our defense and at the wide ...

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2018 Notre Dame Football Recruit Profile: Joe Wilkins Jr.

The Notre Dame football program got signed commitments from 27 players from 13 different states during the two “signing periods” this winter. News-Sentinel.com sports reporter Tom Davis has been writing on the Fighting Irish for nearly two decades and is taking a daily look at each ...

Concordia junior Carissa Garcia handles the ball during a November 7, 2017 game at Concordia against Bellmont. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

All-Summit Athletic Conference girls basketball teams announced

The Summit Athletic Conference announced their all-conference teams on Thursday heading into Regional weekend, featuring three conference teams. Conference runner-up South Side led the way with three players on the first team. Seniors Taniece Chapman, Mikeba Jones and Shamari Tyson all placed ...

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NS In-Depth: Wayne’s Dillon Redding

Since arriving at Wayne for his first season this school year, junior Dillon Redding has carried the threat associated with his family's name well. The middle of three Redding brothers, Dillon has kept up the sharpshooting legacy of brother Jacob by shooting 49 percent from three point range ...

Komets forward Gabriel Desjardins has scored five goals in the last two games. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets notes: Hockey debating injury status updates

National Hockey League coach Ken Hitchcock recently started a debate by deciding to disclose the actual injury information of players. Over the last 15 years or so, teams have described injuries with vague terms such as "upper body" or "lower body" or even "undisclosed." Before that, they often ...

Bluffton girls basketball coach Karl Grau talks to the team during practice on Monday. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Bluffton girls basketball focusing on fundamentals to restore tradition

No player on the Bluffton girls basketball team was alive the last time their program won a postseason title. It had to have made last Saturday’s 53-44 win over Canterbury that much sweeter. The Tigers scratched and clawed late in the game, holding on to the lead they built in the ...