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March 17, 2014

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Boyts excels for U of Indy

GOSHEN — Junior Brooke Boyts is off to an excellent start this spring for the University of Indianapolis women’s tennis team.

The Fairfield High School graduate has a 4-2 singles record and a 5-1 doubles mark.

Among her singles wins is a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2) victory over Grace Hyde of Butler, an NCAA Division I program.

Boyts notched a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles and paired with senior Kasey Land for an 8-3 triumph at No. 3 doubles as the Greyhounds were 5-3 winners at Alabama-Huntsville.

Boyts was a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 singles winner in a 5-4 loss to West Alabama.

In an 8-1 victory over Ferris State, Boyts recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles. She teamed with Land for an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles.

Going into this season, the two-year letterwinner had an overall 16-9 singles mark and a 20-18 doubles record.

Boyts was an Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree in 2012-13.

Men’s Basketball

• Two former Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers came within one victory of making the NCAA tournament as their schools lost in their conference tournament championships.

Senior Karvel Anderson poured in 21 points as Robert Morris dropped an 80-71 decision to Mount St. Mary’s in the Northeast Conference finale. Anderson made 8-of-17 field goal attempts (2-of-7 from 3-point range) and 3-of-3 free throws. He also had four rebounds, an assist and a steal.

It was the third time in four years Robert Morris has lost in the tournament championship.

Senior Michael Kibiloski tossed in nine points as the IPFW Mastodons fell to North Dakota State, 60-57, in the Summit League championship. He was 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from 3-point range) to go with two rebounds.

The Bethel Pilots advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship quarterfinals at Point Lookout, Missouri, before a 76-70 loss to Midland ended the season. Senior Ryan Brenner (Mishawaka) scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Pilots (28-8). Bethel made it to the quarterfinals with a 67-64 win over College of the Ozarks as Brenner tossed in 24 points and snared nine rebounds. Brenner had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Bethel defeated California-Maritime 85-75 in overtime.

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