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Ball State weekend sports: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s volleyball victorious

By Stan Sollars, IPR News | Published on in Ball State, Local News, Sports
Redshirt junior Jarron Coleman drives to the basket at Northern Illinois, Saturday. (BSU photo)

Both Ball State basketball teams had success on Saturday. The men’s team dumped Northern Illinois in DeKalb 87-69 to go 14-and-7 on the season, and 5-and-3 in the MAC.  Jarron Coleman led Ball State scoring with 20 points and dished out a game-high six assists.  Demarius Jacobs added 16 points and seven rebounds.  Mickey pearson, Jr. popped in 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Payton Sparks scored nine points and added a game-high 10 boards.  The Cards get back on the team bus for their next game, Tuesday night at Bowling Green.  Tipoff is at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.

The women’s team demolished Ohio in Athens, 78-to 58, handing head coach Brady Sallee his 200th win at Ball State.  The Cards lead the MAC with a 7-and-1 conference record, with a 17-and-4 overall tally.  Four Cardinals scored in double figures.  Anna Clephane was the top Cardinals scorer with 20.  Thelma Dis Agustsdottir contributed 18, Ally Becki and Marie Kiefer added 11 points each.  The Cards next game is at Worthen Arena on the Ball State campus Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when Northern Illinois comes to Muncie.

And the 8th-ranked Ball State men’s volleyball Cardinals swept both Queens University of Charlotte and Sacred Heart 3-0 on Friday night and Saturday, respectively.  The Cards are 4-and-2 on the season.  Next up: BYU visits Worthen Arena Thursday night and Saturday afternoon for two matches, this week.