#18 Purdue Calumet Sees Six Reach Double-Figures in 97-24 Win over CCSJ
Six different players reached double-digit scoring as the No. 18 Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team cruised to a 97-24 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over visiting Calumet St. Joseph Wednesday.
The Peregrines (18-5, 9-4 CCAC) jumped out to a 25-5 first-quarter lead and never looked back en route their third-largest margin of victory in program history. The 73-point win fell just short of Purdue Calumet’s 100-16 (84 points) win over Indiana Northwest during the 2002-03 season and the 107-11 (96 pts) win over Rosary in the 1982-83 campaign.
Junior Cassidy Deno (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central) led the way with her fourth double-double of the season with 23 points, 12 rebounds and six steals and classmate Dariyan Morris (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) added 14 points. Freshman Kaylee Hardy (Saranac, Mich./Saranac) crushed her career high in points with 13 on 3-of-6 shooting from downtown, fellow rookie Michaela Kikendall (Morristown, Ind./Morristown) added 12 points and sophomore Katie Wampler (Scottsburg, Ind./Scottsburg) chipped in 11 points and seven boards.
Sophomore Ellie Michalski (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) scored 10 points and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the free-throw line to round out the Peregrines’ leaders.
Purdue Calumet led 44-11 at the break thanks to 51.1 percent (20-of-39) shooting. The Peregrines shot 45 percent (36-of-80) for the game compared to 16.3 percent (8-of-49) for the Crimson Wave (1-22, 0-13). Purdue Calumet dominated in the paint, 38-8, and scored 34 points off 32 Calumet College turnovers. The Peregrines also won the battle on the boards, 53-31, aided by sophomore Jessica Kiser’s (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) nine rebounds and a career-high four from junior Katie Dominguez (St. John, Ind./Hanover Central).
Kiser chipped in seven points, four assists and three steals and Morris added four steals and two assists for the Peregrines, who also saw Dominguez score a career-high four points and three assists.
Brittni Kisul led the Crimson Wave with 11 points and teammate Geena Locicero added eight points and 12 boards in the setback.
The win marked the 10th-straight win over Calumet College for Purdue Calumet, who leads the all-time series, 23-4.
Purdue Calumet returns to action Saturday, when the Peregrines travel to Chicago to take on CCAC foe Roosevelt University.
Men's Basketball's Second Half Surge Falls Short vs CCSJ
The Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball team fell to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Calumet St. Joseph, 64-60, Wednesday night at the Fitness and Rec Center.
The Peregrines (9-13, 3-11 CCAC) were led by LaBradford Sebree (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo), who notched 22 points and six rebounds while Ryan Rader (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) scored 14 points and Chandler Spring (Covington, Ind./Covington) had 11 points on 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.
Calumet St. Joseph (16-7, 11-3 CCAC) jumped out to a 19-10 lead after a pair of three-point field goals by Tyler Gaedele.
A balanced scoring effort carried the Crimson Wave in the first half to a double-digit lead, heading in to halftime with a 35-18 lead over the Black and Gold.
The Peregrines stepped it up in the second period, cutting their deficit to seven points, 47-40, after a Marquette Muhammad (Chicago, Ill./Crete Monee).
Purdue Calumet would continue their comeback efforts, after a three-point field goal from Dayvohn Braxton (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) made it 51-49 in favor of the Crimson Wave with just under seven minutes remaining.
CCSJ would try to extend their lead in the final minutes, but another trifecta from Spring kept the Black and Gold within 2, 60-58, with 2:15 left in the game.
The Peregrines would miss some crucial free throws as the game winded down, with the Crimson Wave hanging on to come away with the 64-60 victory.
Josh Freeman led CCSJ with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting while Michael Brooks notched 11 points to lead the Crimson Wave.
The Peregrines return to action Saturday, Jan. 30, when they travel to Chicago, Ill. to take on Roosevelt University at 3:00 p.m. (CT).