Rushville Republican

December 10, 2013

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

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Wrestling: Rushville at Richmond, 6 p.m.

FIFA calls fan violence in Brazil ‘very sad’

SAO PAULO (AP) — As disturbing images of fans hitting each other are shown across Brazil, soccer’s governing body is downplaying the risk of violence inside stadiums during the World Cup.

FIFA is condemning the mayhem in the southern city of Joinville, where fan fighting halted a decisive Brazilian league match for more than an hour Sunday. Four people were hospitalized, including one person who was airlifted from the field.

FIFA says in a statement to The Associated Press that what happened was “very sad for Brazilian football” and “such incidents should not happen in any football stadium.”

The violence came only two days after FIFA held the draw for the World Cup with an extravagant ceremony in a resort in northeastern Brazil.

No. 16 Purdue overpowers IPFW in 91-70 win

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Courtney Moses scored a game-high 26 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 16 Purdue overpowered Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne in a 91-70 victory on Sunday.

KK Houser contributed 15 points and Whitney Bays had 13 for the Boilermakers (6-2), while Liza Clemons added 11 points and made it a double-double with 10 rebounds. Purdue shot 54 percent from the field, including 8 of 18 from 3-point range, and missed just one of its 20 free throws.

IPFW (4-6) battled back in the first half after a 16-3 Purdue run to trail by just five points at the break, 40-35. The Mastadons closed the gap to three early in the second half before Purdue began pulling steadily away to lead by as many as 27 points heading into the final minutes. The Boilermakers out-rebounded IPFW 35-22.

Amanda Hyde led IPFW with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Butler rolls past North Dakota, 79-64

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eleven players saw action Saturday night for the Butler Bulldogs as they faced North Dakota, but when the final buzzer sounded there was no doubt that it was the Kellen Dunham show at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Butler cruised to a 79-64 win.

The Bulldogs took control with a 33-6 run over a 10-minute period that spanned halftime and ended with 15:14 to play and Butler up, 54-16.

“Today I thought we were ready to play,” Butler coach Brandon Miller said. “We had a number of different guys to step up in the game and played a really good basketball game for about 25 minutes, 26 minutes.”

The run began when Dunham answered a 3-pointer by North Dakota’s Cole Stefan with a three of his own. It was the 6-foot-6 sophomore’s second three in as many processions.

“It is a sense of relief to know that if we are in a slump that we have a guy like Kellen to knock down a big shot to get our energy back,” Butler junior Khyle Marshall said. “It is hard to bounce back from an offensive slump when the (other) team is going on a run. With guys like Kellen knocking down the big shot it puts a lot of life back in the offense.”

During the opening 10 minutes, as Dunham and the rest of his Bulldog cohorts were marred in a 5-of-17 shooting slump, North Dakota was able to keep the Bulldogs in sight, even holding a slim one-point lead with 10:32 to play in the half

That’s when Butler was able to find its stroke and closed the half by shooting 8-of-13 to pull away.