Sports teams all win tourney titles

The swimming and diving team won the DePauw University Invitational, as the women finished with 838 points, far ahead of second-place Wittenberg University (693). The men tallied 805 points, 160 ahead of second-place Wabash College (645).

Sophomore Tracey Hendrickson won the 500 freestyle, the 200 free and the 1,650 free. She also was a part of the Bears’ 200 medley relay team, which broke the pool record by clocking a 1:51.01 in the event.

Sophomore Eric Triebe won the 100 breast, the 50 free and the 200 breast. His 50 free (21.23) and 200 breast (2:08.71) times were both good for NCAA “B” cuts.

The women’s basketball team won the Saint Mary’s College Roundball Classic title in Notre Dame, Ind. The No. 9 Bears defeated Calvin College, 79-40, Dec. 5. Sophomore Kelly Manning led the Bears with 16 points, seven re-bounds, five assists and four steals.

Junior Hallie Hutchens led three Bears in double figures with 15 points off the bench as WUSTL posted a 68-45 win over Saint Mary’s the next day. Hutchens, who was 6 of 9 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line, also pulled down seven rebounds and had two blocked shots in 21 minutes.

The men’s basketball team captured the 20th Annual Lopata Classic with two victories at the Field House.

In the Dec. 6 championship game, sophomore Scott Stone led three Bears in double figures with a career-high 16 points as the Bears defeated Illinois Wesleyan University, 65-61. Stone scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half as he nailed a career-high five three-pointers in the win.

In the first-round game Dec. 5, the Bears used a 17-1 run early in the second half to post a 76-59 win over Claremont-Mudd Scripps Colleges. Senior Barry Bryant led the Bears with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field. Junior Rob Keller added 11 points, while Stone had 10 points and five assists.

Bryant was named the Robert L. Brynes Most Valuable Player of the classic after averaging 12.5 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game.

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