Quick Hits: Week of February 2-9, 2015

All the week’s sports action you might have missed

Ben Davis:

-Boys basketball team picked up a dominating win at Avon winning 54-40. Their record is now 14-5 and they face Lawrence North in a crucial MIC game on Thursday.

-Girls basketball team suffered two losses during the week: 57-39 against Hamilton Southeastern and 77-69 against the #4 team in the state — Homestead.

-The wrestling team advanced six wrestlers from regionals, earning a third place finish in the process.

-The Ben Davis Lady Giant swimmers placed fourth in sectionals at Decatur Central on Saturday. Junior Madison Cook and freshman Sarah Heffner each advanced to regionals and will dive tonight in Brownsburg.



-The Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team picked up two solid wins over DePaul and St. John’s over the week. Butler hosts No. 6 Villanova this Saturday.

-The IU Hoosiers men’s basketball team had two crucial Big Ten games this week — winning at home against Michigan and losing at Wisconsin.

-The Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team had a huge win over ranked Ohio State but lost later in the week at Minnesota.

-Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish men’s basketball team defeated Boston College only to take a bad 30 point loss to Duke later in the week — a rematch of Notre Dame’s huge win against Duke in January.

-The Pacers had a week of extreme highs, defeating the Pistons, Cavaliers (ending what was almost a franchise-record winning streak) and Hornets (with a game-winning shot). However, on Monday night, the Pacers fell two points short of the Spurs, giving Gregg Popovich his 1,000th win.

-The Colts signed two CFL (Canadian Football League) players this week: wide receiver Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, and offensive lineman Ben Heenan, former #1 overall pick in the CFL.



-Hall of Fame college basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on February 7 at the age of 83.