Rangers score two wins over Southern Indiana
It may have been the single best night of basketball in UW-Parkside history; certainly the best since the university joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 1995. In short order, both the women's and men's teams beat nationally ranked opponents and pumped a shot of adrenaline into their seasons just three nights removed from tough home losses to Lewis University.
The evening opened with forward Jenna Endisch scoring 22 points in leading the Ranger women past the 23rd-ranked University of Southern Indiana 69-53. UW-Parkside (10-6, 4-4 GLVC) reclaimed the lead with an 11-0 run midway through the second half and never looked back, Southern Indiana fell to 13-3 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Details are available on the Ranger Athletics web page.
The nightcap was just as satisfying. The Ranger men defeated 10th-ranked Southern Indiana 77-68 to grab a share of the five-way tie atop the GLVC Eastern Division.
Resurgent senior forward Jeremy Saffold poured in 25 points and the Rangers (11-5, 6-2 GLVC) collected 26 points off USI turnovers to defeat the Screaming Eagles (13-3, 6-2 GLVC). UW-Parkside and Southern Indiana are joined by Kentucky Wesleyan, Bellarmine University, and the University of Indianapolis in first place. Check the Ranger Athletics web page for game details.Kentucky Wesleyan College, ranked No. 3 in the country before being upset at Lewis University Thursday night, is in town Saturday. The women's game starts at 1 p.m., the men play at 3 p.m. Both games are in the De Simone Gymnasium of the Sports and Activity Center.