USF Women Remain Unbeaten, Men Lose Close One At Home (VIDEO)

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

February 2, 2014 Updated Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 AM EDT

MARION, Ind. (21 Alive) - Top-ranked Saint Francis will stay on top in the Crossroads League and in NAIA Division II after posting a convincing 73-57 win at fourth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday.noon.

The Lady Cougars notched their 24th consecutive win without a loss this season, extending the USF record to start the season as well as the record for consecutive wins.

Skylarr Shurn finished with 28 to lead all scorers, while Brooke Ridley added eleven points and ten rebounds, along with six blocks

Jenelle Wilson and Jessica Harrison chipped in ten points each.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Wesleyan scored on eight consecutive possessions in the final five minutes and held Saint Francis 81-80 on Saturday.

The win by Wesleyan, coupled with Huntington's win over Mount Vernon Nazarene, creates a three way tie wth USF. IWU, and Huntington at 9-3 for the Crossroads League lead.

The Cougars, now 17-7 overall, resume play on Tuesday at home against Bethel, while Huntington plays at IWU.

Scott Kohne led USF scoring with 21 points followed by Josh Hogan with 20,

R.J. Mahurin led Indiana Wesleyan and all scorers with 30 points.

For highlights of both games click on the video icon on the screen above.

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