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October 23, 2012

COLLEGE SPORTS: IU Southeast ranked No. 6 In NAIA

NEW ALBANY — The IU Southeast men’s basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the 2012-13 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll which was released Tuesday.

The Grenadiers finished last season with a 26-8 record and were ranked No. 13 in the final poll of the season.  They defeated University of Saint Mary 77-67 in the opening round the of NAIA tournament before falling to Davenport University 80-52.

IU Southeast opens its season on Oct. 30 when the Grenadiers travel to the University of the Cumberlands.  The 2012-13 home opener is Nov. 7 against St. Catharine. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Grenadiers start fast in three set win

NEW ALBANY — The IU Southeast volleyball team jumped out to an early two-set advantage and staged a tremendous comeback to win the third set to dispatch Cincinnati Christian University 3-0 Tuesday night.

The Grenadiers (16-11, 7-2 KIAC) defeated the Eagles 25-15, 25-19, 27-25.

IU Southeast came out strong early in the match, winning the first two sets convincingly.  But in the third set the Grenadiers were down 21-13 before scoring 14 of the final 18 points in the match, including seven in a row to take a 24-23 lead. Jade Troutman had six kills in the final frame to help pull out the win for IU Southeast.

Troutman had a match-high 11 kills while Sara Schum added 10 and P.J. Cockerell had nine.  Cara Barkes and Heather Hammonds had a team-high seven kills for CCU, which dropped to 14-12 and 4-3 in KIAC play.

Stephanie Bradshaw had 37 assists for the Grenadiers.

IU Southeast returns to action on Oct. 30 when they host Asbury at 7 p.m.

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