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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Angie Janis' 20 points weren't enough to stop the struggles of the Creighton women's basketball team on Friday night.
The Bluejays dropped their 11th consecutive game as they fell 78-58 to Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Conference game before 4,263 at the Hulman Center.
Indiana State led by five points at halftime but started the second half on a 20-0 run to put the game away.
Creighton fell to 6-18 and 4-11 in the Valley. The Sycamores, who clinched a share of the league title with the win, improved to 22-3 and 14-1.
Janis scored her 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds and three blocks. But that was about the lone bright spot for the Bluejays.
Starters Kristi Woodard went 2 for 12 from the field and Ally Thrall finished 1 of 6 with six turnovers. Creighton shot 32 percent from the floor, including 7 for 30 from 3-point range, and committed 24 turnovers. Indiana State scored 24 points off those turnovers.
Stephanie Lisch led the Sycamores with 14 points, and seven of her teammates scored six points or more.
Creighton will face Illinois State on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. in Normal, Ill.
Newman tops CSM
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. - Chelsea Malone scored 19 points, but it wasn't enough for College of St. Mary to overcome Newman University in an MCAC women's semifinal Friday, with the Kansas school winning 65-64.
Katie Homan added 11 points for CSM (21-9). Newman (18-13) advanced to today's Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference final.
York stuns Bellevue
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. - York College upset Bellevue University, 70-69, in overtime in an MCAC men's semifinal Friday.
Andrew Ford and Nate Harris each scored 21 points for York (15-16) in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament game.
Bryce Johnson led Bellevue (24-7) with 19 points, Lucas Hough scored 17 and Joe Webb added 12 points.
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Tech's Sharp to retire
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp has known for the past couple of years that she was close to calling it quits.
On Friday, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame coach who won an NCAA title at Tech and turned the school into a perennial national power, made it official - she'll resign at the end of the season.
"It's not something that you do very easily, obviously," Sharp said.
Sharp's season has been marked by health problems and Tech dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time in more than a decade. Though a heart problem in January was "significant enough to get my attention," she said she told Tech administrators in October that this would be her last year. Sharp, 53, said her health is fine and she's "good to go."
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