SPORTS SHORTS: Drake men drop record 17 3s in victory
DES MOINES — D.J. Wilkins had 19 points to lead five Drake men’s basketball players in double figures as the Bulldogs routed Kennesaw State 86-55 on Thursday.
Drake shot 17-for-29 from 3-point range, notching a new school record for made 3s in a game.
Jonah Jackson added 15 points for the Bulldogs. Garrett Sturtz chipped in 14, Anthony Murphy scored 11 and Roman Penn had 10. Sturtz also had six rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Murphy posted seven rebounds.
“It’s great to get the season started tonight,” said Drake second-year head coach Darian DeVries. “I thought the guys came out really energized at home.”
Tyler Hooker had 12 points for the Owls (0-2). Armani Harris added 10 points and seven rebounds. Terrell Burden had 10 points.
Drake (1-0) matches up against Cincinnati on the road on Monday.
Doyle his 1K as Hawkeyes topple FAU
IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle eclipsed 1,000 points for her career with a game-high 15 in the Iowa women’s basketball team’s 85-53 beatdown of Florida Atlantic in Thursday’s season-opener for both teams.
Doyle surpassed the milestone in the first quarter as Iowa led 19-15. The Hawkeyes were in front 57-44 going into the fourth quarter before outscoring the Owls 28-9 in the final frame.
Monika Czinano added 14 points for the Hawkeyes, Alexis Sevillian added 12, Gabbie Marshall had 11 points while McKenna Warnock added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
Crystal Primm led Florida Atlantic with 14 points and 10 boards.
The Hawkeyes host North Alabama next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. back inside Carver Hawkeye Arena.