Boys Basketball

Shenandoah 84, Pendleton Heights 47The Class 2A No. 2 Raiders made the short trek west on U.S. 36 Friday night and defeated the host Arabians by 37 points to improve to 19-3 for the season.

Shenandoah was ahead 20-13 after one period, 41-26 at halftime, 63-37 after three quarters, and 84-47 at the end of the game.

The Raiders host MEC foe Union (Modoc) Wednesday evening for a varsity-only contest starting at 6:30 p.m.

Randolph Southern 55, Tri 44The Titans traveled to Lynn Saturday night and lost to the host Rebels by 11 points to slip to a record of 4-15 for the season.

Tri hosts Hagerstown tonight.

BSU falls to visiting Akron

Ali Ali led five double-figure scorers for Akron in an 88-79 win to sweep the season series from Ball State (7-11, 5-8 MAC). Ishmael El-Amin scored 20 points to pace BSU, while Brachen Hazen scored a career-high 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

— By Josh Rattray, BSU Athletics Dept.

Sports editor’s note: Because of the sheer volume of local high school sports over the weekend, a story about Saturday’s boys swimming sectional finals plus photos will be in Wednesday’s edition of The Courier-Times. Also, a story about Saturday’s New Castle boys basketball team’s game at Brebeuf Jesuit will appear in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper.