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March 5, 2014

Gouard named GLVC coach of the year

INDIANAPOLIS — Danville native and University of Indianapolis coach Stan Gouard was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Coach of the Year on Tuesday.

Gouard led the Greyhounds to a 23-3 regular season record, it was the third straight year, the team won at least 20 games. Indy is also fourth in the nation in Division II in field goal percentage (.515), fifth in scoring offense (88.8 points per game) and 10th in turnover margin (+4.6).

Gouard has a 103-64 record in his six years at Indianapolis.

The Greyhounds start postseason play as the No. 3 seed in the GLVC Tournament in Evansville, Ind. Indy will play Bellarmine University in quarterfinal action on Friday at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Simpson’s career ends

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Former Champaign Central and current Purdue player Jay Simpson’s career is over because of the heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

“Obviously, this is very tough and upsetting news to take. You never want to see a young athlete’s career end in a fashion like this. Jay had a very bright future in our program and we are disappointed that he will not be able to continue his basketball career,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “We are very fortunate that our doctors were able to detect this condition early, which will enable Jay to live a long and healthy life.”

HCM has taken the lives of basketball players Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier.

Simpson played in 26 games with seven starts for the Boilermakers and averaged 4.3 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game while getting 15 assists, 12 steals and eight blocks.

Simpson is on course to graduate in May 2016 and will remain on scholarship at Purdue.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Fountain Central 42, Riverton Parke 33

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Mustangs advanced to the semifinals of a IHSAA Class 2A sectional with a win over the Panthers.

Fountain Central will take on Seeger in a sectional semifinal on Friday.

Paris 63, Clifton Central 60

WESTVILLE — The Tigers beat out Clifton Central in overtime in a IHSA Class 2A sectional semifinal at Westville High School.

Paris will await the winner of today’s St. Joseph-Ogden-Braidwood Reed Custer game in Friday’s championship game.

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