Sophomore forward Franko House blocks an opponent during the game against Bowling Green on Feb. 14, 2015 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO EMILY CUNNINGHAM
Ball State defeats Longwood in @EKUHoops Classic
In the second of three consecutive days of basketball for Ball State, the team got its first win in the @EKUHoops Classic at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 21 against Longwood, winning 78-67.
The win improves the Cardinals' season record to 2-2.
Junior guard/forward Ryan Weber made his debut this weekend for the Cardinals after a two-game suspension, leading the team in scoring with 17 points.
He was not the only one to step up for the Cardinals offensive attack.
Junior forward Franko House (14 points), senior guard Jeremiah Davis (9 points), senior forward Bo Calhoun (8 points) and sophomore guard Francis Kiapway (8 points) each contributed to notch Ball State’s second win of the season.
With Weber returning to the court for the first time this weekend, head coach James Whitford changed the starting lineup.
The starting spot was a role Whitford said Weber earned in the offseason. Whitford sent out the following five players: Naiel Smith (PG), Kiapway (SG), Weber (SF), House (PF) and Calhoun (C) for the opening tip-off.
The Cardinals will be back in action Nov. 21 to finish off their three-day trip to Eastern Kentucky as they play South Carolina State (2-2). Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m.