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14 wins in a row for Vincennes University women's basketball

VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 with a 75-43 Region 24 victory over Shawnee on Saturday at the P.E. Complex.

VU's defense limited the Saints to 24 percent shooting (13-55), and three field goals in the second half.

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Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored a career-high 24 points. She hit 9-of-15 shots, reaching the 20-point plateau for the fifth time this season.

Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) contributed 16 points and sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Hawkins, who is fourth in the NJCAA Division I with 14.3 rebounds per game, was just under her average with 14 boards. She also leads the NJCAA with 68 percent shooting. She hit 3-of-7 shots Saturday.

Sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) produced eight points, four steals and three assists in the first half.

Sophomore Grace Yocum (Frankfort, Ky.) scored a season-high nine points on 4-of-4 shooting in just 13 minutes of play.

VU Coach Harry Meeks says. . .

“We gave up some points on drives in the first half, but we got that squared away with about 6-7 minutes in the first half. "(At halftime) I wanted to see how well they shot from outside, so we mixed a zone and man and that helped us.

"Amani is just a heady player. She knows all of our offenses, all of our defenses and she's controls the ball. We’re not the same team when she's not on the floor."

“We got good contributions off the bench, and that was good to see.”

Notes

  • The honorable mention Trailblazers are 17-3 overall and 8-0 in Region 24.
  • In their winning streak, the Blazers have defeated all 14 opponents by 15 points or more.
  • VU had a 47-25 rebounding advantage, helping it to take 13 more shots (82-69) and 15 more free throw attempts (24-9).
  • After playing three games in five days, VU has a week off from games before returning to the court Jan. 22.
  • Sharisa Kimble was the only double-figure scorer for Shawnee (7-6, 2-4) with 12 points.

Next up

VU plays host to Kaskaskia at 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 in a Region 24 game at the P.E. Complex.

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MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter

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