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Lady Blazers beat Brescia JV

VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season by defeating the Brescia University junior varsity team on Tuesday, 108-52 at the P.E. Complex.

The Lady Blazers, who are now 3-2 on the season, led by scores of 28-12, 50-19 and 79-38 at the quarter stops.

VU led by as many as 31 points in the opening half and enjoyed its biggest lead of the game — 56 points — on two occasions in the final minute of the contest.

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Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark), posted her second double-double of the young season, as she totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Five other Lady Blazers reached double figures. Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) topped the team with 21 points, followed by sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) with 14, freshman Gara Jorge Garcia (Galdar, Spain) with 13, freshman Elena Aznar Chamorro (Zaragoza, Spain) with 12 and freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) with 10.

VU held a 52-20 advantage on the backboards, as freshman Anete Bluma (Saldus, Latvia) added seven rebounds, freshman Ndeye Codou Ndour (Somone, Senegal) tallied six and sophomore Grace Yocum (Frankfort, Kentucky) had five.

Stovall topped the team with six assists, while Hawkins contributed four blocked shots.

All 11 players listed on the VU roster played at least eight minutes, and all scored at least one basket.

Notes

  • Freshman Macy Michels (Teutopolis, Ill.) made her first appearance of the season, after completing her VU volleyball season. In eight minutes of play, she made her only shot and grabbed three rebounds.
  • After turning the ball over 21 times in the first half, Brescia JV (0-2) finished with 28 miscues, compared to 15 for the Lady Blazers.
  • VU was sparked by a 14-0 run in the first half.

VU coach Harry Meeks says. . .

“I thought my girls played hard. We came back from playing two really, really tough teams. I think we’ve made some progress over the last two-and-one-half weeks.”

“We wanted to play good man-to-man defense and run the ball up and down the floor, and I thought we were able to do that.”

“I like to see the scoring spread out. Most of my success has come when a group of players carries us, instead of just one. I like that. We’ve got six first-year players on the team and all of them showed up pretty good tonight.”

Next up

The Lady Blazers will travel to Mount Carmel, Illinois to play in Wabash Valley College’s Warrior Classic Friday and Saturday. VU faces Moberly Area at 6 p.m. EST on Friday and plays Wallace State Saturday at 1 p.m.


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