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Trailblazer women's basketball improves to 7-3

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had its best defensive effort of the season on Saturday, as it closed out the Sodexo Classic with a 105-32 win over the Indiana Tech junior varsity squad.

Previously, VU’s best defensive outing was in Friday’s 123-40 win over the Lindenwood-Belleville junior varsity team.

The Lady Trailblazers scored the final 10 points of the opening quarter to take a 26-9 lead at the stop. They continued to lead, 52-15 at halftime, and 77-23 after three periods.

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Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) hit nine of 16 shots on her way to scoring a game-high 21 points. However, Brown turned her ankle in the closing minutes of the game, and her status for upcoming games is unknown, according to VU Coach Harry Meeks.

Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) hit 10 of 16 shots and finished with 20 points, while sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) added 12. Overall, all 11 players on the VU roster scored at least four points.

Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Lady Trailblazers to a 45-23 advantage on the glass.

Stovall led the way with eight assists, while Brown was credited with six. Sophomore Jocelyn Thompson (Houston, Texas) accounted for the only block for the Lady Blazers, while Henry was credited with a team-high nine steals, and freshman Elena Aznar Chamarro (Zaragoza, Spain), Stovall and Brown all added three.

VU Coach Harry Meeks says. . .

“We were able to press and get to running up and down the floor a little bit. We were able to make them turn the ball over, which makes it a whole lot easier to score.”

“I wish that the competition had been a little better (this weekend). But everybody gets to play, and everybody gets to feel good about themselves. I just told (the players) that there won’t be any more like this. We had two of those this weekend, but from now on, the rest of them will be blood and guts.”

Notes

• VU (7-3) is four games above .500 for the first time this season. It is also on a season-high four-game winning streak.

• The Lady Trailblazers now 3-0 in home games this season. They’re 2-1 in away games and 2-2 in games played on neutral floors.

• The Lady Trailblazers forced the Lady Warriors into 31 turnovers, while committing 15.

• The Lady Trailblazers were good on 46 of 80 shots for 58 percent. The Lady Warriors made just 20 percent of their shots, connecting on nine of 46.

Next up

The Lady Trailblazers will travel on Nov. 26 to Carterville, Ill. where they’ll look to improve to 2-0 in Region 24 play with a game against John A. Logan.

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