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Trailblazers drop regular season finale

MT. CARMEL, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team fell behind by 11 points after the first quarter to No. 1 ranked Wabash Valley and never could recover Friday night.

The Lady Trailblazers dropped an 81-70 decision to the top-ranked and undefeated Warriors in the regular season finale for both teams.

With the loss VU finishes the regular season with a 21-7 record and had its eight-game winning streak snapped.

The Trailblazers did outscore Wabash Valley in the second half, 42-32 after being down 49-28 at the half.

Fess Hawkins recorded a double-double in the loss with 14 points and a career-high 22 rebounds.

Three other Lady ‘Blazers joined Hawkins in double figures in scoring.

Reeva Hammelman knocked down a trio of 3-pointers as she totalled 13 points, while Jhal Henry and Ivanda Hudjakova both added 12 points.

Hudjakova (8) and Henry (7) combined for 15 rebounds, while Hammelman came away with three steals.

Cristina De La Cruz recorded eight points and handed out four assists off the bench, while Jaynice Stovall scored six points.

VU finished the regular season in second place in the District P standings and will host a first-round district game Tuesday night inside the P.E. Complex.

Tipoff will be 7 p.m.

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The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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NJCAA spring sport cancellation

The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.

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