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Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers Keep Their Winning Streak Alive After Victory Over Owens Community College

Vincennes, IN – The VU Lady Trailblazers started their 2018 right where 2017 left off, improving their winning streak to 8 straight after an 80 – 59 win over Owen Community College.

In the first-half, the Lady Trailblazers fought back-and-forth with the Express over control of the lead. In total there were 6 lead changes and 5 times the score was tied in the opening two quarters. Vincennes ultimately ending the half with a 13-point lead over Owens. Sophomore Ladellia Maggett was the games leading scorer at half-time with 15 points and 6 assists. Freshman Ivanda Hudjakova was the team’s second-highest with 7. VU’s defense forced the Owens guard to commit 11 first-half turnovers, which helped the Lady Trailblazers shoot 46% from the field.

Vincennes continued to hold a lead throughout the second-half, even after being outscored by 4 in the 3rd quarter. Ladellia Maggett took control of the game in all areas of play, recording her second double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 assists. Maggett also brought in 5 rebounds and swiped 4 steals during the game. Freshman Janiya Davis also had an excellent night with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 blocks. The VU defense continued to force Owens into tough situations offensively leading to 19 total turnovers, while also only shooting 30% for the game.

Maggett and Davis were the only Lady Trailblazers to reach double-figures, but Ivanda Hudjakova ended up with 9 points, and sophomores Mykel Roth (8 points and 6 rebounds) and Claudia Stan (5 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks) played well all game.

Vincennes will return to action this Wednesday, January 10th when head on the road to face Southeastern Illinois as part of a men’s and women’s double-header. The Lady Trailblazers tip-off at 6:30 eastern. The next VU home game will be Saturday, January 13th, when the Lady Trailblazers face-off with Rend Lake College.

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