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Vincennes University women’s basketball secures win in high-tempo game against Rend Lake College

VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex.

The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first.

By the second quarter, it had become clear that Rend Lake was fit for a high tempo game against VU (23-4) and wanted to try its luck. The Warriors fought back to leave the score 58-29 at the half.

The second half saw VU sophomore Fess Hawkins continue the rebound hungry gameplay she is known for, Hawkins posted yet another double-double Saturday night.

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Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) posted yet another double-double with 22 boards and 24 points. Sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ken.) had 10 assists, seven steals, and 11 points. Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) put up 23 points on the night, with two assists, and four steals. Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) also managed to score 23 on the night, 12 of those points coming from three-point land, as well as four rebounds and four assists.

VU Coach Harry Meeks says. . .

“Well, I think what we’re trying to do with our basketball, is force a tempo and a style of play. Sometimes it can take us two or three minutes to get that going. Rend Lake are a team that’s improved quite a bit over the last three or four years. They’re going to play hard, and they’re going to play the whole game. No matter what the score is, you have to keep playing your hardest. Because if you stop playing ball, they’re just going to keep coming at you. It was a good win for us, they are the third ranked team in the district right now. You really have to respect them, because they have done well.”

“We have a game coming up on the road against Shawnee, and they gave us a real game here, so we’re going to have to play our best against them. We just need to come to play hard, and play our game.”

Notes

  • Sophomore Jhala Henry played all four quarters Saturday and put up 23 points for the Blazers on the night of her 21st birthday.
  • Sophomore Fess Hawkins remains ranked No. 1 nationally in total rebounds.
  • VU women’s basketball has two remaining games in the regular season, one home, and one away.

Next up

The Trailblazers play Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. EST.

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