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VU women rout SWIC, 90-43, behind Dossett and King for 17th straight win

Sophomore guard Brooke Dossett hit five 3-pointers en route to 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team routed Southwestern Illinois College, 90-43, Wednesday at the VU P.E. Complex. It was the Trailblazers' 17th consecutive win and improved the VU record to 17-1 on the season.

In addition to Dossett's offensive production, NJCAA No. 23 VU also got a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Joshlynn King, 11 points (including a pair of treys) from freshman Milana Matias and 10 points from sophomore Kyra Tucker.

The Trailblazers jumped out to a 7-0 lead and then saw the visiting Blue Storm go on a 9-0 run to grab the lead early on. After a VU timeout, the Trailblazers took control and never looked back. VU held a 24-9 advantage after one quarter and extended the lead to 42-22 at halftime, thanks in part to a 7-for-11 performance from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes.

The Trailblazers held Southwestern Illinois to just seven points in the third quarter and enjoyed a 73-29 lead after three periods and led by as many as 54 with just less than 4 minutes to play before the final margin of victory.

VU shot 52 percent from the floor overall for the game (including 9-of-18 from 3-point range), while the Blue Storm hit only 14-of-53 field goal attempts (26 percent). Southwestern Illinois was only 5-of-23 in trey attempts. The Trailblazers were also aided by taking care of the ball. VU committed only nine turnovers and the Blue Storm was whistled for 26 miscues.

The Trailblazers will travel to Roane State in Harriman, TN, Wednesday for a 5 p.m. tip-off. VU will then make a trip to Shawnee in Ullin, IL, on Wednesday, Jan. 20.


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