NOVEMBER 27, 2018 / Lady Trailblazers coast to road win
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- It took the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball
team a little over a quarter to get going Tuesday night before coming
away with a road victory.
The Trailblazers led 17-16 after the first quarter of play before
coasting to a 99-53 win over the Lindsey Wilson Junior Varsity team.
VU improved to 7-3 on the season after its second win of the season
over Tuesday night’s hosts.
Freshman Fess Hawkins paced five Trailblazers in double-digits
scoring with a game-high 19 points in the win.
The Trailblazers started to click on cylinders in the second quarter,
outscoring Lindsey Wilson 30-8 for a comfortable 47-24 lead at the break.
“They gave us a little different look with their lineup and what they
did compared to the first time we played them so it took us a little
bit to adjust,” VU coach Harry Meeks stated. “They played us pretty
tough there in the first quarter and we gave up some easy baskets. But
I thought once we made the adjustments, everyone played extremely
well, especially there starting in the second quarter.”
The VU offense put up 31 more points in the third period to put the
game away, leading 78-41 heading into the final 10 minutes of play.
“I thought the team got better and better as the game went along,”
the Trailblazers veteran coach said. “This was a good game for us as
we were able to get a lot of our younger kids some added playing time
to see what they can do and everyone gave us positive minutes.”
Ivanda Hudjakova scored a season-high 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Freshman Reeva Hammelman scored a career-high 17 points in addition
to three rebounds, two assists and five steals. Hammelman’s previous
career high was 16 points which she reached in the first two games of
Jaynice Stovall and Jhala Henry rounded out the double-digit scorers
for VU with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Stovall added five assists and six steals, while Hawkins added three
rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots.
Grace Yocum tied her season-best with eight points in the win.
“Grace has really been working extensively down in the post and also
in the weight room,” Meeks said of his reserve post player. “I thought
she gave us a lot of positive minutes when she was on the floor
tonight. You could tell all her hard work really paid off.”
The Trailblazers return to action on Saturday. The Trailblazers play
host to Rend Lake, inside the P.E. Complex at 5 p.m.
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