Hoosiers Defeat Southern Indiana, 93-49, in Exhibition Opener
Nov. 1, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Three netted double-digit points as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Southern Indiana, 93-49, in its exhibition opener in Assembly Hall on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Sophomore Haylie Linn led the Hoosiers with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers. Sophomore Jori Davis added 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and senior Kim Roberson scored 11 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers.
The Hoosiers and Screaming Eagles battled point-for-point for the first three-plus minutes of the first half before Indiana put together a 10-0 run that included three straight 3-pointers by Linn. A jumper by Ninette Evans stopped the Hoosier run, but a lay-up from freshman Danilsa Andujar ignited another IU run, this time 12-5, as the Hoosiers built up a 28-14 lead with 8:55 remaining in the half. A 3-pointer and a lay-up by USI's Taylor Miller cut Indiana's lead back to nine, 28-19, but the Hoosiers closed out the first stanza on a 16-3 run to head into the break with a 44-22 lead.
Indiana opened the second half on a 10-3 run to increase its lead to 54-25, with 15:37 to go in the game. The Hoosiers kept building on the early half run, increasing its lead to a 46-point advantage en route to a 93-49 win.
Senior Whitney Thomas grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, to go along with nine points, six assists and six steals in 30 minutes. Junior Jamie Braun led all players with seven assists and added four steals, while Roberson also came away with five steals.
The Hoosiers shot 54.7 percent (35-of-64) from the floor and sank 12-of-19 from beyond the arc (63.2 percent). IU also outrebounded the Screaming Eagles, 40-30.
Abby Williams led USI with 18 points on 6-of-9 shoot from the field, including five 3-pointers, and Miller added 11 points in the effort.
The Hoosiers will wrap up exhibition play on Tuesday, Nov. 4 when they host the University of Indianapolis at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall.
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