Five Hoosiers Reach Double-Digits as IU Beats UIndy, 76-41
Nov. 6, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Five Hoosiers reached double-digit points as the Indiana women's basketball team ended exhibition play with a 76-41 win over the University of Indianapolis in Assembly Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis led IU with 16 points and nine rebounds. Senior Hope Elam scored 15 points off the bench, and sophomore Aulani Sinclair, juniors Danilsa Andujar and Alisha Goodwin each netted 11 points apiece in the win.
"I said to the team after the game ended that sometimes a game can be won or lost in first five minutes and I thought that Whitney (Lindsay) brought such energy out there defensively to create that synergy for our team that we ignited in such an enthusiasm that we took the lead and never looked back," said IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "I think our team is still getting better offensively, and as I want to make this an offensive team this year, our team is predicated on our defense and I thought we did a tremendous job of communicating defensively to create our offense."
The Hoosiers jumped out to an 18-8 lead, with 14 of those points coming from Davis and Lindsay in the first five minutes of the game. A layup by UIndy's Katie McIntosh cut into IU's momentum, but the Hoosiers came right back and used a 23-9 run to increase their lead to 41-19, with 3:51 to go in the half. A 3-pointer by UIndy's Samantha Meissel stopped the Indiana run, but the Hoosiers maintained a double-digit lead at the break, 43-26.
Indiana kept building on its advantage in the second half, leading by as many as 36 en route to the 76-41 win.
Davis made 7-of-11 from the field and added three assists and two steals. Elam sank 5-of-9 from the floor, including two 3-pointers. Lindsay recorded seven assists and four steals.
The Hoosiers held the Greyhounds to just 27.1 percent (13-of-48) shooting from the floor and forced 25 turnovers, while outrebounding UIndy, 40-38.
Indiana opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 12, at Ball State at 7 p.m. ET.
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