Women's Basketball

    Indiana Earns Win in Home Opener Over St. Bonaventure

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Hope Elam
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Hope Elam
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 15, 2010

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Hope Elam led the Hoosiers with 15 points to set the pace for a 50-44 win over St. Bonaventure in IU's home opener for the 2010-11 season. Two other Hoosiers (2-0) also notched double figures with senior All-America candidate Jori Davis netting 13 points and sophomore Aulani Sinclair added 10. Davis also added four steals along with six rebounds, a block and a steal. Sinclair was 4-of-6 from the field including a pair of 3's beyond the arc.

    The Bonnies (1-1) came out early to take a 15-8 lead midway through the first half. The Hoosiers responded finishing with a 19-3 run in the final 10:01 to take a 27-18 lead into the locker room. IU held St. Bonaventure to just 28 percent shooting from the field in the first stanza.

    St. Bonaventure tried to fight its way back cutting the lead to four twice, but Indiana's stellar defense prevailed as IU forced 25 Bonnie turnovers and just 32 percent shooting for the game. Seniors Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt each accounted for three steals, while junior Alisha Goodwin added two.

    "What a great team St. Bonaventure has, they are great team that is going to really help us learn how to be a better team later in the season," said IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "Even though we didn't play the best basketball, I really liked the fact that we did enough to win. We'll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day."

    Indiana will return to Assembly Hall on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET as it welcomes the University of Memphis to Bloomington. Thursday's game will be streamed live on with a cost of $2.99.

    Game Notes
    • With holding St. Bonaventure to 18 and 26 points in the first and second halves, respectively, Indiana has held opponents to under 30 points in 7-of-8 halves, including exhibition games this season. It's also the first time since Jan. 7, 2010 in a 50-48 win over Illinois, the Hoosiers have held an opponent to under 50 points for an entire game.

    • The Hoosiers forced the Bonnies into committing 25 turnovers. IU opponents have had 22 or more turnovers in three consecutive games dating back to last season.

    • Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis finished with 13 points, making it her seventh consecutive game scoring double-digits dating back to Feb. 8, 2010 when her streak started against Northwestern.

    • With the victory, head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is one victory shy of her 75th win at the helm of the Indiana program. Legette-Jack is 74-56 at Indiana with a career mark of 128-119.

    • IU's bench delivered again accounting for 23 points, marking the second straight game the bench has scored in double-digits this season.

    • With 12 steals against St. Bonaventure tonight and 13 on Nov. 12 in the win at Ball State, IU is averaging 12.5 steals for the season.




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