Indiana Falls to Miami (OH), 77-72
Nov. 22, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio - The Indiana women's basketball team jumped ahead early, but Miami (OH) never relinquished the lead late in the game to top IU, 77-72, in Oxford on Tuesday night. Georgie Jones had her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jasmine McGhee led Indiana in scoring with 18 points and Aulani Sinclair added 11 points in her first start of the season.
Indiana (2-2) came out firing in the early going connecting on four of its first five shot attempts while using a 6-0 run capped by a Sinclair jumper to take an early 8-3 lead. The Hoosiers later built their lead to the largest of the half after a Sasha Chaplin layup and score, 15-7, with 14:31 left in the first half.
The RedHawks (3-1) came right back with an 8-1 run over a 5:08 span to take their first lead of the game, 17-16, at the 8:25 mark. Necole Sterling gave IU the lead right back hitting a jump shot with 7:58 remaining and the score, 18-17.
The teams traded points before Miami jumped ahead of the Hoosiers, 25-22. A jumper by McGhee and a drive and a lay in by Andrea Newbauer gave Indiana the lead again, 26-25. But that lead would be short lived as the RedHawks had the advantage heading into the locker room, 29-27.
Out of the break, Indiana recaptured the lead, 30-29, with a Chaplin field goal followed by a Jones free throw with 19:11 on the clock. The RedHawks did not trail for long as Miami scored on its next possession. MU would go on to lead for the remainder of the game.
Indiana pulled with two on separate occasions at 53-51 and 55-53, but four quick buckets and an eventual Miami 13-5 run gave the RedHawks a 68-58 advantage with 3:30 to play. The game turned into a free throw shooting contest from that point on as Miami held on for the home victory.
Newbauer finished with career-highs of eight points and seven assists. The Hoosiers shot 45.0-percent (27-of-60) from the field for the game, including 55-percent (11-of-20) in the opening stanza. Indiana lost the rebounding battle for the first time this season, 47-37.
Indiana will return home for another matchup with a MAC opponent and reigning WNIT champion, Toledo, on Friday, Nov. 25. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. ET at Assembly Hall.
Andrea Newbauer set new career highs with eight points and seven assists on the night. The sophomore also had two steals and a block.
Jasmine McGhee scored in double-figures for the third time in four games with 18 points. She also had six rebounds.
Georgie Jones tallied her second double-double of the season and the third of her career with 13 points and 11 boards. Jones shot 3-of-5 from the field and was 7-of-13 from the charity stripe.
Necole Sterling scored a career-best nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. She also had one block and one steal.
Aulani Sinclair scored in double-digits for the second-consecutive game with 11 points. She also added five rebounds in the effort.
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