Indiana Returns Home to a 69-58 Defeat to Saint Louis
Nov. 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana returned home to Assembly Hall to a 69-58 defeat to Saint Louis on Thanksgiving eve. Two Hoosiers scored in double-figures led by senior All-America candidate Jori Davis who finished with 17 points along with tying a career-best with four steals. Senior Hope Elam added 15 points and five boards.
The game started with both teams playing even to a 10-10 tie to start the first half. At the 11:00 mark, Davis sparked the Hoosier offense with a layup and 3-point field goal to make it a five-point advantage. Senior Whitney Lindsey and junior Danilsa Andujar kept the run alive with back-to-back layups. After an SLU bucket, senior Hope Elam hit from beyond the arc to cap off the 12-2 run to take a 22-12 lead with 5:43 remaining in the half.
The Billikens would not go away quietly to end the half as Saint Louis responded with a 16-1 run of its own over the next 2:52 to make the score 28-23. IU finished the half on a 5-0 spurt to take a 28-28 tie into halftime.
Saint Louis came out of the break strong with a 19-4 run to begin the half to gain a 47-32 advantage with 10:20 remaining. IU fought back to outscore the Billikens 16-7 over the next 6:39 to cut the score to 54-48 after an Elam three with 3:41 left in the game. The six point deficit was as close as the Hoosiers would come as SLU pulled away to a 69-58 victory in the final minutes.
Three Billikens scored in double-figures led by senior Lauren Woods with 15 points. Two Hoosiers set career-highs in the effort with Elam connecting on a career-best four three-point field goals and senior Andrea McGuirt grabbing six steals. The story of the game was rebounds at Saint Louis outrebounded IU 54-26.
Indiana returns to Assembly Hall on Sunday, Nov. 28 as Cleveland State comes to Bloomington. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game can be heard live on WHCC 105.1 FM.
- Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis continued her double-digit scoring streak finishing with 17 points. Davis has scored 10 or more points in every game this season and has an overall streak of 10 games in double-figures dating back to last season.
- Senior Hope Elam earned a starting spot for the first time this season and responded by scoring 15 points. It marks her fifth-consecutive game in double-figures. She also connected on a career-best four 3-point field goals, surpassing her previous best of three which she accomplished six times in her career at Indiana.
- Senior Andrea McGuirt had six steals in the contest, setting a career-high and eclipsing her previous mark of three steals against St. Bonaventure on Nov. 15, 2010. It also ties a Big Ten best for a single-game this season with teammate Whitney Lindsay.
- Junior Danilsa Andujar scored a season-best six points while shooting 3-of-4 from the field.
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