Hoosiers Come Up Short Against Toledo
Nov. 25, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana fell to Toledo at Assembly Hall on Friday night, 69-58, despite Aulani Sinclair's career-high 23 points to lead all scorers. IU's Georgie Jones accomplished her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds, but the Rockets held on to earn the road victory.
Toledo (3-1) jumped ahead in the early going to lead Indiana (2-3), 13-3, with 14:25 remaining in the first half. Indiana then went to work, hitting three-consecutive free throws to start. Jones then hit a layup followed by a Sinclair 3-point field goal to make the deficit just two points, 13-11.
Jasmine McGhee later found an open Sasha Chaplin for a lay in to tie the contest. McGhee then capped off Indiana's 12-0 run getting a pass from Andrea Newbauer for a layup to give the Hoosiers their first lead of the game, 15-13, with 7:42 on the clock.
IU held Toledo without a field goal for a 9:04 span during the first half, but the Rockets caught fire just before the half, outscoring Indiana 14-3 in the final minutes to take the lead into the break, 36-24.
Indiana continued to trail the Rockets to begin the second half, but thanks to Sinclair hitting a layup while being fouled and then converting the free throw for the old-fashioned three-point play, IU trailed by just seven, 46-39, with 11:59 remaining. The Hoosiers defended well on the next Toledo possession, but came up empty on their own offensive end and the Rockets took the lead back up to 10 with a 3-point field goal and the score, 49-39.
The Hoosiers again surged back into the game when Sinclair hit a baseline runner at the 9:26 mark to cut the deficit to six, 51-45. But just as they had done all night, the Rockets found away to get their back up to double-digits. It was too much to overcome as Toledo will travel home with a win.
Sinclair shot 8-of-10 from the field while accomplishing her career-best scoring game. The junior captain went 2-of-3 from 3-point range and was 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Jones not only had a double-double performance, but she also collected a career-high five steals. Newbauer also achieved a career-best in the steals category with six for the game.
The Hoosiesr forced 25 Toledo turnovers with a season-best 15 steals on the night, scoring 29 points off of those Rocket mistakes. Toledo won the rebounding battle, 41-33.
Indiana will next take on Virginia on the road as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 1. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET from Charlottesville, Va.
Georgie Jones achieved her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 boards. The senior captain also had a career-high five steals on the night.
Indiana forced a season-best 25 turnovers tonight on the defensive end. It was the most turnovers forced by IU since forcing 27 Michigan State mistakes on Jan. 20, 2011.
Andrea Newbauer set a career mark with six steals on the night, doubling her previous high of three against Murray State on Nov. 14. The sophomore also had six assists.
The Hoosiers collected a season-high 15 steals for the game. The most for Indiana since IU had 16 steals vs. Michigan State on Jan. 20, 2011.
Indiana scored 29 points off of Toledo turnovers, exactly half of the team's total point output. It was the most points scored off of opponents' mistakes so far this season.
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