November 26, 2007
Baines nets GLVC honors
Senior forward Jasmine Baines
(Jeffersonville, Indiana) has been named the GLVC Player of the Week after leading the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team to a pair of victories last week.
She is the first USI women's basketball player to earn the conference's weekly award since Tiara Brown in January of 2006.
Baines started the week with a 25-point, nine-rebound performance in USI's 92-65 victory over the University of Central Missouri. She also recorded five blocks and was 9-of-12 from the field to help the Screaming Eagles post their second win of the season.
She finished the week with a 23-point, six-rebound performance in the Eagles' 84-72 win against the University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky). Baines went 6-of-9 from the field in the second half to help USI turn a one-point halftime advantage into a 19-point cushion late in the contest.
For the week, Baines averaged 24.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. She shot 60.0 percent (18-of-30) from the field and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe (12-of-16) to help the Eagles to their first 3-0 start since the 2004-05 season.
Baines leads the GLVC in scoring (23.3 points per game) and blocks (2.7 blocks per game). She is tied for seventh with a team-high 7.0 rebounds per contest.
USI, which is looking for its first 4-0 start since starting the 2000-01 season with 10 straight victories, opens GLVC play Saturday when it travels to Owensboro, Kentucky, to take on rival Kentucky Wesleyan College (1-2, 0-0 GLVC). Tip-off is 5:15 p.m. at the Sportscenter.
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