February 16, 2002
USI completes regular season sweep of Indianapolis
@#11 University of Southern Indiana (21-5, 14-4 GLVC): 76
University of Indianapolis (13-10, 9-9 GLVC): 63
The University of Southern Indiana womenís basketball team completed a regular season sweep of the University of Indianapolis, 76-63, Saturday night at the Physical Activities Center. USI raises its record to 21-5 overall and 14-4 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while Indianapolis falls to 13-10 overall, 9-9 GLVC.
Trailing by eight points five minutes into the first half, the Screaming Eagles used a 13-4 run to take the lead for good at 19-18. USI led at intermission 42-33 and outscored the Greyhounds 34-30 in the second half.
Three of USIís five seniors led the way in the Eaglesí victory, combining for 30 point. Senior forward Casey Hughes (Bicknell, Indiana), senior center Michelle Irwin (Louisville, Kentucky), and senior guard Jasmine Moore (Chicago, Illinois) dropped in 10 points each. Hughes ended the ballgame with a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Overall, the Eagles were led in scoring by sophomore forward Jessica Stuckman (Quincy, Illinois). The All-American candidate had 19 points, 15 coming in the first half.
USI, which finished the year with a 12-1 home record, will finish the regular season and the GLVC schedule on the road. The Eagles will play at Bellarmine University Thursday, February 21, and Kentucky Wesleyan College Saturday, February 23.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information