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November 30, 2006

Eagles cruise to 30-point victory

at Southern Indiana (3-1): 86
Marygrove (4-4): 56
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EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team cruised to an 86-56 victory over Maryville College Thursday evening at the Physical Activities Center.

USI (3-1) shot a season-best 59.6 percent from the floor, including a blistering 66.7 percent in the first half, to post its third straight victory.

Katie Thiesenhusen

Michelle King

Senior guard Katie Thiesenhusen (Jeffersonville, Indiana) led the Screaming Eagles with 18 points and a career-high seven assists, while senior forward Michelle King (Columbus, Indiana) added 13 points and three assists.

The Eagles dominated the lane as they out-rebounded the Mustangs 44-36 and outscored the Mustangs 48-18 in the paint. USI also scored 25 points off 19 Marygrove turnovers.

Sophomore forward/center Brittany Neuman (Huntingburg, Indiana) and junior forward Jasmine Baines (Jeffersonville, Indiana) led the Eagles with six rebounds apiece. Baines finished with nine points, while Neuman added a career-best eight points.

Marygrove (4-4) got a game-high 20 points from freshman guard Shanaye Davis as well as 18 points and eight rebounds from junior guard Karmen Byrd. Junior guard/forward Amanda DeGain added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

USI opens GLVC play Saturday when it hosts Kentucky Wesleyan College (5-0, 0-0 GLVC) at 5:15 p.m. at the PAC. The Eagles lead the all-time series with the Panthers, 38-23, and are 11-2 against KWC since 2000.

Dan McDonnell,
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