TERRE HAUTE —
Illinois State snapped Indiana State’s four-game winning streak, also keeping the Sycamores’ women’s basketball team from moving into a tie for third place with the Redbirds in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Anna Munn finished with 16 points for the Sycamores, but the Redbirds held her scoreless for the final 16 minutes, 55 seconds of the game.
That and early foul trouble to 6-foot-1 sophomore Racheal Mahan and 6-2 Marina Laramie loomed large in the 63-54 outcome, coach Teri Moren and coach Stephanie Glance agreed.
“Their posts, perhaps, played a little bit tentative after getting into foul trouble. That probably was a big factor in the game,” said Glance, who got a career-high 17 points, 10-rebound performance from stalwart sophomore Brianna Puni.
Mahan, who had averaged a team-high 15.6 points in ISU’s last five games, got only one shot attempt in the first half and picked up her third foul with 4 minutes, 50 seconds on the first-half clock.
See Monday's Tribune-Star for more on the game.