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November 23, 2006

Given to Fly: Young ISU women's team poised for upset on road

TERRE HAUTE — What appears to be the most talented freshman class that coach Jim Wiedie has ever brought to Indiana State brings a lot of poise to the table for a team that has no interest in comparing itself to last year’s 27-6 squad.

But there’s no doubt the Sycamores have more talent than last year’s team. And they could end up peaking at the right time, which last year’s team did not.

Six true freshmen and sophomore Annie Bankhead — basically a freshman having played sparingly during the second half of last season — make up a big portion of the roster.

Junior transfer Angela Phillips will be one of the keys to provide the stability that keeps this team from getting too high or too low throughout the season.

She’s also second to Leah Phillips (29.3 minutes per game) in minutes at 29 per game. The junior transfer from the University of Kentucky is the No. 1 point guard on a team full of point guards. Through three games, she’s averaging 13.3 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 turnovers, while hitting 9 of 11 from the free-throw line.

She’s also one of many 3-point weapons who make this year’s team much more capable of getting open looks at 3s and knocking them down than last year’s squad.

We’ll try not to do any more comparing to last season, but it’s hard to resist.

But Angela Phillips said after Tuesday’s game that if this team can match the intensity on defense, it will reach its potential … which is?

“I think we can win the conference,” she said. Having a year to watch the Missouri Valley’s teams, Angela Phillips said a couple weeks ago that she has a lot of respect for the league.

But none of those teams can match the Sycamores’ offensive firepower. But the shots won’t always fall with the regularity they have through three games of averaging a little more than 100 points per game.

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