News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 19, 2012

Laramie, Johnson help ISU post 6th straight win

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Freshmen Marina Laramie and Kasey Johnson posted career highs in scoring Tuesday night as the Indiana State women’s basketball team cruised to its sixth straight win of the season, a 69-35 victory over the Chicago State Cougars in front of 2,581 fans inside Hulman Center.

Indiana State (8-2) finishes the home portion of its nonconference schedule at 6-0, its first unbeaten home record outside of the Missouri Valley Conference since the 2006-07 season (3-0). The Sycamores are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak at home, dating back to last season’s 63-51 victory over Wichita State on Senior Day.

The Sycamores never trailed Tuesday, starting the game on a 13-3 run over the first seven minutes.

Indiana State led 39-15 at the half, taking advantage of 20 turnovers by Chicago State (1-10). The Sycamores turned those miscues into 14 points on the offensive end. Laramie led ISU with 13 points in the first half, matching her previous best output of the season against Belmont.

The Sycamores did not let off the pedal after the halftime break, opening the second period on an 11-2 run to push their lead to 33 points, at 50-17, on a fastbreak jumper by sophomore Jessica Valley.

Indiana State took its largest lead of the game on a 3-pointer from Anna Munn, putting the Sycamores in front 59-22 with 12:17 remaining in the game.

Laramie, a 6-foot-2 post player, led the team with a career-high 15 points off the bench, going 7 of 10 from the field. Johnson, a guard from Plainfield, added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists, career highs in all categories.

Munn (11) and sophomore Racheal Mahan (10) also went into double figures for the Sycamores, as Indiana State shot 28 for 63 (44.4 percent) for the game. The Sycamores forced 30 turnovers by the Cougars, totaling a 16-2 edge in fastbreak points and 23-6 margin on points off turnovers.

Indiana State closes out nonconference play on Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis to face in-state rival Butler. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. inside Hinkle Fieldhouse and will follow the Butler men’s basketball team’s game against the Evansville Purple Aces at 2 p.m.



CHICAGO STATE (35) — Williams 1-3 0-0, Murphy 1-1 0-1 2, Collins 3-9 6-7 12, Wilson-Stewart 2-2 1-2 5, Jones 1-6 2-6 4, Williams 2-8 1-2 7, Davis 1-4 0-0 2, Sanders 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 11-35 FG, 11-20 FT, 35 TP.

INDIANA STATE (69) — Mahan 3-6 4-4 10, Valley 3-5 0-0 6, Johnson 4-11 0-0 10, Whitley 3-5 1-2 7, Munn 4-11 1-2 11, Zurek 1-4 2-2 4, Laramie 7-10 1-2 15, Haskins 0-3 0-0 0, Rademacher 1-5 0-0 2, Franklin 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 28-63 FG, 9-12 FT, 69 TP.

Halftime score — ISU 39, CSU 15. Rebounds — CSU 27 (Williams 5), ISU 39 (Johnson 6, Mahan 5, Valley 4) Steals — CSU 11 (Jones 4), ISU 16 (Valley 4, Zurek 5, Whitley 3, Munn 2, Johnson 1, Mahan 1). Blocks —CSU 4 (Wilson-Stewart 2, Murphy, Watson), ISU 0. Assists — CSU 7 (Jones 3, Murphy 2, Collins, Davis), ISU 19 (Zurek 4, Munn 4, Johnson 4, Whitley 3, Franklin 2). Total fouls — CSU 15, ISU 17. Fouled out — none. A — 2,581.

Next — Indiana State (8-2) plays Saturday at Butler.