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January 19, 2014

MVC-leading Sycamore women win 5th straight

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Indiana State’s women remained undefeated in Missouri Valley Conference basketball on Sunday, posting a second straight lopsided road win by defeating Southern Illinois 63-44.

ISU is now 10-6 overall, 5-0 in conference play. It’s the longest MVC winning streak in coach Teri Moren’s career and first for the Sycamores since the 2008-2009 season.

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Racheal Mahan had 15 points each to pace the Sycamores on Sunday. Leading scorer Anna Munn only had seven points but had a game-high nine rebounds and four assists.

Six different Sycamores had two steals each as ISU forced 27 turnovers on its way to wrapping up a successful road swing that also included a 67-46 win at Evansville on Thursday.

The Salukis were quick out of the gate on Sunday, taking an 8-2 lead in the first three minutes.

ISU didn’t get the lead until a pair of free throws by Munn made it 11-10 with 13:39 left in the half, and a three-point play by Azia Washington put SIU back on top 16-14 with nine minutes left before intermission.

Munn’s 3-pointer assisted by Chelsea Small at 7:57 put the Sycamores ahead to stay at 17-16, but it was still a one-point game until ISU closed out the first half with a 9-2 run for a 31-23 advantage.

The Salukis came within six early in the second half and were still only down 47-40 with eight minutes to play, but then the Sycamores put the game away with a 16-2 run before SIU got the game’s last two points.

INDIANA STATE (63) — Munn 2-7 2-2 7, Laramie 2-5 0-0 4, Mahan 6-11 3-7 15, Abdul-Qaadir 7-16 1-5 15, Wittman 2-6 2-5 6, Small 1-4 2-2 5, Johnson 1-4 1-2 4, Zurek 0-2 1-2 1, Grier 1-1 0-0 3, Littleton 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Haskins 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-60 FG, 13-27 FT, 63 TP.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (44) — Washington 4-7 2-3 10, Pierre 3-10 2-4 8, Shores 2-5 0-0 4, Griffin 5-15 5-6 15, Goins 1-4 0-0 2, Courier 1-5 0-0 2, Nebo 0-1 0-0 0, Haynes 1-1 1-1 3, Corrigan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-49 FG, 10-14 FT, 44 TP.

Halftime score — ISU 31, SIU 23. 3-point shooting — ISU 4-12 (Grier 1-1, Small 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Munn 1-4), SIU 0-7 (Pierre 0-1, Corrigan 0-1, Goins 0-2, Courier 0-3). Total fouls — ISU 18, SIU 20. Fouled out — none. Turnovers — ISU 14, SIU 27. Rebounds — ISU 41 (Munn 9, Mahan 8, Laramie 4, Wittman 4, Zurek 3, Grier 3, Littleton 3, Abdul-Qaadir 2, Johnson 2, Small, Smith, Team 1), SIU 41 (Pierre 8). Assists — ISU 10 (Munn 4, Wittman 2, Small, Johnson, Zurek, Haskins), SIU 4 (Pierre 2, Griffin 2). Steals — ISU 14 (Laramie 2, Mahan 2, Abdul-Qaadir 2, Small 2, Johnson 2, Zurek 2, Munn, Wittman), SIU 3 (Griffin 2). Blocks — ISU 5 (Wittman 2, Small 2, Mahan), SIU 2 (Pierre, Haynes). Att — 389.

Next — Indiana State (10-6, 5-0 MVC) has a home game Saturday against Missouri State. Southern Illinois is 3-14 and 1-5.

 

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