News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 12, 2013

ISU women romp over Drake


The Tribune-Star

DES MOINES, Iowa — You can’t win if you can’t score. Indiana State’s women’s basketball team drove that lesson home to Drake on Friday night.

Drake had just one field goal for a near-18-minute stretch in the first half during ISU’s first Missouri Valley Conference road trip of the season. ISU’s clampdown defense carried the Sycamores to a 67-49 victory at the Knapp Center.

It was ISU’s first victory at Drake since the 2006-07 season. ISU (10-4 overall) improved to 2-1 in the MVC.

Rachel Mahan led ISU with 23 points and Taylor Whitley had 20 points. Jessica Valley had 12 rebounds. Whitley’s 20 points were a career-high. Mahan’s 23 points and Valley’s 12 rebounds tied career-highs.

Drake scored two buckets in quick succession to start the game, but from the 18:42 to the 7:07 mark, the Bulldogs did not score a field goal. Drake then had another drought from the field, failing to score until there were 50 seconds left in the half.

By then, ISU had built a 33-18 lead and the Sycamores never looked back.

Kyndal Clark led the Bulldogs (5-9, 0-3) with 13 points. Carly Grenfell had 11.

ISU’s road trip continues at Creighton on Sunday.



INDIANA STATE (67) — Valley 1-3 5-8 7, K. Johnson 0-6 0-0 0, Whitley 7-13 6-6 20, Munn 2-9 0-0 5, Mahan 9-13 5-7 23, Zurek 3-6 3-4 10, Laramie 0-0 0-0 0, Haskins 0-0 0-0 0, Rademacher 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 1-5 0-2 2. 25-56 FG, 9-13 FT, 67 TP.

DRAKE (49) — Grenfell 3-5 4-4 11, Clark 3-7 7-8 13, Marschner 1-4 2-4 4, Reid 3-10 3-7 9, Running 0-1 0-0 0, Specht 2-8 1-2 6, Eckles 1-2 0-0 2, Donahue 1-4 0-0 2, D. Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Heap 0-1 0-0 0, Bartow 0-2 2-4 2, Lutes 0-0 0-0 0. 21-45 FG, 13-23 FT, 60 TP.

Halftime score — DU 33-18. 3-point goals — ISU 8-22 (Munn 1-5, Zurek 1-2, K. Johnson 0-2, Whitley 0-2, Valley 0-1), DU 2-12 (Grenfell 1-3, Specht 1-6, Clark 0-1, Marschner 0-1, Bartow 0-1). Rebounds — ISU 44 (Valley 12, Mahan 7, Zurek 6, Munn 5, Team 5, K. Johnson 3, Whitley 3, Rademacher 2, Franklin), DU 30 (Reid 10). Assists — ISU 8 (K. Johnson 3, Whitley 2, Mahan, Valley, Zurek), DU 9 (Clark 2, Marschner 2, Bartow 2). Steals — ISU 6 (Zurek 3, Munn, K. Johnson, Laramie), DU 8 (Clark 3). Blocks — ISU 3 (Valley 2, Mahan), DU 3 (Donahue 2). Turnovers — ISU 17 (Zurek 4, Valley 3, K. Johnson 3, Mahan 2, Laramie 2, Munn, Whitley), DU 20 (Marschner 7). Total fouls — ISU 22, DU 17. Fouled out — Reid. A — 1,942.

Next — ISU (10-4, 2-1 MVC) plays at Creighton on Sunday.