January 15, 2004|
Tanya Guell's game-high 20 points was not enough for host Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as No. 18 Indianapolis topped SIUE 67-57 in women's basketball action Thursday night at the Vadalabene Center.
SIU Edwardsville has dropped its last four games and falls to 8-8 overall and 3-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Indianapolis improves to 12-4 overall and 6-3 in the GLVC.
Both teams came out firing in the first half. Indianapolis shot 56 percent from the field, which included 4-of-5 three pointers. Jessica Robert, who was honored before the game for recently scoring her 1,000th point, had 14 points at halftime that included 2 of 3 from long range.
Indianapolis, who took a five point lead into halftime, began the second half where it left off and stretched its lead to 11 with just under eight minutes to play.
Guell responded with six unanswered points to pull SIUE to within four with 4:54 left in the game, but the Cougars did not score a bucket the rest of the way.
Robert chipped in 19 for the Cougars while Sarah Schweers added nine. Guell led SIUE with six boards.
Indianapolis was led by Moran's 14 points as the Greyhounds shot 50 percent from the field on the night. The Greyhounds benefited with 33 points off SIUE turnovers.
SIUE will try to regroup quickly as Northern Kentucky comes to the Vadalabene Center Saturday. Tip off is slated for 1 p.m.