Indiana women cruise past Indianapolis

Indiana’s defense struck early and often, sparked by Whitney Lindsey and her four first-half steals, to cruise to a relatively easy 76-41 women’s basketball win Saturday over Division II University of Indianapolis at Assembly Hall in the Hoosiers’ second and final exhibition contest of the season.

Indiana jumped up 43-26 by halftime and held strong in the second half, allowing just six points in the first 13 minutes.

The Hoosiers shot 50 percent (32-of-64) and outrebounded the Greyhounds 40-38 overall and 22-16 in the second half.

Jori Davis led the way with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds. Lindsay was 5-of-10 for 11 points and had a team high seven assists while Elam Hope had 15 points. Aulani Sinclair, Alisha Goodwin and Danilsa Andujar each had 11 points in a balanced effort.

Former Terre Haute standout Samantha Meissel led UIndy with 18 points, all in the first half. Owen Valley grads Nickole and Heather Gonser are on the Indianapolis roster. Nickole played 12 minutes, grabbing three boards while Heather has been out the last three weeks with an injured knee.

IU opens the regular season on Friday at Ball State. The home opener is Nov 15 vs. St. Bonaventure.

— Jim Gordillo

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  1. The ladies played with incredible energy and an enthusiasm I haven’t seen for a long time.
    Go Hoosiers!

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