St. Louis at IU women’s basketball

FINAL
For only the second time this century, the Indiana women’s basketball team is 6-0. The Hoosiers dismantled visiting St. Louis Monday night behind another efficient game offensively, topping 80 points for the fifth time in six games. Tabitha Gerardot paced IU with 19 points, Larryn Brooks had 14 points, all in the first half, and both Taylor Agler and Karlee McBride added 9 points as the team shot 52.7 percent from the field. HOOSIERS 85, BILLIKENS 69

SECOND HALF
7:42: Sasha Chaplin picked up her fourth foul early in the half, but after a lackluster start, Indiana returned to its sharpshooting ways and the best St. Louis can do is try to keep pace. Simone Deloach with 8 points off the bench in relief of Chaplin, and along with Gerardot, helped foul out SLU freshman center Sadie Stipanovich with 8:32 left. Gerardot leads IU with 19 points. HOOSIERS 76, BILLIKENS 52

HALFTIME
Hot-shooting first half for Indiana, which continues its early-season scoring outburst. Hoosiers hit 16-of-29 (55.2 percent) from the field and 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from 3 to go with 12-of-16 shooting on free throws. Larryn Brooks with 14 points to lead the way. Tabitha Gerardot with 10 points and Taylor Agler 9 as nine Hoosiers scored in all. St. Louis heated up late to reach 30.8 percent from the field. HOOSIERS 51, BILLIKENS 29

FIRST HALF
7:08: Well, let’s see, Sasha Chaplin finally missed a field goal attempt and St. Louis finally made one. Billikens still ice cold at 23.5 percent. Indiana lead built on 9-of-12 free throw shooting and 4-of-6 3-point shooting, including two by Taylor Agler. HOOSIERS 33, BILLIKENS 14

14:39: Indiana aggressive and attacking in the early going, already in the bonus as St. Louis just whistled for its seventh team foul. Larryn Brooks and Sasha Chaplin with five points apiece to lead IU. Chaplin has now made her last 13 field goal attempts. HOOSIERS 12, BILLIKENS 5

PREGAME
The Indiana women’s basketball team hosts St. Louis tonight at Assembly Hall, with the Hoosiers looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 2000-01. The visiting Billikens are led by former Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone, and feature freshman Olivia Jakubicek, the sister of injured IU redshirt sophomore Claire Jakubicek. IU comes in having scored 80-plus points in four of five games this season, led by talented freshman point guard Larryn Brooks, who is averaging 18.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Updates here and via Twitter.

2 comments

  1. This team continues to improve from game to game. Their ability to shoot the ball has really stood out this year as opposed to years past. They have multiple offensive threats on the floor at all times. There is basically very little drop-off when they go to the bench. They share the ball very well when someone gets open. Their biggest problem at this time is their defense which is not unusual in a young team. Coach Miller’s recruiting and he and his staff’s outstanding coaching ability continue to show up. While the season is still young and the early schedule is not the quality of what they will see in the conference, this team is incredibly enjoyable to watch. Next home game is Sunday afternoon, come out and watch this team compete. Go Hoosiers!!

  2. For what little it’s worth, I totally agree with Mikec’s assessments.
    Seven different girls hit three pointers against St. Louis, the bench is WAY deep, there is every reason to like this team.
    Losing as much scoring as we lost from last year’s team, I was scared to death. I’m still not sure how good we’ll be in the Big Ten, but I certainly didn’t expect a 6-0 start.

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