Indiana beats IPFW, 80-37

Indiana beat IPFW 80-37 Wednesday night in Assembly Hall with a dominant performance underneath the basket.

The Hoosiers outrebounded the Mastodons 52-28 and scored 52 points in the paint to their opponent’s 18.

Karlee McBride led the Hoosiers with 13 points. Taylor Agler added 11. Amanda Cahill and Jenn Anderson had 10 points apiece.

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  1. Another good win for our ladies, although I felt they did not play exceptionally well. They won big but, were quite flat through most of the first half. I also did not feel that IPFW was a very strong team to say the least. We had a huge rebounding edge in the game against a team that rarely had a player on the floor bigger than 6′ 1″. What really stood out was our terrific balance. we had again 4 girls in double figures and 3 other players with either 8 or 9 points and another player with 7. It was cool to see Karlee McBride lead us in scoring with 13 points as she is usually our 6th lady off the bench. For the second consecutive game Jess Walter played really well off the bench. She was all over the floor and had 3 assists on some tremendous passes inside and would have had 3 more if the recipient of the pass would have converted. Jess had a tough night from the 3 point area as she missed all 4 attempts but, she is a much better shooter than that!

    Our defense was really good last night but, as I said earlier, I don’t think IPFW was a really good opponent? This goes back to something I have stated a couple of weeks ago, our pre-season schedule is not exceptionally strong. And again, I hope this doesn’t bite us in the butt as we enter the conference? We have not played a team yet that remotely approaches the quality or the size of the teams we will see in the conference. Charlie Crean, who is ESPN’s women’s basketball bracket expert stated a couple of weeks ago that the Big 10 is the second strongest conference in the country next to the SEC. With the addition of Maryland who was in the final 4 last year and Rutgers which is year in and year out one of the top 10 or 15 teams in the country the conference has moved up in strength among all of the conferences in the nation. Our first 2 conference games this year will be played at home against Rutgers and Michigan St. who has been picked by many experts to win the conference this year. Both of these teams are very athletic and very big and will really show our girls how tough it’s going to be night in and night out in the conference. Our lack of size will be a big issue in these 2 games. Both of these teams will be more athletic that any we have seen this year. It would be very nice if we could get really nice crowds for these 2 games because, these girls absolutely deserve it and would undoubtedly play at a higher level with larger crowds in attendance! Come on out Hoosier fans and show these girls that you can be a part of a true home court advantage! Go Hoosiers!!

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