Indiana defeats Gannon, 82-38, in exhibition

Indiana defeated Gannon 82-38 in Monday’s exhibition contest at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Senior Tyra Buss led all scorers with 23 points. Junior forward Kym Royster and freshmen Jaelynn Penn and Keyanna Warthen scored 12 apiece. Freshman Bendu Yeaney finished with 10.

The Hoosiers started returners Buss, Amanda Cahill, and Kym Royster, along with freshmen Jaelynn Penn and Bendu Yeaney.  IU jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first 4:30 of the contest, with four points apiece from Penn and Buss. About 40 seconds later, Gannon cut it to 12-5, and Teri Moren brought in her first subs of the game, freshman Keyanna Warthen and sophomore Bre Wickware.

Four out of five of the Hoosiers’ freshmen played in the first half, including Linsey Marchese.

In the second half of the period period, the Hoosier offense lost steam. IU finished the first quarter with five turnovers, and there were eight for Gannon. The Hoosiers led 18-8 after one quarter.

The turnover problem remained in the second quarter, with the Hoosiers having 11 at half. IU led 35-22 after two quarters, as Buss led all scorers with 11 points. Penn had eight points and five rebounds. Cahill was 0-of-4 in the first half in 10 minutes of play.

IU started the second half with two quick buckets for Royster, the second on a putback. Penn, after missing her first three 3-point attempts, knocked one down. Then, Buss converted a steal into a layup to expand IU’s lead to 45-25 with 6:45 left in the third.

IU only turned the ball over two times in the third and outscored Gannon 26-5 to take a 61-27 lead into the final period.

5 comments

  1. Only got to see the second half, but it was very clear that this group of freshmen is very athletic and that they appear ready to play.
    Still not convinced we can be as good as last year, but it should be fun to watch the team progress with all the young raw talent.

  2. Three of the freshmen; Penn, Warthen and Yeaney are incredibly athletic! Yeney is so athletic that at 5’10” she jumped center and got the tip easily which led directly to the opening basket. She is undoubtedly the best athlete we have had in years! I can’t remember the last time we were able to put this many athletic players on the floor? The team shot 50% from the floor which is incouraging. Like NatHillIv stated, I don’t know how good this team will be but, they are going to be fun to watch. It looks like this will be the first team that will be able to pressure defensively the way coach Moren wants to do. This will be because of the increased athleticism! Go Hoosiers!!

  3. Like I have mentioned before this team because of their athletecism will be able to apply a lot more full court pressure and half court , depending on what the game calls for. Most likely will take till the big ten starts before this team looks like a well-oiled machine, but the athletecism could take us a long way making up for the lack of experience.

  4. Playing against a last year’s 9 and 19 team @ home who I hardly recognized any opponent except a couple of them was a good tune up. Came out of it healthy. Players got to play. It is really hard to tell what IU ladies have or any way near how good they might be or bad they might be in a game like this. IU ladies because T. Moren and staff will once again field a competitive team and will win enough to be in the hunt for a post season tournament bid.

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