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Davis' double-double lifts women's basketball team past Ball State

Senior guard Jori Davis scored 19 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a 81-66 win against Ball State on Friday.

Davis was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line, led the team with four assists and tied the team high with three steals on the defensive end.

Off the bench, junior guard Alisha Goodwin and senior forward Hope Elam provided the Hoosiers with added depth. Goodwin contributed 19 points while Elam shot 6-of-11 from the field for 12 points.  In total, five Hoosiers scored in double figures against the Cardinals.

Although coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s team finished the game with a 15-point victory, the Hoosiers struggled early. At halftime, IU was only ahead by two, 38-36.

In a statement by Legette-Jack from IU Athletics, she attributed the second-half turnaround to senior guard Andrea McGuirt, who ignited the team.   

“Because of her defense, Jori and Alisha carried us,” she said in the statement. “But Andrea McGuirt is the one that carried us on defense.”

For the second straight week, the Hoosiers played without injured sophomore center Sasha Chaplin. Following the team’s exhibition game against University of Indianapolis last week, Legette-Jack remained optimistic that Chaplin’s foot would be healthy enough for her to play against Ball State. However, the Hoosiers wanted their starting center to be 100 percent healthy before putting her in the lineup.

Despite Chaplin’s absence, the Hoosiers were able to outrebound the Cardinals 41-37, an area the team is hopeful to improve upon and succeed in as the season continues.

The Hoosiers take on St. Bonaventure in their home opener at 7 p.m. today.

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