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Lady Blazers dominate Rend Lake for ninth straight win

 

INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its ninth game in row with a dominant performance over Rend Lake, winning 98-73 on Saturday.

With the victory, the Trailblazers are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in Region 24.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) recorded her 11th double-double this season. She had 18 rebounds and 12 points. She also added three steals and two blocks.

Freshmen Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) and Gara Jorge Garcia (Galdar, Spain) scored 18 points apiece. Garcia also contributed five steals, three assists and three rebounds. Brown added three assists.

Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) tallied 17 points, four steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.)  finished with 15 points, six assists, three steals and three rebounds.

Freshman Elena Aznar Chamorro (Zaragoza, Spain) nabbed four steals.

Notes

  • Hawkins leads NJCAA Division I in field goal percentage (68.9 percent). She also leads the nation in total rebounds (210) and offensive rebounds (103). Hawkins is No. 2 in offensive rebounds per game (7.9). She ranks third in rebounds per game (14.0).
  • Henry is No. 3 in the nation in steals (54).
  • Stovall ranks sixth in assists (81) and seventh in steals (47).

Next up

The Trailblazers wrap up 2019 at the Mineral Area Classic Dec. 28-29 in Park Hills, Mo. They play Malcom X on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. EST. They take on Grand Rapids on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. EST.


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