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VU Women's Basketball uses 35-point tear to leave SWIC in the dust

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team used a run of 35 unanswered points to blow out the host Southwestern Illinois College Saturday afternoon.
 
Four Trailblazer players scored in double figures to lead 12 players getting in the scoring column and four reached double digits in rebounding in the rout of the Blue Storm.
 
Freshman Jeanier Olukemi led the way for VU (15-2) with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore Nicole Dodd had 14 points and 11 boards. Sophomore Anais Kirvan finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Jesheon Cooper contributed nine points and 11 rebounds.
 
Freshman Brooke Dossett dished out seven assists and Olukemi had five assists and four steals.
 
In addition, freshman Chelsea Bentley scored 11 points and Dossett had 10.
 
The Trailblazers led at the half by a score of 31-18. VU then put up 49 while holding the Blue Storm to 11 second half points.
 
VU will host Rend Lake at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VU P.E. Complex. The ladies will then go back on the road Saturday for a 2 p.m. ("Vincennes time") tip-off at Southeastern Illinois in Harrisburg, IL. That game will be followed by the VU taking on host SIC at 4 p.m.

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