January 30, 2019 / Lady 'Blazers suffer heartbreaking loss
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- There are losses, and then there is what the
Vincennes University women’s basketball team experienced Wednesday night.
The Lady Trailblazers turned the ball over three times and were
outscored 7-0 in the final 26 seconds of the game for a disappointing
72-71 loss to Southeastern Illinois.
The loss drops VU to 13-6 on the season and 7-2 in District P play.
The Lady Falcons turned the tables on VU from their meeting inside
the P.E. Complex back on Nov. 20 when the Trailblazers won on a buzzer
beater for a 69-67 win.
Bre’Ana Douglas connected on a pair of free throws to give the Lady
Falcons a 72-71 lead with seven seconds left.
Out of timeouts, the Trailblazers could not get off a shot for
another buzzer beater as they turned the ball over.
VU led 15-10 after the first 10 minutes of play and 34-27 at halftime.
Southeastern doubled up the Blazers in the third period for a 49-45
lead heading into the final frame.
Shamari Tyson started the Lady Falcons rally in the final 30 seconds
with a three-pointer, before the Falcons scored on a layup after a
turnover on an inbound pass.
Jaynice Stovall led the Lady ‘Blazers with 18 points in the
loss, while Jhala Henry added 16 points and five steals.
Ivanda Hudjakova recorded a double-double with 10 points and
Fess Hawkins, who missed Saturday’s game against Olney
Central, scored six points and seven rebounds.
VU connected on 21 of 26 from the free-throw line for a season-best
The Trailblazers return to the court Monday against Shawnee, inside
the P.E. Complex. The game is a makeup contest from a Jan. 19 postponement.
Tipoff Monday is set for 5 p.m.
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