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Women’s basketball wins over Cedarville

Posted on 12.11.2013

It all began with a 3-pointer by senior guard Katy McIntosh, and from that point, the University of Indianapolis women’s basketball team never looked back as they defeated the Cedarville University Yellow Jackets on Saturday Dec. 7, 81-51. The Greyhounds defeated the Yellow Jackets in many phases statistically, including 38 points in the paint and off of turnovers. The Greyhounds also saw a boost from their bench, which contributed 43 points to UIndy’s total score.
Eleven different players scored for the Greyhounds in their victory. The team was led by McIntosh, who finished with 11 points and four assists. Senior guard Shelby Wall was the only other Greyhound to finish in double figures with 11 points as well.
In the first half, the Greyhounds jumped out to an early lead, 12-2, with a 3-pointer by Wall with 14:34 remaining in the half. UIndy kept up its scoring attack throughout the half and by halftime was up by 21 points, 45-24.
In the second half, although the points scored by both teams were much closer than in the first half, the Greyhounds extended their lead. With 3:12 remaining, the Greyhounds reached their largest lead of the game at 35 points, with a layup by senior guard Rose Savela. Savela finished the contest with nine points, which was a season-high for the senior.
The Greyhounds also won 102-72 the weekend before on Nov. 30 against the Wayne State University Warriors in Nicoson Hall. McIntosh led the team with 28 points, including going 16-of-17 from the free-throw line. McIntosh’s point total was a career high, as she was also one make short of the program record for made free throws in a game.
McIntosh was pleased with the team’s performance against Wayne State and said that she wanted to start and finish the game with intensity.
“I just wanted to bring a lot of enthusiasm to the table. We started off a game before that really flat,” McIntosh said. “I just wanted to come out, do a lot of defensive pressure, and get my team kind of hyped to play.”
The Greyhounds suffered an 87-80 loss the previous weekend on Nov. 23 against the Purdue University Calumet Peregrines. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Constantin Popa said that the team worked to improve its defense after the loss against the Peregrines.
“We made some changes on our defense a little bit—put a little more pressure on the ball on the outside by the three-point line,” Popa said. “We are looking to push the ball more and get some easy layups and fast breaks with our guards, which we [made] some changes that helped with this last game [against Wayne State].”
McIntosh said the win was an important one for the Greyhounds and her outlook for the rest of the season.
“This was a big region game, so we knew we had to come in after the loss [against the Peregrines] and get back on track. I am really confident that we can go very far and have a really good rest of the season, and go really far in the tournament and conference,” McIntosh said. “We beat a pretty good team by a pretty good amount of points. I think as long as we play like that—play like we’re capable of playing—we should do pretty well in the remainder of the season.”
Popa said the team still has things to work on.
“We still have a long way to go. Obviously we have a couple more non-conference games before we start our conference; so this is going to get us well prepared for the conference games once that starts in January,” Popa said. “We take one game and day at a time and just try to improve and learn from stuff that we’ve done well and start to work on things we didn’t do so well. Every day, we learn something from the past and, hopefully, something new.”
The Greyhounds will be back on the road Dec. 16 against the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters. Tipoff is set  to take place at 6 p.m.


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