The Shield

Lessons on mental toughness

The Women's basketball team celebrates after a win.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 22, 2019

Alex Davidson spent her first two seasons on the basketball team sitting the bench. The senior elementary education major’s family would crowd the bleachers each game, only to see Davidson play the last minute of every game. “My family was proud that I was even on the team,” Davidson said. “But to me, it was e...

Women’s basketball ‘off to a really good start’

Women's basketball 'off to a really good start'

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Jacob Candler The Shield interviewed women’s basketball coach Rick Stein about the upcoming season and their goals for this year. The team just recently won 71-58 against the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds. The Shield: How’s the season started? Stein: We’re sitting 13-2 and one ...

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Women's basketball wins season opener

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 11, 2016

The women's basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with its first 100 point game since February 2014. The Eagles beat the Roosevelt University Lakers 108-55 fueled by leading scorers Kaydie Grooms and Hannah Wascher. Grooms remained the team's leading scorer from the first quarter on ending...

Communication key on, off court

Sarah Loesch

February 6, 2015

The women's basketball team beat Quincy University Thursday night 76-55 after an all around strong performance from the team. The Eagles never trailed in the game and at one point led by 26 points. The team's offense was strong and it had four players in double figures. Senior forward Anna Hackert led the team w...

Teams learn from holiday games, hope to see more students court-side

Senior Autumn Miller fights for the ball in the Eagle's game against Rockhurst University over winter break.

Bradie Gray

January 20, 2015

While many students were binge-watching Netflix, catching up on sleep and preparing for another semester, the men’s and women’s basketball teams spent winter break putting in work on the court. The men played a total of four games over break, winning three. The Eagles entered the spring s...

Fall Festival gives exposure to basketball teams

Sarah Loesch

October 7, 2014

A tradition started in 2003 by former Men's Head Basketball Coach Rick Herdes has stayed strong throughout the years. Every year, the USI basketball teams are introduced on the main stage at the Fall Festival for all attendees to see. When current Men's Head Basketball Coach Rodney Watson took over i...

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