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GALLERY: Women’s basketball team beats Lewis 85-65

Jordan Auker and Katie Thompson, Photographers

January 23, 2017

The women's basketball team beat Lewis University 85-65 Saturday afternoon in the PAC.

Women win conference game, Coach Stein earns 300th win

Women win conference game, Coach Stein earns 300th win

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

January 5, 2017

The women's basketball team rebounded from its one-point loss last week with an 18-point victory over William Jewell College tonight. The win brings USI to 11-2 for the year and 3-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference games. The team was led by double-figure scoring from Kaydie Grooms (15) and Tanner...

USI women’s offense falters against Ohio Dominican

USI women’s offense falters against Ohio Dominican

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

December 30, 2016

The women's basketball team lost by one point to Ohio Dominican University tonight despite having a 14-point lead during the second quarter. The third quarter ended with USI scoring just one field goal and its eight other points in free throws. "That's the game honestly," assistant coach Randa...

Bench adds 34 points in Eagle win

Bench adds 34 points in Eagle win

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 22, 2016

Once the women's basketball team made rebounding an emphasis it stuck, assistant coach Randa Dallas said. In the 83-37 win over the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USI pulled down 41 rebounds "That's always a focus for us," senior guard Tanner Marcum said. "One of our main goals is to outrebound...

Women’s basketball beats Hannibal-LaGrange 106-44

Women’s basketball beats Hannibal-LaGrange 106-44

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 20, 2016

The women's basketball team never lost its lead to Hannibal-LaGrange University. The Eagles beat the Panthers 106-44 this afternoon with most of the team getting a chance to make an impact. The bench lifted the team with 54 points and overall the team shot 52.4 percent. "I think it's a very...

Court to coach: Former USI player joins staff full time

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

August 17, 2016

Basketball became the main sport in Stephanie Carpenter’s life during second grade. Carpenter graduated in 2014 with a criminal justice major and accounting minor, the USI alumna is now back on the court as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.

‘Remember it’s a clean slate’: Lady Eagles end win streak with 32-point loss

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

Randa Dallas said the women's basketball team made a lot of mistakes in its 89-57 loss to Bellarmine University. The team, which was on a four-game win streak, shot 32.4 percent from field-goal range and 10 percent from the three-point line. "We didn't make shots," the assistant coach said...

Start solid, stay solid

Start solid, stay solid

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

Almost every post-game interview I have done with the women’s basketball team lately has included the phrase: “We have to play for 40 minutes.” What this boils down to is the team, coaches and players alike believe the current losing streak stems from an inability to finish and/or start strong. ...

Women’s basketball loses in overtime

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 30, 2016

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Women lose seventh-straight game

Women lose seventh-straight game

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

In the first half of the game against the University of Indianapolis the women's basketball team racked up ten of of its 15 turnovers. "You cannot start a game against anybody in this league turning the ball over (10) times in 20 minutes," assistant coach Randa Dallas said. "From then on we were di...

Eagles sign ‘winner’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

Head coach of the women’s basketball team, Rick Stein, is excited for the team’s first early recruit. The team signed guard/forward Morgan Sherwood, a current high school senior at Charleston High School in Charleston, Illinois. In the first five games of her senior season she averaged 20.8 poin...

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