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Court to coach: Former USI player joins staff full time

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

August 18, 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 26, 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

Junior guard Tanner Marcum drives into the lane during the second half of the women’s basketball game against University of Indianapolis in the PAC on Thursday.

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...

‘Good team win’ for Lady Eagles

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 5, 2015

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Women’s basketball wins first GLVC game

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 4, 2015

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Women’s basketball vs. West Virginia State

Amber Pretzch, Staff Photographer

November 29, 2015

University of Southern Indiana 's Women's basketball team faced off to West Virginia State University at their home court on Sunday November 29th.Contrary to games starting off the season, this was not an easy "W'" for the USI Women's team. Starting off, West Virginia State continued to lead the game by t...

Women bounce back after loss

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

November 29, 2015

Hannah Wascher completed two free-throws, shot a smile to the bench and jogged down the court. She struggled from the free-throw line in the women’s basketball’s win against Alice Lloyd College and said free-throws have not been her strong suit this season. “It was just a relief to finall...

Hackert to teach math, coach eventually

Caitlin Golden

April 7, 2015

Senior Anna Hackert averaged 18 points per game and 9.7 rebounds. She earned a number of honors during her four years at USI and helped the team to the NCAA tournament this year. The Shield sat down with Hackert to talk about the season and graduation. The Shield: How do you feel the season went ...

Eagles win brings career milestones

Sarah Loesch

March 3, 2015

The women's basketball team beat Bellarmine University in its regular season finale  64-48. Along with that win came career milestones for two senior forward/centers. Anna Hackert passed Hall of Famer LeAnn Freeland for first place, all time at USI in career rebounds with 964. Mary O'Keefe...

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