Grenadiers extend losing streak to three


Enrique Bryan

Redshirt freshman Josie Hockman shoots a 3-point basket. The Grenadiers shot 33 percent from behind the arc.

Enrique Bryan, Staff Reporter

The IU Southeast women`s basketball team fell to IU East by 20 points on Tuesday night, Feb. 9, 2016.

During the course of the game, the Grenadiers never led.

As the first quarter ended, the Red Wolves jumped out to a 18-8 lead.

The Red Wolves kept up the pressure all game. They implemented their full court press defense as soon as the game started. It caused 7 turnovers in the first half alone.

The Grenadiers were down at halftime by eight points, 23-31.

“It’s more about better passing decisions,” head coach Robin Farris said. “The problem is when we do break the press we don’t make them pay for it.”

After the fifteen minute halftime was over, the Grenadiers cut into the lead and were within two points. Sophomore guard Annie Thomas charged this comeback after hitting two 3-point baskets.

However, IU East stopped the comeback. It started with a 16-2 scoring run as they outscored the Grenadiers 20-12 in the third quarter.

After that point, the Grenadiers couldn’t find their way back to the top. They lost 68-48.

Thomas led the Grenadiers in scoring with 11 points, but committed 7 turnovers, which led the team also.

Redshirt freshman guard Josie Hockman had 10 points and filled the stat sheet with three assists, a steal and a block.

IU Southeast shot 34 percent from the field and shot 33 percent from behind the arc.

IU East out-rebounded the Grenadiers by 15. 20 of those rebounds were offensive.

“We try to limit the other team to have 10 offensive rebounds for the whole game,” Farris said.

To go along with being out-rebounded, The Grenadiers committed 19 turnovers, which the Red Wolf’s converted into 20 points on the other end.

IU East’s bench almost double the Grenadiers’ bench. The Grenadiers’ bench scored five points for the game.

“A lot of that is being more physical and being quicker to the ball,” Farris said.

The Grenadiers will have a an upcoming road trip. They travel to Ohio Christian on Friday and end the trip at Rio Grande.