ISU Women's Basketball fall to MVC foe Southern Illinois, 78-55

The Indiana State Women’s Basketball team have lost 16-games straight since their second win of the season against UIC. 

Their last game was lost to the Southern Illinois Salukis at Hulman Center on Sunday. SIU overwhelmed the Sycamores early with a 30-5 run in the first and second quarters.

“I think the first quarter was the worst quarter we’ve played all year,” Indiana State Head Women’s basketball Coach Vicki Hall said after her team’s loss. “We looked disorganized. We were getting caught on screens we don’t usually get caught on, we weren’t communicating, and we didn’t have our same energy.”

The Sycamores leading scorer was freshman guard Del’Janae Williams, she had 18 points. Junior forward Jamyra McChristine and freshman guard Jasmine Elder trailed behind Williams in scoring with 9 points each. As a team they shot 38 percent from the field and 54 percent from behind the arc.

The Salukis leading scorer was junior guard Makenzie Silvey with 23 points. Redshirt junior Gabby Walker trailed behind her in scoring with 10 points. SIU outrebounded Indiana State 32-24. 

“We just have to start having momentum from the start,” freshman guard Sommer Pitzer stated after the game.

Southern Illinois defeated Indiana State 78-55.

The Sycamores are now sitting on a 2-18 record. They are 0-8 in the Missouri Valley conference. Their next game is on Friday at home against Evansville at 7pm.