The Indiana State women’s basketball team went 0-3 over Thanksgiving week. This includes losses to Colorado (59-46), University of the Pacific (83-66), and CSUN (67-59). The Sycamores’ current record stands at 2-5.
On Nov. 26, the Sycamores faced the Colorado Buffaloes. The Sycamores were able to compete in the first half of the game, trailing by only five points at halftime. However, the Buffaloes pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring ISU 18-4.
ISU Junior guard CeCe Mayo led the Sycamores in scoring with 10 points. ISU freshman guard Jasmine Elder added nine points as well. Junior guard LeAndra Echi continues her excellent work on the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds.
For Colorado, sophomore guard Emma Clarke led the way with 14 points, and freshman forward Charlotte Whittaker added 11 points.
This past Friday, the Sycamores traveled to the University of the Pacific to face the Tigers, but ISU lost 83-66. ISU Head Basketball Coach Vicki Hall shared her initial thoughts on the game,
“I think it’s easy to say that Pacific is the best team we played so far. This is a team that plays at a high pace that’s hard to match.”
Pacific had four players in double-figures. Junior forward Brooklyn McDavid had 19 points along with nine rebounds to lead the Tigers in scoring. Tigers junior guard Valerie Higgens recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
For the Sycamores, freshman guard Jasmine Elder continues to show her scoring abilities, leading the way with 16 points. Furthermore, Echi consistently crashes the glass, grabbing nine rebounds and adding 10 points.
On Saturday, the Sycamores clashed with CSUN. It was a close game, but the Sycamores couldn’t complete the comeback.
“Today was one of those days where our inexperience came in,” said Hall, “We’re going to need to regroup.”
The Sycamores got contributions from multiple players. Junior forward Jamyra McChristine had her best game of the season, posting a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Additionally, Echi had another great game with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
CSUN had four double-digit scorers. CSUN freshman guard Deja Williams led the team with 20 points.
On Tuesday, the Marshall Thundering Herd will visit the Hulman Center as ISU host its first home game of the season. ISU is currently 2-5 after a lengthy road trip to begin the season. Marshall is 4-3 on the season but are winless on the road.
For the Sycamores, two freshman guards have been leading the team in scoring. Jasmine Elder has been excellent, leading the team with 10.7 points per game.
Del’Janae Williams is next on the team with 9.8 points per game. ISU junior guard LeAndra Echi, who has been a double-double machine, looks to have another standout performance. She currently averages 9.4 points per game and 9.0 rebounds.
For the road team, Marshall is led by freshman guard Savannah Wheeler as she averages 13.1 points per game. Including Wheeler, Marshall has five players who average double-digit points.
“These young girls are fun to watch, they’ll play hard,” said Hall, “We’ve been on the road so long, seven games worth, please come out and help us.”