Back To Non-Conference Play, Lady Eagles Jump In Both Polls


University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball returns to non-conference play Saturday at 3 p.m. when it hosts NAIA foe Harris-Stowe State University at the Physical Activities Center. The Screaming Eagles continue non-conference action December 19 at 5 p.m. (CST) when they travel to Harrogate, Tennessee, to take on South Atlantic Conference opponent Lincoln Memorial University.

Both games can be heard on WSWI 95.7 FM The Spin—the Lincoln Memorial game will be joined in-progress following the conclusion of the USI Men’s Basketball contest—while live stats, audio and video links can be accessed at Saturday’s contest also will be carried on the GLVC Sports Network.

USI (8-0) begins the week ranked No. 7 in the latest Division II Media Poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Sports/NCAA Division II Coaches’ Poll. The Eagles, who also remain at No. 2 in both the rankings and Massey Ratings, jumped two spots in this week’s media poll and five spots in coaches’ poll.

USI Women’s Basketball Notes (12/12/17)
• Last two.
USI opened GLVC play with a 67-56 win home win over Lewis University and a 73-66 road win at the University of Indianapolis. The Eagles used an 11-2 run throughout the final five minutes of the contest to hold off the Flyers’ comeback bid; then used a 21-5 third quarter to rally past the Greyhounds.

• Leaders. Senior forward Morgan Dahlstrom (Grayslake, Illinois) racked up 26.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to lead the Eagles in the opening week of conference play. Senior guard/forward Kaydie Grooms (Marshall, Illinois) chipped in 18.0 points per appearance, while junior guard Alex Davidson (Salem, Indiana) added 9.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.