Eagles blast Hornets, 85-26


University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball scored 27 straight points to open its contest against Harris-Stowe State University as the No. 7 Screaming Eagles blasted the visiting Hornets, 85-26, Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.

Led by senior guard/forward Kaydie Grooms (Marshall, Illinois), 11 different players scored for the Eagles. Grooms finished with 21 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Eagles earned their ninth straight win.

USI (9-0) held the Hornets to just 14.5 percent (8-55) from the field and held a 59-31 edge on the glass. Senior forward Morgan Dahlstrom (Grayslake, Illinois) added 10 points and 13 rebounds, while freshman forward Imani Guy (Columbus, Indiana) added 11 points, four rebounds and three steals.

The Eagles, who had 21 steals in the game, turned 29 Harris-Stowe turnovers into 34 points; while outscoring the Hornets 32-8 in the paint.

Freshman guard Emma DeHart (Indianapolis, Indiana) added nine points and three steals, while junior guard Alex Davidson (Salem, Indiana) added eight points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals. Senior guard Randa Harshbarger (Philo, Indiana) also finished with five points and five steals.

USI returns to action Tuesday at 5 p.m. (CST) when it travels to Harrogate, Tennessee, to take on 2017 NCAA II Southeast Region finalist Lincoln Memorial University. The Railsplitters (5-5) are coming off a 53-47 road loss to Newberry College Saturday afternoon.