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Lady Blazers connect on 16 from behind the arc in big win over Wayne County


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers were not slowed by tip-off Monday night being delayed by 35 minutes, connecting on 16 made three-pointers, the most by a Lady Trailblazers team since March of 2021, to come away with a big 111-35 victory over Wayne County Community College.

The night got off to a slow start at the Physical Education Complex, as the Lady Wildcats caused a 35-minute delay of tip-off.

VU did not let this affect them on the court, as the Blazers quickly built a lead with a 13-0 scoring run in the first quarter to take a 15-4 advantage.

The Lady Blazers would continue to add to their lead to end the opening period of play, finishing the first 10 minutes of play with a 25-10 lead over Wayne County.

Vincennes again continued to increase their lead to start the second quarter of action, outscoring the Wildcats 12-4 to begin the quarter to get the lead up to 37-14.

The Lady Trailblazers closed out the first half of play with a 13-0 scoring run to take a 54-20 lead into the locker room at the break.

Sophomore Katrina Litte (Valmiera, Latvia) got the VU offense going early in the first half, connecting on four of four from behind the arc to head into halftime with a game-high 16 points.

The Lady Trailblazers really turned up the defensive pressure in the third quarter, opening the second half by scoring the first 23 points of the period to increase their scoring run to 36-0 going back to the second quarter.

Wayne County did not score for the first eight minutes of the third quarter and scored three points in the quarter off of three made free throws.

Vincennes outscored the Wildcats 26-3 in the third period, holding Wayne County to without a made field goal in the 10 minute quarter.

VU headed to the fourth quarter looking to close out the big win and began the final 10 minutes of play by outscoring Wayne County 12-3 to take a 92-26 lead.

Vincennes would later seal the game with a 12-0 scoring run to finish out the 111-35 victory over the Lady Wildcats.

VU was led offensively by Katrina Litte, who was one of six VU scorers in double-figures Monday night. Litte ended with a game-high 19 points, with five made threes and five assists.

Sophomores Elikya Baseyila (Paris, France) and Brie Miller (Bainbridge, Ind.) each recorded double-doubles Monday night, with Baseyila ending with 15 points and an outstanding 17 rebounds, while Miller ended her night with 13 points, including a made three, 11 rebounds and four assists.

Sophomore Johnai Wimbleduff (Indianapolis, Ind.) came off the bench to score in double-figures, ending with 14 points, four rebounds and a pair of steals.

Freshman Giavonnie Belton (Indianapolis, Ind.) also hit double-figures off the bench, connecting on four three-pointers on her way to 14 points, four assists and three steals on the game.

Freshman Karina Scott (Noblesville, Ind.) was the sixth VU scorer in double-figures, ending with 13 points and a team-high six assists.

Sophomore Maycee Lange (Vincennes, Ind.) matched Scott’s six assists on the night, while also ending with seven points and a pair of steals.

Sophomore Najra Voloder (Konjic, Bosnia) just missed out on a double-double off the bench, ending with eight points and setting a new career-high with 14 rebounds.

Freshman Makyla Tucker (Indianapolis, Ind.) rounded out the VU scoring with eight points and three assists.

Vincennes as a team shot 53-percent from the floor on the game, including 46 percent from three-point range and shot 60-percent from the floor in the second half.

The Lady Blazers will look to keep this momentum going through the Thanksgiving break when VU returns to the floor Wednesday, Nov. 29 to host No. 11-ranked Three Rivers College at the Physical Education Complex. Tip-off time for that game is set for 7 p.m. eastern.


VINCENNES (111): Brie Miller 5-11 2-3 13, Maycee Lange 2-5 2-2 7, Elikya Baseyila 7-9 1-1 15, Karina Scott 5-12 0-0 13, Katrina Litte 7-11 0-0 19, Giavonnie Belton 5-13 0-0 14, Makyla Tucker 3-5 1-1 8, Najra Voloder 4-8 0-0 8, Johnai Wimbleduff 4-6 5-6 14, Team 42-80 11-13 111.

Wayne County – 10   10   3   12 – 35

VU (3-4) – 25   29   26   31 – 111

Three-point goals: VU 16 (Litte 5, Belton 4, Scott 3, Miller, Lange, Tucker, Wimbleduff). Rebounds: VU 54 (Baseyila 17). Assists: VU 32 (Lange 6, Scott 6). Steals: VU 16 (Baseyila 3, Belton 3). Blocked Shots: VU 6 (Baseyila 2, Voloder 2). Turnovers: VU 19. Personal Fouls: VU 18. Fouled out: None. Technical Fouls: VU 2 (Wimbleduff (2 – 0:12), Bench (3 – 0:54)).