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KUBIK, KATIE GARD KEY FOR TITANS IN VICTORY AT CARDINAL STRITCH

by | Feb 15, 2020 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Scoring performances by senior Kyleigh Kubik and freshman Katie Gard led the Indiana University South Bend women’s basketball team to a 57-43 victory at Cardinal Stritch Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15., as the Titans improve to 24-5 overall and 16-5 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
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Kubik scored 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting and Katie Gard went 6-for-10 from the floor for 13 points off the bench to help IUSB win its fifth consecutive victory before hosting its final regular-season contest on Saturday, Feb. 22.
In addition to big days from Kubik and K. Gard, IU South Bend saw several players step up on the day. Sophomore Rachael Robards scored nine points and a team-high two steals while freshman Maddie Gard added seven points. Junior Courtney Raymer came off the bench to score seven to go along with three rebounds in 19 minutes of play.
Despite scoring a quarter-low 10 points in the first quarter, the Titans held a three-point advantage heading into the second 10 minutes of play. A pair of freebies from junior Taitlyn Trenshaw with 13 seconds before half boosted IUSB to a 30-19 lead.
The Wolves outscored the Titans 15-14 in the third cutting the deficit to eight before the final stanza. IU South Bend held CSU to just seven points highlighted by a scoreless final 4:22 minutes. The Titans lead by as many as 19 points after Kubik converted one of her three three-pointers of the day.
IUSB finished the game shooting 41.5 percent from the floor off 22-of-53 shooting but were held to just 26.9 percent from beyond the arc (7-for-26). At the line, the Titans converted six of their eight freebies while the Wolves went just 5-for-9 from the free throw line. Defensively, IUSB held CSU to just 18 field goals on the night, including just two from three.
The Titans outscored the Wolves 17-8 off points off turnovers while adding 22 bench points to just 14 from CSU. The Wolves held the slight 41-37 advantage on the glass and a 12-10 advantage in total assists. IU South Bend forced 17 Wolf turnovers while adding 19 miscues.
IU South Bend concludes the regular-season at home next Saturday, Feb. 22, hosting No. 8 Saint Xavier at 1 p.m. for Senior Day. Prior to the contest, the Titans will honor their two seniors in Kubik and Taylor Wesley.