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IUSB WBB open 2022 with win at Judson

by | Jan 4, 2022 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

ELGIN, Ill. – In their first test in the New Year, IU South Bend secured a dominant road victory, defeating Judson 82-43 on Monday night.
Maddie and Katie Gard led the attack for the Titans (13-4, 6-3 CCAC), nearly outscoring their opponents on their own and finishing with 20 and 17 points, respectively. Rachael Robards went 6-for-9 from the floor, and 5-for-8 from three-point range to collect 19 points in the win.
IUSB opened with a 6-0 lead as Katie Gard knocked down a three to start the night, but the Eagles (2-10, 2-5 CCAC) rallied with six straight to pull even by the 6:17 mark of the first quarter. Tied 13-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Titans opened up a lead to start the second period with nine straight to go up 22-13 following a layup from Maddy Schumacher.
Judson pulled to within four with 2:13 left in the first half, but free throws from Maddie Gard and Robards would push the Titans’ advantage to 32-24 at the halftime break.
IU South Bend put the game away in the third quarter, holding the home team to just four points and 0-for-10 shooting. Robards would knock down four of her five three-pointers in the third to give the Titans a 58-28 lead going into the fourth quarter. Taitlyn Trenshaw’s seven points led IUSB in the fourth as the Titans earned their third win in a row.
The current three-game road swing wraps up on Wednesday, when the Titans head to Chicago and face Roosevelt. Tipoff with the Lakers on January 5 is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.