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Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Southern Indiana

Ashton Judd

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Four Tigers scored in double figures as University of Missouri Women’s Basketball defeated Southern Indiana, 96-62 on Monday night at Mizzou Arena.

In another historic night for graduate forward Hayley Frank, she led the way for the Tigers as she tallied third career double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Frank’s performance was enough to move her to sixth all-time in points (1,660) passing Nancy Rutter (1974-78). The forward now stands 160 points shy of Sharon Farrah (1975-79) for fifth.

Sophomore guard Ashton Judd recorded 26 points, marking her third game this season where she has scored 20 or more points. Judd also added five rebounds and three assists.

Senior guard Mama Dembele tallied 10 points extending her streak of reaching double-figure points to three games, a career-high. Dembele also recorded a game-high nine assists.

With the offensive production, the Tigers have scored 83 or more points in four straight games. A feat that Mizzou had not accomplished since Dec. 9-29, 1989.

Each team traded baskets early to open the contest as Southern Indiana took an early 13-8 lead. However, Missouri would bounce back as Hayley Frank would hit a pair of three-pointers to help the Tigers outscore the Screaming Eagles 14-2 to close the first period.

With a 22-15 advantage to begin the second quarter, Missouri held all the momentum and kept cruising as Mama Dembele and Ashton Judd each knocked down a three to extend the lead to double-digits.

The Tigers were strong defensively to close the half as they limited Southern Indiana to only 12 points which ties the least amount of points allowed this season in a quarter. Missouri also held the Screaming Eagles to a 2-of-9 (22 percent) clip to end the half which gave them a 51-27 lead at the break.

Knocking down 5-of-8 3-pointers third quarter, the Tigers were able to maintain a 20-plus point lead for the rest of the contest.

Missouri kept the foot on the pedal all the way to the final buzzer as they went on a 10-0 run to end the game.

The Tigers outrebounded the Screaming Eagles 49-30. Missouri remains perfect this season when they’ve tallied more rebounds than their opponent.


Missouri will face Tennessee Tech on Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla. as a part of the Daytona Beach Classic. The opening tip is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on SEC Network+.


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