Indiana’s women’s basketball beats Bowling Green 96-61 on Thursday – The Bloomingtonian

special to The Bloomingtonianby Skip Daley – South Central Indiana News Network

The 12thth The nationally placed Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) received the Falcons of Bowling Green (2-0) on Thursday evening in the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in front of almost 3700 spectators.

Bowling Green has a fast game and challenged Indiana on the edge, but they shot just 22% from the field in the first quarter and were 18-6 down after the first ten minutes of play. Indiana led 28-10 into the second quarter.

At halftime, Indiana had built a 28-point lead and was shooting 58% from the field, including 14 points from the bench. The only challenge the stats box would show after 20 minutes of play was 13 Indiana turnovers.

“Of course I’m disappointed with the 18 turnovers, that’s way too many,” said Indiana’s head coach Teri Moren after the game.

“A lot of these weren’t forced sales, they were casual sales. . . tonight was one of those nights where we had the silliness of travel Sara [Scalia] had a trip [Mackenzie Holmes] had a few trips, and grace [Berger] had a charge,” Coach continued. “A lot of that revenue is on us, not Bowling Green, so we have to take care of that.”

But tonight there is much to celebrate as the team once again played as a complete unit to claim victory. At the final buzzer the scoreboard read 96-61 and there are many positive stories about the final score. Indiana had 6 players who finished the game in double figures, with Sara Scalia leading the way with 17 points, including 2 from beyond the arc. Mackenzie Holmes had 16; Grace Berger had 14; Sydney Parrish and Yarden Garzon each with 11; and Chloe Moore-McNeil had 10.

Sydney Parrish, the junior transfer from Oregon, had her first IU double-double (11 points and 10 rebounds). Kaitlyn Peterson came off the bench, scored 6 points and added 4 steals. The Hoosiers had 25 team assists and held their 4thth Consecutive opponents to 10 or fewer second chance points.

Next up for IU is a home game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Quinnipiac, a team that seriously challenged the Hoosiers on the road last year.

BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Bowling Green Falcons’ Allison Day (21) and Indiana Hoosiers’ Yarden Garzon (12) compete during an NCAA women’s basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) catches the loose ball against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) catches the loose ball against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sydney Parrish (33) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Yarden Garzon (12) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Yarden Garzon (12) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers forward Alyssa Geary (32) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Sydney Parrish (33) play against Bowling Green Falcons forward Sophie Dziekan (3) during a November 17 NCAA women’s basketball game 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger (34) plays against Bowling Green Falcons forward Allison Day (21) during an NCAA women’s basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sydney Parrish (33) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger (34) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger (34) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) shoots a three-pointer against Bowling Green during an NCAA women’s basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Kaitlin Peterson (3) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger (34) plays against Bowling Green during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger (34) plays against Bowling Green Falcons guard Amy Velasco (1) during an NCAA women’s basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sydney Parrish (33) plays against Bowling Green Falcons forward Kadie Hempfling (35) during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana beat the Bowling Green Hawks 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Bowling Green Falcons forward Jocelyn Tate (11) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Kaitlin Peterson (3) battle to bat the ball during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2022/11/17: Indiana Hoosiers forward Alyssa Geary (32) goes to bat for the basket against Bowling Green Falcons guard Morgan Sharps (0) during an NCAA Women’s Basketball game on November 17, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana the Bowling Green Falcons 96-61. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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