Truman women move to 2-0 in GLVC action
LEBANON, Ill. – The Truman Women moved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a convincing 76-62 victory over McKendree (Ill.) University. Freshman Katie Jaseckas notched her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
McKendree (1-5; 0-2 GLVC) led for only 40 seconds at 6-4 in the first quarter before Sam Andrews started a three-point barrage that led to a 15-4 run and a 21-10 lead.
The Bulldogs grew their lead gradually peaking at 22 points when Rachel Steinhoff knocked down a triple early in the fourth quarter.
The Bearcats tried to make thing interesting with a 15-2 run midway through the fourth quarter to get the deficit to nine at 69-60 with 2:12 left but Truman used the free throw line to salt away the victory.
Jaseckas was joined in double figures by three other teammates, 11 by Ashley Hartwig and Rachel Edmundson and 10 from Remy Davenport. Truman hit seven three-pointers in the first half and added two more in the second for nine on the game. The Bulldogs were also solid at the free throw line converting on 19-of-22 attempts (86%).
Callie Pohlman, Madison Hart and Shauniera Wilson each had 10 points for McKendree. The Bearcats shot 32% for the game and were 4-of-14 from distance.
The Bulldogs will be off until December 19 when they travel to Missouri Western for a non-conference game at 5:30 p.m.
The 46 first half points match Truman's most points in the first half of conference games since the quarter system was adopted prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. It matches the first half total of a GLVC game last season against Missouri S&T and was two points shy of the overall first half scoring mark of 48 set against Central Christian in 2015.
The 75 combine first half points blew away the previous high mark of 52 that was in a game between the Bulldogs and Emporia State in 2016.
The Bulldogs won their eighth straight game over McKendree and are now 13-1 all-time against the Bearcats.
It was Katie Jaseckas' second double-double of the season, her first was against Augustana (S.D.) on November 13 with 12 points and 13 rebounds. It was her fifth double-figure game this season.
For Ashley Hartwig, it was her 31st career double-figure game, Rachel Edmundson it was her 18th and for Remy Davenport, it was her 40th, second as a Bulldog.
The Bulldogs had 17 assists on 24 made baskets with eight players each having at least one assist. Remy Davenport and Rachel Edmundson had a team-high three apiece.
Truman led for 37:52 or 94% of the game.
Courtesy Truman State Athletics