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Haskell women roll past St. Mary

The University of St. Mary's Rani Jacobs (3) fights for possession with Haskell's Marinda Rowland (40). Haskell and St. Mary's squared off Tuesday night.

The University of St. Mary's Rani Jacobs (3) fights for possession with Haskell's Marinda Rowland (40). Haskell and St. Mary's squared off Tuesday night.

November 11, 2009

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Haskell women top St. Mary

The Haskell women's basketball team defeated St. Mary University, but the Haskell men lost. Enlarge video

Justina George scored 34 points, and Haskell Indian Nations University rolled past St. Mary, 85-49, in women’s basketball Tuesday night at Coffin Complex.

George went 9-for-9 from the free-throw line and 14-of-19 from the field in addition to making seven steals.

Maria Parker added 12 points and six rebounds for the Fightin’ Indians.

“I was surprised,” HINU coach Phil Homeratha said. “Last year we beat them 60-56, and I think that was the first time we beat them. The bad news is we have to go back up there in another week.”

The Indians will play at St. Mary on Tuesday.

St. Mary committed 30 turnovers and shot just 27 percent.

“That was a result of our pressure,” Homeratha said.

Meanwhile, Haskell shot 45 percent from two-point range and connected on 24 of 25 free throws.

“It was just a good shooting night,” Homeratha said. “We work on our free throws a lot. I make them shoot when they’re tired. That really helps their concentration.”

The Indians also had 22 steals.

“That’s big,” Homeratha said. “We played well tonight, and that makes you feel good when you execute what you practice.”

Haskell (5-1) will play host to Bethel on Saturday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Haskell women 85, St. Mary 49

St. Mary 25 24 — 49

Haskell 38 47 — 85

St. Mary — Rani Jacobs 8, Jasime Johnson 6, Sarah Shears 2, Samanatha Ciani 10, Katie Joens 2, Casi Lund 1, Lindsay Stacks 5, Michelle Chrisman 15.

Haskell — Jamie Sun Eagle 2, Justina George 34, Kayla Davis 4, Maria Parker 12, Autumn Burtt 2, Sherelle Begay 11, Lois Stevens 3, Echo Keo 1, Nicole Little Sun 2, Marinda Rowland 6, Casey Scott 2.

St. Mary 82, Haskell men 70

St. Mary rode a huge rebounding advantage to victory against Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team Tuesday at Coffin Sports Complex.

St. Mary outrebounded Haskell 59 to 27.

Jimmy Wikett led the Indians with 12 points and three rebounds.

“Other than that, it was just ugly,” Haskell assistant coach Chad Kills Crow said.

Haskell shot just 32 percent from the field while allowing St. Mary to shoot 46 percent.

The Indians (0-4) play host to Ottawa today.

St. Mary 82, Haskell men 70

Haskell highlight: Jimmy Wikett 12 points, 3 rebounds.

Comments

number3of5 5 years, 6 months ago

Great job girls! You've got it going on.. Hurray for HINU womens basketball. Keep up the great job coach. Let's go all the way!!!! Go Haskell

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