By: CASEY McDONALD
Editor In Chief
Kyleigh Kubik helped lead the IU South Bend Women Titans to a victory, breaking their five game losing streak, for their first win of 2018. Going 70-percent from deep, the 5-foot-7 guard dropped a team-high 23 points.
Paige Avery started things off by matching the Roosevelt three, tying the game for the first time in only the first minute of the game.
But Kubik kicked it into high gear, converting three shots from deep that gave the women their first double-digit lead of the game. Kubik did not miss a shot until the 1:16 mark of the second quarter, scoring 15 points in the first half for the Titans.
Redshirt freshman Courtney Haynes would enter the game for the first time this season, due to injuries on the team, and did not let that choice be wasted. She scored her first two points in the second quarter a few minutes coming in to give a 12-point lead.
After missing her first shot of the night, Kubik continued to be a team player assisting Taitlyn Trenshaw in a three before the final buzzer of the half. The Titans controlled the first half, leading 49-31 at the break.
After the half Loren Vukovits continued to add points under the basket as she gave the team a 19-point lead just two minutes in. A steal by Haynes would lead to a Taylor Wesley layup with the assist from Erin Guzicki. This play would give the Titans their largest lead of the contest, at 26 points over the Lakers.
In the final quarter of the game, the Lakers would go on a 10-2 run due to fouls and turnovers. But it was not enough to catch the Titans as they cruised to a nice 15-point victory, breaking a nasty five-game losing streak.
Along with Kubik’s crazy seven three-point shots, Trenshaw would add 16 points and five assists. The team shot 52.7 percent in the paint, and 13-29 behind the arc.