Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball teams were on top of their games on Tuesday night, sweeping through six non-conference matchups, including the first wins of the season for Creighton and Indiana State. Bradley continued its strong early season play, running its record to 3-1 with a 77-62 win over Northern Illinois behind a double-double from Monica Rogers and 22 points from freshman Michelle Lund.
UNI improved to 2-1 with a home win over Western Illinois, and welcomed the return of 2008 MVC Freshman of the Year Jacqui Kalin to the lineup. Illinois State made it a clean sweep for the home teams as the Redbirds blazed past Ball State, 91-68, to level their record.
Indiana State earned its first win with a road win at Detroit. Kelsey Luna led four players in double-figures for the Sycamores. Creighton rallied from a seven point halftime deficit at Saint Louis to cruise to a 12-point win. Drake rounded out the Valley’s sweep with its 11-point win at Tennessee Tech behind Kristin Turk’s 20-point outing.
Bradley (3-1, 0-0 MVC) 77, Northern Illinois 62
EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Four Bradley players scored in double figures, paced by freshman guard Michelle Lund’s (Sioux City, Iowa/Bishop Heelan) 22 points, and the Braves posted a 44-32 edge in rebounding as BU bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 77-62 victory against Northern Illinois Tuesday at Lorene Ramsey Gym.
Complete Bradley v. Northern Illinois game story
Creighton (1-3, 0-0 MVC) 68, Saint Louis 56
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Megan Neuvirth pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds to go along with 17 points to help Creighton defeat Saint Louis for the Bluejays' first win of the season Tuesday night at Chaifetz Arena. Kelsey Woodard led all scorers with 23 points to lead the Jays to a 68-56 victory. Kristina Voss chipped in a double-double as well with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Complete Creighton at Saint Louis game story
Drake (2-2, 0-0 MVC) 69, Tennessee Tech 58
COOKEVILLE, TENN. -- Sophomore guard Kristin Turk (Des Moines, Iowa/Lincoln) took advantage of her first college start by scoring a career-high 20 points, including 18 in the second half, to rally the Drake women's basketball team to a 69-58 victory at Tennessee Tech Tuesday night.
Complete Drake at Tennessee Tech game story
Illinois State (2-2, 0-0 MVC) 91, Ball State 68
NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State's first seven field goals were a result of layups and it proved to be indicative of the Redbirds' home opener as ISU downed Ball State, 91-68, in nonconference action on Doug Collins Court in Redbird Arena Tuesday night.
Complete Illinois State v. Ball State game story
Indiana State (1-2, 0-0 MVC) 74, Detroit 60
DETROIT The Indiana State Sycamores put four scorers in double figures and held Detroit scoreless for a pair of long stretches that totaled nearly 14 minutes en route to earning a 74-60 victory over Detroit in front of 237 fans at Calihan Hall.
Complete Indiana State at Detroit game story
UNI (2-1, 0-0 MVC) 67, Western Illinois 52
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team had every player who saw action score in a 67-52 win over Western Illinois Tuesday night in the McLeod Center. Junior Kim Wypiszynski notched her first double-double with the Panthers, scoring 11 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Nicole Clausen led the Panthers with 16 points, and K.K. Armstrong finished with 10 points and six assists.
Complete UNI v. Western Illinois game story