This one was never in doubt.
Indiana stormed out to a 16-2 lead at home against Northwestern (7-13, 2-7) on Sunday afternoon and never looked back. The Hoosiers never trailed and led by as much as 50 points in a 100-59 blowout win at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Mackenzie Holmes led the way with team highs in points (27) and rebounds (11). Yarden Garzon added 15 points. In total, six Hoosiers reached double figures in the scoring column.
Lenee Beaumont, Jules LaMendola, Lilly Meister and Henna Sandvik all recorded career-highs in scoring.
Coming off a long layoff, the fast start pleased IU coach Teri Moren.
“You always wonder a little bit after a five day break, how your team is going to come out and my challenge to them was that we needed to come out with a lot of energy,” Moren said.
Holmes scored 10 of the Indiana’s 27 points in the opening quarter. Indiana’s defense held the Wildcats to just eight points in the first quarter on 20 percent shooting to take a 27-8 lead at the first break.
In the second, senior guard Sara Scalia knocked down two of her three 3-pointers on the afternoon as IU’s lead grew to as many as 32 with 1:50 left before the half.
IU improved to 18-2 overall, and 8-1 in league play. They will next travel to Maryland for a Wednesday evening contest.
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