Salukis improve from last season

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total. Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15. Although the team started ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall late to Evansville 63-58

SIU women’s basketball (9-7, 2-3) and the Evansville Purple Aces (10-7, 5-1) battled back-and-forth throughout the game before Evansville pulled away late with a 63-58 victory. Both teams were playing without a key player, and Evansville had more ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process. Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victory against the Indiana ... Continue Reading →

Salukis surge in second half for conference win

SIU women’s basketball has won its Missouri Valley Conference opener in consecutive seasons for the first time in seven years. Sophomore guard Rishonda Napier notched a career-high 26 points, as the Salukis (8-4, 1-0) outscored the Illinois State Redbirds ... Continue Reading →
Junior forward Azia Washington puts up a shot over the University of Illinois’ Chatrice White Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss against the Fighting Illini at SIU Arena. Washington is third in scoring on the team, averaging 10.8 points a game, and third in rebounding with 5.4 a game. The Salukis will play Austin Peay State University Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
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SIU forward confuses opponents with dynamic play

The Salukis have a forward who excels in both rebounding and 3-point shooting, which is uncommon for a post player. Junior forward Azia Washington has been a consistent rebounder for the Salukis in her career, but has also developed the ability to shoot ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs blow past SEMO with strong second half

The SIU women’s basketball team did not win its third game last season until after the start of 2014. Friday night, the 2014-15 Salukis won their third game before Thanksgiving break ended. SIU won its second home game of the year at Southeast Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Memphis 82-75

The Salukis moved to 2-1 on the season behind a strong team effort to defeat the Memphis Tigers 82-75. The last time SIU started a season 2-1 was the 2008-09. The team finished 9-19 that season. Junior forward Dyana Pierre led the way for the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Salukis dismantled by Raiders; 70-50

The women’s basketball team traveled to Wright State today for the second game of the year, but things did not go as planned. The Salukis were dismantled by the Raiders, losing 70-50. The game was close at halftime as SIU trailed 33-29, but the Raiders ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win first opener since 2008

A group effort by the SIU women’s basketball team Friday night brought the Salukis their first season-opening win since 2008. After only five wins last season, SIU knocked off the University of Tennessee-Martin 87-78. The Skyhawks are coming off a 24-8 ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs ground Hawks in exhibition win

A fan summed up the outlook for the SIU women’s basketball team shortly after the Salukis took down Division II Quincy University 72-57 in an exhibition game Friday night. “[The fan] said, ‘Wow, you guys didn’t take near as many bad shots as you ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball returns to full strength for 2014-15

The SIU women’s basketball team is on a mission to put the past behind it. The Salukis won five games last season. Injuries depleted the roster as four players were forced to redshirt. Freshman guard Kiley Gorski, sophomore guard Rishonda Napier, junior ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall short in Windy City

After defeating the top team in the Missouri Valley Conference Saturday, the Salukis fell short to the Loyola University-Chicago Ramblers 67-56. The game started close as the Salukis only trailed by four with eight minutes left in the first half but the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Dyana Pierre makes a shot over Wichita
State University junior guard Jamillah Bonner Saturday
during the Salukis’ 64-59 win at SIU Arena. Wichita State is
ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference. The women’s
basketball team will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday against
Loyola University in Chicago.

Women upset stagnent shockers

Saturday the Salukis shocked the world after breaking their eight game losing streak and battling through a 64-59 win over the Wichita State University Shockers. The Shockers are ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference and came into the game with ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Hannah Shores, right, looks to pass over
University of Evansville freshman guard Paris McLeod, left, Sunday
at SIU Arena. The Salukis defeated the Purple Aces 66-57. Shores
contributed three assists and nine rebounds while sophomore
forward Dyana Pierre led the team with 24 points. The women’s
basketball team will travel to Wichita, Kansas, on Friday to take on
Wichita State University.

Salukis flush out Aces

After a week of rest, the SIU women’s basketball team (4-14, MVC 2-5) gave an enormous effort against the University of Evansville (7-11, MVC 2-5) and topped the Purple Aces 66-57. The Salukis collected their first win in six games and added a second ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Mercedes Griffin charges past
an Illinois State University player Friday
during the women’s 76-59 loss to the
Redbirds. Griffin finished the game with 14
points, 10 of them from free throws.

Women drop fifth straight

The Salukis put up a fight Sunday, but it was not enough to overcome the undefeated conference team as they took a near 20-point loss to Indiana State University at SIU Arena. Prior to the 63-44 loss to the Sycamores, the team took a tough 76-59 loss ... Continue Reading →
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