Sophomore guard Hannah Shores puts up a shot over Fighting Illini freshman guard Taylor Gleason Nov. 21 during the Salukis’ 78-43 loss to the University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Shores had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time.
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Shores surges alongside Saluki teammates

  Walk-on sophomore guard Hannah Shores has proved that she can perform the same, if not better than recruited athletes. Shores is a newcomer to the Saluki team, playing her first year at SIU. She is the first women’s basketball player to walk ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Cartaesha Macklin goes for a layup Nov. 12 during the Salukis’ loss against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. The
Salukis continued their losing streak Monday when they fell 62-79 to Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne at the Gates
Sports Center in Indiana. Macklin reached 1,000 career points after tallying 12 points against the Mastodons, putting her career total at
1,004 points. The Salukis face the University of Illinois for the second game of their five-game road trip at 7 p.m. Thursday in Champaign.

IPFW outduels SIU on the road

  SIU began its first away game strong, but quickly fell short Monday against Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne. Throughout their first few games this season, the Salukis began to show that defense has become their biggest struggle. ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore center Dyana Pierre, right, and junior guard Cartaesha Macklin, left, fight for a loose ball with Tayler Stanton of Wright State University Friday at SIU Arena. Despite Pierre’s double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, the Salukis dropped their season opener to the Raiders 67-64. The Salukis will play the Austin Peay State University Governors at 6:05 p.m. tonight at SIU Arena.

Napier leads SIU through tough loss

  The crowd of 508 at SIU arena Friday was in for a good season opener as the Salukis put up a good fight against Wright State University. The SIU women walked away with a tough 67-64 loss Friday night. Sophomore guard Rishonda Napier lead the Salukis ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Azia Washington puts up a shot Saturday against the Lindenwood University Lions at
SIU Arena. Washington tallied seven points and four rebounds during the Salukis’ 70-55 loss in their second
exhibition game. The Salukis will start regular season play Friday against Wright State University at 6 p.m.
at SIU Arena.

SIU struggles at charity stripe in loss

  The Saluki women’s basketball team scuffled through a tough fight Saturday afternoon against Lindenwood University, a Division II school from Missouri. The SIU women were outscored in the first half 33-23 and outscored in the second half 37-32, ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Cartaesha Macklin drives to the basket Saturday during an exhibition game against the Maryville University Saints at SIU Arena. Macklin contributed nine points, three rebounds and three steals as the Salukis defeated the Saints 67-60. SIU will continue exhibition play as they host the Lindenwood University Lions Nov. 2.

Salukis fight against first game nerves

he SIU women’s basketball team began its season with an exhibition game against Division II Maryville University, which proved to be a constant battle until the very end. With a new coaching staff and a fairly young team, the Salukis ended their Friday ... Continue Reading →
Senior golfer Cassie Rushing lines up a shot Sept. 2 during a practice at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Rushing placed second
overall Tuesday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo Fall Invitational, leading the Salukis to a historic
tournament win. The Salukis shot 291 in the second round, the third-best team round score in SIU women’s golf history.
The team will head to Springfield, Mo., Oct. 14 for the Missouri State Payne Stewart Invitational.

Women’s golf finds rhythm

  After disappointing finishes in the first two tournaments of the season, the Salukis clicked and grabbed their first tournament win of the season Tuesday at the University of Missouri Kansas City Kangaroo Invitational in Kansas City, Mo. “We ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs welcome a winner in Stein

After a disappointing stint from their previous head coaching hire, the university’s chancellor and athletics director introduced Cindy Stein as its new women’s basketball head coach. Stein will take over for ex-interim coach Adrianne Harlow, ... Continue Reading →

Sycamores log Salukis

Matt Ferguson Daily Egyptian   Despite closing a 21-point gap against Evansville Sunday, the Salukis couldn’t keep their offense going Thursday night as they fell 72-57 to the Indiana St. Sycamores. The Salukis (4-11, 1-3) kept it a close ... Continue Reading →

Herd bullies Salukis on boards

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with Marshall on the boards as it lost 70-66 Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis (1-7) were out-rebounded by the Thundering Herd (5-4) 44-30. Most of Marshall’s rebounds came on the offensive ... Continue Reading →

Salukis left panting in Racers’ dust

The SIU women’s basketball team found trouble cooling Murray State down from three-point range as they lost 67-55 on the road Saturday night. Murray State (5-3) made nine of 17 attempts from beyond the arc en route to the program’s first win over ... Continue Reading →

Mastodons beat SIU

The Saluki women’s basketball team failed to capture a lead at any point during Thursday’s 78-65 loss to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at SIU Arena. SIU (0-5) was unable to contain junior IPFW forward Amanda Hyde, who scored a career-high ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop 2 in Miami

The SIU women’s basketball team took its talents to Florida over the weekend but was unable to return home with its first season win. The Salukis (0-4) competed against Radford University and Florida Atlantic University at the University of Miami Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →
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