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January 18, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Women’s Basketball – Game 18 Preview – Indiana Dabney

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Women's Basketball — Jon Green @ 6:28 pm

Omaha Women's Basketball Preview Indiana Dabney - 1-19-13

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This will be an interesting game. Coming off an unspectacular win over one of the worst teams in Division 1 Omaha will take on… well… a team. From a college called Indiana Dabney. Not really sure what else we can add to this because there isn’t a lot out there. This should be a massive win. If Omaha set the school record for points tomorrow I’d be surprised (their offense isn’t anywhere near that level) but if Omaha didn’t give up 30 points that wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Indiana Dabney
Being a master of Google I have found a few things… Let’s start with information from Omaha’s official website, “Indiana Dabney has no statistics or results available. Indiana Dabney is an independent school in its first year of competition. IDU is located in Hammond, Ind., just outside Chicago, and plays mostly NAIA opponents. The Lions have just six players on their roster.”

I have found a few things… like THIS! A Photo album depicting a basketball game between Indiana Dabney and Daley College on November 8th. We learn from this that Indiana Dabney has a #1, #5, #10, #14, #23, and a #25. Or at least did at one point… I think there seems to be a couple other players who we can’t identify in these pictures. Unfortunately there is no score attached to the photo album nor a score on the NJCAA website for this game.

Indiana Dabney is coached by a “Coach Posley”. Actual name Tommie Posley. Here’s a team photo. Numbers 1, 10, 14, 23 and 25 are visible here. I believe #5 is in the bottom left here.

Indiana Dabney did play a Trinity International on December 29th, losing 58-82. Trinity is an 8-14 NAIA team.  That game produced… a box score!

So #1 is Ternika Reynold. She barely played but grabbed a rebound.
#5 is Ciera Taylor. She went 3-8, grabbed six rebounds and had nine points… and five turnovers.
#10 is Lenora Thomas. She went 3-5 and hit a three. She added three rebounds and three blocks… seven points.
#14 is Fila Poe. Poe went 5-14 from the field and 5-10 from the FT line. She added four rebounds and four assists. A nice 15 point outing, though the TWELVE turnovers won’t help things.
#20 is Tonisha Simpson. She went 2-3 from the field, 0-3 from the FT line. Two boards and four points.
#21 is Wessie Johnson. She went 3-9 from the field and grabbed ten rebounds! Seven points so not quite a double-double. Only six turnovers.
#23 is Althea Adejudge. She went 7-11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Nice game. Nine turnovers doesn’t help much though.

Now the box score lists what appears to be six starters… so I dunno what’s going on there. Would seem Taylor, Thomas, Poe, and Adejudge start as all played 36+ minutes. Simpson and Johnson both were around 24..  The team did shoot fairly well (46%) and were only outrebounded by 11. The 35 turnovers are concerning ahead of matchup like this. 22 of those were steals by Trinity.

Here’s another one… Lindenwood-Belleville got a win over them earlier in the year. 83-74. Here’s a box score. It’s not a real complete one… But we do know that Terranika Reynolds scored 30, Althea Adejudge had 19, and Fila Poe had 12.  LB is now 10-8 on the year BTW, another NAIA team.  Also the starters were Adejudge, Thomas, Poe, Simpson and… unknown. They only list four.

So that’s all I found for Indiana Dabney.  Tried searching some players. A Ciera Taylor played for Daley College two years ago. A Ciera Taylor also played for Corliss High School in Illinois back in 2008-09 as a senior. She was 5’5”. A Lenora Thomas played for Malcom X College in 2010-11. in 25 games she averaged 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Another Lenora Thomas appears to have been a high school player at Lincoln Park in Illinois. She was only a freshman in 2008-09 so she would have finished her career in the spring and could be a freshman on this team. A Fila Poe played on the Malcolm X team last year scoring 11.7 points and grabbing 4 rebounds per game. A Tonisha Simpson played for seven games in 2009-10 averaging 6.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in seven games. A Althea Adejudge played for Wilbur Wright College in 2009-10. She averaged 12 points and 9.5 rebounds.

So who knows if any of these players are the ones playing tomorrow… it’s all we have. By passing some of our usual preview categories due to the lack of information.

Three Things to Watch
1) Dominance – Omaha has to dominate this game right? When you are playing an overmatched opponent like this I think it’s important to make it clear that the teams are on a different level through your play. Chicago State should never have been in as close of a game as they were with Omaha. That can’t happen again.

2.) Stat watch – With so many Omaha players near records I’m interested to see what quality of stats we end up getting out of this game. Omaha is not sending a SID to game. Will Indiana Dabney have a good stat team there or is it possible all we get out of this is some point totals and basket totals? Seems shocking but it could happen I suppose… Even if it does maybe there’d be a video tape that better stats could be taken from? I’d just hate to see Jaime grab a school record in steals on Saturday (it’s 12 by the way) and not have credit for it because no one was officially counting.

3.) Bench minutes – Now this is the chance to get some bench players some minutes… Allison Jackson showed something in a lot of minutes on Thursday and hopefully Kate Bayes and Myhiah Dotzler get a chance to as well.

Prediction
Omaha wins big obviously… but how big?  I’ll fancy a guess of 84-32. It’s really a wild wild guess though.
Massey – Not available for this game.
RealTimeRPI – Not available for this game.

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