In Saturday's Gibson Southern 43-38 win over Pocket Athletic Conference foe Tell City, Wes Obermeier joined the 1,000-point club.
The senior scored 25 points in the win to raise his career-mark to 1,013. Obermeier is just the second Gibson Southern scorer to reach the milestone, joining 2004 graduate, Eric Campbell, who ended his Titans career with 1,221.
With the win, the Titans improved their record to 11-6 overall, and 4-1 in conference play. Gibson Southern will be back in action tonight at PAC foe Pike Central at 7 p.m.
Buss leading IU
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Not only did Tyra Buss move closer to a fifth Indiana University women's basketball record Thursday night, she passed another Hoosier man.
The Mount Carmel-bred 5-8 senior guard scored 16 points in the Lady Hoosiers' 70-54 win over visiting Illinois in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, raising her college career points total to 2,106. She thus passed the 2,100 career total by 2000 grad A. J. Guyton.
Already the top women's scorer in IU basketball history, and the program record-holder for career free throws made, free throws attempted and steals, the two-time Illinois Ms. Basketball trails just three IU men. She is on pace to surpass the 2,192 total by 6-10 center Don Schlundt from 1951-55. Evansville Harrison grad Calbert Cheaney is No. 1 with 2,613 points en route to 1993 graduation, followed by 1987 grad Steve Alford with 2,438.
Buss' six assists Thursday, in the Lady Hoosiers' fifth straight win this season and seventh straight over Illinois, raised her career total to 518. With four games remaining in the regular season and at least one in the February 28-March 4 Big Ten Championships in downtown Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse, she needs just 16 more to pass Tisha Hill's Lady Hoosier record of 533.
Coach Teri Moren's Lady Hoosiers will take records of 13-12 overall and 6-6 in the Big Ten into Monday's 6 p.m. CST game in Purdue's Mackey Arena, where they'll seek to repeat their 72-54 January 6 home win over the Lady Boilermakers.
Buss' 16 Thursday points came on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor, 2-of-7 on 3-pointers, plus 6-of-14 from the line. She also took six rebounds and made two steals while playing 39 of the 40 minutes. Senior Amanda Cahill scored 20 points , junior Kym Royster 19, and each matched Buss' 6 rebounds.
This is the first time since 2015-16 that the Lady Hoosiers have won five straight Big Ten games. Including non-conference play, they won seven straight last season.
After returning from Purdue, the Lady Hoosiers will focus on Saturday's Senior Day home game vs. Nebraska. That will mark Buss' last college home game.
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Science & Technology's 76-53 women's basketball loss Saturday to Missouri-St. Louis came despite 20 points by 6-1 sophomore and Gibson Southern grad Maddie Raley.
The Haubstadt resident shot 8-of-12 afield including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Her 15 first-half points, on 6-of-7 shooting overall including 3-of-4 on threes, kept the Lady Miners within 30-29 at the break. But the Lady Tritons, after a 31-31 tie, pulled away in the third quarter to a 55-41 lead and continued to their ninth straight win that raised their records to 16-5 on the season and 10-4 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Lady Miners will take records of 8-14 overall and 3-11 in the GLVC into Thursday's home game vs. the University of Indianapolis in Rolla, Mo. Four games remain in their season.
Raley's 20 Saturday points were the team-high, though not the game high because Missouri-St. Louis' Jordan Fletcher scored 28. Three of Fletcher's teammates also reached double-figures in the Mark Twain Building. Raley and senior guard Janie Arand, who scored 15, were the only Lady Miners in double-figures.
Raley also took six rebounds, made a steal, blocked a shot and committed one turnover while playing 36 of the 40 minutes.
Saturday's 20 points raised Raley's season average to 13.3, second on the team to Arand's 15.5. She is shooting 42.8 percent (110-of-257) afield including 33 percent (37-of-112) on threes, plus 83.3 percent (35-of-42) on free throws. She also is averaging 4.4 rebounds and has dished 35 assists, made 16 steals and blocked 7 shots.