New faces in new places for ISU Women’s Basketball

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – There will be 14 new players for ISU women’s head coach Vicki Hall in 2019-20. Six of them are junior college transfers and the other eight are freshmen. They will look to to improve on last year’s 11-19 record.

“Well obviously I thought it was pretty necessary because I did it (laughs) it’s just something that I think you know will help the program and just for it to grow and go in the right direction,” Hall said.

Part of that direction will include transfer CeCe Mayo who comes over from Northwest Florida State College. While there she was the team’s leading scorer with 11.8 points and averaged 4.2 rebounds. The junior guard will likely pair with Marie Hunter for a formidable back court.

“I just love the whole brand new team like I love that it’s 14 newcomers and we’re all freshmen we’re all getting to learn the system and we’re just ready to prove our point now,” Mayo said.

For fans wondering what the hallmark of this team will be, look no further than defense. CeCe says Coach Hall is very passionate about that aspect of the game.

“I mean her intensity makes me go harder it gives me more energy it makes me want to do more for her and if I feel like I’m not giving her enough she’s going to let me know she’s going to get on me so therefore I’m going to have to step up my game and I know she’s counting on me to be a leader so I have to be a leader,” Mayo said.

Ultimately Coach Hall knows how they can add to the win total this season. “Well defense is always going to be our mainstay I think defense wins championships offense sells tickets so but we’ll be able to play a little bit better on offense than we did last year I’m hopeful of that but definitely defense wins championships so that’s why we started with that early,” she said.

Sycamore fans will get their first preview when they open the season on Thursday November 7th at Kansas.

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