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Augie Talks with Alexis Jones

  1. Against Elmhurst, you had a perfect night from the field and scored 26 points. What clicked for you during that basketball game?

“I think it was just one of those moments where the game was close and something just clicked and everything was just hitting for once. So I just had to roll with it. I mean we don’t focus on feeding just one person, so it was just every shot I took it just went in.”

  1. You lead the CCIW in rebounds. What has allowed you to be so successful thus far this season in that category?

“Well, the team boxing out makes it easy to just go and grab the rebound, but I think it’s just having a nose for the ball like I have always had a knack for rebounding. Every game I focus on rebounding so it’s just one of those things that is an easy stat sometimes.”

  1. With conference play heating up at this time of the year, do you feel that you tend to step it up a bit when it comes to conference games?

“Definitely. Conference is what’s important and we want to win a conference championship. So in those games, you kind of take it more of a chip on your shoulder to play as hard as you can and to produce a lot for the team. I mean with my team, Izzy [Anderson] and all [the team] are always giving 100 percent, and that’s the least I can do to help out too.”

  1. With a 4-3 start in conference play thus far, what do you feel your team has to do in order to make a push to getting a conference title?

“I think our focus is defense. The teams in our conference are going to score, but if we can focus on holding them to under their averages, that is the best strategy for us. So just being perfect on that end of the floor is our biggest goal.”

  1. Being a captain this season, how has your role shifted from previous years on the team?

“I’m a junior, and the other captains are seniors so I took it as more of a learning year for me and just kind of seeing the ropes. I focus on seeing what the captains are doing and seeing where I can put my input in leading the younger classes. So I feel learning as much as I can this year will help out in the future once the seniors end up leaving.”

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Augie Talks with Alexis Jones