Goods earns 3rd MVC Newcomer of Week honor

Simone Goods has picked up her third Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honor. (Photo courtesy

By Greg Halbleib

NORMAL – After leading Illinois State to a victory in the regular season finale, the Missouri Valley Conference has named Simone Goods as its Newcomer of the Week for women’s basketball for the third time.

Goods recorded 25 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the Redbirds’ 53-41 win at Bradley on Saturday. Goods, a junior forward from Omaha, has scored 20 or more points six times this season.

Saturday’s win pushed the Redbirds out of the Thursday play-in games at the Valley tournament with the sixth seed for the first time in five years. Illinois State (14-15) will faced third seed Northern Iowa at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Taxslayer Center in Moline.

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