November 29, 2023
Locked On Women’s Basketball: Sara Scalia is scaling new heights with Indiana
Scalia joined host Howard Megdal to talk about the Hoosiers and her own development
Indiana guard Sara Scalia joined Howard Megdal for the latest episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball. Scalia joined the Hoosiers in 2022 after transferring from the University of Minnesota and earned an All-Big 10 Honorable Mention nod during her first campaign.
Megdal started the conversation with Scalia’s role on the Hoosier squad which she leads with 18.7 points per game.
“With Grace [Berger] gone, I’m probably gonna be a little bit more involved in the offense,” Scalia said. “When I’m hitting my shots, they’re gonna focus more on me, which will open it up for others, especially in the picking ballgame, which is something I’ve definitely been working on with our post players.”
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Indiana coach Teri Moren has referred to Scalia as the team’s “missing piece.” Megdal asked if that has created any extra pressure for her.
“I don’t feel a whole lot of pressure with it,” Scalia said. “Obviously, you know, my goal is to kind of come in and play my role and what Coach Morin asked me to do so I think that’s kind of just what I really focus on. Obviously, she’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever been coached by so listening to what she has to say to me and how I can improve my game and obviously use my strengths to my advantage when I do get the opportunity.”
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In the second segment, they talked about how her own game has evolved under Moren’s tutelage.
“Just a couple years ago, I was kind of known as just a three-point shooter so as the time has gone on, I’ve definitely evolved my game into doing more than just shooting threes and specifically on the defensive end,” Scalia said. “I know that that’s what Indiana is really big on and that’s how we’re going to win games. So I think that’s been a big thing. For me, it’s just focusing on involving my game more than being a shooter and doing other things on the court that will help the team.”
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