ATLANTA, Ga. — Indiana women’s basketball senior Aulani Sinclair outlasted seven other shooters to win the 2013 3-Point Championship on Thursday night. Sinclair went one step further than fellow Hoosier Jordan Hulls did on the men’s side, where he finished second to VCU’s Troy Daniels.
The men got the evening started with Hulls and former Indiana Elite teammate Scott Wood of North Carolina State the final two shooters of the opening round. Hulls caught fire late to notch 20 points and advance to the semifinals. He followed up with semifinal-best 23 points to reach the finals alongside Daniels, who shot first in the championship round. His 17 points made for a modest total for Hulls to shoot for, but he ran out of gas in the final half of the round to finish with just 15.
Meanwhile, Sinclair picked up where Hulls left off by posting the second-best total of the first round with 17 to reach the semis. The Eminence native followed with a semifinals-best 20 to clinch a berth in the title shootout. North Carolina State’s Marissa Kastanek went first in the finals, notching 17, but that wasn’t nearly enough to stop Sinclair, who finished with 20, surpassing Kestanek on the next to last rack.
Sinclair and Hulls combined to hit 437 career 3-pointers in their four years at Indiana.
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