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No. 18 Purdue narrowly beats Ball State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — KK Houser matched her career-high of 21 points Sunday as Purdue halted a late rally by Ball State and won 63-57 in the season opener for both teams.

Houser went on a 15-point streak after drilling two 3's to tie up the score at the end of the first half and scored nine points straight at the start of the second for the Boilermakers. No. 18 Purdue was not tied at the half in any game last season.

Brittany Carter led the Cardinals with 19 points, hitting a jumper with 1:14 left to cut the deficit to three. Ball State started slow in the second, but went on a 12-0 run at 5:22 with a steal by Carter.

Whitney Hays made a three-point play after an assist from Houser to stretch Purdue's lead to 61-55 with 13.6 seconds left.

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