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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:30 pm

College Basketball

Purdue women rout Ball State


Dominique Oden had 17 points, Karissa McLaughlin added 14 and the Purdue women’s basketball team decimated Ball State 80-38 on Wednesday night in front of 3,104 fans at Worthen Arena in Muncie in the season-opening game for both teams.

Oden made 6 of 12 shots while McLaughlin, the former Homestead player, converted 5 of 15, including 4 of 11 from 3-point range.

Last year, Ball State defeated Purdue 66-60 in West Lafayette to snap a 16-game losing streak in the series. But the Boilermakers avenged the loss in the postseason in the WNIT.

Kayana Traylor added 12 points for Purdue, which got 11 from Lyndsey Whilby on a night it mounted a 17-6 lead by the end of a first quarter and led 38-20 at halftime.

Any doubts were put to rest after an 18-7 third-quarter run.

Ball State was paced by Nakeya Penny’s 13 points. Oshlynn Brown added 11 points.

The Cardinals shot 31.3 percent from the field, well below the 42.4-percent shooting of Purdue.

SAINT FRANCIS 93, CORNERSTONE 44: At the Hutzell Center, Emma Applegate made 7 of 9 shots and totaled 19 points to pace the Cougars (2-1) at home. They opened the game with a 27-11 run and totally took control by scoring 30 of the second quarter’s 39 points to take a 57-20 halftime lead. Lindley Kistler had 11 points for Saint Francis, which got 10 apiece from Lauren McBryar and Savannah Buck. Cornerstone (1-5) was paced by Katrina Goebel’s seven points.

INDIANA 68, MILWAUKEE 66: At Bloomington, Brenna Wise totaled 17 points and eight rebounds for the Hoosiers (1-0), who got 16 points and eight rebounds from Ali Patberg. Wise’s jump shot with 1:08 left gave IU a 67-66 lead and Kym Royster cemented the victory with a free throw. Milwaukee (0-1) was paced by Jamie Reit’s 21 points and Megan Walstad’s 11.


INDIANA TECH 98, TRINITY INTERNATIONAL 45: At Deerfield, Illinois, Logan Primerano had 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting for the No. 5 Warriors (2-3). Joel Wincowski and Darren Groves had 16 apiece. Groves totaled 12 rebounds. For No. 21 Trinity International (2-2), Jamal Bailey had 13 points and seven rebounds.