Purdue Women Shot Selection Downs Illinois 81-67

Purdue Women’s Shot Selection Sinks Illinois

by: Steven Stremming

photos by: Brad Gossett/Excel Sports Publications

Brad Gossett/Excel Sports Publications

Sharon Versyp’s Boilers were coming off a loss in Evanston, where Northwestern played big and beat them 61 to 56.

After being asked about tonight’s ball movement and shot selection, Versyp said, “we work on that all the time, our play wasn’t up to what we wanted and we had Harris shooting 15 times but only hitting three.” (Northwestern game)

Tonight was much different as Purdue got off to a tremendous start by playing their best basketball of the season, ball movement and shot selection was much better as Karissa McLaughlin, Junior from Fort Wayne, Atlanta, Georgia Senior, Dominique Oden, Martinsville, , Indiana Sophomore Kayana Traylor, Indianapolis, Indiana Senior Ae’Rianna Harris and London, England Redshirt Junior Jenelle Grant all scored as they opened up a 23 to 10 lead and led comfortably at the half 37-26.

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Illinois would make runs during the second half, including a 19 to 9 run that closed the gap to seven points but Purdue answered with numerous baskets by Harris and McLaughlin hitting from deep.

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Purdue is now 12 and 6 on the season while evening their BiG Ten record at three and three.

Purdue was led by McLaughlin’s 21, Traylor 15, Harris 13, Grant 11, Oden 10, Lyndsey Whilby’s 5 and Rickie Woltman’s two.

Illinois was led by Memphis, Tennessee, Senior Brandi Beasley’s 21.

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