Jan. 25, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Missouri State women’s basketball team ran into a talented Indiana State club Saturday afternoon and fell 74-57 to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorites at the Hulman Center.
The league’s No. 2 scoring defense forced Missouri State (7-10, 2-4 MVC) into 24 turnovers and limited the Lady Bears to 36.4 percent shooting to move to 11-6 overall and remain perfect in the league at 6-0.
Missouri State’s Bry Snow scored the team’s first seven points before Lexi Hughes got into the act with a 3-pointer to make the score 11-10 in favor of ISU with 12:24 to play in the first half.
The Sycamores countered with a 7-0 run that Tyonna Snow stopped with a steal and layup for 18-12 at the 8:26 mark, but Indiana State quickly had its lead to 26-14.
Katie Palmer scored the last four points of a 6-0 MSU run to pull the Lady Bears to 26-20 with 2:48 left in the first half, but Indiana State hit a late 3-pointer and carried that into a 7-0 run over both halves to lead 33-20 just 65 seconds into the second period.
The Lady Bears were able to pull within single digits just twice after that, the last time at 35-26 with 16:56 remaining before the Sycamores used a 10-1 run to put the game away with a 52-30 lead and 12:29 to play.
Tyonna Snow led MSU with 15 points and six rebounds, Palmer added 12 and Bry Snow scored 10. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir scored 15 for ISU and preseason all-Valley pick Anna Munn had 11 points and 10 boards.
Indiana State shot 26-for-57 (.456) in the game and held a 42-33 rebounding advantage.
Missouri State visits Illinois State (4-11, 3-2) on Monday at 7 p.m.