Nov. 17, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- IUPUI used a 20-5 run over the course of seven minutes and both halves to gain a double-digit lead it held for the majority of the second period in a 76-65 victory over the Missouri State Lady Bears (1-2) Sunday afternoon at The Jungle.
IUPUI (2-1) made eight of its first 13 field goal attempts to lead 17-9 less than eight minutes into the contest before the Lady Bears began to chip away.
Tyonna Snow hit layups to cut the margin to two points at 18-16 and 20-18, and NiJay Gaines tied the score at 27 with a 3-pointer at the 5:09 mark. Kenzie Williams gave MSU a 29-27 lead at the 4:34 mark, but the Jaguars answered with a 7-0 run to regain the advantage and closed the first half on a 6-1 spurt for the 40-34 margin.
Each team made 14 field goals and three treys in the period, but IUPUI held a 9-3 at the foul line thanks to 15 fouls called on the Lady Bears.
The Jaguars scored the first seven points of the second half to lead 47-34 with 17:44 on the clock, but the Lady Bears responded with an 8-0 run to pull to 47-42 on a Karly Buer jumper with 15:26 remaining.
Hannah Wilkerson buried her second 3-pointer of the afternoon to make it 49-45 with 14:52 left, but the home team had the league back in double figures less than three minutes later at 58-47. The Jags matched their largest lead shortly after that, going up 65-52 with 8:44 to play.
A Tyonna Snow putback with 3:05 left got the deficit to single digits at 73-65, and the Lady Bears were unable to score after that as the Jags closed out the win with a stingy defense.
Williams scored 16 points to lead the Lady Bears for a third consecutive game, while Tyonna Snow (12), Bry Snow (10) and Wilkerson (10) joined her in double figures. Preseason all-Summit League guard DeAirra Goss scored 25 for the Jaguars.
The Lady Bears shot 43.6 percent for the game and held a 38-36 rebounding edge, but committed 21 turnovers and allowed IUPUI to shoot 28-for-53 from the floor.
Missouri State returns to action Nov. 22 with a 7 p.m. game at Arkansas.