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Purdue women edge out Hoosiers

Thursday, January 3, 2008


AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON -- Lakisha Freeman had 15 points and nine rebounds as Purdue beat Indiana 55-49 on Thursday night.

Danielle Campbell added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (6-7, 2-1 Big Ten).

Amber Jackson led Indiana with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Kim Roberson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Hoosiers (8-6, 1-1), who had won four in a row.

Both teams shot poorly from the field, but Purdue outscored the Hoosiers 15-5 from the free-throw line to win its fourth straight in the series.

The score was tied 27-all at halftime, but Purdue started the second half on an 8-0 run, including two mid-range jumpers by Freeman, to take a 35-27 lead.

Indiana closed the gap to 40-37 on a basket by Roberson, but Purdue responded with a 10-0 run that included six points by Natasha Bodganova to take a 50-37 lead with seven minutes to play.

Indiana came back with an 11-1 run that included six points by Jackson. A 3-pointer by Jori Davis cut Purdue's lead to 51-48 with 1:41 to play.

Campbell made a mid-range jumper to make it 53-48, Purdue, with one minute to play.

Roberson missed a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left. Purdue rebounded, and Freeman made two free throws with 11.5 seconds left to put the game out of reach.

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