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Purdue women hold off Illnois

Sunday, January 27, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Lakisha Freeman scored 21 points, and Purdue beat Illinois 71-59 on Sunday afternoon.

Kalika France had 18 points and seven assists and Natasha Bogdanova added nine points on three 3-pointers for Purdue (10-10, 6-3 Big Ten).

Jenna Smith scored 20 points, Chelsea Gordon scored 12 and Rebecca Harris added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Illinois (11-9, 3-6).

Purdue led 29-25 at halftime, but Illinois rallied to take a 40-37 lead early in the second half.

The Boilermakers responded with a 14-0 run that included two baskets each from Campbell and Freeman to take a 51-40 lead.

Illinois cut the lead to 57-54 before a 3-pointer by Bogdanova and a bucket by FahKara Malone bumped Purdue's advantage to 62-54 with 4:24 to play.

Purdue led by at least five points the rest of the way.

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