No. 18 Purdue holds off Bowling Green, 57-48
KK Hauser pulled down a defensive rebound and followed it up
with two clutch free throws with 21 seconds left in the game to
allow No. 18 Purdue to escape with a 57-48 win over Bowling Green
Alexis Rogers’ layup with under a minute to play cut the Purdue
lead to three points, 51-48, but the Boilermakers responded when
Hauser fed Courtney Moses for a layup. The Falcons’ Jasmine
Matthews missed a 3-pointer and Hauser corralled the carom seconds
later, then pushed the lead to 55-48. Bridget Perry was fouled
after rebounding a second missed 3-pointer by Matthews and she
converted both free throws for the final margin.
April Wilson scored 18 points to lead Purdue (9-2). Hauser
finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and Liza Clemons and
Courtney Moses each added 10 points.
Rogers finished with 16 points and Jillian Halfhill added 15 for
Bowling Green (9-2).