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

Sunday.

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).