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WSU women beat Northern Iowa

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 10:15 p.m.

Jessica Diamond hit a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left in the game to give Wichita State the breathing room it needed in a 60-57 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Wichita State led by seven points at halftime and stretched the advantage to 45-32 before UNI began chipping away. The Panthers cut their deficit to 49-46 with 8:37 to play, but never took the lead.

The Shockers improved to 3-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play.

WICHITA STATE (9-6): Jones 0-2 0- 0, Diamond 4-9 4-4 13, Jacobs 3-6 2-2 8, Turner 3-6 2-2 8, Gordon 6-6 0-0 12, Dapprich 2-6 1-2 5, Fountaine 1-3 1-2 4, Harden 4-11 4-5 12, Price 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-51 12-15 60.

NORTHERN IOWA (7-9): Kalin 5-13 11-12 22, Schonhardt 3-4 1-4 7, Brown 0-0 1-2 1, Donaldson 1-6 0-0 2, Keitel 1-5 3-5 5, Kirschbaum 2-10 0-0 4, Lamar 2-3 0-1 4, Davison 1-2 0-0 3, McDowell 3-7 0-0 9. Totals 18-50 16-24 57.

Halftime — WSU 37, UNI 30. 3-pointers — WSU 2-11 (Fountaine 1-1, Diamond 1-4, Jones 0-1, Turner 0-2, Harden 0-2), UNI 5-18 (McDowell 3-6, Davison 1-2, Kalin 1-6, Schonhardt 0-1). Rebounds — WSU 35 (Diamond 6), UNI 32 (Kalin, Kirschbaum 7). Assists — WSU 11 (Diamond 5), UNI 7 (Lamar 3). Fouls — WSU 22, UNI 16. A — 726.

West Virginia 66, Kansas State 52 — Brittany Chambers scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists in a losing cause for Kansas State.

Brianna Craig hit four, three-pointers for 12 points for KSU. Former Collegiate star Ashia Woods had seven points, five rebounds and three steals for the Cats.

West Virginia’s bench outscored the KSU bench 14-3.

West Virginia (10-5, 2-2): Fields 3-8 2-2 8, Dunnings 5-11 3-5 14, Caldwell 7-19 4-4 19, Palmer 3-9 0-0 9, Stepney 1-2 0-0 2, Behtel 0-0 0-0 0, Faulk 2-6 0-0 4, Harlee 3-4 2-2 8, Holmes 0-1 0-0 0, Leary 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 24-60 (5-13) 13-15 66.

Kansas State (10-6, 1-3): Texada Haley 4-9 0-1 10, Chambers 6-17 7-8 20, Craig 4-8 0-0 12, White 0-2 0-0 0, Woods 3-5 1-1 7, Caron 1-4 1-2 4, Knoll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-45 (7-22) 9-12 52.

Halftime — KSU 23, WV 22. 3s — WV 5-13 (Palmer 3, Dunning, Caldwell), KSU 7-22 (Craig 4, Texada 2, Chambers). Rebounds — WV 41 (Caldwell 9), KSU 26 (Chambers 6). Assists — WV 14 (Harlee, Stepney, Dunning 3), KSU 8 (Chambers 5). Fouls — WV 13, KSU 16. A — 6,778.

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