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WSU women top Drake on the road

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 10:37 p.m.

Alex Harden matched her career high with 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists to lead hot-shooting Wichita State to a 74-65 victory over Drake on Thursday night in Des Moines.

WSU shot 54.2 percent from the field, and Harden hit 7 of 9.

Jessica Diamond added 14 points and Jazimen Gordon had 12 for WSU (17-7, 11-1).

The Shockers shot 54.2 perent from the field in both halves but could only manage a 33-33 tie at halftime. Diamond scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half to help the Shockers pull away.

Drake pulled within 52-50 with 5:28 left in the game, but WSU scored the next six points to maintain control.

Wichita State (17-7, 11-1) Dapprich 3-8 1-1 7, Harden 7-9 6-7 20, Gordon 4-7 4-6 12, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Diamond 4-8 5-6 14, Jacobs 3-4 0-0 6, Fountaine 2-5 3-4 8, Turner 3-6 0-0 7, Wells 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-48 (3-7) 74.

Drake (7-16, 2-10): Heap 3-7 0-0 8, Reid 4-6 0-0 8, Specht 3-6 4-4 11, Clark 6-18 1-5 13, Bartow 5-11 1-2 15, Grenfell 3-7 0-0 8, Marschner 0-1 0-0 0, Running 0-1 2-2 2, Lutes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24 -57 (9-25) 8-13 65.

Halftime — 33-33. 3s — WSU 3-7 (Diamond, Fountaine, Turner), DU 9-25 (Bartow 4, Heap 2, Grenfell 2, Specht). Rebounds — WSU 32 (Gordon 8), DU 30 (Bartow, Heap 8). Assists — WSU 9 (Harden 4), DU 13 (Clark, Marschner 4). Fouls — WSU 16, DU 22. A — 1,768.

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