MSU women’s basketball game blog: Spartans top IPFW
Follow along as the Michigan State women’s basketball team attempts to rebound from its first loss of the season. The Spartans are taking on Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at Jenison Field House.
This is the final game this weekend at Jenison as part of MSU’s celebration of the “Game of Change.”
Today marks the first game for the MSU women in Jenison since March 11, 1989 when they suffered a 74-63 loss to Iowa. The Spartans were 40-26 in five seasons at Jenison.
Here is the tipoff with the matchups for today’s 2 p.m. contest against IPFW. And you can read a little more about Kiana Johnson and Akyah Taylor, who are eligible to play for the first time this season for the Spartans.
1:57 – A moment of silence was observed for former Spartan Kim Archer as well as the victims in the Oregon and Connecticut shootings.
1:58- Rachel Mauk, Stephanie Mauk, Amanda Hyde, Haley Seibert, Rebecca Bruner starting for IPFW. Klarissa Bell, Annalise Pickrel, Becca Mills, Jasmine Thomas and Courtney Schiffauer starting for MSU.
2:02 – Becca Mills makes a pair of free throws to open the scoring at 19:21
2:03 – Pickrel then puts converts a layup off an offensive rebound
2:07 – We’re at the first media timeout with 15:39 left. Mills has 4 points as Spartans lead 6-2. Seibert has IPFW’s 2 points.
2:10 – Jasmine Hines checks in for her first game action since the contest against Oakland.
2:13 – Kiana Johnson checks in with 13:17 left in 1st half. Its her first action of the season. MSU leads 13-4 after pair of free throws by Hines.
2:15 – Akyah Taylor checks in at 12:05 mark for her first action of the season.
2:16 – MSU leads 15-4 at media timeout with 11:34 left. Pickrel has 5 points. Mills and Hines each have 4 points.
2:19 – Kiana Johnson with a steal and layup for first basket of season. MSU leads 17-4
2:23 – IPFW calls timeout after a 3 by Bell. MSU leads 27-4 with 8:45 left and is on a 19-0 run. Pickrel has 8 points, Hines has 6.
2:24 – Rachel Mauk hits a basket at the 8:16 mark to end a 19-0 run by the Spartans.
2:25 – Media timeout with 7:44 left in 1st half. Spartans lead 27-6. IPFW is 3-12 from the field and has nine turnovers
2:33 – MSU was 9 of 9 from FT line until Pickrel missed the first of two shots. She made the second. Spartans lead 35-6.
2:35 – MSU leads 35-6 at media timeout with 3:56 left in first half. Mills and Pickrel each have 9 points. Hyde, IPFW’s leading scorer on the season, has 0 points on 0-6 shooting.
2:38 – IPFW scores for the first time in five minutes as Seibert splits a pair of free throws. MSU up 36-7
2:41 – IPFW has gotten to double digits after a circus layup by Erin Murphy. Its 38-11 with 24.3 seconds left in the 1st half
2:45 – It’s halftime and MSU has 40-11 lead over IPFW. Mills has 11 points and Pickrel has 9 points. IPFW is just 5-20 from the floor and has 13 turnovers. MSU is 12-29 from the floor.
2:49 – Several former Spartan women’s basketball players being honored on the court here at halftime.
3:03 – MSU has scored five straight to open second half after Schiffauer split a pair of free throws. Hyde, who is still scoreless, now has 4 fouls for IPFW.
3:04 – IPFW calls timeout. MSU leads 45-11 with 17:13 remaining.
3:08 – At media timeout with 15:31 left, MSU leads 47-11. Mills with 13 points. IPFW has yet to score in the second half.
3:16 – Pickrel hits third 3 of the game as MSU leads 51-15 with 12:42 left
3:18 – MSU leads 52-15 at media timeout with 11:52 left. Mills with 13 points and Pickrel has 12.
3:24 – Hyde makes a pair of free throws for her first points of the game for IPFW. She is averaging 20.3 points per game and scored 43 in a game earlier this season.
3:29 – IPFW calls timeout with 7:11 left. MSU leads 61-26. Pickrel has 14 points and 7 rebounds and and Schiffauer has 10 points and 7 rebounds.
3:37 – MSU leads 61-31 at media timeout with 3:45 left but Suzy Merchant hasn’t been happy with how her team has closed this one out. She’s shown some frustration on the sidelines.
3:41 – Schifffauer has 10 points and 9 rebounds. She is closing in on her second straight double-double with 2:37 left.
3:42 – Pickrel just split a pair of free throws, ending a long scoring drought for the Spartans, who lead 62-36. MSU’s last field goal came at 7:29 mark. There is 1:20 left.
3:47 – It’s a final. MSU wins 64-36 to move to 9-1 on the season. Pickrel finishes with 15 and Schiffauer had 10 points and 10 boards. Becca Mills finished with 13 points.