Spartans Top Gophers On Senior Day

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 13 points in her final regular-season home game to help Michigan State rally past Minnesota 57-50 on Sunday.

The 20th-ranked Spartans (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) trailed 35-31 before a Lucas-Perry 3-pointer triggered a 10-0 run midway through the second half.

Alisa Wulff gave Michigan State the lead with a breakaway layup before Aisha Jefferson hit a 19-foot jumper from the right corner and Mia Johnson added a 3 from roughly the same spot.

The Golden Gophers (15-14, 7-9) outrebounded the Spartans 50-33 and cut the deficit to 45-44 on a 3-pointer by Emily Fox, but the Spartans answered with a three-point drive by Johnson and hit eight straight free throws down the stretch.

Allyssa DeHaan had eight points and eight blocked shots. The 6-foot-9 freshman has 129 blocks this season, seven shy of the Big Ten season mark. Rene Haynes, Katrina Grantham and Myisha Bannister also made contributions on their Senior Day.

Minnesota was led by Fox with 15 points and Korinne Campbell with a career-high 17 rebounds.


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