No. 16 Penn St. rallies; beats Michigan St. 66-54

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Dara Taylor scored 18 points, 10 coming at the free throw line, as No. 16 Penn State handed Michigan State its first Big Ten loss, 66-54 on Sunday.

Penn State trailed 34-27 at halftime, but outscored Michigan State 24-10 midway through the second half - highlighted by an 11-0 run- for a 51-44 lead. Aerial Powers scored Michigan State's final eight points and pulled her team to within five points, but Penn State made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute.

Ariel Edwards and Maggie Lucas added 16 apiece for Penn State (13-4, 4-1). The Lady Lions shot just 33.3 percent, but made 26 of 36 free throws compared to nine makes by the Spartans.

Michigan State (12-6, 4-1) was paced by Annalise Pickrel with 17 points, while Klarissa Bell and Powers added 12 each for the Spartans. Powers grabbed 10 rebounds and Bell had nine.


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