Spartans Glide Past Northwestern

DenisePopiolek

Written by Caleb Wojcik

Liz Shimek and Victoria Lucas-Perry both scored over 20 points a piece to propel the 17th ranked Spartans easily past Northwestern, 79-59.

The Spartans were in control the whole game. After taking a 38-26 lead into the locker room at half time, they cruised through an easy second half, where they gave many of their bench players some quality playing time, hoping to strengthen the Spartans for the NCAA Tournament.

The Spartans shot very well from the field, 52 percent (34 of 65), and held the rebounding advantage 34 to 28. They also only gave up eleven turnovers which kept Northwestern from getting easy buckets.

Lucas-Perry made 4 out of her 6 three-pointers she attempted to give her team the motivation to keep Northwestern out of striking distance.

Sara Stutz scored 20 points in 37 minutes for the Wildcats. Northwestern also got strong bench play from Erin Dickerson, 11 points, and Ifeoma Okonkwo, 14 points.

Northwestern drops to 5-16 overall. Michigan State advances to 16-7 (6-4 Big Ten) and looks ready for their next game at Illinois.

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