January 08, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska each had 21 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday night and No. 23 Michigan State beat Penn State 71-55.

The Spartans (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten) never trailed, opening with a 16-6 run and leading by double digits throughout the second half to win seven of their last eight.

Michigan State had a 12-point lead at halftime and opened the third quarter with a 10-4 run to lead 45-27 on Powers' jumper with 6:16 left in the period.

Powers made 8 of 10 from the foul line and Jankoska shot 3 of 7 from 3-point range.

Teniya Page had 16 points, Brianna Banks scored 14 and Candice Agee added 10 for the Nittany Lions (6-8, 1-2). After trailing by 12 in the second quarter, Penn State scored six straight to get to 26-20 but got no closer.

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