Boilers bounce back, beat IPFW

Purdue rebounded from a tough skid, beating IPFW, 91-70.

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Coming off of two tough losses against top-ranked teams, Purdue needed to have a good showing in order to rebound. A comfortable 91-70 victory over IPFW is just what the doctor ordered.

Throughout the entire game, IPFW mainly ran a 2-3 zone for its defense. Purdue's offense was not phased and put points on the board. Purdue just used its overwhelming size and gave the ball to Liza Clemons, Whitney Bays, and Dee Dee Williams. Clemons finished the game with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 boards. Bays added 13 points and Williams had a career-high 10 points in Sunday's game.

It was only a five-point halftime lead for the Boilermakers after IPFW shot 56 percent from the field in the first half and 45 percent from the three-point line. The game shifted to Purdue's favor in the second half, as its offense would explode. Meanwhile, the Mastadons went cold.

To begin the second half, Purdue came out and was on fire on the offensive side of the ball. The Boilermakers made 13 of their first 14 shots, en route to shooting 63 percent in the second half. The player that was lighting up the scoreboard the most was senior Courtney Moses. The senior only had seven points and shot 1-of-5 from three-point range in the first half, but in the second, she found her stroke. At one point in the second half Moses made four consecutive three-pointers, paving the way for her to finish the game 26 points.

The Boilermakers came right out of the gate today and wanted to show people they are still a very good team. They dominated both sides of the floor and looked very much like a top 25 team.

Purdue has had a very tough stretch of games lately. It could easily be the toughest non-conference schedule in the country. It doesn't get any easier, though, because the next game is on the road versus Kansas.


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