Dec. 2, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Sam Ostarello scored a career-high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds Sunday to help No. 14 Purdue defeat Central Michigan 87-71.
KK Houser added 19 points and five assists for the Boilermakers (7-1). Taylor Manuel matched her season-high with 12 points, making all five of her field-goal attempts, and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.
Purdue led 49-31 at halftime and shot 49 percent from the field for the game after shooting 63.6 percent in the first half. The Boilermakers were 50 percent from three-point range, 7 of 14, with Houser hitting 3 of 5 attempts. Purdue was also 26 of 31 from the free-throw line.
Crystal Bradford led the Chippewas (2-4) with 18 points. Jessica Green scored 15 and Brandie Baker and Jas'Mine Bracey added 11 points apiece for Central Michigan.
The Boilermakers will hit the road for three games, starting with a matchup at IPFW on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. ET. Next Purdue will play at UT Martin on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. ET before taking the week off for exams and then heading to face Oakland on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. ET.