Purdue 82 Iona 65
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.
December 13, 2008
· The win ends a three-game losing streak and makes Purdue 6-4 on the season.
· The win improves Purdue's all-time record to 642-344.
· The win moves the Boilermakers to 334-103 all-time in Mackey Arena.
· With the win, head coach Sharon Versyp improves to 56-25 at Purdue, in three seasons. Her overall record improves to 173-88 in nine years as a head coach.
· The win also gives the Boilermakers their first victory in their first try against the Gaels.
· The four freshmen (Alex Guyton, Chelsea Jones, Chantel Poston and Brittany Rayburn) combined for 27 points, three rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block.
· After making 11 three-pointers in the game, Purdue has now made eight-or-more three-pointers in five of the first 10,games this season. Last season the Boilermakers failed to make more than seven three-pointers in a single-game.
· The double-digit three-pointers made by the Boilermakers marks only the 19th time in Purdue history that they reached double-figures in three-pointers made. The total also tied the fourth most three-pointers made in a single-game in Boilermaker history.
· After going scoreless against Valparaiso in the Boilermakers' last game, junior Jodi Howell scored eight of Purdue's first 10 points in the game. She would later total 17 points in the first half.
· Howell also contributed 14 points, on four three-pointers and five-of-seven shooting from the field in the game's first 11 minutes and in only eight minutes of playing time for Howell. During that span, Iona scored only 16 total points.
· Midway through the first half, junior FahKara Malone made her first three-pointer since the Boilermakers recorded their last victory against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 30. Malone finished with two three-pointers made and 10 total points.
· Malone also filled up the stat sheet in several categories: 10 points, nine assists, five steals and two rebounds. It was the 15th game of Malone's career that she has recorded at least five steals and the 31st game in her career that she has recorded five-or-more assists.
· Freshman Brittany Rayburn tied her season and career-best 22 points in the game on 7 of 11 shooting. She also went 4 of 6 from three-point range to give her 19 made three-pointers on the year. The total moves her into a 10th place tie with former Boilermaker Erika Valek on the all-time freshman records list for three-pointers.
· While Rayburn's four three-pointers are not a season high for her, it surpasses in a single game the total number of threes that she had made in the previous four home games, having made only three three-pointers in Mackey Arena prior to today.
· She also led the Boilermakers in scoring for the third time in her career and for the second straight game.
· Senior Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton led Purdue in rebounding with 13 rebounds in the game. It was the 18th double-digit rebounding performance of her career. The total was also good for her season-high rebounding and only one shy of her career-high of 14 rebounds, which she has recorded twice, last against Michigan State on March 4, 2007.
· Purdue had an assist/turnover ratio of 2.2 in the game. Coming into the game, the Boilermakers assist/turnover ratio was only 0.9.
· For the first time in five games, Purdue recorded more assists than turnovers. The last time that Purdue achieved this was in a 90-74 victory over Hawai'i in their fifth game of the season on Nov. 28.
· Five Boilermakers scored in double digits in the game: Rayburn (22), Howell (17), Malone (10), senior Danielle Campbell (10) and senior Lakisha Freeman (11). It is the first time this season that the Boilermakers have had five players reach double-figures in scoring.
· The 82 total points scored by the Boilermakers is the most that they have scored at home this season and the second-most points scored in a single-game this season.