Dec. 20, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Sam Ostarello had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 20 Purdue defeat Oakland 66-47 on Tuesday afternoon.
It was Ostarello's first double-double of the season and the second of her career.
Courtney Moses scored 16 points and made four three-pointers for the Boilermakers (9-3), who won their second straight since their upset loss at Central Michigan. Moses had missed her last 10 three-point attempts, but connected on 4-of-7 against Oakland.
Purdue won even though its leading scorer, Brittany Rayburn, scored just seven points on 2-for-8 shooting. She had averaged 15.1 points coming into the contest. The Boilermakers got help from a variety of players as Alex Guyton, Antionette Howard and Chantel Poston each scored six points and Liza Clemons contributed four.
Sharise Calhoun scored 12 points and Zakiya Minifee and Bethany Watterworth each added 11 for Oakland (5-5), which had won two straight, including a victory over ACC opponent Clemson.
Oakland had not played since a wild win over Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 11 when Calhoun made a game-winning shot from beyond half court in the 48-45 victory.
Purdue outrebounded the Golden Grizzlies 44-31, including a 20-8 advantage on the offensive boards. The Boilermakers committed 21 turnovers, but forced Oakland in 29 miscues. Purdue held a 32 to 14 point advantage in the paint.