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The MSU Lady Bears blew a 16 point lead only to finish the first half with a flourish to go up 48-39 over the Bradley Braves at halftime at JQH Arena.
Missouri State jumped ahead 37-21 on Kenzie Williams' third three pointer of the game with 6:28 left in the half, but the Braves went on an 18-2 run to tie the game 39-39 on Katie Yohn's three pointer.
But the Lady Bears scored the final nine points of the half, capped by back to back three pointers from Williams, her fourth of the contest, and Karly Buer.
Williams' 12 points are tops for MSU, followed by Whitney Edie and Christiana Shorter with ten each. Jenny Smith has 13 points to lead Bradley.
The Lady Bears are shooting 47.5% from the field (19-40), while Bradley is at 40.5% (17-42).
MSU has outrebounded Bradley 30-16.
Missouri State comes into tonight's play 11-10 overall, 3-6 in the Valley. The Braves, who are also 3-6 in the conference, are 9-11 overall.
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