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The MSU Lady Bears have jumped out to a 33-31 lead at the half over the Evansville Purple Aces at JQH Arena in Springfield.
For awhile, it looked like Missouri State would cruise to a big lead at the intermission as the Lady Bears went on a 20-2 run to go ahead 31-15 with 4:40 remaining.
But the Purple Aces got back in the game in a hurry on four consecutive three pointers, the last one by Chelsea Falkenstein pulling them within four, 31-27, with 2:03 left in the half.
After the Lady Bears got a bucket from redshirt freshman Kenzie WIlliams with 58 seconds to play, Evansville got the final two scores of the half.
Meagan Collins hit a shot with one second left to pull the Aces within two and complete a 16-2 run.
Williams has ten points to lead MSU in scoring, following by Karly Buer with nine.
Mallory Ladd's ten points are tops for the Aces.
Evansville is shooting 42% from the field (11-26), while MSU is 40% (14-35). The Lady Bears are winning the battle of the boards, with 22 rebounds to the Aces' 14.
The Lady Bears come into tonight's action 13-13 overall, 5-9 in Missouri Valley Conference play. The Purple Aces are 8-16, 6-7.
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