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Purdue women defeat Michigan, 70-53

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Seniors Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Danielle Campbell couldn’t have scripted a better senior night as both players put up career numbers in a 70-53 win over Michigan on Thursday night. Wisdom-Hylton finished with a career-high 15 rebounds en route to her 23rd career double-double, while Campbell scored a season-high 18 points.

Purdue began the game playing fairly tight with Michigan, but managed to take a 34-21 lead into the locker room at halftime after a 13-point first half performance by Campbell. The Boilermakers went on to start the second half on a 11-4 run powered by Wisdom-Hylton and fellow senior Lakisha Freeman. Freeman finished with six points, three assists and four rebounds.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton finished with a career-high 15 rebounds en route to her 23rd career double-double.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton finished with a career-high 15 rebounds en route to her 23rd career double-double.

In her last game in Mackey Arena, Wisdom-Hylton scored 13 points, 15 rebounds, dished out four assists, stole four and swatted two blocks.

Senior Campbell scored a season-high 18 points on six of eight shooting from the floor and six of seven shooting from the free-throw line. Campbell also grabbed seven boards, three assists and two steals.

Senior Natasha Bogdanova got into the action with her 45th career three-pointer midway through the second half. Bogdanova finished with seven points, five rebounds and an assist.

Lauren Mioton was the only senior not to score in a night dedicated to Purdue’s five graduating seniors. Mioton missed her only two attempts from the floor in nine minutes of play.

Chantel Poston provided a spark off the bench, scoring six points and pulling down three boards, all of which came during a critical stretch in the first half. Poston also added a steal.

Carly Benson and Melinda Queen provided the scoring for Michigan, each scoring 13 points, while Krista Phillips used her 6-6 frame to record a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

After the game, Purdue’s graduating seniors Natasha Bogdanova, Danielle Campbell, Lakisha Freeman, Lauren Mioton and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton were honored with a ceremony that included career highlights, a framed jersey and speeches by head coach Sharon Versyp.

The Boilermakers will finish their Big Ten regular season this Sunday, Mar. 1 when they travel to East Lansing, Mich. to take on Michigan State at noon.

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