WEST LAFAYETTE – Whitney Bays scored 24 points to lead No. 17 Purdue over Central Michigan 109-97 on Saturday.
Purdue (10-2) shot 58 percent from the floor, including 15 of 29 (52 percent) from beyond the arc. KK Houser had 21 points and 11 boards, Liza Clemons added 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Courtney Moses had 20 (6 of 10 on 3-pointers) and April Wilson chipped in with 16 points.
Central Michigan (4-7) was led by Jessica Green’s 24 points, while Nichole DiGuilio had 21. The Chippewas also had five in double figures.
Wilson’s 3-pointer midway through the first half gave the Boilermakers a nine-point lead, but DiGuilio knocked a trey down for Central with 29 seconds in the half to cut Purdue’s advantage to six at intermission.
Moses made three consecutive treys end the end of the game to bump up Purdue’s winning margin.