Jan. 15, 1997

Michigan State Tops Vanderbilt 82-51

Cheri Euler scored a career-high 23 points and made a school record 11-of-11 shots from the field as Michigan State pounded number seven Vanderbilt, 82-51.

Nicole Cushing-Adkins added 18 points for the Spartans (13-3), who shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field and scored 35 points off 27 Vanderbilt turnovers. Jamie Wesley added 13 points for Michigan State.

Na'Sheema Hillmon scored 18 points and Michelle Palmisano added 11 for Vanderbilt (12-3), which shot 37 percent (22-of-60) from the field and was outrebounded 41-35.

NCAA WOMENS BB  
         FINAL               1ST 2ND     TOTAL
         VANDERBILT (7)       23  28        51
         MICHIGAN ST          35  47        82    FINAL
 HIGH SCORERS:  VANDERBILT - NA'SHEEMA HILLMON 18, MICHELLE
                PALMISANO 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6
                MICHIGAN ST - CHERI EULER 23, NICOLE CUSHING 18,
                JAMIE WESLEY 13
 HIGH REBOUND:  VANDERBILT - NA'SHEEMA HILLMON 10, PAIGE
                REDMAN 4
                MICHIGAN ST - NICOLE CUSHING 7, PAULA SANDERS 6
 HIGH ASSISTS:  VANDERBILT - PAIGE REDMAN 4, NETTIE RESPONDEK 3
                MICHIGAN ST - TAMIKA MATLOCK 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH
                4
          ATT:  1,080
                                                                        
NCAA WOMENS BB
VANDERBILT (51)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Hillmon         33  9-16   0-3  6-10  0  4   18
Ostrom          11   1-4   0-0   0-1  0  1    2
Gorsica         22   3-8   0-0   1-3  0  3    6
Redman          28   2-9   1-1   1-4  4  1    6
Respondek       22   1-6   0-0   0-1  3  4    2
Palmisano       25   4-7   0-0   1-3  0  2   11
Hammond         19   0-2   1-2   1-3  1  1    1
Washington       6   0-2   0-0   0-3  0  3    0
Holmes          14   0-2   0-0   2-3  0  2    0
Janky            5   1-2   0-0   1-1  0  0    2
Louis           15   1-2   1-5   0-1  2  1    3
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TOTALS         200 22-60  3-11 13-33 10 22   51
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Percentages: FG-.367, FT-.273. 3-Point Goals:
4-16, .250 (Redman 1-6, Respondek 0-4, Palmisano
3-5, Louis 0-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots:
6 (Gorsica 3, Hammond 2, Holmes). Turnovers: 27
(Respondek 5, Hillmon 4, Ostrom 4, Redman 4,
Gorsica 3, Louis 3, Hammond 2, Palmisano 2).
Steals: 11 (Hammond 3, Hillmon 2, Louis 2,
Palmisano 2, Redman, Respondek).
MICHIGAN ST (82)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Sanders         19   0-4   5-6   1-6  4  3    5
Euler           29 11-11   0-1   1-1  1  2   23
Cushing         28  6-12   6-8   3-7  1  2   18
Matlock         30   0-4   2-3   0-0  9  2    2
Wesley          28  5-11   2-2   0-4  4  1   13
Dalgaard         3   1-1   0-0   0-0  0  1    2
Reese           16   2-4   2-2   1-3  2  1    6
Collier          5   0-0   1-2   1-3  1  1    1
Engen            9   0-2   3-5   0-0  2  0    3
Rasmussen       21   2-6   1-1   0-5  1  2    5
Winberg         12   2-3   0-0   1-3  0  0    4
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TOTALS         200 29-58 22-30  8-32 25 15   82
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Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.733. 
3-Point Goals: 2-4, .500 (Euler 1-1, Wesley 1-2, Reese 0-1).
Team rebounds: 9. 
Blocked shots: 4 (Rasmussen 3, Cushing). 
Turnovers: 17 (Matlock 4, Cushing 2, Euler 2, Rasmussen 2, Sanders 2, Winberg 2,
Dalgaard, Reese, Wesley).
Steals: 17 (Sanders 6, Euler 3, Matlock 3, Wesley 2, Cushing, Engen, Rasmussen).
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Vanderbilt         23   28  -   51
Michigan St        35   47  -   82
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 1,080. 
Officials: June Courteau, Sally Bell, Greg Smith.