Nov. 4, 2007
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 17/18 Michigan State women's basketball team wrapped up its exhibition season with a 71-52 victory over Lake Superior State Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Senior Courtney Davidson had her best game as a Spartan, scoring 19 points with four 3-pointers, while freshman Kalisha Keane collected a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. MSU opens the regular season Friday vs. IUPUI at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the WNIT at the Breslin Center.
The game was tied at halftime at 26, but for the second straight game, the Spartans dominated the second half. In Thursday's win over Grand Valley State, the Spartans outscored GVSU 42-17 in the second half. On Sunday, MSU outscored the Lakers by 19 points in the second half, 45-26, en route to the victory.
The Spartans shot 58 percent from the floor in the second half while limiting the Lakers to 26 percent shooting. Overall, the Spartans forced 21 turnovers and held LSSU to 30 percent shooting for the game.
Davidson's career high in a regular-season game is nine points, but Sunday she more than doubled that effort with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She was 4-for-4 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Keane was 8-for-12 from the field, including one 3-pointer, and 4-of-6 from the line in scoring 21 points.
Lauren Aitch nearly collected a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds on 5-for-11 shooting. In two exhibition games, Aitch averaged 10 rebounds.
Lake Superior State was led by Jaclyn Armstrong, who scored 13 points and had four rebounds.
Aisha Jefferson left the game at the 8:13 mark in the first half with a knee injury and did not return.
Allyssa DeHaan, who sprained her ankle in the exhibition game against Grand Valley State, did not play. She is still listed as day-to-day.
The attendance for Sunday's game was 5,018, the second-highest exhibition crowd in school history. The Spartans averaged 4,885 fans in the two exhibition games, the highest exhibition average in program history.