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No. 21 Michigan State Falls to St. Bonaventure, 63-52
 
 
 
Kalisha Keane (File Photo)
 
Kalisha Keane (File Photo)
 
 

Dec. 7, 2008

Box Score

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) -Katelyn Murray scored a career-high 25 points and made five 3-pointers to lead St. Bonaventure to a 63-52 victory over No. 21 Michigan State on Sunday.

Dana Mitchell scored 15 points and Andrea Doneth added eight rebounds for the Bonnies (6-1).

Kalisha Keane led the Spartans (6-3) with 12 points. Lauren Aitch had 11 points and Aisha Jefferson added nine.

Bonnies coach Jim Crowley praised Murray's grit.

"There's a lot of people who are good shooters, there's not a lot of people who are courageous shooters," he said. "She wants that shot and very, very often makes them."

St. Bonaventure took a 10-0 lead and never trailed. The Spartans mounted an 11-4 rally at the start of the second half to come within 34-31, but the Bonnies responded with a 12-2 run.

Murray was pleased with her performance, but doesn't think about her stats.

"To be honest I just kept shooting," she said. "It felt good, but I just kept shooting and they went in. I wasn't really thinking about the points or anything. It was just a matter of the flow of the game and hitting the shots when they needed to be hit."

 

 

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