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Women's Hoops Defeats Victoria, 66-53
 
 
 
Senior Maxann Reese scored 18 points<br>in Tuesday's win over Victoria.
 
Senior Maxann Reese scored 18 points
in Tuesday's win over Victoria.

 
 

Aug. 24, 1999

Victoria, British Columbia - The Michigan State women's basketball team closed out its Canadian Tour with a 66-53 victory over the Victoria All-Stars on Tuesday, Aug. 24, giving it a final record of 5-0.

?This has been a great tour,? MSU coach Karen Langeland said. ?All of the players and the entire coaching staff had a wonderful time. We accomplished a lot on the court and we became even closer off the court. The whole experience will be very beneficial to us heading into the 1999-2000 season.?

Victoria provided more of a challenge for the Spartans after Monday night's 36-point rout. MSU held a slim 35-29 lead at the half, but Victoria battled back and eventually took a three- point lead, 51-48, at the 6:46 mark of the game.

MSU answered with an 8-0 run to go up by five at 56-51 with 4:04 to play. Victoria ended its scoring drought with a bucket underneath, but a three-pointer and a pair of free throws by junior Christie Pung (Pewamo) in a span of 22 seconds iced the victory for MSU.

Senior Maxann Reese (Highland Park) paced three players in double figures with 18 points, on 7-of-16 shooting from the field. Senior Kristen Rasmussen (East Lansing) contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, while Pung went 9-of-10 from the free throw line en route to 12 points.

The Spartans fly into Capital City Airport on Wednesday night at 11 p.m.

MSU BOX SCORE

Player      FG-FGA  FT-FTA  REB     PTS   A    TO   S    MIN
Blazek      0-1     0-0     1-1=2    0    0    0    1    13
Davis       1-4     0-0     1-0=1    2    0    0    0    13
M. Reese    7-16    2-2     1-2=3   18    0    3    3    28
Pung        1-2     9-10    0-2=2   12    1    4    1    25
Rasmussen   5-8     5-6     0-9=9   15    1    2    2    30
Salscheider 0-1     5-6     0-0=0    5    0    1    0    12
Cummings    2-5     2-4     1-8=9    6    0    1    1    28
Johnson     1-5     1-2     0-4=4    3    4    1    0    27
V. Reese    0-1     0-0     0-3=3    0    0    3    0    15
Skelly      2-4     1-1     1-0=1    5    0    1    1    9
Czubak      DNP
Winberg     DNP
TOTALS     19-47   25-31    5-29=34  66   6    17   9    200

FG% - 19-47 (.404) FT% - 25-31 (.806) 3PTFG% - 3-7 (.428)

  
                     1st   2nd   Final
Michigan State        35    31    66
Victoria All-Stars    29    24    53

 

 

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