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Purdue Women's Basketball Beats Lithuania 62-56

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The Lady Boilers win game 1 of their European tour.

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The Purdue Women's Basketball team is currently in Italy for their summer European Tour, and defeated Lithuania University earlier today 62-56. Based on the Purdue Athletics story, the Boilers were down 50-43 in the 4th quarter, but came to win the game.

Here are some excerpts from the Purdue Athletics story:

The Boilermakers started off solid taking a 17-14 lead through the first quarter behind six points from Wilson and seven from junior guard Ashley Morrissette. Morrissette got her buckets quickly scoring four of the first six and hit a long three late in the quarter.

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Wilson showed her will to win in the fourth, grabbing half of her six steals in the final 10 minutes, and scoring 10 of her game-high point total down the stretch. Sophomore Andreona Keys chipped in late with a bucket and a pair of steals as Purdue limited Lithuania to just six points in the fourth quarter, while dropping in 19 of its own.

Wilson finished nine-of-15 from the field, hitting three-of-five from three, adding two rebounds and two assists to her impressive totals. Morrissette had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists, while junior Bridget Perry stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals. Senior Torrie Thornton had five rebounds and four assists, while Keys finished with four steals.

"It was great to finally get out and play," said head coach Sharon Versyp. "We had 10 practices at home, a 14-hour travel day and have spent a lot of time walking and touring museums for the last few days. It was good to see us get out there, compete, shake the rust off and get a win."

Versyp continued, "April (Wilson) was outstanding today. She really put her team on her back and did things that a senior is supposed to do. I couldn't be more proud of her."

Purdue will play the Cameroon National Team on Thursday at 10 am EDT.