There are just times a team walks into Mackey and stands no chance with what is about to happen. We’ve seen it in the men’s games and we saw it tonight when Purdue took down Wisconsin in a convincing manner 89-50.
The Boilers didn’t do much wrong in the first half shooting 53% from the field led by Caitlin Harper who had 14 points on 6/6 shooting. Purdue dominated inside scoring 25 points in the paint with the help of Mary Ashley Stevenson’s 9 points and limiting their turnover’s to just 4.
Purdue went into the half with a 24 point lead with Wisconsin having no answer for the Purdue defense holding them to just 24% shooting for the field in the first.
Madison Layden got the first bucket of the second half off a back door cut and an Abbey Ellis triple pushed the lead to 29. Wisconsin continued struggling to score and Purdue shared the ball efficiently as the Boilers took a 38 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Wisconsin tried to battle back but the Boilers stayed hot for the night shooting, sharing the ball and getting 5 Boilers in double figures. Purdue closed out the game in a convincing 39 point win.
During Purdue’s dominant performance, Maddie Layden hit her 174th triple in the third quarter placing her tenth in her program history for made 3’s. Jeanae Terry was one assist away from her third career triple-double recording 13 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Caitlin Harper finished the night with 16 points, while Mary Ashley Stevenson had 13 points and 8 boards.
The Boilers got their first win in the Big Ten after falling to Minnesota in early December. Purdue is now 8-4 and takes on Rutgers on January 2nd at 6 pm,