Purdue Women's Basketball had a milestone victory this weekend earning the program's 750th win. The win came over Toledo Sunday afternoon. Purdue squeaked pass the Rockets 81-79. Earlier in the week Purdue topped the Austin Parkinson lead IUPUI team 76-56. Courtney Moses and KK Houser were the leaders in both games.
Wednesday night Purdue used a strong second half to pull away from the Jaguars. KK Houser was key to the second half surge as she scored 18 of her 20 points after the break. She was limited to only five minutes in the first half after she picked up two quick fouls. Purdue only led by six at the half. IUPUI was shooting lights out to keep pace with Purdue. The Boiler's largest lead up to that point had only been 7.
The Lady Boilermakers started the second half fast and never looked back. They held the Jags scoreless over the first six minutes of the second half and scored the first 10 points to create some separation. The game then slowed down due to fouls. Much like the Men's game Sunday night the Women's games featured 52 fouls resulting in 51 free throws between the teams. Unlike the Men, the Women were consistent at the line connecting on 27 of 33 attempts.
Sunday afternoon the Boilermakers hit the road for the first time taking on the Toledo Rockets. Courtney Moses put up 30 points which is a career high for her. Both teams started hot shooting over 50% in the first half. Moses and Houser had the hot hands in the first half. Moses was 6-8 and Houser hit three straight triples.
In the second half Purdue and Toledo battled back and forth. Purdue was able to get a 10 point lead but the Rockets came right back getting within 1 numerous times. Two Moses' layups, a Whitney Bays post-up and Houser free throw accounted for Purdue's last points. Toledo's last second three point heave hit the front of the rim preserving the Purdue victory. In addition to Moses strong performance Bays posted 19 points and 9 boards narrowly missing the double-double.
Purdue's next contest is against Belmont Friday night at home.