(24) Michigan State 55

(5-1, 1-1 away)

Kent State 48

(2-2, 2-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 6, 2003

    1 2 T
    #24MSU 27 2855
    KENT 24 2448

    Michigan State 55, Kent State 48

    KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 13 points and Rene Haynes and Julie Pagel hit key 3-pointers down the stretch in No. 24 Michigan State's 55-48 victory over Kent State on Saturday.

    Haynes hit a 3-pointer with 7:22 left to give the Spartans (5-1) a 47-43 lead. After a layup by Andrea Csaszar of Kent State (2-2) cut the lead to one, Pagel hit a 3-pointer with 4:17 left to push the lead to 50-46 and start a 8-2 run to finish the game.

    Michigan State jumped to a 13-3 lead before Heather Harris hit the first of five 3-pointers to start a 14-2 run that gave the Golden Flashes a 17-15 lead.

    Harris hit two foul shots to give Kent State its biggest lead 32-29 with 15:41 left.

    Pagel, who finished with six points, scored on a 3-point play with 12 minutes left to give Michigan State the lead for good, 37-34.

    Lucas-Perry hit 4-of-10 shots, including 3-of-9 3-pointers as the Spartans hit 33 percent of its shots to 30 percent for Kent State.

    Harris was 6-of-11 from the field and hit 5-of-6 3-pointers. Csaszar scored 13 points.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    2003-04 Season

    » Dec 6, 2003 MSU 55, @KENT 48Recap | Box Score