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Michigan State 55, Kent State 48

12/6/2003

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.