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Roehrig sparks decisive 2nd-half Spartans run

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kelli Roehrig scored all 13 of her points in the second half and sparked a decisive 10-0 run to lead No. 11 Michigan State past Indiana 52-40 on Sunday.

After sitting for the final 13 minutes of the first half because of foul trouble, Roehrig dominated inside in the second half and the Spartans (18-3, 7-2 Big Ten) cruised to their sixth victory in seven games despite their lowest point total of the season.

It was the fifth straight loss for Indiana (8-11, 1-8). The Hoosiers were led by Angela Hawkins, who had 13 points and seven rebounds before leaving late in the game late after landing awkwardly on her right leg. LeeAnn Stephenson finished with 10 points.

Without Roehrig for much of the opening half after she picked up her second foul, Michigan State had a season-low 18 points before halftime. The Spartans shot 5-for-22 and committed nine turnovers.

The Spartans took control early in the second half, though, by taking a 27-21 lead.

After Indiana countered with back-to-back 3-pointers from Cyndi Valentin and Stephenson to close to 29-27, Roehrig took over.

She scored eight points in a 10-0 run that gave Michigan State a 39-27 lead with 8:40 to go, and the Hoosiers never challenged again.

Liz Shimek also scored 13 points for Michigan State and Kristin Haynie added 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

Both teams struggled offensively. The Spartans' previous low for points this season was 56 against Utah on Nov. 26.

Indiana scored fewer than 45 points for the sixth time this season.