WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Jantel Lavender scored 21 points to help Ohio State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) beat Purdue 71-60 on Sunday.
Samantha Prahalis had 13 points and six assists and Ashlee Trebilcock added 12 points for the Buckeyes (16-3, 7-1 Big Ten). With Indiana's loss at Illinois, Ohio State moved into sole possession of first place in the conference.Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored all 16 of her points in the second half, and Danielle Campbell scored 14 points for Purdue (13-7, 6-3). The Boilermakers have lost two of their past three games after winning the previous four.Ohio State held Purdue to 5-for-18 shooting in the first half and forced 14 turnovers to take a 35-16 lead. The Buckeyes had 12 offensive rebounds in the second half, allowing them to drain the clock and hold off Purdue's rally.Ohio State won for the 10th time in 11 games.