COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jantel Lavender had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Ohio State (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) pulled away from a halftime deficit Thursday night to beat Purdue 59-47.
Lavender, who leads the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding, stretched her career double-figure scoring streak to 53 games the same night she topped 1,000 in career points.Star Allen chipped in with 14 points and Samantha Prahalis had 11 for Ohio State (19-3, 10-1), which won its fifth in a row to preserve a two-game lead in the conference. Prahalis and Maria Moeller had big 3-pointers in the second half as the Buckeyes pulled away.Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton led Purdue (15-8, 8-4) with 20 points.Down a point at the half, the Buckeyes took the lead for good with a 12-2 run.