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Taylor Alton leads No. 20 Michigan State past Western Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Taylor Alton scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half to help Michigan State (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) beat Western Michigan 62-50 on Friday night.

Kalisha Keane and Lykendra Johnson each added 12 points for Michigan State (9-1).

The Spartans jumped out to a 13-3 lead to open the game and took a 31-25 lead into halftime. They pulled away with a 10-2 run early in the second half, capped by a 3-pointer from Alton that gave them a 45-32 advantage with 12:56 left.

Ebony Cleary had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Aurielle Anderson scored 15 points for the Broncos (2-8).

Michigan State outrebounded Western Michigan 40-30 to help offset 22 turnovers and a 10-for-21 performance from the free throw line.