Updated at: 12/02/2012 5:05 PM
(AP) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sam Ostarello had 23 points and nine rebounds Sunday to help No. 14 Purdue defeat Central Michigan 87-71.
KK Houser added 19 points and five assists for the Boilermakers (7-1). Taylor Manuel scored 12 points, making all five of her field-goal attempts, and grabbed nine rebounds.
Purdue led 49-31 at halftime and shot 49 percent from the field. The Boilermakers were 50 percent from 3-point range, 7 of 14, with Houser hitting 3 of 5 attempts. Purdue was also 26 of 31 from the free-throw line.
Crystal Bradford led the Chippewas (2-4) with 18 points. Jessica Green scored 15 and Brandie Baker and Jas’Mine Bracey added 11 points apiece for Central Michigan, which lost earlier in the week to No. 5 Notre Dame, 72-63.
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