TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Indiana State women's basketball team saw their string of 11 consecutive victories on Senior Day come to an end on Sunday as the Wichita State Shockers remained in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 63-53 road victory inside Hulman Center.
Indiana State (17-10, 9-7 MVC) had not lost on Senior Day since the 2000-01 season when Evansville picked up an 87-83 victory on Feb. 24, 2001. The win for Wichita State (20-9, 14-3 MVC) was also their first on the road over Indiana State since Jan. 26, 2003, snapping a streak of nine straight road losses.
The Sycamores took a 21-20 lead with 4:02 remaining in the first half following a layup by sophomore Racheal Mahan, capping a 6-0 run for the home side. The Shockers took the lead for good on their next possession, as Darice Fountaine sank a three-pointer to give WSU a 23-21 lead.
Wichita State took a 28-26 lead into the locker room, as junior Anna Munn paced ISU with seven first-half points.
The Shockers scored 12 of the first 16 points of the second half, taking a 40-30 lead with 16:15 to play following a pair of shots at the line by Michaela Dapprich.
Indiana State fought back into the game over the next five minutes, going a 9-0 run to get within one point, at 42-41, with 11:30 to play. That would be as close as ISU could get, however, as WSU responded with a 7-0 run over the next four minutes, pushing their lead to 49-41 with 7:36 to play.
A three-pointer by Munn made the score 51-49 in favor of WSU with 4:03 to play, but the Shockers closed the game on 12-4 run to earn the 63-53 victory.
Munn led Indiana State with 17 points, also adding five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Senior Taylor Whitley tallied 13 points while freshman Marina Laramie went for 10 points. Dapprich led the Shockers with 22 points.
Indiana State closes out the regular season with the road swing to Northern Iowa (14-14, 9-7 MVC) on Thursday and Bradley (13-14, 7-9 MVC) on Saturday next week.
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