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Maggett, Redbirds, take down 21st ranked Missouri State by double digits

Written by on February 27, 2020

Photo Courtesy: goredbirds.com

NORMAL – The Illinois State Women’s Basketball Team (16-10, 8-7 MVC) defeated the No. 21 Missouri State Lady Bears (23-4, 13-2 MVC) by a score of 78-66.

The Redbird defense was on full display as it held the Lady Bears to 35% shooting from the field.The Redbird offense was also holding their own shooting a staggering 56% from the field and 58% from the 3-point line. Illinois State also took care of business from the charity stripe as they shot 21-29.

The Lady Bears came into the game riding an 8-game win streak, with their last loss coming back on January 17th. Missouri State also went into the game leading the conference in rebounding margin, but Illinois State out-rebounded them 35-32 with some physical play from Lexi Wallen and Megan Talbot.

Tete Maggett led all scorers with 24 points.

The Redbirds will be back in action this Sunday afternoon against the Southern Illinois Salukis. WZND will have live coverage of the game starting at 1:50.