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    Women's Hoops Falls to Big Ten Rival Purdue

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM PU's Katie Douglas calls for<br>time under pressure from Megan<br>Chawansky in the first half.
    PU's Katie Douglas calls for
    time under pressure from Megan
    Chawansky in the first half.

    February 21, 1999

    Box Score

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Ukari Figgs scored 21 points, and No. 2 Purdue used a 10-0 run early in the second half to shake stubborn Northwestern in 71-62 victory Sunday.

    The game was tied 37-37 with 16:34 left when Purdue (25-1, 16-0) went on its key run, getting seven points from Stephanie White-McCarty. Her 3-pointer gave the Boilermakers a 47-37 advantage with 13:23 to go.

    The closest Northwestern (11-15, 5-11) got after thereafter was within five points.

    Purdue dominated the game offensively by getting 46 points inside the paint, while shooting 58 percent.

    White-McCarty scored 19 points and Camille Cooper added 16.

    Northwestern's Leslie Schock had 22 points, and Tami Sears added 16.

    The game had the look of a runaway after the Boilermakers scored the first 9 points. But Schock rallied the Wildcats by scoring their first 11 points, trimming the lead to 13-11.

    Purdue led 19-11, but the Wildcats battled back and when Schock, who made all eight of her shots in the first half, hit a three-pointer at 3:32 Northwestern led 28-27.

    The Boilermakers led at the half, 33-32, shooting 65 percent shooting mark.

    It was the final regular-season game for coach Don Perrelli, who is retiring after 15 years at Northwestern with a 250-180 record. His overall mark is 425-251.