Thanks to senior guard Courtney Davidson, the MSU women’s basketball team was able to skid passed Delaware State on Monday night.
Davidson made four free throws in the last 8.6 seconds to clinch a 65-62 Spartan victory. The Hornets had a chance to tie it up in the final moments of the game until guard Ashlee Burbage’s three-point shot bounced off the front of the rim at the buzzer to end their hopes.
It was a close match throughout for the No. 18 Spartans, who were up by three points at the half. The squad then came out flat once again in the second half, where MSU sank nine of 19 two-point shot attempts and zero of only three three-point attempts in the second.
The Hornets did their best to fight off the Spartans, forcing 25 turnovers compared to Delaware State’s seven and going on a 17-7 run in the second half to take the lead by seven.
That is when the MSU offense woke up and went on a 15-7 run in response to the Hornets’ to take the lead by one point.
Freshman forward Kalisha Keane scored 18 points in the victory while sophomore center Allyssa DeHaan and Davidson both added 15 to the effort.
The Spartans will finally return to the Breslin, after four straight road games, at 8 p.m. Thursday to tip-off against Clemson in hopes to extend their win streak to four.