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Spartans beat Wolverines in front of record crowd, 69-56

February 13, 2011
Senior forward Kalisha Keane works her way around Michigan guard Carmen Reynolds Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center. Keane put up 18 points for the Spartans, helping them to defeat the Wolverines 69-56 in the first sold out game in MSU Women's Basketball history. Matt Hallowell/The State News
Senior forward Kalisha Keane works her way around Michigan guard Carmen Reynolds Sunday afternoon at Breslin Center. Keane put up 18 points for the Spartans, helping them to defeat the Wolverines 69-56 in the first sold out game in MSU Women's Basketball history. Matt Hallowell/The State News —
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For the second time this season, the No. 11 MSU women’s basketball team beat Michigan, 69-56, in front of a sold-out crowd at Breslin Center.

Leading the way for the Spartans (22-3 overall, 10-2 Big Ten), senior forward Kalisha Keane posted 18 points, while junior forward Taylor Alton added 16.

Junior forward Lykendra Johnson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for MSU.

Senior guard Brittney Thomas followed up with 10 points as the fourth Spartan to score in the double digits.

In a two-way tie for the Wolverines (14-10, 7-5), guards Courtney Boylan and Jenny Ryan came up big with 11 points each, but it wasn’t enough to get them ahead of MSU.

Edging U-M, the Spartans shot 43.1 percent from the field, compared to the Wolverine’s 40.5 percent.

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