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Lady Shockers dance with Red Wolves, improve to 6-2 record

Junior Jamillah Bonner drives towards the basket as the Shockers beat Arkansas State Red Wolves 66-47 Thursday night inside Charles Koch Arena.  Bonner had a career high of 17 points.

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The Lady Shockers won their fifth straight game Thursday at Koch Arena against Arkansas State 66-47. The victory improved Wichita State to 6-2 and dropped the Red Wolves to 4-5 on the season.

Junior guard Jamillah Bonner scored 17 points to lead the Shockers in scoring while senior forward Michelle Price scored 15 points and junior guard Alex Harden added 14 points 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Sophomore Michaela Dapprich scored the first points of the game with a three pointer from the corner to give the Shockers a 3-0 lead over the Red Wolves.

With 16:43 to play in the half, the Shockers lead 9-5, when the Shockers would go on a 9-0 run over the next 4:10 to push the score to 18-9.

The Shockers increased the lead to as much as 15 points in the first half. But ASU would go on a 7-0 run to cut the Shocker lead to eight points with 3:30 left in the half.

The Shockers would go on to lead the Red Wolves 34-23 at halftime.

Bonner scored the Shockers first four points of the second half with a jump shot and a lay up to make the score 38-23.

The Shockers turned up the defense to run out a 24-point lead. Every time the Shockers made a run the pesky Red Wolves would cut the Shockers lead.

“It was about being tough for forty minutes; when they made runs we made stops.” Harden said.

Coach Adams said she liked the team’s toughness.

“We knew it would be a game about toughness and the ability to do the little things well,” Adams said.

The Shockers forced the Red Wolves to 19 turnovers while forcing the ASU to shoot 34 percent from the field. Bonner would hit a lay up at 5:40 mark to make the score 64-40.

Dapprich iced the Shockers victory with a jumper from the corner with .29 seconds left in the game.

As a team, the Shockers shot 27-55 from the field for 49 percent. The Shockers next game is on the road at Wisconsin-Green Bay Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m.

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