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No. 14 W. Kent. 88, Miami Ohio 57

December 14, 1997

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) _ Danielle McCulley scored nine of her 14 points during a 15-4 run early in the second half to lead No. 14 Western Kentucky to an 88-57 victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night.

Western (9-2) led 43-30 at the half and opened the second half with the spurt to go ahead 58-34. Miami (3-4) could get no closer the rest of the way.

The Lady Toppers pulled out by as much as 84-50 with 3:40 left after a layup by McCulley.

Western’s pressing full-court defense from the opening tipoff forced Miami into 26 turnovers.

Leslie Johnson led Western with 18 points as 14 of the team’s 15 players scored. McCulley also had 15 rebounds.

Jamie Stewart scored 16 points for Miami before fouling out with 5:05 to play, Emily Hammond had 15 points, Shawn Manns 11 and AuBree Hamilton 10.

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