Although they started off sluggish, the Michigan State Spartans rallied to defeat the Oakland Grizzlies on Sunday at the Breslin Center.
Freshman, Aerial Powers, led the Spartans with a double-double, 21 points and 11 rebounds, which was her third double-double in the last four games. Annalise Pickrel scored 20 points and tied her career high with five 3-pointers.The Spartans were lethargic in the first half, trailing 21-11. But they woke up with 7:52 left until halftime and went on a 12-point run to take the lead.
The Spartans took off after that and owned the second half, as their lead stretched to 24 points. They won with a final score of 80-62.
MSU will be playing in the Puerto Rico Classic against No. 14 Oklahoma State in San Juan, P.R. on Thursday at 2 p.m. Then, they will take on Georgetown on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Sierra Williams is a multimedia journalist for Impact Sports.
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