SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Brice Calip and Jasmine Franklin scored 15 points each and No. 24 Missouri State beat Bradley 90-56 on Friday night to tie the Braves atop the Missouri Valley Conference.
Alexa Willard added 13 points and Sydney Wilson 10 for the Lady Bears (17-3, 7-1), who improved to 9-0 at home and extended their win streak over Bradley to six. The Lady Bears made 21 of 26 free throws while hitting 9 of 22 3-point tries for 41%.
Chelsea Brackmann scored 12 points and Gabi Haack and Lasha Petree 10 each for the Braves (16-3, 7-1), who had an eight-game win streak snapped. The Braves made 20 of 24 free throws but shot just 31% from the floor. Haack made her first four free throws of the game to reach 34 straight and break the school record of 33 set by Genny Mueller (2001-03). Haack then missed her next free throw.
The game was tied midway through the first quarter before Missouri State took over, taking a 40-20 lead at halftime after holding Bradley without a field goal for the final 9 1/2 minutes of the second period. The lead was 35 after three quarters and reached 42 in the final period.
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