WICHITA, Kan. - Michaela Dapprich had a career-high 16 points as Wichita State (15-6, 9-0 MVC) completed a perfect run through the first half of conference play for the first time in program history defeating Indiana State, 53-46, Sunday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena.
Dapprich went 6-of-11 from the field and corralled a team-high eight rebounds. Alex Harden added 12 points, connecting on all six of her free throw attempts, and dished out five assists.
Anna Munn scored 14 points to lead Indiana State (12-8, 4-5). Taylor Whitley and Racheal Mahan added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Wichita State opened the second half on a 12-7 run to extend their lead to double digits, 38-27, on a pair of free throws from Dapprich.
Indiana State whittled the Shocker lead back down to two on a 3-pointer from Munn with 8:40 remaining in the game.
Back-to-back jumpers from Kelsey Jacobs and Harden righted the Shockers ship and provided enough separation for the Shockers, who connected on 8-of-10 free throws over the game's final 6:04.
The first half proved to be a test of wills as both teams clamped down on defense. Indiana State took their only lead of the game on a 3-pointer from Munn at the 11:49 mark of the half to give the Sycamores a 7-6 lead.
The Shockers took back the lead on a jumper in the key from Jazimen Gordon a few possessions later and steadily built their lead to six at the halftime break on Gordon's layup with 1:04 left.Wichita State will host UNI on Fri., Feb. 8 at 7:05 p.m. in the annual "Pink Game." Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink.