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Cleveland State women's basketball overcomes halftime deficit to beat Milwaukee, 66-57

Though both teams shot below 36% from the field, the Vikings were able to get four players scoring in double figures.
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MILWAUKEE — Gabriella Smith scored 15 and Cleveland State overcame a five-point halftime deficit to beat Milwaukee 66-57 Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings (10-3, 5-2 Horizon League) trailed by as many as 10 before the Panthers went cold and scored only 37 points in the final three quarters. Though both teams shot below 36% from the field, CSU was able to get four players scoring in double figures, including Eastlake North grad Destiny Leo with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Megan Walstad led Milwaukee (7-10, 6-4) with 18 points and 10 boards. The Panthers surrendered their lead for good with 3:37 left in the third quarter, with the Vikes then ripping off a 9-0 run.

After snapping a three-game losing streak, Cleveland State will return to the Wolstein Center Thursday night for a matchup with Purdue Fort Wayne.

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