Johnson helps Michigan St beat Western Michigan

Nov 22, 2009 - 11:30 PM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(AP) -- Lykendra Johnson scored 21 points and Aisha Jefferson added 12 to lead No. 21 Michigan State to a 74-51 win over Western Michigan on Sunday.

Michigan State's 6-foot-9 center Allyssa DeHaan added seven points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Spartans (2-2).

Johnson, who only missed one of her nine shots, had 16 points in the first half. Brittney Thomas scored at the buzzer to give the Spartans a 33-23 lead at halftime. The Spartans went on a 9-0 run to open the second half and led by double digits the rest of the way.

Sara Vest had 15 points and eight rebounds for Western Michigan (1-3).

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