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January 8, 1999

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%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Marrita Porter and Lauren Shenk scored 17 points%^$apiece Friday night as No. 23 Ohio State defeated Illinois 70-67 to remain%^$unbeaten in Big Ten Conference play.

%^$ Jamie Lewis added 13 for the Buckeyes (11-3 overall, 4-0 Big Ten).%^$

Susan Blauser scored 18 and Tauja Catchings and Alicia Sheeler had 16 apiece%^$for the Illini (9-6, 3-2). Catchings also had 11 rebounds.

%^$ Ohio State led 33-28 at halftime and was 13-for-22 from the floor in the%^$first half for 59.1 percent, while limiting Illinois to 12 field goals in 35%^$attempts for 34.3 percent. The Buckeyes were 25-for-49 for the game for 51%^$percent.