Central State’s Kourtni Perry set the single-game rebound conference record while leading Central State to a 75-56 win over Salem International on Saturday.

Perry, a junior who transferred from Wright State, finished with 25 rebounds and led all scorers with a personal best 30 points as the Lady Marauders improved to 9-16 with a 6-9 mark in G-MAC play. The win keeps CSU in the hunt for a birth in the conference tournament. Salem International remains winless on the season. The Lady Tigers are now 0-26.

CSU opened the game on a 10-0 run and remained in control for most of the afternoon. Perry grabbed 14 rebounds and was 6 of 9 from the floor in just 13 minutes of play as CSU led at half, 41-24.

Perry led the Marauders to a 15-2 run midway through the second half, picking up 11 of her 30 points during that run. The situation got worse for SIU as two of their players fouled out of the game with just over 5 minutes to go. With only 6 players available to start the game, SIU finished the contest shorthanded before falling to CSU for the fourteenth straight game.

“I am proud of my own performance. I just want to keep getting better,” Perry said. “As a team, we need to keep playing with confidence and hopefully we can earn a spot in the conference tournament.”

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