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Lady Lions Win Two, Lose One in Mexico

The Penn State Lady Lions basketball team traveled to Mexico to take part in the Caribbean Challenge over Thanksgiving break. They returned having won twice and with their first loss this season.

On Thursday, Penn State took on Utah. After trailing by four points at the half, the Lady Lions came back to win 70-58. Nikki Greene led Penn State with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Julia Trogele had 11. The win gave the Lady Lions their first 5-0 start since 1996-97.

Penn State did not have as much success on Friday, however, and lost to Wisconsin-Green Bay 79-74. Sloppy play was the culprit in this loss, with Penn State committing 29 turnovers. The Lady Lions were down by nine at the half, but they made it an interesting game in the second. They came close to Wisconsin-Green Bay, but they could not take the lead. Zhaque Gray led the Lady Lions with 17 points.

On Saturday, Penn State finished off the Caribbean Challenge against Hartford. Seven three-pointers and 27 points from Maggie Lucas helped guide Penn State to a 71-65 victory. The Lady Lions were down by as much as 13 points in the first half, but they battled back to tie the game. In the second half, Penn State led the whole way en route to the win. The victory gave the Lady Lions second place in the tournament with a 2-1 record.

Overall, Penn State is 6-1 after their trip to Mexico. The games do not get any easier, with a trip to Boston College on Thursday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game will be held at 7 p.m. After that match-up, the Lady Lions will have seven straight home games in December.

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Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.


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