Lady Lions Fall To Boston College in Overtime
The Penn State women’s basketball team played their third road overtime game of the season on Thursday night, falling to Boston College, 113-104. The Lady Lions came back from an 11-point deficit in the second half but were unable to get the win in overtime.
Boston College started the game hot and took a 9-0 lead before Penn State scored their first basket. The Lady Lions were able to keep the score close, but Boston College led for the entire half. Boston College shot 50 percent on their way to a 45-39 halftime lead over Penn State.
In the second half, Boston College quickly extended their lead to 11 points, but the Lady Lions charged back with an 11-2 run to come within one. The second half was close from then on, and the final few possessions went back and forth. A three-pointer from Zhaque Gray tied the game at 92, but Boston College put in a lay-up with six seconds left to go up by two. Alex Bentley, who led the team with 31 points, hit a jump shot with half a second left to send the game to overtime.
Boston College took control in the extra period, and they led the entire way for the 113-104 victory. Penn State scored in triple digits for the second time this season, with Bentley leading the way. Maggie Lucas had a strong game as well, scoring 28 points, while Nikki Greene had 14 points to go along with her 13 rebounds.
The Lady Lions fall to 6-2 with the loss and will look to regroup on their upcoming seven-game home stand. Their next contest will be on Sunday when they take on Texas Tech at 2 p.m. in the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge.