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Lady Lions Can’t Keep Up With No. 5 Maryland In 89-53 Loss

The Lady Lions (8-11, 3-5 B1G) returned to the Bryce Jordan Center coming off back-to-back road wins to take on No. 5 Maryland. The Terrapins (17-2, 6-1 B1G) came into the game with losses only to top-ranked University of Connecticut and Big Ten Championship contender Ohio State. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough lead the way for the Terrapins as Penn State could not contain the junior guard who finished with 25 points. A strong effort from Maryland saw them beat the Lady Lions 89-53.

How It Happened

After a relatively tight opening few minutes, Maryland started to take over the game heading into the end of the first quarter. Aside from a 9-0 run to begin the second quarter, The Lady Lions struggled to find their game against the Big Ten powerhouse. Penn State struggled from the field, shooting just 30 percent in the first half. On the other side of the court, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough could not miss, scoring 17 first half points as the Terrapins headed into the locker room with a 39-24 lead.

Coming out of the locker room, Penn State had a point to prove. However, foul trouble plagued many of the Lady Lions’ big producers, which forced them to the bench. The already injury-laden bench was stretched thin as starters Brianna Banks and Peyton Whitted found themselves with four fouls early in the third quarter. With those game-changers on the bench, Maryland opened the second half on a strong note. There was no answer to the fast-paced Terrapin offense that all but ran Penn State off the court. With the game seemingly out of reach by the end of the third quarter, Maryland let their bench finish off the Lady Lions. At game’s end, a depleted Penn State finished in a 36 point hole as the Terrapins went on to win 89-53.

Player Of The Game

Lindsey Spann | G | Junior

On a rough night for the Lady Lions, Spann proved to be a bright spot. The 5’11 guard led the way with 14 points and also tallied a pair of assists and rebounds.

What’s Next?

The Lady Lions will be at home for another Big Ten clash on Saturday against the Purdue Boilermakers. Tip-off at the Bryce Jordan Center is set for 2 p.m. and the action will be streamed live on BTN Plus.

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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