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Lady Lions Dominate The Boards In 91-62 Win Over Pitt

Penn State (8-2) returned to the Bryce Jordan Center for the first of a four-game homestand. Pitt (7-3) traveled for the showdown with the Lady Lions and couldn’t keep up with the Lady Lions’ offense that went on a 17-0 run in the second quarter to secure a 91-62 win.

How It Happened

The Lady Lions opened the game with a pair of buckets from Lindsey Spann and Ashanti Thomas, but Pitt found its groove in the next several minutes with a 10-0 run. Penn State struggled from the field in the opening quarter, going 6-20, but dominated the offensive boards with nine to finish the opening ten minutes tied 19-19.

Pitt’s Alayna Gribble knocked down a three to start the second quarter, but Penn State gained a lead with a 17-0 run across the next seven minutes. Penn State’s defense held off the Panthers, allowing just eight points, as it went into halftime leading 44-27 with seven players on the scoreboard.

After some early issues in the second half knocking down shots, the Lady Lions heated up from beyond the arc midway through the quarter. Penn State opened up its lead to 26 with four three’s on five trips down the floor from Jaida Travascio-Green and Amari Carter. Pitt finished the quarter strong to cut Penn State’s lead to 68-50.

Pitt never pushed the Lady Lions in the fourth quarter. Penn State continued its dominant effort as it finished with three players in double figures. After a slow start shooting, the Lady Lions finished going 47% from the field with nine from beyond the arc as they went on to win 91-62.

Player Of The Game

Lindsey Spann | Guard | Redshirt Junior

Spann led the team in scoring with 20 points and pitched in on Penn State’s dominant performance rebounding with 7 in the win.

What’s Next

The Lady Lions will have a week off before hosting American University on Sunday. Tipoff at the BJC will be at 2 p.m.

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior 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 tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of 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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