Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Lady Lions Dominate Wisconsin 76-46

Penn State (12-6, 2-4 Big Ten) returned home after a pair of tough road losses to take on Wisconsin. The Badgers (5-13, 0-5 Big Ten) hoped to grab their first win of the conference season, but ran into a wall on offense following a quick start. The Lady Lions cruised to 9-1 at home this season with a 76-46 win over the Badgers.

How It Happened

Wisconsin started off the first quarter hitting just about every shot. Going 6-7 from the field prior to the media timeout, the Badgers opened up a 13-8 lead at its peak. Still, the Lady Lions used tough defense to increase Wisconsin’s turnovers and limit its opportunities. Teniya Page and Lindsey Spann heated up from the field late in the opening 10 minutes to level the score 18-18 at the end of the first.

Wisconsin’s offensive prowess started to slow down toward the end of the first quarter and continued into the second, while Penn State’s scoring momentum came to a full stop in the quarter. It quickly turned into a defensive grudge match for most of the second quarter with neither team able to gain more than a one possession lead.

The Lady Lions started to find a groove late in the second quarter much like it did in the first quarter. No one from Penn State managed to end up in double figures during the first half, but eight different players registered points to help the Lady Lions head into the break 36-26 over Wisconsin.

Penn State continued to pick apart the Badgers in the third quarter. After some even play in its opening minutes, the Lady Lions went on a 9-0 run within the span of a minute thanks to a few turnovers and a crucial Lindsey Spann three-pointer. The dominant quarter continued after the media timeout as Penn State went into the final 10 minutes of play leading 58-34.

The Lady Lions would not slow down. It may have been a lackluster start, but they took it to the Badgers following that first quarter media timeout in an absolute blowout in the BJC. They finished the game with an easy 76-46 win.

Player Of The Game

Lindsey Spann | Guard | Redshirt Junior

Spann was crucial all over the floor for the Lady Lions. Her scoring midway through the first quarter got them out of a funk as they dominated the rest of the way. She finished with 17 points and made three field goals from beyond the arc.

What’s Next

Penn State is back at home Thursday night to take on Nebraska. Tipoff against the Cornhuskers is at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on BTN Plus.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

News & Notes From James Franklin’s Opening Summer Press Conference

Franklin spoke to the media for a half hour on Thursday about upcoming summer workouts.

‘We Have Competition At Every Single Position’: Penn State Quarterback Question Still Unanswered

With the clock ticking down until the start of Penn State football’s season, James Franklin has yet to name his starting quarterback.

Give Us Someone To Root Against: An Open Letter To The Big Ten

“It’s a lack of honor, a misplacement of regard, and a shortcoming of courtesy.”

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Steve

Penn State Softball’s Season Ends With Big Ten Tournament Loss To Indiana

The Hoosiers made the Penn State defense work and used an aggressive third inning to take the lead and move on in the tournament.

Penn State Softball’s Toni Polk And Chelsea Bisi Earn All-Big Ten Selections

Penn State Softball Gears Up For Return To Big Ten Tournament