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Lady Lions Take Down Marshall 80-65

Penn State women’s basketball (3-0) faced its first road test of the season against Marshall (1-1) on Wednesday.

Hoping to continue their solid start after a pair of home wins. The Lady Lions, while looking good in those home wins, often had occasional struggles that would let their opponents make games much closer than they had to be. Despite a sloppy first quarter, Penn State would rally to outpace the Thundering Herd for an 80-65 victory.

How It Happened

It was looking to be a bad night for the Lady Lions based off the first quarter. Marshall came up tough and quick, jumping to 6-0 and 9-2 runs. Penn State struggled to keep up, but soon showed signs of life after scoring six points to close out the quarter.

Come the second quarter, the Lions kept things going, going on a 17-2 run. Freshman Kamaria McDaniel, after jump starting the Penn State run at the end of the first quarter with a steal and layup, came in with back-to-back three pointers to give her team the lead. But another Marshall run would see them regain the lead, with Thundering Herd guard Shanya Gore responding to McDaniel with a couple of her own treys from deep. Penn State soon took back a slight lead to head into the breaking ahead 36-33.

It was McDaniel again in the third quarter, helping lead the Lady Lions start to pull away from a tiring Marshall squad. A trio of threes came from the hot hands of the freshman, serving as the center of the Penn State offense. Penn State led 59-43 by the end of a wild third quarter.

The Penn State defense filled up the stat sheet on the night, with Amari Carter and Siyeh Fraizer combining for nine steals by the end of the game. The Lady Lions would also use their size against Marshall, with three players getting two blocks and having a team total of seven.

The fourth quarter again proved to be all Lady Lions, with sophomore guard Jaida Travascio-Green getting hot to finish with 15 points. Another freshman, Sam Breen, got herself on the board with four buckets. Bolstered by strong play from their freshmen and their starters getting revved up, Penn State would go on to win 80-65 for that first road win of the season.

Player Of The Match

Kamaria McDaniel | Freshman | Guard

It was McDaniel who took the scoring reins in Huntington, coming off the bench to explode for 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal, and going 5-8 from three. Not bad for a freshman.

What’s Next?

Penn State hopes to keep its 3-0 start to the season going as it travels up to Rhode Island to play Providence. The game tips off at 1 p.m.

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Matt Paolizzi

Since graduating from Penn State in 2021, Matt is (hopefully) manning a successful job and (hopefully) living a happy life by now. In a past life, he was a writer for Onward State and remains a proud alumnus of the best student publication in the country. Check out Podward State too, Onward State's official podcast, that he co-founded alongside Matt Ogden and Mitch Stewart in 2019. It's his baby, give it a wave and make sure it's doing okay. Thanks to da king Sam Brungo and everyone who follows, it most definitely is.

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