Lucas, Bentley lead PSU over Washington St, 72-60

BY foxsports • November 11, 2011

Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley scored 22 points apiece to lead No. 12 Penn State to a 72-60 victory over Washington State on Friday night in both teams' season opener.

Penn State struggled to improve to 5-0 in season openers under coach Coquese Washington. The Lady Lions committed 24 turnovers - including 17 in the first half - shot 36 percent from the field and trailed by three at halftime.

Besides Bentley and Lucas, no Lady Lion had more than seven points.

Penn State finished the game on a 9-0 run over the final 5:07.

Reserve Sage Romberg scored 12 points for Washington State. The Cougars' bench accounted for nearly half of the team's offense, scoring 29 points.

In the wake of a sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State's campus this week, the game began with a moment of silence to recognize victims of child abuse.

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