No. 11 Penn St. 60, S. Dakota St. 50

Nikki Greene scored 15 points and Alex Bentley 13 as No. 11 Penn

State pulled away in the second half to beat South Dakota State

60-50 Sunday.

Bentley also had five assists to give the senior guard 503 for

her career, the sixth player to surpass 500 for the Lady Lions

(9-2). She also moved into 12th place on the program’s career

scoring list with 1,474.

Penn State broke a 25-25 halftime tie by scoring the first seven

points of the second half, including four by Greene. An 8-0 run

later in the half put the Lady Lions in front 48-35 with 6:30


Maggie Lucas, who came in averaging 22.1 points for Penn State,

made only 2 of 12 shots and had nine points, but she made five

steals and blocked a career-high four shots.

Ashley Eide scored 14 points for the Jackrabbits (6-5), who had

won three straight.