No. 12 Penn St. 74, No. 17 Purdue 63
Maggie Lucas scored 28 points and No. 12 Penn State maintained
its Big Ten lead by defeating No. 17 Purdue 74-63 Thursday
It was the fifth straight win for the Lady Lions (21-5, 11-3),
who have two home games remaining – against No. 9 Ohio State, which
trails Penn State by a half-game, and Minnesota – before the Big
Ten tournament begins March 1 in Indianapolis.
Lucas scored 20 of her points in the second half, when Penn
State pulled away from a 35-33 halftime lead.
Mia Nickson had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions.
Alex Bentley and Zhaque Gray added 10 points apiece.
Guyton had 12 points to lead Purdue (19-7, 9-4), which has lost
four of its last five following an 11-game winning streak. Chantel
Poston had a game-high 12 rebounds for the Boilermakers.
It was the only regular-season meeting between the schools.