No. 15 Penn State women hold off Hartford 70-56
Maggie Lucas scored 18 points and No. 15 Penn State held off
Hartford 70-56 Sunday.
Penn State (9-3) started the second half with a 10-4 run,
opening up a 47-35 lead with 14:49 remaining. Hartford would never
again get closer than nine.
Hartford kept the game close throughout the first 20 minutes but
the Lady Lions pulled away by dominating the interior. They
out-rebounded Hartford 47-30, including 15-6 on the offensive
glass, and outscored the Hawks 40-14 in the paint and 14-5 on
second chance points.
Alyssa Englert, who came into the game with 14 assists all
season, recorded a career-high nine for the Hawks (3-10). Cherelle
Moore scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Ariel Edwards added 15 points and seven rebounds for Penn State,
which failed to convert a 3-point basket (0 for 8) for the first
time this season.