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.