After suffering a difficult loss to No. 2 Connecticut on Thursday night, the Lady Lions rebounded with a 97-74 win over Georgetown on Sunday.
On Thursday, frustration showed on the face of junior guard Maggie Lucas as she was limited to 15 points in 39 minutes played. She made it up with a career performance Sunday.
Lucas went off for 39 points, a career high, and 10 away from Kelly Mazzante's school record against Minnesota on Dec. 28, 2001.
Senior guard Alex Bentley added a quiet 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. Combined, Bentley and Lucas accounted for nearly two-thirds of Penn State's offense.
Despite Penn State's great first half of play, the team still had 22 total turnovers. The Lions have only two games were they have turned the ball over less than 15 times, Cal State Northridge and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Since being benched in favor of redshirt junior guard Dara Taylor, junior forward Ariel Edwards has shot lights out, going 15-for-20 from the field in three games.
What to take away
As Bentley said, Penn State played its best basketball of the season in the first half. The team scored 53 points, causing nine turnovers via steals and outrebounded Georgetown 29-15 in the first half of play. Bentley added they just have to stretch that for a full 40 minutes.
"I thought the first half, that was the team and the way I have been looking for us to play, with that level of effort, and energy, and focus defensively," head coach Coquese Washington said after the game.
Look for a full game recap in tomorrow's Daily Collegian.