MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg Lady Lions snuck out a win over visiting Penn State Abington in Wednesday night's NEAC competition. Monet Cunningham (Highspire, PA/Bishop McDevitt) led the Lady Lions with 17 points and 4 steals in the 71-62 victory.
The Lady Lions opened up the game with a 15-2 run and led for the entirety of the half. Cunningham recorded 11 points to lead Penn State Harrisburg in the first half knocking in 3-of-3 from the 3-point arc.
Both teams struggled with turnovers in the first half of the game as Penn State Harrisburg committed 14 and Penn State Abington, 12. The turnovers were seemingly negated as both teams scored significant point off of turnovers.
Penn State Abington was able to shorten the lengthy scoring gap with a late 16-7 run to enter half time down 23-38.
Penn State Abington carried the momentum from the end of the first half to open up the second half. The visiting Lions got within six points but, in the end, were not able to catch Penn State Harrisburg.
Brittany Guerre (Tobyhanna, PA/Pocono Mountain) added contributed 14 points and 5 rebounds in the win as the Lady Lions remain third in NEAC standings.
Trish Watson's tireless 21 point effort wasn't enough for the visiting Lions as they dropped to 5-15 with the loss. Brittany Middletown also added 18 points and 4 rebounds for Penn State Abington.
The Lady Lions travel to Washington D.C. this weekend to face undefeated Gallaudet University at 12:00 PM.