Middletown, Pa.- Saturday February 6th, after a big win against Frostburg State this week, the Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team looked to get their third straight win against Southern Virginia. The Knights early lead proved too much for Harrisburg, the Lions fell 87-68.
The visitor's grabbed an early lead against Harrisburg in the opening minutes of the first. Senior Kiara Carter (Bronx, N.Y / Milton Hersey) sank two straight layups to get Harrisburg on the board. The Knights knocked down their first of eight three's in the first half to extend their lead to 11-6. Kaitlyn Carmo (Palmyra, Pa. / Palmyra Area) hit a three followed by a second three from Rachel Miller (Lebanon, Pa. / Cedar Crest) to bring the Lions within two. Freshman Shanique Mattis (Philadelphia, Pa. / Central) came out hot in the second quarter, scoring two straight baskets in the first minute. Harrisburg went on a six point run as the second quarter progressed thanks to three baskets from Brittany Ulrich (Lebanon, Pa. / Lebanon). The Lions trailed, 44-35 heading into halftime.