Blue and White Grab First Win of the Year on the Road

Blue and White Grab First Win of the Year on the Road

Annville, Pa.-  The Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team defeated Penn State Altoona on Saturday November 19th in the consolation game of the Rinso Marquette Tournament hosted by Lebanon Valley College. Penn State Harrisburg has its strongest offensive performance yet, taking down Altoona 74-62

Penn State Harrisburg Starters

Shanique Mattis, Alexis Nolan, Kaitlyn Carmo, Raven Ransom, Sidney Gordon

Penn State Altoona Starters  

Brittany Boslet, Shannon Zimmerman, Kaley Strittmatter, Finnley Chrisitne, Megan Wheeler


Penn State Harrisburg (1-2)

Penn State Altoona (0-2) 

Team Stats

Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 29-68 (42%) Altoona 19-62 (30%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 5-16 (31%) Altoona 6-17 (35%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 11-17 (64%) Altoona 18-30 (60%)

Rebounds: Harrisburg 48 Altoona 42

Assists: Harrisburg 15 Altoona 9

Turnovers: Harrisburg 23 Altoona 21

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 3 Altoona 3

Steals: Harrisburg 12 Altoona 8

Game Highlights:

-Penn State Harrisburg came out strong in the first quarter, dominating Altoona 26-15. Shanique Mattis got things started early for Harrisburg with her first three of the afternoon in the first 30 seconds. Rachel Miller and Becca Bailey added to the Lion's early lead with a back to back layup and jump shop

-In the second quarter Harrisburg extended their lead to 32-19 thanks to an 11-0 run

-Jada Pettis scored 6 of her 12 points in the third quarter to extend Harrisburg's lead to 59-43

-Penn State Altoona put up a strong fight in the fourth, outscoring Harrisburg 19-15 but the Lion's early lead stood strong

Head coach Ross Patrick was happy with his team's performance, "Today our team played with great effort and intensity on defense that led to some easy transition opportunities, something we have struggled with in our previous games. Those conversations helped take some of the pressure offensively and allowed us to relax a little bit which led to better half court execution"

Harrisburg Leaders:

Kaitlyn Carmo: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Sidney Gordon: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Jada Pettis: 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Altoona Leaders:

Kaley Strittmatter: 21 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Brittany Boslet: 11 points, 1 rebound

Shoshana Mahoney: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Up Next

Penn State Harrisburg will host Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday November 22nd at 5 pm