Mattis Scores 17 As Lions Get Back To Winning Ways

Mattis Scores 17 As Lions Get Back To Winning Ways

Harrisburg, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Women's Basketball team snapped its 6-game losing streak, beating Delaware Valley in a non-conference match up. Shanique Mattis led the Lions with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tessa Dolce had a strong performance posting 13 points. Briana Davis added 13 rebounds for the Blue & White.   


Penn State Harrisburg 62 vs. Delaware Valley 47


Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

Aireo Payne, Laurel Amey, Jada Pettis, Briana Davis, and Janel Brown


Delaware Valley Starters:

Smink, Smallwood, Willis, Skedzielewski, and Grohowski



Penn State Harrisburg: 2-6 Overall, 0-4 Conference


Delaware Valley: 2-6 Overall, 0-0 Conference


Inside The Stats:

Field Goals: Penn State Harrisburg (23-61) vs. Delaware Valley (18-60)

Assists: Harrisburg (11) vs. Delaware Valley (8)

Turnovers: Harrisburg (23) vs. Delaware Valley (22)

Rebounds: Harrisburg (50) vs. Delaware Valley (34)


How it Happened:

Penn State Harrisburg got off to a good start building a 6-0 lead by way of three-pointers from Briana Davis and Laurel Amey. The Aggies would answer back taking a one-point lead with 31 second remaining in the first quarter. Shanique Mattis would drive the length of the court and finish a layup to take back the lead. The Lions would take control of the game in the midway through the second quarter. Sparked by a Janel Brown three-pointer, the Lion would close the half on 11-0 run leading 29-17 at halftime. Getting baskets from 7 different Lions, Harrisburg to build the lead as large as 21. The Lions defense would force the Aggies into 22 turnovers, with Aireo Payne coming with 4-steals.


Impact Performance:

Shanique Mattis- 17 Points and 7 Rebounds

Briana Davis- 6 Points and 13 Rebounds


Coach Thoughts:

Head Coach Ross Patrick afterward said, "It's always a great night when everyone gets a chance to contribute.  The last 6-games we have had moments of success, as well as some failure.  Our goal is to continue learning, and growing as a team; which we did tonight.  Our energy was contagious, and a big part of that was from our student section, a big shout out to W & C and the front row!  We will enjoy tonight, and get on the road in 2 days at Lancaster Bible College and look to take another step forward."


What's Next:

On December 7th, the women's basketball team will travel to play against Lancaster Bible at 7pm.