South Abington Township, PA – Penn State Harrisburg used a 12-4 in the first quarter to build an early lead and controlled the rest of the game in route to a 19-point victory over Clarks Summit. Laurel Amey led the Lions offense with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Janel Brown knocked down four three-pointers and now leads the CAC with 30 made three-pointers this season.
Penn State Harrisburg 73 vs Clarks Summit 54
Penn State Harrisburg Starters:
Clarks Summit Starters:
Makinson, Erdman, Tuffy, Traxler, and Scarborough
Penn State Harrisburg: 4-6 (0-4 CAC)
Clarks Summit: 0-9 (0-2 CSAC)
Inside The Stats:
Field Goals: Penn State Harrisburg (27-62) vs. Clarks Summit (20-55)
Assists: Harrisburg (15) vs. Clarks Summit (8)
Turnovers: Harrisburg (23) vs. Clarks Summit (28)
Rebounds: Harrisburg (38) vs. Clarks Summit (26)
How it Happened:
Penn State Harrisburg got off to a strong start build a six-point lead with layups from Shanique Mattis, Tessa Dolce, and Laurel Amey. Madison Hemler would knock down a three-point shot to start Harrisburg on a 12-4 run. Janel Brown and Briana Davis would also add three-pointers during the run giving the Lions a 22-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Defenders would cut the lead to 7 points, before Harrisburg would go 8-0 getting baskets from four different players. The Lions would continue pushing the advantage, holding a 40-22 lead going into half.
The Lions would have a slow start to the second half, but Brown would knock another three-pointer midway through the third quarter getting the Lions offense going again. Jordann Wilson would close the quarter hitting two layups, giving Harrisburg a 16-point advantage starting the fourth quarter. Amey would drain two three-pointers and get fouled on a third one making three free throws to secure the Lions victory.
Laurel Amey - 16 Points, 5 Rebounds and 4 Steals
After the game, Head Coach Ross Patrick said, "On the road after finals, on the front end of a back to back we came out with a lot of energy and effort in the first half. Third quarter started a little sluggish, but we got things going again and finished with four girls in double-digits and as a team shared the ball dishing 15 assists while earning 16 steals. Now, we have a quick turn around and head to Alvernia to finish up the first semester schedule!"
Penn State Harrisburg will be back in action tomorrow December 19th at Alvernia College at 5:00 PM.