Penn State Harrisburg 65, Notre Dame of Maryland 45
Mattis, Miller, Amey, Butler, and Hamby
Notre Dame of Maryland Starters
Mudiay, Fitchett, Dawson, Green, Fletcher
How It Happened
The Penn State Harrisburg Women's Basketball advance to the championship game of the Pride, Spirit, and Honor tournament by defeating Notre Dame of Maryland.
Both teams struggled to find their rhythm in the first quarter, combined for 12 turnovers. Kendis Butler and Briana Davis each connected from behind the arc to help the Lions take a 14-13 lead into the second quarter.
Early in the second Laurel Amey came away with a steal and score to give the Blue & White the lead. Rachel Miller would then steal the ensuing in bounce pass and connected on a deep three to grow the lead to four. This would spark a 20-3 run allowing the Lions to hold a 37-19 advantage heading to the locker room.
The Lions would continue to control the game in the second thanks in part to Ana Mahan's career night. Mahan led the Lions in scoring with 17 while corralling six rebounds. Both teams would trade buckets late in the quarter and Harrisburg held an 18 point advantage entering the fourth quarter. Holding a twenty point led in the fourth quarter, Head Coach Ross Patrick took advantage to get reserves some valuable playing experience in route to the 65-45 victory.
Inside the Numbers
- Anna Mahan scored a career high 17 points, gathered in six rebounds, and recorded three steals
- The Lions defense forced the Gators into 29 turnovers
- Laurel Amey recorded 12 points, shooting 50 percent from the field
- The Lions won the battle on the glass out rebounding the Gators 47-34
With the victory The Lions advance to the championship game in the first annual Penn State Harrisburg Pride, Spirit, and Honor Tournament on Sunday November 24 at 3 p.m. They will face Mary Baldwin in the championship game after they defeated SUNY York 74-40