Hackettstown, NJ:Junior Alexis Nolan finished with 12 points and three rebounds as the Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team finished out 2016 with a 68-56 loss to Centenary University. The Lion's dominated both offensively and defensively in the first two quarters but struggled to hold on to their early lead in the second half.
Penn State Harrisburg 56 Centenary (NJ) 68
Alexis Nolan, Kailtyn Carmo, Precious Shirk, Shanique Mattis, Tessa Dolce
Heather Yaros, Amber Reisenwitz, Mallory George, Rachel Edwards, Melissa Rabe
Penn State Harrisburg (1-9)
Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 19-68 (27.9%) Centenary 20-56 (35%)
Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 6-25 (24%) Centenary 3-8 (37%)
Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 12-22 (54%) Centenary 25-43 (58%)
Rebounds: Harrisburg 44 Centenary 56
Assists: Harrisburg 7 Centenary 15
Turnovers: Harrisburg 20 Centenary 18
Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 7 Centenary 4
Steals: Harrisburg 10 Centenary 5
-Penn State Harrisburg dominated the first quarter thanks to 7 points from Alexis Nolan. Both teams struggled to find the basket in the first four minutes before Nolan made a layup with 6:23 to go in the first. The Lion's defense held the home team to just five points in the first quarter. Harrisburg led going into the second quarter 13-5
-Aireo Payne extended Harrisburg's lead at the start of the second with a three-point jumper, forcing the home team to take a time out and re-group. Centenary responded with a 10-0 run to get back in the game. Harrisburg held on to their lead at 25-24 at the half
-Kaitlyn Carmo and Becca Bailey combined for six points at the start of the third to hold on to their lead from the first half. Centenary grabbed the lead for the first time in the third with only 2:57 to go off of a three-point jumper from Rachel Edwards.
-Ana Edmondson regained the lead at the start of the fourth off a layup with 8:06 to go before the home team began to pull ahead. Centenary had their strongest quarter of the game in the fourth, outscoring Harrisburg 26-18.
Alexis Nolan: 12 points, 2 blocks, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Raven Ransom: 11 points, 2 blocks, 8 rebounds
Ana Edmondson: 10 points, 1 steal
Heather Yaros: 14 points, 2 steals, 2 steals, 9 rebounds
Amber Reisenwitz: 12 points, 1 steal, 7 assists, 4 rebounds
Mallory George: 18 rebounds, 11 points, 2 assists
Penn State Harrisburg will travel to Goucher on Monday January 2nd for their final non-conference match up of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 pm