Lion's Cruise Past Southern Virginia for Second Straight Win

Lion's Cruise Past Southern Virginia for Second Straight Win

Middletown, Pa.- Senior Kaitlyn Carmo put on a show for the home crowd as the Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team won its second straight game to defeat Southern Virginia 71-58 on Thursday January 5th. Carmo recorded a season high of 31 points to lead Harrisburg past the Knights.

Penn State Harrisburg 71 Southern Virginia 58 

Penn State Harrisburg Starters
Shanique Mattis, Alexis Nolan, Kailtyn Carmo, Tessa Dolce, Sidney Gordon

Southern Virginia Starters
Cory Stout, Jamilla Gambee, Alexus Barnes, Meredith Oullette, Shelby Winsor
Penn State Harrisburg: (2-9)
Southern Virginia: (3-8)

Team Stats
Field Goal Shooting (%): Harrisburg 24-55 (44%) SVU 22-71 (31%)

Three Point Shooting (%): Harrisburg 2-6 (33%) SVU 6-24 (25%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): Harrisburg 21-30 (70%) SVU 8-18 (44%)

Rebounds: Harrisburg 48 SVU 41

Assists: Harrisburg 9 SVU 11

Turnovers: Harrisburg 30 SVU 28

Blocked Shots: Harrisburg 3 SVU 0        

Steals: Harrisburg 13 SVU 12

Game Highlights:

-Both teams battled back and forth throughout the first quarter to hold onto the lead before Kaitlyn Carmo sank a three pointer with 1:13 to go in the first to put Harrisburg ahead 17-15

-In the second quarter the Lion's established a 7 point lead thanks to strong individual efforts from Carmo and Raven Ransom. Carmo scored 12 of the Lion's 18 points in the second quarter

-Both teams were very evenly matched in the third quarter, finishing 17 points each before heading into the fourth

-Alexis Nolan got things started in the fourth with a three point jumper to put Harrisburg ahead by ten before Ransom tallied on two more to put the Lions on top 58-46 with 7:30 to go. Southern Virginia finished two straight buckets to cut the Lion's lead to seven before Harrisburg began to run away with the game with only a few minutes to go

-The women's win tonight also signified the 100th win for head coach Ross Patrick 

Individual Leaders
Penn State Harrisburg:
Kaitlyn Carmo: 31 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist

Raven Ransom: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals

Alexis Nolan: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals

Southern Virginia:
Merideth Ouellette: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals

Cory Stout: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals

Alexus Barnes: 11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists

Up Next
Penn State Harrisburg will host Mary Washington on Saturday January 7th at 1 pm