Balanced Attack Powers Women's Hooops To First CAC Win

Balanced Attack Powers Women's Hooops To First CAC Win

Penn State Harrisburg 70, York (Pa.) 60


Harrisburg Starters

Mattis, Amey, Butler, Davis, Mahan


York Starters

Matteo, Varner, Ferris, McGowan, Fuller


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg tied a school record for made 3-pointers in a game, powering to a 70-60 victory over York (Pa.). Five different Lions reached double figures, highlighted by 18 points for Shanique Mattis. Briana Davis also had an impressive showing, recording a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.


Both teams struggled to find offensive rhythm early in the first quarter, with the Lions taking the lead on a corner 3-pointer from Kendis Butler. Laurel Amey would then connect from deep to give Harrisburg an early 8-7 advantage. With a minute remaining in the opening quarter, Mattis banked home a contested triple, upping the Lions' lead to four heading to the second quarter.


The Spartans would respond by going on an 11-0 run to open the second quarter, recapturing the lead. Mattis answered, however, storming to the basket and converting the layup. Davis found a wide-open Amey who connected on a triple, cutting the Spartans lead to two. Later in the quarter, Davis would connect on a trey of her own, pulling the Lions within one point. Butler closed out the half with a deep 3-pointer, tying the game at 24 heading into the break.


Harrisburg's offense exploded in the third quarter, powered by six 3-pointers. Rachel Miller, Butler, Davis and Amey all connected from deep as the Lions scored 26 points in the period. The home team also held a decisive advantage on the boards in the quarter, outrebounding the Spartans 11-to-5. The Blue & White held a 12-point advantage entering the final quarter.


The Lions continued to play solid defense, frustrating the Spartan attack. Amey knocked down the Lions program-record tying 16th 3-ball of the game midway through the final quarter before Penn State Harrisburg closed out the game making a handful of free throws en route to finishing off the contest.  


Inside the Numbers

- Shanique Mattis led the Lions in scoring with 18 points.

- Briana Davis recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

- Harrisburg won the rebounding battle 40-32.

- Laurel Amey added 16 points, connecting on four 3-pointers.

- Kendis Butler knocked down four 3-balls, scoring 12 points.

- The Lions tied a school record with 16 made 3-pointers on 39 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

- The Spartans were led by Katie McGowan who posted 25 points and 11 rebounds.


Who's Next?

The Lions will return to action when they host CAC foe Mary Washington at the Capital Union Building on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.


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