Women's Basketball Falls at Swarthmore

Women's Basketball Falls at Swarthmore

Swarthmore 83, Penn State Harrisburg 57


Harrisburg Starters

Amey, Butler, Kubalak, Cade, Mahan 


Swarthmore Starters

Stiles, Anderson, Bandurick, Holmgren, Tribus


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg dropped its first road matchup of the season at Swarthmore by a final score of 83-57 on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16. Kendis Butler poured in a career-high 23 points to lead the way.


The Lions started out strong with Butler knocking down a 3-pointer and drawing a foul to complete a 4-point play. Later in the quarter, Paige Kubalak connect on her first collegiate 3-pointer, giving Harrisburg a 7-6 advantage. The Garnet would respond by closing the quarter on an 8-2 run, holding a five-point advantage heading to the second quarter.  The teams traded baskets in the second quarter, with Macy Carroll scoring eight of her career-high 15 points, including connecting on a pair of 3-pointers. The Garnet answered back, building an eight-point lead at 35-27 going into the half.


Swarthmore opened the second half with a 21-3 run, racing out to a 56-32 lead. The Garnet held a lead as large as 28 points. Butler looked to cut into the deficit, connecting on four 3-balls in the second half and scoring 17 of her game-high 23 points in the final 20 minutes. The Lions, however, could not overcome the Garnet advantage, falling 83-57.  


Inside the Numbers

- Kendis Butler led the Lions in scoring with 23 points, with 17 of her points coming in the second half

- Macy Carroll scored 15 points off the bench

- Harrisburg shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line

- The Garnet outrebounded the Lions 48-24

- The Blue & White connected 11 times from beyond the arc

- For Swarthmore, both Kendall Tribus and Karinna Papke scored 16 points

- The Garnet got 35 points off the bench, compared to the Lions' 15 bench points


Who's Next?

The Lions return home to host the 2019 Pride. Spirit. Honor. Tournament presented by Fairfield Inn & Suites beginning on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Lions face Lehman at 4 p.m., with Wesley taking on Delaware Valley at 6 p.m.


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