Women's Basketball Drops Competitive Game To Defenders

Women's Basketball Drops Competitive Game To Defenders

Clarks Summit 74, Penn State Harrisburg 69


Harrisburg Starters

Amey, Butler, S. Hemler, Hamby, Mahan


Clarks Summit Starters

McLeod, Traxler, Singleton, DiNovo, Winkel


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg (3-3) fell in a non-conference match-up with Clarks Summit University (4-4) by a score of 74-69 on Tuesday December 10.


The teams traded the lead early on, with Laurel Amey scoring the Lions opening five points of the game, connecting on a three-pointer to give Harrisburg a 5-4 advantage. Midway through the opening quarter, Harrisburg would go on a 7-0 run with layups from Anna Mahan and Kendis Butler, capped off with a three pointer from Sydney Gordon, to put Harrisburg ahead by three. The Defenders would answer closing the quarter on a 6-0 run to hold a 17-14 advantage entering the second quarter.


Mahan would open the Lions scoring the second quarter, knocking down her first three-pointer of the game. She would score 11 of her game-high 27 points in the second quarter. Clarks Summit answered back and built a seven-point advantage midway through the second quarter, leading 26-19. Butler would start the Lions rally knocking down a jump shot. Mahan would knock down a pair of three-pointers and eventually the Lions managed to level the score at 31. The Defenders Elizabeth Singleton finished a layup right before the half to give Clarks Summit a 33-31 advantage at the break. Singleton led the Defenders in scoring, posting 20 points in the game.


The Blue & White got off to a fast start in the third quarter and used three-pointers from Mahan, Butler, and Amey to build a 40-35 advantage early in the quarter. Mahan continued her three-point barrage knocking down her second of the quarter, stretching Harrisburg's lead to seven. The Defenders rallied back, using a 15-2 run to recapture the lead and control of the game. Mahan put a stop to the run with her sixth three-pointer of the game and two Butler free three pulled the Lions within one point heading to the final quarter.


Mahan opened the fourth quarter by hitting her seventh three-pointer of the game, tying the single game school record for three's in a game in the process, and giving a Harrisburg the lead. After the Defenders Singleton hit a three-pointer of her own to recapture the lead, Butler would knock down another three-pointer, putting the Lions ahead by two. The teams would continue to trade the lead back-and-forth, before the Defenders used a 6-0 run to take two possession lead late in the quarter. Butler would connect on one last three-pointer with 2:00 minutes remaining to pull Harrisburg within one point, 67-66, but the Defenders held off the Lions final push, capturing the victory.  


Inside the Numbers

- Anna Mahan led the offense scoring 27 points as she tied the single game record for three-pointers made with seven.

- Kendis Butler added 18 points, knocking down three three-pointers

- The Defenders held a slight rebounding advantage, 29-28

- Laurel Amey reached double figures, scoring 15 points

- Clarks Summit's offense was led by Elizabeth Singleton who scored 20 points and posted seven rebounds

- Harrisburg continued to show its three-point shooting ability, connecting 14 times as team from behind the arc


Who's Next?

Penn State Harrisburg will return home to face Lebanon Valley College on Friday December 13 at 6:30 p.m.

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