Women's Basketball Powers Past SUNY Cobleskill

Women's Basketball Powers Past SUNY Cobleskill

Penn State Harrisburg 79, SUNY Cobleskill 67


Harrisburg Starters

Gordon, Amey, Butler, Kubalak, Mahan


SUNY Cobleskill Starters

Sutton, Martinez, Cabrera, Chittenden, Muraczewski


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg used a great first quarter to power past North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe SUNY Cobleskill 79-67 at the Capital Union Building on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12.


The Lions (4-8, 2-1) got off to a fast start, using three-pointers from Anna Mahan and Sidney Gordon to take an early 8-4 lead. Mahan who scored the team's first five points, led the Lions in scoring with 20 points. Laurel Amey would connect on her first three of the game and Mahan added a second three-pointer to take a six-point lead. Midway through the quarter, Kendis Butler hit her first three-pointer to extend the lead to nine. Amey would go on a five-point run of her own to stretch the advantage to 12. Kayla Cade closed the scoring with a layup with only 13 seconds remaining in the quarter, giving Harrisburg a 26-16 lead heading to the second quarter.


Gordon got the Lions three-point attack going in the second quarter, connecting on her second three-pointer of the game. The Fighting Tigers (6-6, 1-2) would close within four-points before Laurel Amey stormed to the basket for a layup. The teams would trade baskets midway through the quarter with Mahan connecting on a three-pointer to put Harrisburg ahead by nine points. Jayla Galbreath followed with a three-pointer, increasing the advantage to ten points. The Lions held a 43-35 advantage going to the half.


The Lions offense immediately got to work in the second half with Butler drawing a foul on a three-pointer and knocking down all three free throws. Gordon followed with a three-pointer of her own to extend the Lions lead back to 11-points. The teams would trade baskets for much of the rest of the third quarter. Amey would connect on a three-pointer with 2:41 remaining in the quarter and followed with a layup to go ahead by 14 points late in the quarter. Harrisburg would lead 62-50 heading into the final quarter. SUNY Cobleskill pulled within six-points in the final quarter, but clutch free throw shooting helped the Lions hold on for the 12-point victory.


Inside the Numbers

- Anna Mahan led the Lions, recording a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds

- Laurel Amey had one her best outings of the season, knocking down three 3-pointers and scoring 18 points

- As a team, the Lions continued to show why they are one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the nation, knocking down 13 3-pointers and shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc

- Kendis Butler scored 14 points, connecting twice from beyond the arc

- The Fighting Tigers held a 46-35 advantage in rebounds

- Sidney Gordon reached double figures, scoring 14 points  

- SUNY Cobleskill was led by Erica Cabrera who scored 19 points


Who's Next?

The Lions will travel to face NEAC foe Penn College on Wednesday evening, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.


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