Late Push Not Enough For Women's Basketball

Late Push Not Enough For Women's Basketball

Lancaster Bible 66, Penn State Harrisburg 62


Harrisburg Starters

Galbreath, Amey, Butler, Kubalak, Mahan


Lancaster Bible Starters

Beers, Tilton, Via, Hickey, Graves


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg could not overcome a slow start, falling to North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe Lancaster Bible by a score of 66-62.


Harrisburg got off to a slow start, falling behind 11-3 in the opening quarter. Anna Mahan scored the Lions lone basket, knocking down a 3-pointer midway through the quarter. The Lions offense would get going in the second quarter, behind 3-pointers from Sidney Gordon and Jayla Galbreath. Harrisburg would continue to chip away at Lancaster Bible's lead, pulling back within two points when Galbreath drained her second 3-pointer of the quarter. The Chargers responded, closing the half on a 6-2 run, taking a 26-20 advantage into the half.


Sydney Hemler got the Lions offense going in the third quarter, converting a layup. Mahan connect on a 3-pointer on the following possession, pulling Harrisburg back within one point. The Chargers once against answered, using a 10-0 run to take back control of the game. Laurel Amey ended the Chargers run driving to the basket for a layup, drawing a foul in the process and completing the 3-point play. After a pair of layups by Mahan, Gordon connected on her second 3-pointer of the game, bring Harrisburg back within five points. Lancaster Bible scored the final four points of the quarter, holding a 48-39 entering the fourth quarter.


The Lions trailed by ten-points three minutes into the final quarter, when Galbreath drained another 3-pointer, part of her team high 22 points. Galbreath would go on to score the Blue & White's next nine-points, including a pair of 3-pointers, the second of which pulled the Lions back within five points. Amey would hit a 3-pointer of her own, pulling Harrisburg back within a single point. The Lions could not take the lead, as the Chargers held on for a 66-62 victory.


Inside the Numbers

- The Lions were led by Jayla Galbreath who scored 22 points, shooting 5-7 from behind the arc

- Anna Mahan had a solid outing, scoring 16 points and gathering in eight rebounds

- Laurel Amey reached double figures, scoring 13 points

- Harrisburg had another solid outing from behind the arc, knocking down 10 3-pointers as a team

- Lancaster Bible won the rebounding battle, holding a 42-31 advantage

- The Chargers were led by Caitlin Hickey, who scored 25 points


Who's Next?

The Lions will return home to face Penn State Abington in a critical NEAC match up on Saturday Feb. 8 at 3:00 p.m.


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