Women Basketball Defeats PSU- Abington in OT Thriller

Women Basketball Defeats PSU- Abington in OT Thriller

Game Highlights:  

   * Final Score: Bryn Athyn College: 95 - Penn State- Abington: 87 (OT)

   * Records: Bryn Athyn (13-3, 10-2 NEAC) PSU- Abington (8-9, 6-6 NEAC)

   * Location: Bryn Athyn, Pa.

How It Happened

Bryn Athyn College trailed Penn State Abington majority of the first half with the Lions trailing by as many as 17 points (33-16) to the Nittany Lions. The second half proved to be a different story though, as the Lions outscored the visitors 26-11 in the third period. When Abington held their largest lead at 18 (45-27), Bryn Athyn went on a fierce 18-0 run to tie the game at 45 apiece with 2:49 remaining.  Both teams traded leads the rest of the way, but it was the Lions that headed to the fourth period with a 53-51 advantage after three periods.  

The Lions took their largest lead, 69-60 in the final period of regulation when Keana Schoennagle knocked down a three pointer, courtesy of Samantha Hicks. Abington crawled back and tied the game at 73-73 after going on a 13-4 run. With Bryn Athyn holding a 78-76 advantage with seven seconds left, Shayna Rodriguez send the game to over time after drilling a jumper for the Nittany Lions. 

In the extra frame, after each team scored six points apiece, 84-84, Hicks and Allison Warren made two layups to put the Lions ahead 88-84. The Lions then would add seven more free throws to escape the Nittany Lions in a 95-87 finale.

Lions' Top Performers

Kristina ClarkHicks, and Warren all finished with a double-double.

* Clark finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds while Hicks had 14 points and 10 assists. Warren had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Sarah Elizabeth Atunrase grabbed game high 18 rebounds, including 11 on offenseShe also scored eight points while recording game high seven blocks.

Schoennagle finished with team high 23 points while knocking down 6-of-12 (50%) from long range.

Nittany Lions' Top Performers:  

* Rodriguez led the Nittany Lions with game high 27 points while also grabbing 10 boards.

* Marah Hayes had 21 points and game high seven steals.

* Brittany Keyes and Symantha Marrero both scored 16 points each.

Next Game:  

Women's Basketball breaks from conference play against Keystone College on Monday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.