Wright leads balanced attack for MA
FROSTBURG, Md. — Despite falling behind, 20-17, after one quarter of play Wednesday night, the Mount Aloysius women’s basketball team came back to score a 73-62 win at Frotburg State in area college action.
Jessa Wright led a balanced attack with 16 points for the Lady Mounties, who used an 18-10 showing in the third quarter to pull away. Teammate Kara Cordell added 14 points and 12 rebounds to go with 14 points and nine rebounds from Katie Bracken.
Frostburg State got 22 points from Victoria Diggs and 18 points from Sharyce Warren.
Mount Aloysius travels to the Big Apple Saturday where it will play New York University at 3 p.m. in the New York University Tournament.
JC women triumph
CARLISLE — The Juniata College women’s team opened its season with a 58-42 victory over Dickinson College.
Dani Atkinson had a big night for Juniata, scoring 19 points on an 8-for-17 showing from the field. Teammate Rachael Anstine followed with 10 points in a game Juniata led, 14-9, after one quarter.
The Lady Eagles used a 21-9 showing in the second quarter to pull away for a 35-18 halftime lead.
Dickinson got 14 points from Hannah Heiring and 12 points from Lauren McBride.
Juniata is at Randolph-Macon on Friday for a 6 o’clock tipoff at the R-MC Tip-Off Classic.
Lady Lions falter
LOCK HAVEN — The Penn State Altoona women’s team opened their season on a sour note, falling at Lock Haven, 84-53.
Penn State Altoona trailed by only six, 32-26, at halftime before Lock Haven blew the game open in the third quarter with a 27-12 showing. Ahnera Parker led Lock Haven (1-2) with 15 points.
Penn State Altoona got 14 points from Finnley Christine. Teammate Paige Burk contributed eight points. The Lady Lions lost the battle on the boards as Lock Haven out-rebounded them, 41-29.
Penn State Altoona will take on Eastern Mennonite this Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Eastern Mennonite Invitational.
Lions fall short
Despite a strong second half Wednesday night, the Penn State Altoona men’s team could not overcome a slow first half en route to an 85-74 loss to Saint Vincent at the Adler Athletic Complex.
Penn State Altoona, down 42-32 at the break, got 27 points from Dequan Jackson, which included a 12-for-20 showing from the field. Teammate Ishimeal nace added 20 points to go with 13 points from Rich Bouknight.
Saint Vincent was led by Tom Kromka’s 20 points while teammate Austin Dedert added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Saint Vincent, which also was playing its first game of the year, also received 12 points each from Coy Patterson Jr. and Matt D’Amico.
The Nittany Lions will play host to LaGrange on Friday as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. Mount Aloysius will take on Juniata at 6 p.m., followed by the Penn State Altoona game at 8.