Lady Lions knock off No. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK — Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers on Thursday night.

Down 11 with seven minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights rallied behind Tyler Scaife, taking a 65-64 lead on her 3-point play and going up 67-66 on her jumper on the right baseline with 38.7 seconds left.

Page missed a shot with 30 seconds left but Jaida Travascio-Green snared the offensive rebound. The Lady Lions then held for one shot and Page was fouled by Nigia Greene on her game-winning 3-point attempt. The call also drew a technical on Rutgers’ bench.

Page made the first free throw to tie the game, and after a miss made her final three. Scaife’s 3 at the buzzer was off the mark.

Amari Carter had 10 points and De’Janae Boykin had 10 rebounds for Penn State (12-8, 3-4 Big Ten).

Khadaizha Sanders led Rutgers (17-4, 5-2) with 14 points. Scaife and Stasha Carey had 10, with Carey grabbing 11 rebounds.

RUTGERS (17-4): Carey 5-9 0-1 10, Harris 3-4 0-0 6, Greene 3-3 0-0 9, Sanders 4-5 6-6 14, Scaife 4-12 1-1 10, Gilles 0-0 0-0 0, Jenkins 2-6 1-2 5, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Cryor 1-4 5-6 7, Fitzpatrick 0-1 0-0 0, Rollins 3-7 0-0 6, Totals 25-52 13-16 67.

PENN ST. (12-8): Boykin 3-6 0-0 6, Carter 4-12 2-2 10, Frazier 1-5 1-2 3, Page 12-19 8-9 34, Travascio-Green 5-14 2-2 15, Smith 0-4 2-2 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, McDaniel 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 25-62 15-17 70.

Rutgers 17 12 14 24 — 67

Penn St. 19 18 15 18 — 70

3-Point Goals–Rutgers 4-11 (Carey 0-2, Greene 3-3, Scaife 1-4, Cryor 0-2), Penn St. 5-19 (Carter 0-3, Page 2-5, Travascio-Green 3-10, McDaniel 0-1). Assists–Rutgers 14 (Sanders 5), Penn St. 7 (Frazier 2). Fouled Out–Rutgers Harris, Rebounds–Rutgers 30 (Carey 11), Penn St. 34 (Boykin 10). Total Fouls–Rutgers 18, Penn St. 14. A–2,531.

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