Page scores 27 points as Lady Lions cruise

UNIVERSITY PARK — A strong defensive effort and balanced offensive attack led the Penn State women’s basketball team to an 80-61 rout of Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Lady Lions set a program record with 15 blocked shots and held the Dolphins to 31.3 percent shooting.

Four Lady Lions finished in double figures, led by senior Teniya Page’s 27 points.

Sophomore Kamaria McDaniel added 17 points, while classmate Alisia Smith recorded her third double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Junior Siyeh Frazier stuffed the stat sheet in a huge all-around game with 14 points, five steals, four blocks and four rebounds.

A slow offensive start for both teams had the score tied at 3-3 nearly seven minutes into the game before a McDaniel three-pointer provided the spark for a 9-3 Penn State run over the final 2:33 of the opening quarter. Four different Lady Lions converted baskets during the stretch to give Penn State a 12-6 lead after the first term.

Jacksonville was within five just over two minutes into the second quarter at 18-13 before a Page three-pointer kicked off a 12-2 Penn State streak.

JACKSONVILLE (3-5): Walker 5-7 4-4 14, Neely 3-5 2-2 8, Brown 7-27 2-2 20, Meeks 0-4 1-2 1, Stewart 1-9 0-0 3, Bender 3-5 3-5 9, Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Batz 0-0 0-0 0, Burns 0-0 0-0 0, Hayes 0-1 1-2 1, John 0-0 0-0 0, Pierce 2-5 1-2 5, Totals 21-67 14-19 61.

PENN ST. (5-3): Frazier 4-13 6-7 14, McDaniel 6-15 1-2 17, Ortiz 1-1 0-0 2, Page 9-17 4-5 27, Smith 4-11 3-4 11, Ebo 4-6 1-2 9, Wallace 0-2 0-0 0, Knizner 0-1 0-0 0, Semion 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 28-68 15-20 80.

Jacksonville 6 13 25 17 –61

Penn St. 12 25 20 23 –80

3-Point Goals–Jacksonville 5-17 (Brown 4-14, Stewart 1-2, Hayes 0-1), Penn St. 9-20 (Frazier 0-2, McDaniel 4-6, Page 5-9, Knizner 0-1, Semion 0-2). Assists–Jacksonville 9 (Stewart 3), Penn St. 16 (Ortiz 4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Jacksonville 46 (Walker 11), Penn St. 43 (Smith 14). Total Fouls–Jacksonville 21, Penn St. 20. Technical Fouls–Jacksonville TEAM 1,A–2,121.

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