Hoops du Jour
Michigan at PSU women
Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center
Records: Penn State (10-12, 3-8 Big Ten); Michigan (15-9, 6-6 Big Ten)
Coaches: Coquese Washington holds a record of 207-163 in her 12th season at Penn State. Kim Barnes Arico is in her seventh season at Michigan. She has been coaching since 1994 with a career record of 419-182, and was named the 2017 Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches and media. Barnes Arico has led the Lady Wolverines to at least 20 wins in each of the previous six seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2017 WNIT championship.
Radio: WRSC 1390 AM, online at GoPSUsports.com.
TV: BTN Plus, BTN2GO
Live stats: online at GoPSUsports.com
Notes: Today is the 13th-annual Play4Kay game, benefiting Pink Zone. … Senior Teniya Page became the first player in program history to eclipse 2,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a recent loss to Ohio State. … Page’s 19.9 points per-game ranks second in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally. … Michigan has won five of the last six matchups against Penn State, including the matchup in the Big Ten Tournament a year ago.
Mirror prediction: Michigan 75, Penn State 68
Comment: Michigan comes into the contest 3-7 in road games this season, but is riding a three-game win streak. The Lady Lions’ skid likely continues.
Mirror prediction record: 18-4
— Dan Isenberg
Big first half sparks Mount men
CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team jumped out to a 42-16 halftime lead on Pitt-Bradford en route to a 63-39 victory Saturday in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory.
Carlos Palacio’s 16 points were tops for the Mounties (13-10, 10-6 AMCC). Teammate Josiah Jones added 15 points.
Pitt-Bradford (3-19, 2-13 AMCC) got 17 points from Reginald Rogers.
Lions lose close one in overtime
The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team fell to 7-16 overall, and 5-11 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, thanks to a 97-95 overtime loss to D’Youville at the Adler Arena.
Cameron Gardner-Nicholson’s 18 points were tops for the Lions, who trailed, 46-42, at halftime. Jack Kusters and Austin Krise each added 14 points to go with 10 from Y’shua Bragg.
Coming off the bench and hitting double figures for Penn State were Marshall Higley (15) and Robbie Hicks (11).
D’Youville (10-12, 8-7 AMCC) got 27 points from Jer VanDuluitgaarden.
Juniata men come up short on road
SCRANTON — The Juniata College men’s basketball team fell to 8-15 overall Saturday, thanks to a 77-68 loss at Scranton in a Landmark Conference matchup.
The Eagles (2-10 LC) got 18 points from Brandon Martinazzi and 16 points from Paul Martello. Marcus Hall added 13 points for the Eagles, who trailed, 35-26 at halftime.
Matt Mancuso led Scranton (19-4, 8-4 LC) with 20 points.
Christine leads PSU Altoona to victory
Finnley Christine scored 24 points to spark the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team to an easy 89-55 win over D’Youville in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game at the Adler Arena.
Penn State (12-10, 10-6 ACC) used a 30-9 third-quarter showing to pull away for a win. Alexis Cannistraci added 19 points for the winners, who also got 11 from Paige Burk and 10 from Kaley Strittmatter.
D’Youville (8-14, 5-10 AMCC) got 16 points from Danielle Hore.
Kendrick shines for the Mount
CRESSON — Breana Kendrick scored 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds in leading the Mount Aloysius women’s basketball team to a 54-50 win over Pitt-Bradford in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.
Lea Sammarco added 13 points for the Mount (8-15, 8-8 AMCC). Teammate Caroline Showalter pulled down 10 rebounds in a game the Lady Mounties led, 22-10, after one quarter.
Pitt-Bradford, which got 12 points each from Etreece Adams and Jen Isenberg, fell to 8-12 overall and 7-8 in the AMCC.
Scranton too much for JC women
SCRANTON — The Juniata College women’s basketball team fell to 7-5 in the Landmark Conference, thanks to a 63-48 loss at Scranton.
The Lady Eagles (9-14) got 14 points from Kaena Rebert and 13 points from Gracie Stauffer.
Scranton (21-2, 10-2 LC) got 17 points from Makenzie Mason in a game it led, 26-20, at halftime.