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Lady Lions’ cold shooting leads to loss

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team could not get into a rhythm offensively on Saturday afternoon inside of Mackey Arena in a 64-51 loss at Purdue.

The Boilermakers (11-6, 2-1 B1G) used a 13-0 run that spanned the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to move their lead to 26-8 with 7:03 to play in the opening half. Penn State (11-5, 1-3 B1G) could not get the deficit into single digits the rest of the way in the conference setback.

Ten different Lady Lions cracked the scoring column, led by junior Lindsey Spann’s 10 points. Redshirt freshman Amari Carter added nine points, while senior Peyton Whitted  contributed eight tallies. Of the 10 players on the scoresheet, five reached at least six points.

As good as Penn State has been this season from 3-point range, it was unable to get anything going from deep until the 4:25 mark of the fourth quarter. As a team, PSU missed its first 10 attempts before Spann’s 126th career made 3-pointer found the bottom of the net. The Lady Lions ended the game 1-of-12 from distance.

Overall from the field, Purdue hit 24-of-60 shots (40 percent) and Penn State connected on 21-of-55 (38 percent), with the Boilermakers connecting on 11-of-21 shots from the line, compared to 8-of-15 for the Lady Lions.

PENN STATE (11-5, 1-3): Spann 4-10 1-2 10; Carter 3-7 3-5 9; Whitted 4-9 0-0 8; Thomas 2-6 2-4 6; Page 3-8 0-0 6; Mitchell 1-3 2-2 4; Williams 1-2 0-0 2; Moore 1-4 0-0 2; J. Travascio-Green 1-4 0-0 2; Boykin 1-2 0-2 2; Frazier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 8-15 51.

PURDUE (11-6, 2-1): Dominique Oden 6-13 0-0 17; Bridget Perry 4-13 6-10 14; Andreona Keys 4-9 3-4 11; Ashley Morrissette 4-11 2-6 10; Ae’Rianna Harris 3-6 0-1 6; Dominique McBryde 3-6 0-0 6; Lamina Cooper 0-2 0-0 0; Miracle Gray 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 11-21 64.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penn State    8   12   12   19 — 51

Purdue    19   17   19    9 — 64

3-point goals–Penn State 1-12 (Spann 1-4; Carter 0-2; Whitted 0-2; Page 0-2; J. Travascio-Green 0-2), Purdue 5-17 (Oden 5-10; Perry 0-1; Keys 0-2; Morrissette 0-4). Fouled out–Penn State-None, Purdue-None. Rebounds–Penn State 36 (Thomas 7), Purdue 44 (Keys 10). Assists–Penn State 9 (Carter 2; Page 2), Purdue 13 (McBryde 4). Total fouls–Penn State 22, Purdue 13. Technical fouls–Penn State-None, Purdue-None. A–5883

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