Lady Lions fall against Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Purdue squad that set an opponent record for field goal percentage in handing the Lady Lions an 88-73 defeat on Sunday afternoon inside Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers shot 73 percent from the field, connecting on 36-of-49 shots, which set the Penn State opponent record in the category, besting the 66.7 percent clip by Minnesota on Feb. 28, 2013.

The Lady Lions posted a 42 percent shooting night with 28 makes from the field. Penn State turned the ball over just seven times in the game and handed out a season Big Ten-high 18 assists. Purdue committed 15 missteps in the game and assisted on 28 of its 36 baskets.

Junior Teniya Page netted her 28th career game with 20-plus points, pouring in 25 tallies to make her the 16th Penn Stater all-time to reach the 1,400-point mark. Page also handed out four assists, moving her career total to 288, helping her pass Maggie Lucas (286; 2011-14) for No. 15 on the career charts.

Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green finished the night with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. It marked the fifth game this season she connected on four-or-more shots from 3-point range and moved her career total to 100 makes for her career. She is the 16th student-athlete to hit the century mark from distance and passed Dana Eikenberg (97; 1989-92) to move into No. 16 on the all-time makes list.

With 13 points vs. the Boilermakers, redshirt-sophomore De’Janae Boykin scored a Big Ten career-high 13 points, surpassing her previous Big Ten best of 10 points against Minnesota on Jan. 10.

Four Boilermakers ended the game in double-figures, including 27 points from Ae’Rianna Harris and 21 from Dominique Oden. Andreona Keys chipped in 17 points and Karissa McLaughlin added 10 points to her 11 assists for the double-double.

Penn State dropped to 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the Big Ten while Purdue improved to 14-7 and 5-3 in the Big Ten.

PENN ST. (13-9): Boykin 6-8 1-2 13, Carter 4-13 0-2 9, Frazier 1-5 0-0 2, Page 8-20 7-7 25, Travascio-Green 5-12 1-2 15, Breen 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 3-3 1-1 7, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, McDaniel 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 28-67 10-14 73.

PURDUE (14-8): Harris 12-14 3-3 27, Farquhar 3-5 0-0 6, Keys 6-10 5-6 17, McLaughlin 3-6 2-2 10, Oden 9-11 1-1 21, Kiesler 0-0 0-0 0, Abel 0-0 0-0 0, Boudreau 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper 3-3 0-0 7, Gray 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 36-49 11-12 88.

Penn St. 18 15 24 16 –73

Purdue 28 15 22 23 –88

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 7-17 (Carter 1-4, Page 2-5, Travascio-Green 4-8), Purdue 5-8 (McLaughlin 2-5, Oden 2-2, Cooper 1-1). Assists–Penn St. 18 (Boykin 4), Purdue 28 (McLaughlin 11). Fouled Out–Penn St. Williams, Rebounds–Penn St. 20 (Boykin 6), Purdue 31 (Harris 8). Total Fouls–Penn St. 18, Purdue 14. A–6,970.

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