Lady Lions fall to Knights

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A low-scoring, tightly contested first half led into a tale of two quarters in the second half, as the Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a 70-65 game at Rutgers on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

The Scarlet Knights (16-2, 4-0 B1G) outscored Penn State (10-7, 1-3 B1G) 22-11 in the third quarter, but the Lady Lions owned a 28-20 edge in the fourth quarter in the narrow loss.

With Penn State trailing by one point, 64-63, and 28 seconds on the clock, Amari Carter stole a pass and raced to the other end, but Rutgers recovered to contest the shot and forced a miss. The Scarlet Knights then hit six free throws to Penn State’s two over the final seconds to account for the final margin.

Junior Teniya Page led Penn State with 24 points, including 19 in the second half — with 15 of those coming in the fourth quarter –for her 63rd career double-figure scoring game. She was 5-of-14 from the field, hitting 4-of-8 shots from 3-point range and finished 10-of-12 from the free throw stripe. Page added three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Two other Lady Lions reached double figures in the scoring column, with Carter adding 18 points and Jaida Travascio-Green chipping in 11 points.

Carter added four steals, three rebounds and two assists.

Sophomore De’Janae Boykin pulled down 11 rebounds to lead all players. She also tallied six points and a career-high five assists in the game.

For Rutgers, Tyler Scaife paced all scorers with 29 points.

Penn State hosts Minnesota on Wednesday.

PENN ST. (10-7): Boykin 3-8 0-2 6, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 7-15 3-3 18, Page 5-14 10-12 24, Travascio-Green 4-11 0-0 11, Smith 0-2 2-2 2, Frazier 1-2 0-0 2, McDaniel 1-2 0-0 2, Totals 21-54 15-19 65.

RUTGERS (16-2): Carey 2-9 4-4 9, Harris 1-2 0-0 2, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Sanders 1-3 0-0 2, Scaife 11-22 5-6 29, Gilles 0-0 0-0 0, Jenkins 2-6 1-5 5, Mack 0-1 0-0 0, Keeling 0-0 0-0 0, Cryor 1-6 1-2 3, Greene 5-12 2-2 16, Rollins 2-4 0-0 4, Totals 25-66 13-19 70.

Penn St. 14 12 11 28 — 65

Rutgers 17 11 22 20 — 70

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 8-19 (Carter 1-3, Page 4-8, Travascio-Green 3-7, McDaniel 0-1), Rutgers 7-18 (Carey 1-3, Hill 0-1, Scaife 2-6, Cryor 0-1, Greene 4-7). Assists–Penn St. 11 (Boykin 5), Rutgers 18 (Cryor 7). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Penn St. 39 (Boykin 11), Rutgers 39 (Carey 10). Total Fouls–Penn St. 17, Rutgers 20. A–2,246.

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