Lady Lions crushed on road

MINNEAPOLIS — After a high-scoring first quarter by Minnesota, the Penn State women’s basketball team was unable to unable to make up any ground in a 101-68 loss inside Williams Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Golden Gophers (19-6, 8-4 B1G) jumped out to a 33-18 advantage after the first 10 minutes and the Lady Lions (14-12, 5-8 B1G) didn’t get any closer than 15 points the rest of the way in their fourth straight road loss. Minnesota shot 50.7 percent from the field in the game, while Penn State hit 35.1 percent of its shots from the floor.

Junior Teniya Page moved up two spots in the career scoring list with a 22-point effort against the Gophers. She ended the afternoon with 1,474 career tallies to sit No. 14 on the Penn State scoring charts, passing Katina Mack (1,463; 1992, 94-96) and Jess Stromm (1,466; 2002-05) in the game.

The double-figure scoring effort for Page marked her 11th-straight game with 10-or-more points, giving her 72 such efforts in her career. She reached the 20-point mark for the 30th time in her career, including nine this season.

Page added four assists to move her career total to 302, making her the 15th Lady Lion in program history to move past the 300-assist mark for a career. She also had three steals and two rebounds.

Junior Amari Carter tallied 12 points, four assists and two steals to extend her total to a B1G-leading 69 on the year. The 69 steals are tied for No. 33 on the single-season charts with Alex Bentley (2010-11)

Sophomore Siyeh Frazier notched 10 points in the game to give her 10 double-digit scoring games this season and 12 for her career.

For Minnesota, five student-athletes reached double-figures, including a game-high 25 points for Gadiva Hubbard, who connected on 10-of-13 shots, including a 5-of-5 effort from 3-point range. Kenisha Bell handed out 10 assists to go along with 15 points, while Destiny Pitts (17 points), Carlie Wagner (11 points) and Jasmine Brunson (11 points) each finished in double-digits, as well.

PENN ST. (14-12): Boykin 0-3 0-0 0, Travascio-Green 3-11 0-0 8, Carter 4-12 4-4 12, Frazier 5-13 0-0 10, Page 8-16 5-7 22, Breen 1-3 0-0 3, Smith 3-7 0-0 6, Williams 1-3 1-2 3, McDaniel 1-6 1-2 4, Totals 26-74 11-15 68.

MINNESOTA (19-6): Pitts 6-13 2-2 17, Fernstrom 2-2 0-0 4, Bell 4-10 6-7 15, Hubbard 10-13 0-0 25, Wagner 4-14 1-1 11, Bello 2-3 0-0 4, Bello 0-1 0-0 0, Garrido Perez 1-2 0-0 3, Kaposi 0-2 0-0 0, Edwards 2-3 3-5 7, Lamke 2-2 0-0 4, Brunson 4-8 2-4 11, Totals 37-73 14-19 101.

Penn St. 18 8 16 26 — 68

Minnesota 33 22 23 23 –101

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 5-21 (Travascio-Green 2-7, Carter 0-3, Page 1-5, Breen 1-3, McDaniel 1-3), Minnesota 13-23 (Pitts 3-8, Bell 1-2, Hubbard 5-5, Wagner 2-5, Garrido Perez 1-1, Brunson 1-2). Assists–Penn St. 16 (Carter 4), Minnesota 21 (Bell 10). Fouled Out–Minnesota Bello. Rebounds–Penn St. 34 (Boykin 8), Minnesota 53 (Edwards 8). Total Fouls–Penn St. 18, Minnesota 20. Technical Fouls–None. A–3,794.

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