Ohio State runs over Lady Lions early

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A double-digit scoring run in the first quarter gave Ohio State momentum as the Penn State women’s basketball team fell, 94-64, on Wednesday evening inside Value City Arena.

The No. 15 Buckeyes (18-5, 7-3 B1G) connected on 46 percent of their shots, as the Lady Lions (13-10, 4-6 B1G) hit on just 36 percent from the field in the game. Ohio State also held the edge in rebounds (46-37), assists (23-9), steals (8-2) and blocked shots (6-2).

Leading the way for Penn State was sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green with 14 points. It was the fourth time she led the team in scoring this season and sixth in her career. The sophomore hit four 3-pointers in the game, giving her 10 games this season with 3-plus makes from distance. It was her fifth-straight double-figure scoring game and her 17th of the season.

Moving into the top-25 in program history with her start, Teniya Page sits even with Tiffany Longworth (1994-97) at No. 25 with 78 career starts. In the game, she posted her 15th double-figure scoring game and 69th of her career with 13 points. She added seven rebounds and two assists to her line, as well.

Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter moved up the career assist list and pulled down a career-high nine rebounds to go along with 12 points. It was her 19th double-figure scoring game this season and 28th of her career. With the nine boards, Carter bested her two eight-rebound efforts, last coming vs. Central Connecticut State earlier this season. Carter jumped two spots and is now tied for No. 26 all-time in assists at Penn State, equaling Jess Brungo (2001-04) and Lindsey Spann (2015-17) at 217 helpers.

Freshman Kamaria McDaniel moved into a tie for No. 10 on the freshman 3-pointers made list with her 21st make of the season from distance. She is equal with Alex Bentley (2009-10) for the 10th spot on the rookie charts, finishing the night with five points and a career-high-tying six rebounds off the bench.

Ohio State had five double-digit scorers, led by a game-high 27 points from Kelsey Mitchell, who also had a game-high five assists. Stephanie Mavunga (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Linnae Harper (13 points, 10 rebounds) each contributed a double-double in the game. Sierra Calhoun tallied 12 points, while Alexa Hart chipped in 12 tallies off the bench.

PENN ST. (13-10): Boykin 3-5 2-2 8, Carter 6-13 0-0 12, Frazier 1-8 2-3 4, Page 3-11 7-8 13, Travascio-Green 4-11 2-2 14, Breen 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 2-2 2-2 6, Williams 1-4 0-2 2, McDaniel 2-5 0-0 5, Totals 22-60 15-19 64.

OHIO ST. (18-5): Mavunga 8-15 3-3 19, Calhoun 4-13 1-1 12, Doss 1-7 0-0 2, Harper 6-13 0-0 13, Mitchell 9-16 4-5 27, Hart 5-6 2-2 12, Jayaraman 0-0 0-0 0, Waterman 2-4 0-0 4, Caretti 2-6 0-0 5, Cronin 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 37-80 10-11 94.

Penn St. 10 18 19 17 — 64

Ohio St. 24 25 19 26 — 94

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 5-17 (Carter 0-3, Page 0-1, Travascio-Green 4-10, Breen 0-1, McDaniel 1-2), Ohio St. 10-27 (Calhoun 3-7, Doss 0-3, Harper 1-2, Mitchell 5-12, Hart 0-1, Caretti 1-2). Assists–Penn St. 9 (Carter 3), Ohio St. 23 (Mitchell 5). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Penn St. 37 (Carter 9), Ohio St. 46 (Mavunga 11). Total Fouls–Penn St. 14, Ohio St. 16. Technical Fouls–None. A–5,449.

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