Hoops du Jour
Pitt at Penn State women
Tipoff: 7 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center
Records: Penn State (4-4, 0-0 Big Ten); Pittsburgh (3-4, 0-0 ACC)
Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 102-66 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Lance White is in his second season as head coach of the Lady Panthers. He previously spent 15 seasons with Florida State, where he held a mark of 350-145.
Radio: 93.3 FM, 1390 AM.
Online: live audo and stats at gopsusports.com
Game notes: The Lady Lions return home from their California trip to face in-state rival, Pittsburgh. Penn State would pick up its fourth straight win over the Lady Panthers with a victory tonight. PSU is 18-1 all-time at home and 29-13 overall. … Would be the third win in four years for Penn State in the Big-Ten ACC Challenge. … Kamaria McDaniel upped her per game average to 17.4 ppg, leading all PSU scorers. Two others (Siyeh Frazier, 11.1 ppg; Makenna Marisa, 10.1 ppg) also average double-digits. … PSU caught fire last time out in the Cal Classic consolation game, a 92-68 win over N.C. Central. McDaniel posted a career-high 27 points. Alisia Smith had 22 points, also a career-best. The Lady Panthers enter tonight fresh off a win over Ole Miss, 58-50) for their third of the season. … Aysia Bugg leads with 16.3 ppg. The Lady Panthers al have a 38.6 % field shooting percentage. … The last time together, PSU pulled outa 59-48 win at Pittsburgh, on Dec. 17, 2017.
Mirror prediction: Penn State 72, Pittsburgh 60
Comment: PSU seemed to find its groove at the end of its trip, and should pick up win No. 5 of the season tonight.
Mirror prediction record: 3-5
— Dan Isenberg
Balance key for Lady Lions in victory
Penn State Altoona scored 23 fourth-quarter points to edge Pitt-Greensburg, 62-58, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s basketball game at the Adler Athletic Complex Wednesday night.
Finnley Christine and Sarah Huston each had 17 points to lead the Lady Lions, while Alexis Cannistraci had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Christine came up two rebounds short of a double-double with eight.
The Lady Panthers also had three players score in double-figures, led by Maddie Stitler and Nadedge Durand, who each scored 19 points. Durand also grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Maddie Coddington chipped in 10 points.
PSU Altoona men falter in 2nd half
Despite leading by seven at halftime, Penn State Altoona was outscored, 46-32, in the second half in an 81-74 loss to Pitt Greensburg in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s college basketball game at the Adler Athletic Complex.
The Lions were led by guard Jack Kusters, who netted a team-high 16 points. Andruw Harman and Cameron Gardner-Nicholson each had a double-double with 10 rebound each. Gardner-Nicholson had 14 points while Harman posted 11.
The Panthers’ Matt Johnson led all scorers with 25 points, going 10-of-15 shooting from the field.
Mounties come up short at home
CRESSON – The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team was outscored, 47-35, in the second half en route to a 72-63 loss to Franciscan in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.
Nate Christian’s 23 points were tops for the Mounties, who fell to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the league. Teammate Julian Stover added 20 points.
Sean Hickey led Franciscan (2-4, 1-1 AMCC) with 27 points.
Lady Mounties struggle on offense
CRESSON — Abby Baierl scored a game-high 22 points, going 4-for-5 from 3-point range and 8-for-12 from the field, to lead Franciscan past Mount Aloysius, 69-37, in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s action.
The Lady Mounties were led by Hannah Kitko, who scored 11 points. Rachel Robinson added nine points.
The Lady Barons also got 14 points from Kelsey Scott-Avery and 12 points from Clarie McGahan.