Hoops du Jour
PSU women at Northwestern
Tipoff: 3 p.m., Welsh-Ryan Arena
Records: Penn State (7-10, 1-5 Big Ten); Northwestern (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten)
Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-74 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Joe McKeown is in his 11th season with Northwestern.He has amassed 706 wins to date after 34 years in coaching, including four 20-win seasons in the last six seasons. He is currently fourth in the Big Ten among active coaches for total wins.
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Game notes: Penn State has beaten Northwestern 13 of the last 14 meetings. A victory for the Lady Lions would be the first conference road win this season. … Penn State had won 13-straight against Northwestern prior to Feb. 14, 2019’s loss in Evanston, Ill. last season … Northwestern enters today’s contest coming off an overtime win against No. 15 Indiana on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats rank in the top three in the Big Ten in scoring defense (2nd, 54.2), assists (3rd, 17.9 apg),. steals (3rd, 10.7 spg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1st, 1.5). … Lindsey Pulliam leads them averaging 18.1 ppg.
Mirror prediction: Northwestern 70, Penn State 60
Comment: Northwestern is a sound, solid team that looks to be in the thick of it at the top of the Big Ten standings, while Penn State has been wildly inconsistent in recent weeks. Count on a loss today for PSU.
Mirror prediction record: 11-6
— Dan Isenberg
Duo spark JC men to victory
HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College men’s basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season Saturday, thanks to a 67-54 Landmark Conference win over Moravian at home.
The Eagles (4-11, 1-3 LC), who led 30-23 at halftime, got 14 points from Cameron Keck to go with 13 points and 11 rebounds from Marcus Hall. Nate DaCanal came off the bench to add 12 points.
Moravian (7-8, 2-2 LC) got 18 points from C.J. Barnes and 12 points from John Hargraves.
Big first half sparks Mount men
CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team jumped out to a 44-26 halftime lead en route to a 90-66 win over Pitt-Bradford in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest.
The Mounties (8-7, 5-5 AMCC) got 24 points each from Julian Stover and Nate Christian to go with 10 points from Trent McErlane.
Pitt-Bradford (1-14, 0-10 AMCC) was led by Nick Carmichael with 19 points. Teammate Dylan Meyer added 14 to go with 10 off the bench from Miles Parker.
Lions get after it in second half
Leading by just four at halftime, the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team turned it up a notch on offense in the second half on the way to a 74-63 victory over Penn State Behrend in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game at the Adler Athletic Complex.
Jack Kusters led a balanced attack with 17 points for the Lions (9-4 5-4 AMCC) while Andruw Harman (15), Cameron Gardner-Nicholson (14) and Austin Krise (13) all finished in double figures.
Penn State Behrend (10-5, 7-3 AMCC) got 14 points from Kenny Fukon to go with 12 points from Mitchell King.
Lady Lions edged at home by PSU Behrend
The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team suffered a 78-77 loss to Penn State Behrend in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest at the Adler Athletic Complex.
Alexis Cannistraci had 20 points and 10 rebounds for PSU Altoona, which trailed, 36-32, at halftime. Teammate Paige Burk added 14 points as the Lady Lions fell to 8-5 overall and 6-3 in the AMCC. Sarah Huston chipped in with 11 points while Sydney Snyder came off the bench to add 10.
PSU Behrend (10-5, 7-3 AMCC) was led by Caitlin Carnuche’s 21 points.
Second-quarter mishap costs JC women
HUNTINGDON — A 20-4 showing in the second quarter doomed the Juniata women’s basketball team in a 76-52 Landmark Conference loss to Moravian.
Juniata, which trailed 38-16 at halftime, got 17 points from Gracie Stauffer and 10 points off the bench from Cassidy Arnold.
Moravian got 20 points from Maddie Capuano and 18 points from Nadine Ewald.
Bench play key to Lady Mounties victory
CRESSON — Carly Stigers came off the bench to score 17 points to lead the Mount Aloysius women’s basketball team to a 59-48 win over Pitt-Bradford in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.
The Lady Mounties (3-12, 2-8 AMCC) also got 10 points from Kourtney Walls.
Pitt-Bradford (2-14, 2-8 AMCC) was led by Shirleah Ragin’s 12 points and 10 points from Shaelyn Snipes.