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Lady Lions’ rally comes up short

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A pair of 20-plus point efforts from senior Siyeh Frazier and junior Kamaria McDaniel weren’t enough for the Penn State women’s basketball team as the Lady Lions fell, 80-70, at Ohio State Sunday afternoon.

Frazier and McDaniel finished with 22 points apiece, as the duo scored 20-plus for the second-straight game. Freshmen Makenna Marissa and Shay Hagans followed with nine points apiece.

Neither team led by more than three points in a back-and-forth first quarter.

Frazier scored the first basket of the second quarter, but OSU answered with a 17-2 streak over the next six-plus minutes to put Penn State in a 30-19 hole. McDaniel drained a 3-pointer at the 2:46 mark to spark a 7-3 Lady Lion streak to close the half and pull PSU within 33-26 heading into the locker room.

A 7-2 streak fueled by five McDaniel points and a Frazier 3-pointer pulled Penn State within two at 35-33 and forced an OSU timeout just 1:30 into the second half. The Buckeyes worked their lead back to seven at 42-35 two minutes later, but McDaniel scored Penn State’s next seven points to put the score at 44-42 with 5:13 on the clock.

The third-quarter runs continued, this time a 9-1 OSU burst that had the Buckeyes back up by 10 at 53-43. Penn State pulled within 53-48, but Ohio State heated up from downtown to fuel a 13-2 stretch to close the quarter and put the Buckeyes in front 66-50.

McDaniel recorded her third-straight and seventh-overall 20-plus point effort of the season. She has scored in double figures in 15 of Penn State’s 16 games. Frazier tallied her third 20-plus point performance and 11th double-digit scoring game.

Ohio State has now won the last 10 meetings with Penn State.

Penn State returns home Thursday to host Rutgers at the Bryce Jordan Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

PENN ST. (7-9): Smith 1-3 2-2 4, Frazier 9-13 3-6 22, Hagans 4-7 0-0 9, Marisa 4-9 0-0 9, McDaniel 7-16 6-10 22, Camden 0-3 0-0 0, Ebo 2-2 0-0 4, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Bembry 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 27-54 11-18 70

OHIO ST. (10-6): Juhasz 9-16 2-4 23, Patty 5-9 3-5 13, Greene 0-4 1-2 1, Miller 2-9 0-0 6, Sheldon 2-7 0-0 5, Mikulasikova 2-4 0-0 5, Wone Aranaz 0-0 0-0 0, Bell 6-12 2-2 17, Crooms 4-7 2-4 10, Satterfield 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 30-68 10-17 80

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penn St. 15 11 24 20 — 70

Ohio St. 13 20 33 14 — 80

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 5-14 (Frazier 1-3, Hagans 1-2, Marisa 1-3, McDaniel 2-3, Camden 0-3), Ohio St. 10-31 (Juhasz 3-5, Patty 0-1, Greene 0-3, Miller 2-6, Sheldon 1-5, Mikulasikova 1-2, Bell 3-7, Crooms 0-2). Assists–Penn St. 5 (McDaniel 3), Ohio St. 22 (Crooms 9). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Penn St. 36 (Smith 3-4), Ohio St. 37 (Juhasz 3-12). Total Fouls–Penn St. 18, Ohio St. 17. Technical Fouls–None. A–5,428.

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