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Lady Lions Battle Back to Beat Hoosiers 71-63

by on February 14, 2014 10:15 AM

The Penn State Lady Lion basketball team survived a second half rally by Indiana to beat the Hoosiers, 71-63.

Penn State leaves Bloomington in first place in the Big Ten standings.

The Lady Lions led from the opening tip to the halftime buzzer and were on top 37-31. But the Hoosiers came out smoking in the second half, using an 8-0 run to grab a 39-37 lead.

Penn State called a timeout and whatever head coach Coquese Washington said to her team -- it worked. The Lady Lions dominated the rest of the way picking up their 19th win of the season to go against just 5 losses.

Maggie Lucas was her usual self going 10-16 from the field, 4-7 from three point land and a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line. She finished with 32 points, and oh by the way, also pulled down six rebounds in the game. Also in double figures for the Lady Lions was Dara Taylor with 12 and Ariel Edwards with 10. Talia East was once again a major player. East added nine points and was solid on the defensive end for Penn State.

Penn State remains one game ahead of Michigan State and Nebraska after the Huskers defeated Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Spartans were idle Thursday night.

Up next for the Lady Lions is Wisconsin on Sunday in the annual Pink Zone game that's set to tip off at 1 p.m. Over 700 cancer survivors are expected to attend the game. It is truly one of the most amazing events tied to a sports team that Penn State has at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Jerry Fisher hosts "Centre County This Morning," appearing weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 970 WBLF. He is now a regular columnist for StateCollege.com, as well.
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