Lady Lions Drop Another Non-Conference Matchup to Duquesne
December 05, 2018 10:11 PM
by Steve Connelly
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Penn State women’s basketball (5-4) couldn’t reel in Duquesne, falling 64-58 for the Lady Lions' third loss in the last four games. 

The Dukes (4-3) never led by more than eight points, but the Lady Lions lacked the offensive touch late in the game that has saved them in a couple of fourth quarter comebacks this season.

How It Happened

Penn State and Duquesne started off in a back-and-forth battle in the opening half of play. Teniya Page continued her scoring prowess as of late with 10 points at the half — leading the near-50 percent shooting Lady Lions. 

The Dukes kept it close by knocking down four from beyond the arc and securing a couple second-chance points off their five offensive rebounds. The matchup went into the break as a one-point game with the Lady Lions leading 29-28.

Duquesne didn’t do anything special to put the game away in the second half, but too many turnovers and bad shots from the Lady Lions kept them at a distance.

In what’s becoming a regular sight, Penn State trailed heading into the fourth quarter. Unlike some of those recent matchups when the Lady Lions have made comebacks, they didn’t score or rebound nearly well enough down the stretch to make it a one-possession game.

The Dukes finished with four players in double figures to hand Penn State a 64-58 loss.

Takeaways

What’s Next

The Lady Lions host St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The game will stream live from the Bryce Jordan Center on BTN Plus.

 

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