ROUNDUP: PSU women advance in NIT with 70-51 win

After coming up empty on its first four possessions, the Penn State women’s basketball program reeled off 15 consecutive points and held Fordham to just four points in the opening 10 minutes to take a commanding lead on its way to a 70-51 victory in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Fordham opened the scoring, but was held scoreless for a 6:28 stretch in the opening quarter, allowing Penn State to build a 17-4 advantage after 10 minutes. Penn State never looked back, building a 21-point lead at the half to help them advance to the third round of the WNIT vs. Virginia Tech on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7 p.m.

The victory ties the school record for wins at home in a single season matching the total by the 2002-03 team which went 16-0 at home. This year, the Lady Lions are 16-1 when playing in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Sophomore Teniya Page set a Penn State program record for points in a WNIT contest with 24, making it 15 consecutive games scoring in double digits. She has reached 10 points in 28 of 30 games this season, and her nine made field goals are also a PSU record for a WNIT contest.

Page surpassed Tyra Grant’s 23-point effort against Hofstra in 2010 and topped a mark shared by teammate Sierra Moore and Helen Darling, who each made eight field goals. Moore tied Darling’s mark in the opening round of the event against Ohio.

Redshirt freshman Amari Carter scored 15 points, her seventh double-figure scoring game of the season and second straight to begin the WNIT. Carter also added five assists, tying Page for No. 5 on the Penn State freshman season assists charts with 131.

• Junior Caroline Mitchell picked up a ground ball off a broken play near midfield and charged in before firing into the center of the net with 7 minutes, 48 seconds remaining to score the game-winner in a 12-11 win for Lycomin’s women’s lacrosse team.

Leading by a goal at halftime, the Warriors fell behind just 1:26 into the second half, as the Monarchs scored twice to take an 11-10 lead. Both teams hunkered down defensively, combining to force 21 turnovers in the second half before junior Jordan Lazarich zoomed in at the top of the arc to pick up a rebound of a shot and as she made her way right, she delivered a shot low into the net.

Mackenzie Howe scored four goals and Kailey Conry dished out three assists to lead Boston University to a 13-8 victory over Bucknell. Audrey Walsh logged two goals and an assist, and Maddy Molinari had two goals and seven draw controls to lead the Bison.

• Connor O’Brien logged a team-best 78 on Sunday, and the Bucknell men’s golf team finished in 12th place out of 17 teams at the Mission Inn Spectacular. The Bison compiled a 317 team score for a 931 total over 54 holes.

O’Brien shot 74-75 on Saturday, and his 227 total was good for a 27th-place finish, the best on the squad. In his final round, O’Brien made 13 pars and a birdie, but an otherwise outstanding showing was hampered by a double-bogey and a triple-bogey.

Also for Bucknell in the final round, Jubal Early shot 79, and D.J. Magee and Peter Bradbeer both carded 80s. Bradbeer made a team-high five birdies Sunday.

women’s basketball

Penn State 70, Fordham 51

FORDHAM (22-12)

G’mrice Davis 6-14 8-9 20; Hannah Missry 4-14 0-0 12; Anna Kelly 3-8 2-2 8; Danielle Burns 2-9 0-0 5; Asnate Fomina 1-3 0-0 3; Mary Goulding 1-7 0-0 3; Kate Kreslina 0-3 0-0 0; Danielle Padovano 0-2 0-0 0; Lauren Holden 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 17-65 10-11 51.

PENN STATE (21-10)

Teniya Page 9-18 4-4 24; Amari Carter 7-15 0-0 15; Sierra Moore 5-8 0-0 10; J. Travascio-Green 3-4 0-0 9; Peyton Whitted 2-6 1-2 5; Siyeh Frazier 1-1 2-2 4; Kaliyah Mitchell 0-3 3-4 3; Sarah McMurtry 0-0 0-0 0; Ashanti Thomas 0-0 0-0 0; Jaylen Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 10-12 70.

Fordham 4 8 20 19 — 51

Penn State 17 16 22 15 — 70

3-point goals–Fordham 7-29 (Missry 4-13; Fomina 1-3; Burns 1-4; Goulding 1-3; Kreslina 0-1; Padovano 0-1; Holden 0-4), Penn State 6-11 (J. Travascio-Green 3-4; Teniya Page 2-3; Amari Carter 1-3; Kaliyah Mitchell 0-1). Fouled out–Fordham-None, Penn State-None. Rebounds–Fordham 43 (DAVIS, G’mrice 15), Penn State 32 (Peyton Whitted 7). Assists–Fordham 9 (KELLY, Anna 3), Penn State 10 (Amari Carter 5). Total fouls–Fordham 16, Penn State 14. Technical fouls–Fordham-DAVIS, G’mrice, Penn State-None.

Women’s lacrosse

Boston 13, Bucknell 8

Boston University 8 5 — 13

Bucknell 5 3 — 8

Boston University scoring: GOALS — Howe, Mackenzie 4; Jayne, Elisabeth 2; Hardison, Taylor 2; Larivee, Mickenzie 2; Belval, Kaitlin 2; Magnelli, Tonianne 1. ASSISTS — Conry, Kailey 3; Hardison, Taylor 1; Jayne, Elisabeth 1; Lohrer, Maggie 1; Mathews, Kelly 1.

Bucknell scoring: GOALS — Walsh, Audrey 2; Molinari, Maddy 2; Steinhacker, Morgan 1; Manis, Christina 1; Kenney,Mary Margaret 1; Galzerano, Sarah 1. ASSISTS — Burke, Courtney 1; Manis, Christina 1; Steinhacker, Morgan 1; Walsh, Audrey 1.

Shots: Boston 30, Bucknell 24. Saves: Boston 12, Bucknell 10.

Lycoming 12, Methodist 11

Lycoming 10 2 — 12

Methodist 9 2 — 11

Lycoming scoring: GOALS — Jordan Lazarich 3; Caroline Mitchell 3; Hailey Kimble 2; Alexis Tchou 1; Leanne Shaw 1; Kelly McGinniss 1; Kayla DiJoseph 1. ASSISTS — Natalie Schroeder 1; Alexis Tchou 1.

Methodist scoring: GOALS — Madison Ronelli 4; Tori Manahan 3; Monti Hendrix 3; Emily Ewin 1. ASSISTS — Renee Burt 2; Sarena Pillow 1; Bianca Terenzi 1.

Shots: Lycoming 26; Methodist 22. Shots on goal: Lycoming 20; Methodist 16.

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