Lady Lions off to 5-0 start

Penn State’s women’s basketball team forced 20 Central Connecticut State turnovers on the way to an 83-66 victory Monday night at home.

Penn State (5-0) seemed to be in control of the game early in the third quarter, but Central Connecticut State (0-4) used a 17-6 burst over the first 6:30 of the third quarter to trim a 15-point halftime lead down to 52-48 with 3:33 to play in the quarter. However, a 15-2 run put it out of reach.

It’s coach Coquese Wash­ington’s third career 5-0 start and first in five seasons.

Freshman Alisia Smith earned her first career double-digit scoring effort with 14 points, shooting 6-for-7 from the floor.

CCSU (0-4)

Lydon 8-9 5-6 25, Berube 2-6 0-0 4, Hines 1-9 0-0 3, Johnson 4-12 0-0 11, Patterson 5-15 0-0 13, Chin 1-3 0-0 2, Forker 1-1 1-2 3, Gardener 0-1 0-0 0, Jacobs 0-5 2-2 2, Goode 0-2 0-0 0, McCamus 1-2 0-0 3, Totals 23-65 8-10 66.

PENN ST. (5-0)

Boykin 4-9 2-3 10, Williams 2-8 0-2 4, Carter 6-10 7-8 20, Frazier 3-6 3-4 9, Travascio-Green 1-12 2-2 5, Breen 1-3 1-2 4, Smith 6-7 2-4 14, Knizner 0-1 0-0 0, McDaniel 5-9 4-5 17, McMurtry 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 28-65 21-30 83.

CCSU 15 16 1916 –66

Penn St. 21 25 21 16 –83

3-Point Goals–CCSU 12-36 (Lydon 4-5, Hines 1-6, Johnson 3-8, Patterson 3-12, Chin 0-1, Jacobs 0-1, Goode 0-2, McCamus 1-1), Penn St. 6-21 (Carter 1-3, Frazier 0-1, Travascio-Green 1-9, Breen 1-1, Knizner 0-1, McDaniel 3-6). Assists–CCSU 18 (Lydon 3), Penn St. 16 (Carter 6). Fouled Out–CCSU Berube, Rebounds–CCSU 44 (Berube 10), Penn St. 39 (Carter 8). Total Fouls–CCSU 23, Penn St. 11. A–2,052.

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