Submitted by PSU DuBois
The Penn State DuBois Lady Lion Basketball team defeated Penn State Wilkes-Barre by the score of 60-50 on Saturday. The win improved the DuBois Lady Lion’s record to 8-7 .
DuBois started the game on fire and built a 16 point lead half way through the first half to take a 24-8 lead. However, the Wilkes Barre squad answered with a 14-2 run of their own just before half to go into the locker room down 26-22. PSU DuBois came out of the locker room with a tight press and added to their lead five minutes into the second half. Wilkes responded by hitting three consecutive three-pointers to take their only lead of the game 44-43. Theresa Skillman hit a key bucket to give DuBois the lead again, which they never again relinquished. The PSU DuBois Lady Lions converted a school record 27 foul shots in the contest with 21 of those coming in the second half.
Jess Tarr (North Clarion) lead all scorers with 20 points. Kelsey Rini finished with a team high 10 rebounds. Tarr was joined in double figures by Tessa Vargas (Sheffield) 11 points. Karlee Cyphert (North Clarion) handed out four assists to go along with her nine points. Missy Aul (St. Marys) added nine points and six rebounds.
CoachLewis had high praise for their second half defense. “Lauren Topolski, Lynnie Schirmer, Patience Mccullough, Heidi Hepler, and Theresa Skillman all stepped up midway through the second half with some relentless defense to stop Wilkes-Barre’s run. That was a key stretch in the game and they played some great defense!”
The Lady Lions return to action January 22, 2011 at home against Penn State Hazleton.
Also contributing to the win were:
Patience McCullough (Purchase Line) 3 points, 5 rebounds
Heidi Hepler (Redbank Valley) 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Lynnie Schirmer (Clarion Limestone) 1 rebounds, 1 assist
Lauren Topolski (Cameron County) 2 rebounds
Theresa Skillman (Bradford) 3 points, 2 rebounds