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N.J.I.T. 37

(6-7, 2-5 away)

(11) Penn State 82

(10-2, 6-0 home)

    1:30 PM ET, December 23, 2012

    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    NJIT 9 2837
    #11PSU 44 3882

    Top Performers

    N.J.I.T.: M. Griffin 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Penn State: M. Lucas 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Alex Bentley steals show, Maggie Lucas nets 21 as Lady Lions roll

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Maggie Lucas scored 21 points and Alex Bentley made eight steals, tying her career high, to lead No. 11 Penn State to an 82-37 rout of New Jersey Institute of Technology on Sunday.

    The Lady Lions (10-2), in their final game before starting Big Ten Conference play, raced to a 44-9 halftime lead against the Highlanders (6-7) of the Great West Conference.

    Bentley had six steals in the first half, when NJIT turned the ball over 15 times and shot 17.4 percent (4 of 23). The Lady Lions, who won their 12th straight home game, closed the half with a 24-2 run.

    Lucas scored 13 first-half points and was 5-for-8 from 3-point range overall. She is shooting 52.6 percent behind the arc for the season.

    Melanie Griffin led the Highlanders with 10 points. Rayven Johnson, who was averaging 18.4 points per game, made 2 of 16 shots for four points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NJIT
    PSU
    Points 37 82
    FG Made-Attempted 13-47 (.277) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 7-10 (.700)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 49

    Game Leaders

     
    NJIT
    PSU
    PointsM. Griffin 10M. Lucas 21
    ReboundsU. Nwankwo 8M. Lucas 8
    AssistsA. Albanese 2D. Taylor 8
    StealsM. Griffin 1A. Bentley 8
    BlocksU. Nwankwo 3T. Waldner 1

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