Press Release

2013-14 Women's Basketball: PSU Beaver

January 24, 2014

Jamie Steer led all scorers in the game with 21

Jamie Steer led all scorers in the game with 21

MONACA, Pa. – Despite three players in double figures, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team lost 88-70 to Penn State Beaver Friday. The Lady Wildcats led through a good portion of the first half and kept the game tight throughout. Sophomore Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) led all scorers with 21 points while freshman Charese Bova (Beech Creek) had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Alicia Ross (Williamsport) rounded out the top scorers with 15 and added seven assists to the mix. With the loss, Penn College falls to 4-13 overall and 3-5 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Bova hit back-to-back shots to put Penn College up early 4-2 in the opening minutes of the game. After two more ties, the Lady Wildcats took back to lead off a 5-0 run, three from Steer, to go up 11-6 in at 15:39.

It was a back and forth fight from there as five lead changes and four ties ensued. Ross hit two free throws in the fifth to give Penn College the slight advantage at 35-34. The Lions countered ended the half on a 11-3 run to go into the break up 45-38.

In the half, Steer had 14 points going 10 for 11 from the free throw line. As a team, the Lady Wildcats shot 14 for 18 (.788) from the charity stripe.

Beaver led the entire second half building its lead to as high as 20. Junior Niesha Williams (Loyalsock Twp.) sank a three with just over five minutes remaining in the game to bring it to within six at 75-69.

Williams ended the game with eight points.

The Lady Wildcats went cold in their shooting not sinking a basket in the final four minutes of the game allowing Beaver to gain a comfortable lead and end with the 18-point victory margin.

For the game, Penn College shot 22 for 59 (.373) from the field and were out-rebounded 55-38.

Next up, the Lady Wildcats travel to Penn State Greater Allegheny on Saturday, Jan. 25 for an 11 a.m. game.

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