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Lady Lions Lose 70-55 to Penn State Harrisburg in Final Game of Semester
12/14/2012 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's basketball suffered a 70-55 loss against non-conference opponent Penn State Harrisburg on Friday evening in the Adler Gym.
The Lady Lions will now have a 20-day layoff until their next game, which occurs on January 3 at Chatham University.
Kylie O'Toole (Pittsburgh, PA/Penn Trafford) led Penn State Altoona with 12 points. She also had five rebounds and three steals.
Alidia Strouse (State College, PA/State College) added nine points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions, and teammate Daijanae Greene (Englewood, NJ/Dwight Morrow) scored eight to go along with four assists and four steals.
Penn State Harrisburg held a 14-2 lead by the 15:57 mark of the first half. The visitors went on to lead by as many as 22 points before the end of the period.
Two early three-pointers by Miranda Zeanchock helped Penn State Harrisburg increase its lead to 29 points, 55-26, at 14:18 of the second half.
A layup by Lucky Snypse at 11:19 made it a 30 point game, 61-31.
At that point, Penn State Altoona awoke to go on a 12-0 run to jump back into the game. Erin D'Arcy's (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) layup ignited the rally at 11:06. Greene followed with two free throws, and the Lady Lions got back-to-back fastbreak layups from Strouse and Kelsey Heller (Claysburg, PA/Chestnut Ridge/Chugiak).
Greene made layups at 7:52 and 7:26 to cap the run, narrowing Penn State Harrisburg's lead to 61-43.
O'Toole's basket at 1:49 brought Penn State Altoona within 14 points, 69-55. But time was not on the Lady Lions' side, as the visitors closed out the game with a win.
Photo (by Caroline Dudley): Penn State Altoona freshman guard Daijanae Greene looks to drive the baseline against Penn State Harrisburg's Diandra Soto on Friday night in the Adler Gym.