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Women's Basketball Cruises Past Hilbert 58-41

Women's Basketball Cruises Past Hilbert 58-41

1/26/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Four Penn State Altoona women's basketball players scored in double digits as the Lady Lions defeated Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert College 58-41 on Saturday afternoon in the Adler Gym.

Tamara Thomas (Altoona, PA/Altoona) posted her third double-double of the season, grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds to go along with 14 points. With her seventh rebound of the day, Thomas became the all-time leading rebounder for the Penn State Altoona women's basketball program, passing former Lady Lion Kim Ebersole to move into first place.

Allyson Hoffman (Camp Hill, PA/Camp Hill) led the Lady Lions with a career-best 15 points.

Moira Corrigan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) scored 10 points and secured 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the year. She also posted game-highs with four steals and three blocks.

Kylie O'Toole (Pittsburgh, PA/Penn Trafford) added 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists for Penn State Altoona.

The Lady Lions jumped out to a commanding lead early in the game. Corrigan's jumper at 16:12 gave the home team a 9-4 advantage. O'Toole's basket at 14:51 made it 11-4, and Hoffman's jump shot at 12:36 increased Penn State Altoona's lead to 17-6.

A three-pointer by Alidia Strouse (State College, PA/State College) added to her team's lead, making it 21-8 at the 8:01 mark. Hoffman's score at 4:00 put the Lady Lions up 27-12 for their largest lead of the half.

Penn State Altoona maintained its lead throughout the second half, not allowing Hilbert to come any closer than 10 points.

A layup by Allison Edwards (Williamsburg, PA/Williamsburg) at 17:17 made it 37-22. Corrigan's score at 14:41 kept the Lady Lions' lead at 15, 41-26. Thomas' three-point play at 4:45 helped increase her team's lead to 53-37.

Penn State Altoona forced 23 turnovers by Hilbert and held a 15-6 advantage in points off turnovers.

Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore guard Allyson Hoffman scored a career-high 15 points on Saturday against Hilbert.

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