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Pitt-Greensburg Capitalizes on Lady Lions' Turnovers, Winning 76-50
1/30/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's basketball outshot Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe Pitt-Greensburg on Wednesday night, but the Lady Lions were done in by costly turnovers in a 76-50 loss in the Adler Gym.
Penn State Altoona shot 42.9% from the field -- including a 56.5% performance in the first half -- while limiting Pitt-Greensburg to a 39.2% field goal percentage throughout the night.
But the Lady Lions could not overcome their 27 turnovers, which directly led to 31 Pitt-Greensburg points.
Moira Corrigan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. She also blocked a game-high five shots.
Tamara Thomas (Altoona, PA/Altoona) added 12 points and nine rebounds for Penn State Altoona.
Allison Edwards (Williamsburg, PA/Williamsburg) scored seven points to go along with five assists for the Lady Lions.
Penn State Altoona kept it close for much of the first half. Thomas' layup was the first score of the game, and her layup at 17:52 cut an early Lady Bobcats' lead to 7-4.
Edwards' jump shot at 15:48 kept it a three point game, 11-8.
Emily Nelson's three-pointer and Chianti Sivek's layup helped the visitors build a 24-10 lead by the 11:19 mark.
But Penn State Altoona closed the game to single digits, going on an 8-0 run capped by Edwards' layup at 9:18 that made it 24-18.
Corrigan's basket at 6:59 kept the Lady Lions' deficit at six points, 26-20, and her score at 5:37 cut Pitt-Greensburg's lead to 29-24.
But the Lady Bobcats ended the half on a 14-5 run, holding a 43-29 lead at the intermission.
Pitt-Greensburg continued to increase its lead in the second half. Sivek's fastbreak layup at 17:23 made it 48-29.
Megan Hans' fastbreak bucket at 10:38 gave the visitors their largest lead of the night, 62-36, and they maintained it throughout the rest of the period to seal a win.
Pitt-Greensburg was successful in playing an up-tempo style of offense and took advantage of transition situations, outscoring the Lady Lions 20-0 in fastbreak points.
Penn State Altoona had its best success in the paint. They held their own, as Pitt-Greensburg had just a 36-30 advantage in points in the paint.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore forward Moira Corrigan scored a career-high 21 points on Wednesday night against Pitt-Greensburg.