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Big First Half Propels Lady Lions Past Thiel 85-63
1/20/2014 — ALTOONA, Pa. - The Penn State Altoona women's basketball team scored 54 first half points en route to an 85-63 victory over non-conference foe Thiel College in the Adler Gym on Monday night.
Moira Corrigan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) recorded her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Madison Mossellem (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) added 14 points, six rebounds, four steals, and three assists.
Daijanae Greene (Englewood, NJ/Dwight Morrow) contributed a line of 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Courtney Becker (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) and Devin Stessney (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Penn State Altoona came out with a quick pace on offense, capitalizing on early scoring opportunities. Stessney's layup at 14:45 put the Lady Lions up 13-6, and Corrigan's layup over two minutes later made it 21-11. A jumper by Greene preceded back-to-back fastbreak scores from Kylie O'Toole (Pittsburgh, PA/Penn Trafford) that increased the home team's advantage to 29-11 by the 10:32 mark.
A trey by Stessney and a fastbreak layup from Becker upped Penn State Altoona's lead to 25 points, 45-20, by 7:04.
The Lady Lions maintained their lead through the second half. Mossellem connected from three-point range at 11:08, then followed that with a fastbreak layup to make it 69-43. Her free throw at 10:33 was the high water mark for Penn State Altoona's lead, increasing it to 27 points, 70-43.
Penn State Altoona forced 30 turnovers by Thiel and scored 31 points off of turnovers.
Photo (by Anna Kepner): Penn State Altoona sophomore guard Daijanae Greene drives to the hoop during Monday night's win over Thiel College in the Adler Gym.