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Lady Lions Handed 105-59 Loss at La Roche
1/29/2014 — PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's basketball was defeated soundly by Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe La Roche College on Wednesday night in the Kerr Fitness Center, as the Lady Lions lost 105-59.
Courtney Becker (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) tied for the team lead in scoring and rebounding with 12 points and six boards.
Madison Mossellem (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford) also scored 12 points while grabbing five rebounds and tallying three assists.
Devin Stessney (Altoona, PA/Altoona) put up eight points to go along with six rebounds.
La Roche took advantage of a quiet start by the Lady Lions and exploded to a 28 point lead just over seven minutes into the game. After Mossellem's layup that opened the game, the Lady Redhawks embarked on a 32-2 run. Sabrina McLin's three-pointer at 15:07 put her team up 23-4, and back-to-back fastbreak layups by Danasha Harris made it 27-4 by the 14:10 mark. Macy Pekala's layup and another trey from McLin gave the home team a 32-4 advantage at 12:51.
The Lady Redhawks continued to grow their lead in the latter stages of the first half. Mackenzie O'Donnell's score with five seconds left in the period gave La Roche a 65-26 lead.
La Roche led by as many as 50 points in the second half and finished the game with three scorers tallying 20 or more points each.
Moira Corrigan (Havertown, PA/Haverford) reached a milestone in the loss, grabbing her 500th career rebound at Penn State Altoona. The junior currently has 501 rebounds, ranking third-most in Lady Lions history. She trails former players Tamara Thomas (648 rebounds from 2008-2011, 2012-2013) and Kim Ebersole (599 rebounds from 1999-2003).
Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman forward Courtney Becker led the Lady Lions with 12 points and six rebounds against La Roche on Wednesday.