Lady Lions Drop Conference Game Against Rutgers

Lady Lions Drop Conference Game Against Rutgers

After an impressive non-conference slate, the Penn State Lady Lions dropped their second straight Big Ten conference game against Rutgers 61-45 on the road in Piscataway on Saturday afternoon.

Penn State (11-4, 0-2) started the game with the lowest scoring quarter ever this season, going down 9-0 and scoring just four points compared to Rutgers (4-11, 1-1) 18 points. In the second quarter, the Lady Lions went on a 13 - 4 run and were able to close the gap with the Scarlet Knights, trailing only by eight points going into the half.

In the third quarter, Penn State was able to keep it close with Rutgers, as they kept the Scarlet Knights to only 11 points while scoring ten points, but the first half deficit was still too large for the Lady Lions and the team went on to lose the game by 16 points.

For the Lady Lions, guard Amari Carter lead the scoring and notched her fourth career double figure game with 17 points. In addition, fellow guard Sierra Moore recorded 14 points and five rebounds while forward Peyton Whitted scored 10 points. The team was very successful on the boards, recording an impressive 45 rebounds, 23 of which were offensive rebounds.

Rutgers play Shrita Parker led the charge for the Scarlet Knights scoring a team-high 18 points and the team shot 48% (25-52) from the field compared to Penn State’s 26% (16-60). Along with the offensive struggles, Penn State also had 19 turnovers in which the Scarlet Knights converted to 22 points.

Up next for the Lady Lions is mid-week game on Tuesday at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will air on the Big Ten Network as well at the Penn State Radio Network and