Penn State women’s basketball runs divided with win over Illinois
January 29, 2017 - Finding Carter
The quick mangle sparked a Penn State women’s basketball group Sunday.
The Lady Lions got out in transition on their approach to an 82-66 win over Illinois during a Bryce Jordan Center.
“That’s a large thing that we unequivocally surpass in,” Penn State’s Sierra Moore said. “Just me removing far-reaching and people like Amari (Carter) anticipating me. That’s what unequivocally worked for us.”
Moore led Penn State with 19 points. Kaliyah Mitchell combined 16 points off a bench, Teniya Page had 12 and Lindsey Spann combined 10 for a Lady Lions, who outscored Illinois 18-2 on fast-break points.
Illinois (8-14, 3-6) had 16 turnovers in a diversion — including 12 in a initial half — and a Lady Lions finished with 21 points off turnovers. Illinois averaged 14.0 turnovers per diversion entrance into a contest.
Penn State (14-7, 4-5 Big Ten) took a 46-39 lead into halftime and combined to a lead in a second half while tying Illinois to 22 percent shooting.
Penn State manager Coquese Washington was confident with her team’s defensive performance.
“We wanted to be assertive defensively: have active hands and speed a diversion up,” Washington said. “I suspicion a abyss was a cause in blending adult a defense, being assertive on a glass.”
The Lady Lions incited their invulnerability into offense.
Carter helped lead a break, finishing with 8 points and a team-high 8 assists.
Carter stressed that a team’s abyss contributed to a win.
The Lady Lions’ dais outscored Illinois’ pot 35-11.
“It gives us a boost in certainty when someone can come into a diversion and get rebounds, play invulnerability and get adult shots and get out in transition, assistance a offense and invulnerability keep going,” Carter said.
Mitchell was a team’s tip writer off a bench.
She went 6 for 8 from a margin and grabbed 6 rebounds in 15 minutes.
“She was positively a disproportion builder for us,” Washington said. “She was impactful on both ends on a floor. She came into a diversion and gave us a small some-more speed, jaunty ability to ensure (Alex) Wittinger. Offensively, she was assertive and holding good shots and looking for a ball.”
Wittinger was singular to 14 points on 4 for 18 shooting, and Brandi Beasley scored a game-high 28 points for Illinois.
The Lady Lions will demeanour to build on a win when they transport to Ohio State on Wednesday.
“We have to keep entrance into use each day and keep removing improved on a small things like resilient and operative on a transition offense and transition defense,” Moore said.