Lemont Furnace, PA - Down 19-12 after one quarter to visiting Penn State DuBois, Penn State Fayette exploded for 35 points in the second to take a 47-29 halftime lead and Fayette cruised to a 92-61 win Tuesday night.
"It was a great team effort, especially playing with six players and I could not be more proud," said head coach Scott Hillen. "Our defense was great, everyone was hitting on offense and we were able to turn our solid defense into offense."
In the decisive second quarter, Fayette (11-6, 8-4) shot 56% (15-27) while limiting DuBois (11-7, 6-6) to four made baskets on 22 shot attempts (18%).
For the game, Fayette shot 44% (38-86) and held DuBois to 26% (22-85).
Another big advantage, much to Hillen's happiness, was the 22-7 advantage in points off of turnovers.
Kaitlyn Riley (Charleroi, PA/Charleroi HS) led four Fayette players in double figures with 27 while grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds and recording a game-high steals. Riley was one of three Fayette players to record double-doubles as Anaejah Harris (Uniontown, PA/Albert Gallatin HS) had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Taylor McCormick (Laurel, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt HS) was one rebound short of a triple-double as she had 18 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high nine assists. Brooke Poling (Perryopolis, PA/Frazier HS) added 15 points and eight rebounds for Fayette.
Leah Lindemuth led DuBois with 15 points while Malliah Schreck finished with 13 points and a game-high 19 rebounds.
Fayette, who now has a two-game lead on DuBois for second place in the West Division of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC), is on the road this weekend for a pair of non-conference games. Friday night, it is at Trinity Washington for a 6:00 PM tip and at Christendom Saturday with a 1:00 PM start.
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