WBB rolls to a pair of weekend wins

WBB rolls to a pair of weekend wins

Lemont Furnace, PA - The Penn State Fayette women's basketball team went on the road for a pair of games over the weekend and came home with two wins.

In the opener Friday night, the Nittany Lions (13-6) defeated Trinity Washington University, 105-27.

"Everyone shot well tonight and we played well," Hillen said. "We need to keep that going moving forward."

All six players hit double figures for Fayette.  Taylor McCormick (Laurel, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt HS) led the way with 27 points, Brooke Poling (Perryopolis, PA/Frazier HS) recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, Dae-lin Burnsworth (Monarch, PA/Connellsville HS) finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, Kaitlyn Riley (Charleroi, PA/Charleroi HS) tallied 15 points and five rebounds, Anaejah Harris (Uniontown, PA/Albert Gallatin HS) contributed 13 points and nine rebounds and Carissa Cyphert (Scottsdale, PA/Southmoreland HS) scored 11 points.

The Nittany Lions shot 55% (38-69) for the game, hit 12 of 27 three-point attempts (44%) and made 16 of 18 free throw attempts (89%). 

Saturday afternoon, the Nittany Lions raced out to a 54-20 halftime lead at Christendom and won, 85-53.

"We started the game off very well," Hillen said. "We shot great in the first half, had balanced offense and played very good team defense in the first half.  We struggled shooting in the second and did not play with the same intensity.  It is a good thing we had a big lead in the first half."

Riley finished with a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.  McCormikck finished with 16 points, Burnsworth had 14 points, Poling tallied 12 points and Harris ended with 11 points.

McCormick (nine) and Riley (seven) combined for 16 of Fayette's 28 steals.

The Nittany Lions shot 38% (32-84) for the game.

Hillen spoke about the remaining five games all of which are Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) West Division games.

"Now we need to focus on finishing off the season with five western games," Hillen said. "The time is now."

Fayette is at Penn State New Kensington Wednesday.  Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

For more information on the women's basketball team, go to https://www.psfathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index or follow us on Instagram @fayetteathletics.