Kylie Herman jumper
Gene Walsh
Penn State Berks PSBW 3-5, 2-1 NEAC
Penn College PCTW 0-7, 0-3 NEAC
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 F
Penn State Berks PSBW 19 13 26 28 86
Penn College PCTW 13 16 20 10 59

Game Recap: Women's Basketball |

WBB runs away late in win over Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - The Penn State Berks women's basketball team pulled away in the second half en route to an 86-59 victory on the road over Penn College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest on Wednesday evening at Bardo Gymnasium.

The Nittany Lions (3-5, 2-1 NEAC) led 19-13 after the first quarter, but Penn College knocked off three points from its deficit in the second quarter to make it a 32-29 game in Berks' favor at the break. Berks quickly jumped out to a 10 point lead (41-31) early in the third period, but the Wildcats battled back to pull within one point with 4:42 left in the quarter. The Nittany Lions closed out the third quarter on a 13-5 run, capped off with a 3-pointer by Deanna Daddona at the buzzer. Berks carried that momentum into the final period, outscoring the home squad by a 16-2 margin over the first 5 minutes of the fourth. Berks outscored the Wildcats 28-10 in the final period and 56-30 in the entire second half.

Kylie Herman, Daddona, and Kaitlyn Armstrong combined for 58 of the Nittany Lions season-high 86 points. Herman led the way with a contest-best 20 points, while Daddona and Armstrong each chipped in 19 points apiece. Herman pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds, followed by Armstrong with 10 as each recorded double-doubles. Daddona just missed out on joining them in that club after grabbing eight boards. Armstrong also added five assists, four steals, and one blocked shot, while Herman had three steals, and two assists. Daddona recorded two steals and dished out two assists.

Sam Brensinger continued her strong shooting from beyond the arc, going 2-for-3 and finishing with eight points. The junior guard had three assists, two rebounds, and one steal. Lex Schratt and Elise Paskowski each added six points. Schratt snatched a contest-best and personal-high five steals, while Paskowski had five boards, one steal, and one blocks shot. Abbie Carr played strong down low with six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Madison Klock led the Wildcats with 11 points, followed by Kaylah Brown and Maci Ilgen with 10 each. Gwendolyn Lavelle and Kiara Fry tied for the team-lead with six boards apiece.

Berks won the battle of the boards by a 48-33 margin and committed 17 turners, while forcing the Wildcats into 22. The Nittany Lions shot 42.2% (35-of-83) from the floor and 62.4% (10-for-16) from the foul line, compared to 33.8% (22-of-65) from the field and 57.1% (8-for-14) from the line by the Wildcats.

The Nittany Lions will enjoy the next few weeks off for finals and winter break before returning to action with a NEAC game at Penn State Abington on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 p.m.

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