Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Maggie Lucas paced four teammates in
double figures with 19 points as the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions
downed the 14th-seeded Cal Poly Mustangs, 85-55, in the first round of the
NCAA Tournament at the Maravich Center.
Alex Bentley scored 18 points for PSU (26-5), which advances to play either
LSU or Green Bay in the second round on Tuesday. Mia Nickson finished with 13
points and 13 rebounds, her third double-double in six career NCAA Tournament
games. Nikki Greene made all five of her field goal attempts en route to 11
points, and Talia East hauled in 12 boards off the bench.
For Cal Poly (21-11), Molly Schlemer led all scorers with 24 points on 11-
of-19 from the field, while Jonae Ervin put up 10 points.
The teams played each other tight for most of the first half until PSU ripped
off an 11-0 run late in the frame and eventually took a 38-28 lead into
The Lady Lions shot a modest 44.7 percent from the floor in the second half
but made 10-of-14 from the foul line as their lead ballooned down the stretch.
Cal Poly shot a lowly 27.9 percent from the field in the contest and lost the
rebounding battle, 52-40.
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