Penn State Worthington Scranton Athletics

12/05/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2018 22:54

Lady Lions inch past PSU York in overtime thriller

Dunmore, PA - The Penn State Scranton Lady Lions basketball team sealed their first win of the season today at home against PSUAC competitor, Penn State York. In the second quarter, Penn State York set the bar as they climbed to a 13 point lead, the largest of the game between both teams. However, Scranton quickly answered back from the arc, shortening the lead and heading into the locker room only trailing by 5 points.

After halftime, Scranton outscored York in the next two quarters, going shot for shot in the waning minutes of the game. Trailing by a field goal with less than a minute remaining it was freshman forward Tabitha Boyd's clutch free throws that would bring the game to a 56-56 tie the game and send it into overtime.

The last five minutes went shot for shot until sophomore Jenna Pacella's two break away layups and an assist to Tabitha Boyd under the board that ultimately sealed the victory for Scranton.

Freshman Sarah Kaneski scored 17 points, sophomore starter Jenna Pacella posted 12 and freshman forward Tabitha Boyd added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the win. York's Sky Warner (12) had the game high 18 points in tonights contest. The PSU Scranton Lady Lions will see Penn State Brandywine at home this Friday, December 7, with tip-off at 6 pm.