The Penn State DuBois Women's Basketball team came ready to play today. After a hard fought victory against Central Penn on Wednesday, the Lady Lions wanted to show everyone that they weren't a one and done team.
Today DuBois hosted the Allegany College of Maryland, but in reality the Lady Lions didn't care who stepped on the court to face them. They were determined to start off controlling the tempo of the game, and they did so for all four quarters.
DuBois started off with a bang, and quickly found themselves on an 18-4 run to start the game. Allegany's Jonae Bean tried to keep her team close as she was able to put up a few buckets for her team, but she couldn't quite compete with the DuBois defense as they were ready for her every move. DuBois not only helped themselves with outstanding defense, but also shot 63% from the field in the first half, as they were able to take the lead into the locker room, 56-25.
Lauren Young (Bellefonte, PA) led the way for DuBois at the half with 13 points, while Hope Bridges (Punxsutawney, PA) chipped in 12. Bean ended up with 16 points at the half to lead her Trojans.
The second half started no differently for DuBois as they took control of the game again. Another run opened up the lead, and DuBois attacked to make sure they came out with a victory. The ball distribution for Coach Pat Lewis's team wore down Allegany's defense, and DuBois took full advantage. DuBois started to run time off of the clock, but Allegany still couldn't stop their opponents from taking decisive shots.
DuBois went on to win the game by the score of 93-45, and to start the season 2-0.
Maddie Sprankle (Johnstown, PA) had a field day from the 3-point line, going 5 of 10, and ending the game with 18 points and 6 assists. Lauren Young had her second double-double of the year with a 16 point, 13 rebound performance. Leah Lindemuth (Brockway, PA) added 7 assists of her own, and put up 14 points to help mark the win for the Lady Lions. Both Bridges and Melody Young (Eldred, PA) added a double digit scoring day with 16 and 11 respectively.
Bean ended the night with 32 points, shooting 13 for 33 from the field.
DuBois men and women's basketball will be back in action on Monday, November 12th as they host Butler County Community College.