Women's Basketball Defeats Franciscan
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Holly Bourquin tallied a game-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds to lead the Penn State Behrend women's basketball team past Franciscan 72-45 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday.
The Behrend defense held Franciscan to just 45 points, including 15 in the first half while not allowing any Franciscan player to score in double digits. Molly Coogan recorded a team-best nine points and three steals.
In the first 10 minutes of the game, the Lions went on an 18-4 run to set the pace for the remainder of the game. Seven different players scored to get Behrend the early lead.
The Lions shot 12-for-12 from the charity stripe in the first half and made a season-high 28 for the game.
Bourquin scored the first two baskets in the second stanza for a 35-15 lead. Behrend went on to score 37 more points for its sixth conference win.
In addition to eight steals, Oldach scored 12 points and Brianna Bayly added a season-best 11 points.
The Lions return to action on Wednesday against Medaille. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised on Image Sports Network.