Women's Hoops to Host Penn State Altoona on Saturday Night

Women's Hoops to Host Penn State Altoona on Saturday Night

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend women's basketball team hosts Penn State Altoona in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) contest on Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m.


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Behrend News & Notes

The Lions are looking for their first win since the season opener (61-57 vs. Fredonia)
* Behrend has dropped the last six contests, including a 48-37 loss to the AMCC defending champions Hilbert on Wednesday night
* Freshman guard Caitlin Carnuche (New Castle, PA/Mohawk) had a team best 11 points
* The Hawks held the Lions to their lowest shooting percentage (25.5)

Penn State Altoona News & Notes

* The Altoona Lions are 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the AMCC
* Altoona is coming off a 90-87 loss to Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday night
* The Lions had six different players in double-digit points led by Alexis Cannistraci's 23 points and 13 boards
* Cannistraci leads the AMCC in rebounds per game (9.8) and is fifth in points per game (16.2)
* Altoona opened AMCC play with a 68-60 win over Mt. Aloysius, before falling 71-60 to La Roche

Series History

* Behrend holds a 28-12 overall record with Altoona in a series that dates back to the 1999-2000 season
* The Lions are riding a six-game winning streak against the Altoona Lions
* Behrend swept Altoona last season  (81-66, 73-62)
* The Altoona Lions last win was a 70-64 victory on Jan. 31, 2015