No. 6 Penn St. 85, CS Northridge 73

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 24, 2012
Maggie Lucas scored 23 points and Nikki Greene added 21 points and a career best-tying 20 rebounds and No. 6 Penn State overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win the Cal State Northridge tournament with an 85-73 victory over the Matadors on Saturday. Lucas scored 14 points in the first half and Greene made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 4 minutes, 52 seconds to help the Lady Lions (5-0) overcome a 67-63 deficit. Penn State held Northridge (3-2) scoreless for a 6:30 span over both halves to turn a 41-26 deficit into a 43-41 lead with 16:32 to play. The Matadors had gone on a 25-10 run to take a 33-16 lead with 5:52 to play. Alex Bentley scored 19 points for Penn State. Northridge got a career-best 22 points for Marta Masoni, 15 points from Ashlee Guay, 11 points from Violet Alama and 13 rebounds from Camille Mahlknecht. Penn State started sluggish on offense and defense. It shot 39 percent from the field in the first half while allowing Northridge to drive the lane freely en route to shooting 52 percent. Masoni scored eight of her 10 first-half points in helping the Matadors build a 17-point lead. Mahlknecht had 10 rebounds and Guay had eight assists in the first half. Lucas found her shot late, scoring all 14 of her points in the final 6:42 of the first half to help cut the deficit to 41-32. Bentley capped a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 41-35 at halftime. The Lady Lions opened the second half with a 10-2 run and took a 45-44 lead.
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