La Roche Clinches Playoff Berth With Win Over Penn St. Altoona

La Roche Clinches Playoff Berth With Win Over Penn St. Altoona

ALTOONA, PA -- Casie Cygan and Jessica Pitts scored 19 points each as the Lady Redhawks (16-4, 11-2) went on the road to beat Penn State Altoona (8-12, 5-8) 63-53 in AMCC Conference action on Wednesday. The win is their sixth in a row and secures a bid in the AMCC Conference Tournament.

Four freshmen played at least thirty minutes for the second consecutive game. Cygan played all forty minutes and Pitts and AMCC Conference Player of the Week, Ariel Green, played the entire second half.

Pitts finished with 8 rebounds and 7 steals in addition to her 19 points. Amanda Garland recorded 8 rebounds in the win.

The Lady Lions held a 50-34 advantage on the boards but shot only 29% from the field. Penn State Altoona's leading scorer and the AMCC's fifth leading scorer, Courtney Carroll, was held to 11 points in the loss.

La Roche Women's Basketball will host D'Youville (5-14, 4-8) on Saturday, February 5 at 4:00PM at the Kerr Fitness Center. The Spartans are coming off of a 66-57 win over Penn State Altoona.

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