ALTOONA, PA – The Lady Redhawks (8-3, 5-0) forced thirty-two turnovers and grabbed forty-nine rebounds as they beat Penn State Altoona (2-8, 0-4) 82-35 in a conference game at Adler Gym in Altoona, PA.
La Roche opened the contest on a 19-0 run and held the host Lions scoreless for the first five minutes of the game. The Lady Redhawks held Penn State Altoona to 21% shooting in the first half and led by 28 points after twenty minutes.
The Lady Redhawks continued their dominance with two 9-0 runs in the second half. Jessica Pitts scored 10 second half points and La Roche hit 9 of 12 free throws down the stretch.
Pitts led all scorers with 21 points on 10 of 13 shooting and Amanda Garland added 13 points. Pitts and Garland also led the Redhawks with 8 rebounds and 4 steals a piece.
La Roche will host D'Youville on Saturday before they meet Medaille on Sunday for a rematch of the 2011 AMCC Tournament Finals. Both games will start at 3:00PM.