PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche women's basketball won their twelfth straight and kept their conference undefeated record alive after beating Penn State Behrend 71-51. The Redhawks have won twenty-four straight AMCC Conference games.
The Lions held La Roche scoreless for the first 3:15 of the game. The Redhawks found their groove and scored 17 of the next 20 points. The first eleven came underneath the basket before Sabrina McLin drained two straight threes. McLin scored 12 points in the first quarter.
La Roche again came out slow in the second quarter. Penn State Behrend scored the quarter's first eleven points to take a 19-17 lead. TiChina Mitchell tied it with a pair of free throws and a McLin layup gave them back the lead.
McLin outscored Behrend in the first half. She scored 22 points and pulled down 6 rebounds as the Redhawks entered the half ahead 31-19.
La Roche opened the second half on a 12-0 run to break things open. Ten of their twelve points came off of turnovers in the open court. The Redhawks remained in control through the second half and cruised to the twenty point win.
McLin scored a game-high 24 points. She hit 3 of 5 three-pointers and pulled down 6 boards. Danasha Harris finished with 12 points (5 for 6 FG), 9 rebounds and 4 steals. TiChina Mitchell (12 points) and Mackenzie O'Donnell (10 points) both scored in double-figures.
La Roche hit 27 of 57 shots and 5 for 14 from three-point range. Behrend shot just 32% (20 of 62) for the game.