UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Veronica Burton scored 19 factors and had 5 steals because the 22nd-ranked Northwestern Wildcats defeated Penn State 67-50 on Sunday, selecting up a third-straight win.
Burton was amongst three Wildcats to attain in double figures as Linsey Pulliam added 17 and Sydney Wooden 13. Pulliam additionally pulled down eight rebounds and had 4 assists with three steals. Wooden added seven boards and three steals
The absence of Penn State’s main scorer Kelly Jekot (15.9 ppg) was instantly obvious because the Woman Lions made three of seven photographs within the first quarter and have been 5-for-21 capturing by halftime, after they trailed 32-18.
Jekot, a senior guard, suffered an harm in apply through the week and is out for the season, in line with the college.
Northwestern (7-2, 5-2 Massive Ten Convention) put strain on Penn State’s shuffled lineup, contesting passes and inbounds performs. The Wildcats tied a season excessive with 17 steals.
Jordan Hamilton tied a profession excessive with 5 steals. Penn State was harassed into committing 27 turnovers, which Northwestern transformed into 24 factors.
Penn State’s (4-6, 1-5) Makenna Marisa was the primary Woman Lion to achieve double figures when a 3-pointer gave her 10 factors with lower than two minutes to go within the third quarter. Marisa completed with 12 factors, Johnasia Money scored 14.
All of the turnovers helped Northwestern rating 22 factors on the quick break and the Wildcats additionally managed the paint 42-20.
The Wildcats ended the second quarter on an 11-2 run and carried a double-digit lead all through the second half.
Northwestern performs host to Illinois on Jan. 21. Penn State visits Rutgers on Thursday.
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