Lady Lions sting the Hornets, 93-57

Christine Soltys uses a screen in the Hazleton game against Broome CC.
Christine Soltys uses a screen in the Hazleton game against Broome CC.

HAZLETON, Pa. - Penn State Hazleton dominated nearly every statistical category as they handled Broome Community College, 93-57, in a non-conference women's basketball game Friday night. Hazleton (3-0, 0-0 PSUAC) picked up their third straight home victory to start the season.

Led by junior Alexis Daly (Wyalusing, Pa.), the Lady Lions used a late run in the first half to pull away from the Hornets who held only one lead and managed four ties throughout the first half. Hazleton's run gave them a 40-29 advantage heading into halftime, and Broome would not edge any closer.

Daly finished with a season-high 32 points, and added eight rebounds. Daly finished a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe, and 12-for-19 from the floor. Overall, the Lady Lions shot 56 percent from the field, and nearly 90 percent from the free throw line. Three other Hazleton starters finished in double digits, including a career-high 20 points from freshman Jacqlyn Siva-Harrison (Monmouth Junction, NJ). Harrison nailed four three-point goals, and added four rebounds. Sophomore Stephanie Guevara (North Brunswick, NJ) finished with 12 points and three steals, while senior Taylor Cannon (Hazleton, Pa.) added 10 points and five rebounds.

Hazleton outrebounded the Hornets 45-24, and pulled in 15 offensive rebounds that led to 21 second chance points. Hazleton also forced 26 turnovers, directly converting those into 28 points. Daly and Cannon's presence inside gave the Lady Lions a 50-16 advantage in points in the paint.

Caity Kuhnen paced Broome with 19 points, including 10-for-10 from the free throw line. As a team, the Hornets finished a perfect 11-for-11 at the line.

Hazleton returns to their home court on Monday, November 17 when they play host to Cairn University at 6:00 p.m. Cairn will be the first of two straight games against NCAA Division III opponents.