HAZLETON, Pa. - The long home stand that had been so good to the Penn State Hazleton women's basketball team has come to an end, along with their four-game winning streak. Lycoming College (3-0) snapped the Lady Lions (4-1, 0-0 PSUAC) opening season run with a 60-49 win over their hosts in a non-conference game in the Dr. Thomas Caccese Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
Senior Taylor Cannon (Hazleton, Pa.) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and chipped in six points, while junior Alexis Daly (Wyalusing, Pa.) led Hazleton with 15 points and two blocks. Freshman Jacqlyn Siva-Harrison (Monmouth Junction, NJ) added nine points and a career-high eight rebounds to go along with two blocks.
Despite being outrebounded by Hazleton, 36-32, the Warriors dominated the paint, outscoring the Lady Lions 30-16. Lycoming, who led by as many as 22 in the first half, forced 25 turnovers and turned it into 21 points. Hazleton fought back within as close as 11, but ran out of time before they could chip away at the deficit.
Chelsea Henderson led the attack for Lycoming, coming off the bench to pour in 17 points. Janelle Ziminski was the only other player in double figures with 13.
Hazleton returns to action on Thursday, November 20 when they travel to Penn State Schuylkill to open their Penn State University Athletic Conference season. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Martz Hall in Pottsville, Pa.