Penn State rallies, tops St. Joseph’s
Sophomore guard Danny Morrissey scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, in the final 50 seconds as Penn State pulled off a 65-61 come-from-behind victory over St. Joseph’s (3-1) at Bryce Jordan Center.
Morrissey scored 15 points, while Jamelle Cornley added 18 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Penn State (4-1) is off to its best start since the 2000-01 season, when the Nittany Lions began the season with a 9-1 record.
Point Park 84, St. Vincent 80
Chivas Whipple scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Point Park (10-0) over St. Vincent (1-2) in Game 1 of the Radisson/Carnegie Mellon Tournament. Javille Brooks scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds in the loss.
Carnegie Mellon 121, Penn State-Fayette 51
Paced by Geoff Kozak’s 19 points, six players scored in double digits for host Carnegie Mellon (3-0) in its easy win over Penn State-Fayette (0-4) in the Radisson/Carnegie Mellon Tournament. Carnegie Mellon, which led by 35 at halftime, out-rebounded Penn State-Fayette, 66-26.
C.W. Post 101, Lock Haven 71
C.W. Post (2-2) opened the game on a 14-0 run and never looked back in its win over Lock Haven (0-4) at the Gary Miller Classic.
Geneva 124, Indiana University-East 63
Kyle McDermott scored 22 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the floor, as Geneva (5-2) cruised to the win over Indiana University-East. Geneva shot 63 percent from the floor and hit 8 of 14 3-pointers.
Rochester 76, Washington & Jefferson 44
Sophomore center Josip Lucic-Jozak’s game-high 17 points were not enough, as Washington & Jefferson (0-4) fell to Rochester (3-1) at the Rochester tournament.
Juniata 78, Franklin & Marshall 67
Juniata (3-0) connected on 12 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes to claim the nonconference victory over Franklin & Marshall (1-3).
Edinboro 79, Penn State-McKeesport 51
Edinboro (1-1) held visiting Penn State-McKeesport (1-4) to 29 percent shooting from the floor in its win. Devon Knight led Edinboro with 14 points, while Daren Tielsch added 13 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.
Duquesne 96, Youngstown State 49
Five players scored in double figures, as Duquesne (3-2) shot 58 percent from the floor to defeat Youngstown State (2-3) in the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Classic. Carmen Bruce and Keri Pryor each scored 16 points in the win. Duquesne outscored Youngstown State in the second half, 55-22.
West Virginia 57, American 55
LaQuita Owens had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Olayinka Sanni added 14 points and 11 rebounds, as West Virginia (3-3) outlasted American (1-5) in the consolation game of the Aryes Hotel Thanksgiving Classic.
Western Kentucky 74, Penn State 64
Crystal Kelly’s 29 points paced Western Kentucky (3-2) to the win over Penn State at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. Amanda Brown led Penn State (4-3) with 24 points and nine rebounds.
Hillsdale (Mich.) 90, California (Pa.) 81
Junior Keris Timol scored a career-high 25 points, but California (3-2) fell to Hillsdale (3-0) at the Ashland Thanksgiving Classic.
Glenville State 56, Indiana (Pa.) 47
Jahzinga Tracy had 15 points and 17 rebounds for Indiana (2-1), as it fell to Glenville State (3-0) in the opening round of the Shoot for the Cure Classic at Memorial Fieldhouse in Indiana.
Geneva 71, St. Vincent 55
Allyson Clarke scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, as Geneva (3-1) defeated St. Vincent (1-2). Laura Klimchock scored a game-high 23 points in the loss.
Juniata 77, Pitt-Greensburg 62
Juniata (4-0) forced 30 turnovers in its victory over Pitt-Greensburg (1-3). Claudia McDowell scored a game-high 20 points, and Jess Winemiller added 15 points and seven assists in the win.
Westminster 58, Wooster 53
Desiree Sterling scored 32 points and sank five 3-pointers, as Westminster (2-2) defeated Wooster (2-1). Carly Loehrke scored 18 points and tallied 10 rebounds for Wooster.
Carnegie Mellon 78, Thiel 54
Colleen Light had 23 points and 10 rebounds, as Carnegie Mellon (3-0) cruised past Thiel (2-2) in the nonconference matchup.
Allegheny 48, Mt. Union 42
Allegheny (3-1) overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Mt. Union (3-1). Katie Kestler paced Allegheny with 18 points. Mt. Union shot only 16 percent from the floor in the second half.
West Liberty State 70, Lock Haven 50
Charity Street scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead West Liberty State (2-4), which scored 53 points in the second half, past Lock Haven (3-0).
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