Roundup: Paige leads WVU over Longwood
Yolanda Paige handed out 17 assists in a Mountaineers (5-0) 81-52 blowout of Longwood (3-3). She was one assist short of tying the Big East record for assists in a game, which she tied earlier this year against Northwestern.
Washington & Jefferson 74 John Carroll 64 — Leigh Sulkowski (Upper St. Clair) scored her 1,000th point in the win, making her the fastest in Washington & Jefferson (4-1) history to do so. Dayna Greenfield scored a game-high 22 points, and handed out 10 assists in the win over John Carroll (2-1).
Edinboro 88 Mercyhurst 78 — Callie Iorfido led Edinboro (3-1) to victory as she scored 13 points and handed out 18 assists in the win over Mercyhurst (2-3).
Geneva 79 Mt. Union 61 — Jen Rawding had 18 points in the Geneva (4-1) win. Ali Cananzi chipped in with 17 points as she went 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Gannon 68 Northwood 58 — Jen Gwin had a game-high 27 points in the Gannon (5-1, 1-0) win. She went 3-4 from three-point range. Christina Jackson had a huge night scoring 19 and pulling down 17 rebounds.
Baldwin-Wallace 84 Grove City 60 — Stefanie Jaworski led the way for Baldwin-Wallace (3-1) as she put in 14 points. Jaworski was one of 14 Baldwin-Wallace players that scored. Abby Moose had a game-high 19 points in the Grove City (2-2) loss.
CCAC-Allegheny 70 Allegheny (Md.) 48 — Lindsay Dibble scored a game-high 20 points making six three-point shots to lead CCAC-Allegheny (3-1). LaShana Epperson had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Epperson also had nine steals and six assists in the win.
Geneva 79 Mount Union 61 — Jen Rawding had a game-high 18 points to lead Geneva (4-1) to the win. Allie Cananzi also had 17 points for Geneva. Lauren Friedrich led all MTU (2-2) scorers with 17 points.
Clarion 86 Tiffin 49 — Heather Cigich was one of five Clarion (5-1) players in double figures, as she scored 19 points in the win. Ashley Lane led the way for Tiffin (2-5) with 10 points.
Waynesburg 49 La Roche 46 — Lila St. Denis scored a team-high 10 points to lead a second half comeback for Waynesburg (2-3). Truly Gaston had a game-high 13 points for La Roche (0-4) in the loss.
Kent State Tuscarawas 56 CCAC-Boyce 25 — Megan Wolfe led all scorers with 14 points in the Kent State Tuscarawas victory. CCAC-Boyce was led by Kristin Kensinger who put in 10 points.
Penn State 83, Rutgers 80 — In Piscataway, N.J., freshman Geary Claxton scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, including two decisive foul shots near the end, to help short-handed Penn State to a win over Rutgers.
Penn State (4-2), which has finished last in the Big Ten for three straight years and was picked to do so again this year, won its third straight while giving Rutgers (2-1) its first loss of the season.
The Nittany Lions played nearly the entire game without guard Marlon Smith, the team’s second-leading scorer, who sprained his ankle in the third minute and never returned. On Nov. 19, the Lions lost guard Ben Luber, who asked to become inactive due to personal reasons.
Claxton and fellow freshmen Danny Morrissey and Mike Walker picked up the slack with a combined 44 points.
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