Late Rally Propels PSU-Berks Over Basketball

Late Rally Propels PSU-Berks Over Basketball

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – After taking a one-point lead into the lockers and leading with just over 10 minutes to play, Bryn Mawr was unable to hold on as visiting Penn State-Berks made a late game run to down Bryn Mawr, 60-45, Tuesday night.

Freshman Liandra Curtis netted the game's first basket just 32-seconds into the game. After the exchanging of a few baskets by each team, Bryn Mawr held a four-point lead with 8:37 to play.

Continuing to go basket-for basket, Bryn Mawr was finally able to add to their lead with back-to-back baskets by Curtis and junior Nicolette Parmese with 5:04 to play. Bryn Mawr's largest lead of the half was nine, 25-16, with 2:54 left when freshman Ashlee Williams connected on a layup.

As the first-half to winding down, the Lions scored four of the five final baskets of the half to cut their deficit to one, 27-26, heading into the locker room.

Both teams came out firing in the second-half, but with 14:27 to play in the game, it was Bryn Mawr with a six-point lead. Three straight baskets by the Lions and an exchange of free-throws by both squads gave the game its fourth tie.

Two minutes later, Penn State-Berks took the lead for good, 41-40, with 9:50 to play. Over the nine and change to play, the Lion outscored Bryn Mawr 19-5 as they cruised to their second win of the season.

Leading the Lions with 19 points was Kellie Wilson. Fatima Rone added 11 points while Keisha Robinson and Sherrie Satchel added 14 and 12 rebounds, respectively.

Parmese led all scoring with 20 points while the freshman tandem of Curtis and Williams added 11 points each. Parmese grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds while Williams pulled down eight and added five assists.

Tonight's game closes out the fall semester portion of the 2012-2013 basketball season. The Owls return to action when they host Dickinson College on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1:00 pm.