MEDIA, Pa. – Senior Nicolette Parmese netted a team-high 18 points and grabbed a game-best 15 rebounds en route to her 7th double-double of the season as the Owls fell to Penn State-Brandywine 37-82 Monday evening.
The Lions jumped out to an early 13-0 lead that spanned the opening four minutes of the game. The Owls finally got on the board at 15:22 when Parmese connected on an eight-foot jumper. Over the next five minutes, Parmese added four more points as PSU held a 26-6 lead with 10 minutes to play.
Freshman Tosin Ajiboye's jumper at 8:53 was two of her career-high four points on the night. Parmese added a pair of free-throws at 7:20 to cut the Lions' lead to 18, 28-10.
During the final two and a half minutes, sophomore Veronica Roux made a layup and a free-throw before Parmese added a layup with 50 second to play. PSU-Brandywine took a 47-15 lead into the half.
Penn State struck first in the second-half as Amanda Congialdi made a free-throw. Over the first 10 minutes of the half Parmese tallied four points while junior Ashton Dwyer made a three pointer. Ajiboye added a layup while Roux and freshman Adriana Castilla-Hernandez added a free throw each.
At 9:53 junior Chantille Kennedy picked-up her first two points of the season after spending the fall semester abroad. Classmate Holly Constans made a free-throw at 8:30 to pull the Owls within 38, 30-68.
Over the final six minutes of the game the Owls scored seven points with Parmese making a layup and free throw while Castilla-Hernandez and freshman Janielle Scott each adding a layup.
Penn State had five players reach double-digits in scoring with Stacey MacAthur leading the way with 19.
In addition to her double-double, Parmese added three blocks. Roux and Constants grabbed 8 and 6 rebounds, respectively.
The Owls are back to action on Wednesday, January 29, when they travel to Ursinus for a 7:00 pm tip-off with the Bears.