No. 7 Penn State 68, Wisconsin 54
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Maren Walseth had 15 points and eight rebounds, and No. 7 Penn State scored the game’s first 15 points while extending its home winning streak to 12 games with a 68-54 victory Sunday over Wisconsin.
Helen Darling and Lisa Shepherd added 12 points apiece for Penn State (18-3, 9-1 Big Ten) for the Lady Lions. Penn State held Wisconsin scoreless over the first 5:18.
Wisconsin (10-8, 4-5) was lead by Tamara Moore with 15 points and LaTonya Sims with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
Andrea Garner led the Lady Lions on the opening run with five points and one blocked shot. Garner had a block on Wisconsin’s second possession, then ran down the court and scored an easy layup on a pass from Shepherd.
For the half, Wisconsin was held to 23 percent from the field and never got closer than 11 points. Penn State led 36-17 at the break.
The Lady Lions continued to dominate the game during the second half. Sims had 13 second-half points for the Badgers, but that was not enough to stop the Lady Lions. Penn State countered with eight points apiece from Walseth and Darling in the second half.
Wisconsin cut Penn State’s lead to 10 with 2:51 remaining, but Lisa hit a 3-pointer to seal the win for the Lady Lions.
Wisconsin has never won at Penn State, and the Lady Lions are 11-3 overall in the series.