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Lady Lion Gameday: at Marshall

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Nov. 14, 2017

2-0 1-0

Wednesday, November 15 | 6 p.m.
Cam Herderson Center | Huntington, W.Va.

Game Notes: Penn State | Marshall
Statistics: Penn State | Marshall
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The Penn State women's basketball team will hit the road for the first time in 2017-18 as they travel to Huntington, W.Va. to tangle with Marshall in a non-conference tilt on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The game between the Lady Lions (2-0) and Thundering Herd (1-0) will tip at 6 p.m, inside the Cam Henderson Center.

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// Fans can follow along with Penn State's exhibition contest vs. Cedarvile on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live stats with the links to the right.

Series Quick Facts
// Penn State is 1-0 all-time versus Marshall. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The first meeting came on Dec. 3, 2016, an 82-80 victory for the Lady Lions inside the Bryce Jordan Center.
// Against the current members of Conference USA, PSU is 16-17.
// Penn State is 4-1 all-time when playing on Nov. 15. MORE ON PAGE 5

Scouting the Herd
// Marshall opened the season with a 90-45 victory over Longwood on Nov. 10 and will play 9-of-13 non-conference tilts at home this season.
// Picking up where she left off last season, Shayna Gore led the Thundering Herd in scoring with 22 points in the season opener, hitting 8-of-16 shots from the floor, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range.
// A pair of Marshall player posted double-doubles, with Logan Fraley collecting 10 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. Ashley Saintigene scored 11 points and added 16 rebounds off the bench for the Herd.
// Saintigene added six blocked shots in the game.
// Talequia Hamilton, seeing her first action since transferring from the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, netted 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including three 3-pointers.
// As a team, Marshall shot 33-of-74 from the field for a 44.6 percent clip, hitting 11-of-37 shots from 3-point range, calculating to a 29.7 percent clip.

Last Meeting: at Penn State 82, Marshall 80 (Dec. 3, 2016)
// Teniya Page poured in 31 total points, marking the sixth time in 2016-17 and 17th time in her career she lead the Lady Lions in scoring.
// It was Page's second-straight 20-plus point game and 10th of her career.
// Page's 31-point effort marked her second career 30-point game, making her one of 11 Lady Lions with multiple 30-point efforts in a career.
// Sierra Moore notched a then-season-high 19 points, marking her fifth double-digit scoring game in 2016-17 and the 29th of her career.
// Lindsey Spann tied her career-high with nine rebounds, equaling her total against Rutgers on Feb. 7, 2016.
//With seven rebounds, Kaliyah Mitchell moved her total to 566 career boards, moving her past Kelly Mazzante (563, 2001-04) for No. 25 on all-time charts.
// It was the first meeting between the Lady Lions and the Thundering Herd, giving Penn State the 1-0 advantage in the series.
// Penn State committed only seven turnovers in the game, which is tied for the sixth-lowest single game output in school history. The school record is six turnovers, most recently on Feb. 2, 2016 at Nebraska.
// Penn State recorded 24 points off of turnovers against the Thundering Herd, the fifth time to that point of 2016-17 that the Lady Lions posted 20-plus points off of missteps by the opposing team.
// Penn State's bench out-scored Marshall's reserves, 25-18, marking the seventh time in eight games that Penn State's bench held the edge.
// Penn State moved to 4-0 against first time opponents in the 2016-17 with wins over Saint Peter's, Akron, Georgia State and Marshall.
// The win moved Penn State to 4-0 on the year, marking the 24th time Penn State started 4-0 at home, including the fourth time during the Coquese Washington era.

Last Five Games
// Dating back to 2016-17, Penn State is 4-1 over its last five contests, which includes two wins to open the 2017-18 campaign and a pair of wins in the WNIT.
// Penn State has wins over four different conference, defeating (in order) Ohio (Mid-American), Fordham (Atlantic 10), Siena (Metro Atlantic) and Drexel (Colonial).
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter has reached double-figures in the scoring column in four of her last five games, with her only single-digit point total coming vs. Drexel (11/13/17).
// Carter is also adding 4.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game over the last five contests.
Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green is averaging 12.0 points per game in five starts, which is bolstered by a 31-point effort on Nov. 12, 2017 vs. Drexel.
// Travascio-Green is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers per game during that stretch and has a team-high-tying eight blocked shots, joining Jaylen Williams atop the team chats.
// Sophomore Siyeh Frazier has posted all three of her double-figure scoring games in the last five contests, including one in the opening round of the WNIT vs. Ohio last season and each of the first two games of 2017-18.
// During that span, Frazier is shooting 63.2 percent from the field and 77.3 percent from the free throw line, with a team-best 17 makes from the charity stripe.
// Frazier also has 14 steals in the last five games, including eight in the season opener vs. Siena.

Boykin Doubles Up
// De'Janae Boykin returned to the floor on Nov. 10, 2017 vs. Siena after missing the final 16 games of the 2016-17 season due to injury and posted a solid showing with eight points and nine rebounds.
// Following her efforts against the Saints, Boykin poured in a career-high 14 points and hauled in a career-best 19 rebounds for her first career double-double.
// The redshirt-sophomore's 19 rebounds rank tied for No. 11 in program history - tied with three others - and are the most by a Penn Stater since Nikki Greene hauled in 20 rebounds vs. Cal State Northridge on Nov. 24, 2012.

Freshman Firsts
// All three rookies saw time off the bench in the season opener vs. Siena, with all three reaching the scoring column in their collegiate debuts.
// Alisia Smith logged 17 minutes on the court in the season opener, hitting 3-of-5 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
// Sam Breen added seven points and grabbed four rebounds in her debut, adding one assist and one steal.
// With five points, three assist and two steals, Kamaria McDaniel logged 22 minutes on the floor to lead all rookies.

Block Party
// The 2017-18 squad wasted no time getting into the record books, as the 13 rejections vs. Drexel rank No. 2 all-time in Bryce Jordan Center history and sit No. 4 all-time in single game history.
// The 14 blocked shots vs. Purdue on Jan. 12, 2014 remains the BJC standard and one of three 14-block efforts in program history.
// Along with the blocks against Purdue in 2014, Penn State also rejected 14 shots vs. Boston (1/22/82) and Delaware (2/15/80).

Turning Over the Saints
// Penn State turned Siena over 25 times in the season opener, which are the most turnovers forced by a Penn State team since forcing 26 vs. Oregon State on Nov. 11, 2013.

JTG Goes for 31
// With 49 seconds left in the first quarter, Jaida Travascio-Green connected on her first field goal of the game vs. Drexel, giving her four points in the contest and would end the first quarter with six tallies.
// Over the final three quarter, Travascio-Green poured in 25 points - including 12 in the fourth quarter along - and become the 17th Lady Lion to post a 30-point game.
// Her 31 tallies mark the 69th 30-point game in program history, as she joins teammate Teniya Page as the only current Lady Lions to reach the 30-point mark.

Career Night for Jaida
// Along with her career-best 31 points vs. Drexel, Jaida Travascio Green was able to accomplish XX more career high efforts in the process.
// Her 10 made field goals marked a personal-best, while her seven made 3-pointers were also a career mark. The seven made triples are the most by a Lady Lion since Lindsey Spann hit seven shots from distance at Minnesota on Jan. 3, 2016.
// The sophomore also added a personal-best five blocked shots in the game, the most for a Lady Lion since Candice Agee swatted five shots vs. Rider on Dec. 14, 2014.

Siyeh's Sophomore Debut
// After closing the 2016-17 season on a high note, Siyeh Frazier started her sophomore campaign the same way, scoring in double-figures in both games to open the 2017-18 slate.
// Frazier kicked off her sophomore season with a 14-point, 8-steal, 6-assist and 3-rebound night vs. Siena.
// The eight steals were the most by a Lady Lion since Alex Bentley posted eight swipes vs. NJIT on Dec. 23, 2012.
// Versus Drexel, Frazier scored in double figures, again, marking the first time in her career she netted back-to-back 10-point efforts. She ended with 10 points, two assists and one steal.





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