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Lady Lion Gameday: at St. Bonaventure

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Dec. 8, 2017

8-2 4-5

Saturday, December 9 | 7 p.m.
Reilly Center | Olean, N.Y.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -Following an unbeaten three-game homestand, the Penn State women's basketball team will begin a four-game road swing over the next three weeks on Saturday (Dec. 9) at St. Bonaventure. The Lady Lions (8-2) will face the Bonnies (4-5) for the 13th time in program history at 7 p.m. inside the Reilly Center.

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Fans can follow along with Penn State's contest at St. Bonaventure on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.

Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and St. Bonaventure will meet for the 13th time program history, with the Lady Lions owing a 10-2 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// After Penn State won each of the first 10 meetings, the Bonnies have reeled off two-straight wins, claiming victories in back-to-back seasons during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
// Penn State is 118-15 all-time vs. the current alignment of the Atlantic 10. The Lady Lions were a member of the A-10 from 1983-84 to 1990-91.
// Penn State is 12-3 all-time on Dec. 9. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter scored a career-high 24 points vs. Louisiana Tech and has led Penn State in scoring on five occasions this season. MORE ON PAGE 8
// Junior Teniya Page came through in crunch time vs. Fordham, netting more than half of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, adding one assist, to help Penn State overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. MORE ON PAGE 6 AND 7
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green poured in 31 points vs. Drexel to become the 17th Lady Lion to ever record a 30-point game. Her 31 points marked the 69th 30-point game in program history. MORE ON PAGE 11
// Travascio-Green has rounded her game off this season and is more than just a 3-point specialist, as the sophomore has already eclipsed a pair of statistical marks from her rookie campaign. MORE ON PAGE 11
// Penn State enjoyed eight successful years as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference from 1983-84 to 1990-91, piling up a 96-26 record in conference play with two regular season titles and five tournament crowns. MORE ON PAGE 12
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering today with 189 career wins on the sidelines. MORE ON PAGE 13
// Penn State is one of 11 Division I programs to enter the 2017-18 season with zero seniors on its roster, including one of only two power five conference teams. MORE ON PAGE 13
// Penn State inked three prep standouts for the 2018-19 season, with Lauren Ebo, Karisma Ortiz and Bexley Wallace all singing National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8. MORE ON PAGE 13

Scouting the Bonnies
// After starting the year 4-2, including a pair of victories away from home, St. Bonaventure is riding a three-game losing skid, with losses at Navy, and versus Delaware and Toledo at home.
// The two teams share one common non-conference opponent in Siena. The Lady Lions opened the season with an 86-72 win over the Saints, while St. Bonaventure dropped a 70-62 decision at Siena on Nov. 12.
// Lone senior Mariah Ruff ranks among the St. Bonaventure career leaders in points (20th; 1,034), 3-pointers made (9th; 141) and assists (8th; 324).
// Ruff ranks second on the team in scoring this season at 11.0 points per game, while leading the team with 5.3 assists in nine starts.
// Junior Mekenna Maycock has led the team in scoring on four occasions and is pacing the Bonnies with 12.6 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per contest and owns a team-best 12 steals.
// Sophomore Danielle Migliore led the Bonnies in scoring vs. Toledo with 11 points, her second time this season leading SBU in points, and is averaging 10.0 points per game.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, winning three-straight games. The Lady Lions dropped two contests at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas, but returned home to the Bryce Jordan Center and reeled off three wins in a row.
// Penn State rallied from 10 points down with 7:42 to play in the fourth quarter vs. Fordham on Dec. 6, as junior Teniya Page scored 14 of her game-high 27 points in the final seven minutes.
// Page is one of three Lady Lions averaging in double-figures, scoring 14.8 points per game, which includes a pair of 20-point efforts.
// Page is shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. She is 23-of-49 from the field and 24-of-28 from the charity stripe.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter has logged double-figure points in four of the last five games, including 19 points vs. Fordham. She also has a career-high 24 during the last five games, netting those vs. Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green is adding 11.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest over her last five games.
// Travascio-Green is making 2.0 3-point field goals over that stretch and adds 2.5 made free throws per game.
// Though she has played in only three of the last five games - missing the last two games due to illness - redshirt-sophomore De'Janae Boykin still leads Penn State with 36 boards (12.0 rpg)..

Last Meeting -- at St. Bonaventure 70, Penn State 60 (Dec. 12, 2015)
// Brianna Banks scored a career-high 26 points to lead all scorers at St. Bonaventure. Banks' previous career-best was a 22-point effort earlier Fordham (11/15/15).
// Banks netted a career-high 10 field goals and tied her career-best with four made free throws (on five attempts).
// Lindsey Spann finished the night with 17 points to mark her fourth-straight double figure scoring game.
// With five points at St. Bonaventure, Kaliyah Mitchell netted her 500th career point.
// Keke Sevillian nabbed one steal to give her at least one theft in 11-straight games.
// The meeting was the 12th between the Lady Lions and Bonnies, with Penn State owning a 10-2 edge in the series after the loss.
// Penn State posted its seventh game in 2015-16 with at least nine steals . Though 10 games, Penn State had at least seven steals in each game.
// Penn State's streak of consecutive games with at least 10 assists came to an end at 12-straight games.

Complete notes package available by clicking here.




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