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Lady Lion Gameday: at American

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Dec. 19, 2017

9-3 6-4

Wednesday, December 20 | 1 p.m.
Bender Arena | Washington, D.C.

Game Notes: Penn State | American
Statistics: Penn State | American
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The final regular season non-conference matchup for the Penn State women's basketball team comes in the form of American University on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Lady Lions (9-3) will square off against the Eagles (6-4) inside Bender Arena at 1 p.m.

Follow Along
Fans can follow along with Penn State's contest at American 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 has won all four meetings with American, including a win at Bender Arena on Dec. 30, 1990. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions claimed a 70-65 decision over the Eagles in last year's meeting at the Bryce Jordan Center.
// Penn State is 27-1 all-time vs. the current alignment of the Patriot League, including 20-straight victories dating back to its only loss to Boston University on Feb. 7, 1981.
// Penn State is 4-1 all-time on Dec. 20. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
// Junior Teniya Page landed a spot on the B1G Weekly Honor Roll after a 27-point effort at Pittsburgh to earn her sixth career weekly honor from the conference. MORE ON PAGE 6
// Page came through in crunch time vs. Fordham, netting more than half of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Penn State overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. MORE ON PAGE 7
// 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
// Sophomore Jaida 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
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering today with 190 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
// A social snippet for the Lady Lions is included on page three, with a look at the last week and most interesting posts from the team's social media accounts. MORE ON PAGE 3

Scouting the Eagles
// American has won four of its last six games, including three-straight game before suffering a setback at George Washington on Dec. 17, 61-44.
// After starting the season with only one of their first seven games at home, the Eagles are in the midst of playing four of five inside Bender Arena.
// One key to the success that American is having is limiting turnovers, as the squad enters with just 13.7 missteps per game. That total ranks No. 50 nationally and leads the Patriot League.
// Michael Harris led the Eagles in the scoring column with a career-high 17 points vs. George Washington in the last outing and enters with a 9.2 points per game average in 2017-18.
// Cecily Carl has done a bit of everything for American this season, leading the team with 8.6 rebounds and 11 blocked shots, while ranking second on the team at 10.8 points.
// Leading scorer Emily Kinneston was held to just six points at George Washington, her second lowest output of the season (5; at Delaware) and only her third non-double-figure scoring game this year.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 4-1 over its last five games, including 1-1 in road contests and 3-0 at home. Penn State won its last outing, 59-48, at Pittsburgh on Dec. 17.
// Last week featured just one contest for the Lady Lions, as Penn State students were finishing up the fall semester with finals week.
// Teniya Page is averaging 20.0 points over her last five games - all starts - shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 83.9 percent from the free throw stripe.
// Page also leads the squad with 15 assists and 11 steals over that span.
// Amari Carter is the only other Lady Lion to average in double-figures over the last five games, entering the American contest at 12.0 points per game over that span.
// Jaylen Williams leads the team with a 70.6 percent shooting clip over the last five games, hitting 12-of-17 shots from the field. She is also second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per game over the last five games.
// The Lady Lion assist numbers are down over the last five games, as Penn State is dishing out just 8.8 helpers per game. On the opposite end of the floor, the opposition is handing out 13.6 assists per game.
// The turnover margin is still plus-2.0 over the last five games, committing just 14.0 missteps per game, while forcing 16.8 turnovers per contest during that stretch.

Last Meeting -- at Penn State 70, American 65 (Dec. 18, 2016)
// Teniya Page joined Kelly Mazzante as the only two players in Penn State women's basketball history to register three-or-more 30-point games through their sophomore seasons.
// Page reached double-figures for the sixth-straight game with 30 points vs. American.
// Page made a career-high 15 free throws in the game, going 15-of-17 on the afternoon.
// Page's 15 made free throws rank No. 2 on the Penn State single game charts, tying Brianne O'Rourke (vs. Duke, 12/2/2007) and Jess Stromm (vs. Minnesota, 1/30/2005). The school record is 16 by Maggie Lucas vs. St. Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 8, 2013.
// De'Janae Boykin made her collegiate debut vs. American. Boykin began her collegiate career at Connecticut before transferring to Penn State following the 2015 fall semester.
// Boykin got her first career basket on a layup with 5:09 to play in the first quarter.
// Boykin finished with 10 points and six rebounds -- which tied for game high -- in her collegiate debut.
// Jaida Travascio-Green netted nine points off the bench for Penn State.
// Penn State improved to 4-0 all-time against American, meeting the Eagles for the first time since Dec. 30, 1991.
// The Lady Lions began 2016-17 with a 6-0 mark at home for the 17th time in program history and the fourth time under head coach Coquese Washington.
// Penn State's bench outscored the opposition's reserves for the 10th time in 11 games to start 2016-17, owning a 29-13 edge.
// Penn State posted its fifth game of 2016-17 with 13 or fewer turnovers, making just 13 missteps in the game.

Complete notes package available by clicking here.




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