One poor quarter can doom a team.
For Penn State, it was the fourth quarter in its 83-60 loss to Drexel in both team’s season openers.
The Lady Lions scored just seven points to the Dragons’ 24.
Teniya Page and Sierra Moore led Penn State offensively with 15 points apiece. The Lady Lions shot 3 of 13 (23.1 percent) from behind the arc and had 19 turnovers.
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Drexel had a trio of players in double figures. Jessica Pellechio led all scoring with 30 points as Sarah Curran added 14 points and Bailey Greenberg chipped in 11 points. The Dragons earned 32 points off of turnovers.
Michigan pair sign letters of intent
Hours prior to Friday night’s game, Penn State announced that Kamaria McDaniel and Alisia Smith signed their national letters of intent to join the Lady Lions.
McDaniel has helped Robichaud High School, Inkster, Mich., to a pair of Western Wayne Athletic Conference titles in her sophomore and junior seasons. She is ranked No. 30 nationally at the guard position according to ESPN Hoopgurlz. McDaniel averaged 24.7 points and five assists per game.
Smith, who stands 6-3, comes out of Waverly High School in Lansing, Mich. She is a versatile forward that can run the floor in transition while also having a good mid-range game. In her junior season, Smith averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game. She is ranked No. 14 at her position according to ESPN Hoopgurlz.