High School Sports

Girls basketball: Altoona rallies past State College

Altoona hit 12 of 16 shots from the foul line and eight buckets from beyond the arc on Thursday night to take down State College 62-56 in a back-and-forth game.

Kyla Irwin led the Lady Little Lions with 19 points, while Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh added 14 as State College led 32-30 at the break. Altoona (5-5) kept pace with six of its eight 3-pointers in the first half, while the Lady Mountain Lions topped of their effort from the line for the win. State College (7-6) finished the game 2 of 6 from the line.

“I think this game was a turning point for our girls,” State College coach Bethany Irwin said. “It was a really good game, there were six or seven lead changes, and Altoona shot well from the 3-point line. The difference was at the foul line. It was a pretty physical game.”

Altoona’s Darby Lee led all scorers with 22 points, while Lauren Donley added 12.

State College hosts Carlisle for Senior Night on Friday.