Maggie Hurley scored a career-high 17 points to help the State College girls’ basketball team drop Harrisburg 54-45 Saturday afternoon in Mid Penn Conference action.
Hurley scored 15 of her 17 points after halftime, with her other bucket a buzzer-beater to end the first half and knot the game at 20-20. The Lady Little Lions (11-5, 8-3) then pulled away by outscoring the Cougars 18-9 in the third quarter.
“The girls executed really well in the third quarter,” coach Betheny Irwin said. “We switched to a 2-3 zone defensively. They were hurting us on the offensive boards in the first half. They only had two offensive rebounds in the second half.”
Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh added 14 points and Kyla Irwin netted 13 for State College.
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“Everybody hit some big shots in the third quarter,” Bethany Irwin said. “It was a good team win.”
Tysha Brown’s 22 points paced Harrisburg (9-8, 6-6).