McKeesport, PA. – The Penn State Greater Allegheny Women’s Basketball team (4-6, 3-0) kept up their recent string of success defeating Penn State Mont Alto (1-6, 0-3) on Wednesday 79-55. Andrea Burroughs (New Rochelle, NY./New Rochelle HS) wrote her name in the PSUGA record books in the win picking up two blocks to make her the all-time career leader in blocks in PSUGA Women’s Basketball history.
Burroughs grabbed the record very early in the game picking up her 56th career block three minutes into the game giving her the record. She passed former Lion Nikayla Layne who had 55 blocks in her three-year career in a PSUGA uniform.
It was a tight contest throughout the first quarter with both teams fighting for position throughout the corner. PSUGA started the game off scoring the first six points, four of which coming from sophomore Alex Hall (Washington, D.C./Bell HS). However, Mont Alto responded going on a 6-0 run just one minute later that brought the score to 10-8.
PSUGA would hold a slight 14-13 advantage after one quarter of play, but found their defensive groove in the second quarter limiting Mont Alto to just six points in the quarter. A 10-0 run midway through the quarter would open up the PSUGA lead to 30-17 and PSUGA would head into the locker room scoring 11 of the final 13 points to grab a 41-19 lead.
PSU-Mont Alto found some success to start the second half scoring 10 of 18 to get within 20 points, however, that was the closes that Mont Alto would get on the day. PSUGA closed out the game scoring 21 fourth quarter points to secure the 79-55 victory. Brandy Taylor (Pittsburgh, PA./Imani Christian Academy) scored seven of her 13 points in the quarter to finish off her best game of the season.
Tearia Hartley (East Stroudsburg, PA./East Stroudsburg North HS) led the way with 14 points and was one of four PSUGA player to finish in double digits on the day. Hartley also led her team with 11 rebounds and five assists getting it done in every facet of the game. Tina Clybourn (Pittsburgh, PA./Brashear HS) kept her recent string of success going with 11 points on the night.
The win marked the third straight for PSUGA Women’s Basketball team and continued their hot start to conference play. They are now tied with PSU-Beaver for the best conference start with each team sitting at 3-0. PSUGA will have one more conference game before the break next Saturday as they try to set themselves up for a playoff spot.
Before that, they will host Villa Maria on Friday in non-conference action with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m. as the first half of a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader