Lucas helps Penn State get past Michigan

9:37 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Maggie Lucas scored 19 points to lead No. 8 Penn State to a 59-49 win over 23rd-ranked Michigan on Monday.

Alex Bentley scored 16 points with five steals while Nikki Greene added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Lions (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten), who have won nine straight since a loss to Connecticut on Dec. 6.

Rachel Sheffer had a game-high 20 points with 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (15-3, 4-1), who had a 10-game winning streak snapped.

Michigan held an early six-point lead, but Penn State scored the next 15 points to take a lead it held the rest of the first half.

Trailing by eight to start the second half, 32-24, the Wolverines went on an 11-2 run to take the lead on a Kate Thompson 3-pointer with 14:40 to play.

The score stayed close for the next several minutes and the Wolverines trailed by one after Madison Ristovski put in a pair of free throws to make it a 47-46 game with 7:03 to play.

The Lady Lions, though, scored the next 12 points to seal the win as the Wolverines failed to get any points for over six minutes.

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