WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With 42 points in the second half, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women's basketball team defeated Penn State Schuylkill 72-48 in Penn State University Athletic Conference action Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats were only up 30-27 at the break, but put on an offensive show in the second to take the victory. Freshman Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) led with 20 points while sophomore Jenna Matzinger (Coudersport) notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The win improves the team to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the PSUAC.
Things started off tight in the first with a 6-6 tie capping off the first five minutes. A three from sophomore Alison Van Metter (Saylorsburg) started a 10-0 run in the ninth giving Penn College its first lead of the game at 16-13.
Van Metter finished the game two assists, and four rebounds.
After Schuylkill took a 27-26 lead with just over a minute left in the half, senior Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) hit back-to-back jumpers taking the Lady Wildcats into the break with the three-point advantage.
In the half, Penn College out-rebounded the Lions 30-27 but struggled from the free throw line going 3-11 (.273).
The Lady Wildcats opened with a 7-0 run, four from sophomore Mackenzie Brown (Lititz) making it a 37-27 game. Brown finished the game with nine points and three rebounds.
The run was the start to the 42-point half. Jamie Steer was a catalyst racking up 16 in the period.
As a team, the Lady Wildcats out-rebounded Schuylkill 57-44 and shot 28-72 (.373) from the field.
Next up, Penn College travels to Penn State DuBois for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, Feb. 2.