Lady Monarchs Edged By No. 13 Penn St. 81-74
Jan. 21, 2003
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Kelly Mazzante scored a season-high 38 points as No. 13 Penn State beat Old Dominion 81-74 Tuesday night.
Tanisha Wright added 16 points and Jess Brungo 12 for Penn State (15-4), which led by 21 with 15:42 left and withstood a 25-9 Old Dominion run to hold on.
Kim Giddens had a season-high 28 points to lead the Lady Monarchs (8-6), who were 17-for-22 from the floor in the second half and shot nearly 61 percent for the game.
Giddens, who came in averaging 5.9 points per game, hit a layup with 15:16 remaining and scored 10 points during the run that brought Old Dominion to 69-64 with 7:17 left. But the Lady Monarchs were unable to close the gap any further.
Mazzante scored 26 points in the first half of her 20th career 30-point game, and finished with her highest total of the season. She was 12-for-12 from the free-throw line, one shy of the school's single-game record.
With 9:22 left in the first half and the score tied at 20, the Lady Lions went on an 18-4 run behind 13 points from Mazzante. They stretched the advantage to 52-35 by halftime.