Women's Basketball

Savoy's Double-Double Not Enough at Penn St. Altoona

Mia Savoy
Mia Savoy

ALTOONA, Pa. - Hood College's Mia Savoy finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, but the Blazers could not get much else going offensively in a 96-66 loss at Penn St. Altoona. 

Inside the Box Score

  • The sophomore forward hit 9 of 18 field goals in the game and sank 5 of 6 at the free throw line. She was just two points and one rebound short of her career-highs. 
  • Denisha Robinson scored all 13 of her points in the second half. 
  • Ebony Pitt scored 11 points and added five assists. 
  • Lauren Keeney finished with four steals. 
  • The Blazers went 19 of 25 at the free throw line (76 percent). 

How it Happened

  • After Pitt scored five straight points to tie the game at 11-11 midway through the first period, the Lions closed the period with a 15-0 run to take a 26-11 edge. 
  • Penn State Altoona shot 57 percent in the first half while limiting Hood to only 21 percent to take a 49-26 edge at halftime. 
  • Savoy scored six points during an 8-0 run to end the third period as the Blazers cut the deficit to 18 points, 67-49, heading into the final period. 
  • A layup by Celina Herndon with 6:08 left brought Hood within 15 points, 73-58, but Penn St. Altoona finished the game with a 23-8 run. 

Notes

  • The duo of Paige Burk and Finnley Christine combined for 41 points and 13 assists for the Lions. Burk had 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with four 3-pointers to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. Christine had a team-high 21 points. 
  • Kaley Strittmatter had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Alexis Cannistraci scored 13 points, while Ijonana Laster and Shannon Zimmerman netted 11 apiece. Cannistraci blocked three shots. 
  • Turnovers were essentially equal for the two sides, with Hood (15) committing one fewer than the Lions (16). The Blazers were undone by a 28 percent shooting effort, compared to 48 percent for Penn St. Altoona. 

Up Next

Hood returns to Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play on Wednesday, January 24, when Alvernia visits the BT&T Arena. 

 

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