PSU Women Beat Drexel

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Behind 13 blocked shots and four double-digit scorers, the Penn State women’s basketball team earned its second-straight victory of the season-opening weekend when it took an 84-70 win over Drexel at the Bryce Jordan Center Sunday, Nov. 12.

 

The Lady Lions are now 2-0 in the 2017-18 season, marking the ninth time in head coach Coquese Washington’s tenure she has begun a season with two-straight wins. Penn State rebounded after falling to Drexel on the road during the 2016-17 season and is now 4-2 all-time against the Dragons, picking up its first win over Drexel since 2009 when it earned a 71-61 victory on Nov. 13.

 

Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green (Lisle, Ill.) led all scorers with a career-high of 31 points including a career-best of seven 3-pointers. Travascio-Green is the 17th Lady Lion to reach the 30-point mark in a game, with her 31 tallies marking the 69th 30-point game in program history.

 

Sophomore De’Janae Boykin (Springdale, Md.) recorded her first career double-double in the second quarter and ended the game with 14 points and 19 rebounds. Boykin’s 19 rebounds tie for 11th all-time in Penn State single game laurels, with her 19 boards the most since Nikki Greene hauled in 20 rebounds at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 24, 2012. Furthermore, the Springdale, Maryland native hit double-digits for the third time in her career and first of the 2017-18 season.

 

Junior Jaylen Williams (Easton, Mass.) added a career-high 17 points towards the team’s efforts and sophomore Siyeh Frazier (Detroit, Mich.) entered double-digits for the third time in her career and second this season netting 10 points to round out the Lady Lion double-digit scorers.

 

Defensively, Travascio-Green set a career high with five blocks, while Williams added to the team’s 13 total blocks by swatting a career-high of four shots. The Lady Lion’s 13 blocked shots on the afternoon to rank second all-time in Bryce Jordan Center history, just one shy of the BJC and school record of 14 swats vs. Purdue on Jan. 12, 2014.

 

Sophomore Amari Carter (Washington, D.C.) netted four points to go along with seven rebounds, while handing out a career-high tying nine assists in the game.

 

As a team, Penn State out-rebounded Drexel 52-39 with 16 offensive boards and scored 15 points off of the Dragon’s eight turnovers.

 

Sophomore Aubree Brown led the Dragons with 16 points, four rebounds, and six assists, while Eline Maesschalck added 12 points including four 3-pointers. The bench contributed 20 points to the Dragons’ score line.


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