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Monday, June 17
The Indiana Daily Student


Penn State knocks off IU 62-57

Chapman leads hoosiers with 20

The women's basketball team fell for the 10th time in as many tries to Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center last night, 62-57.\nIU forward Erin McGinnis missed a three-pointer with four seconds left as the Hoosiers trailed 60-57. Nittany Lion Kelly Mazzante picked up the rebound and completed two free throws with two seconds left to seal the victory.\n"I thought we played well enough to win this game," IU coach Kathi Bennett said in a press release. "We prepared hard all week long. I think we played hard today and we were in the ball game."\nMcGinnis had cut Penn State's lead to two points (59-57) with 1:16 left on two free throws. Penn State missed its next three throws, but guard Jess Strom finally hit one with 22 seconds left to bring the lead to 60-57.\nThe Nittany Lions (10-6, 2-1 Big Ten) never led in the first half, as the Hoosiers (8-7, 2-2 Big Ten) ballooned a lead as large as eight. The Hoosiers led 28-21 at halftime, on the strength of Heather Cassady's 11 first-half points, but Penn State outscored IU 41-29.\nThe Hoosiers held a lead as large as nine in the second half. But Penn State opened the half with a 23-11 run on the strength of Mazzante. The Nittany Lions took the lead for good with 12:50 left.\nIU cut the lead to 48-43 with a basket by center Jill Chapman with 9:20 left. The Hoosiers kept chipping away at Penn State's lead to narrow the deficit to one point with less than four minutes remaining.\nChapman led the Hoosiers with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 12 rebounds. McGinnis added 19 points (including 11-of-13 for free throws) and Cassady, who has a bruised back, contributed 16 points but fouled out. With guard Jenny DeMuth adding two points, four Hoosiers scored.\nMazzante, the nation's leading scorer, carried her team with 36 points on 11-of-25 shooting and 12-of-13 from the free-throw line. Nittany Lion Tanisha Wright tallied 10 points as the only other Penn State player in double figures.\nIU shot 33 percent compared to Penn State's 38 percent. The Hoosiers hit one three-pointer out of 14 attempts, equaling 7 percent. The Nittany Lions fired 22 percent from three-point range.\nThe Hoosiers were out rebounded 44-35.\n"Our goal for the night was to break 50 points due to the fact that Indiana usually wins if they can keep their opponents below 50," Penn State coach Rene Portland said. "It didn't look like we would make our goal at halftime, but we stepped it up and were able to accomplish what we needed to do"

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