Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team played a competitive home conference game against Penn St.-Behrend but ultimately fell to the Lions, 71-59, on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.
The Penn St.-Behrend Lions began on the offensive side and made the first shot, which started a competitive quarter with the ball rapidly passing between the two teams.
The Lions were leading, 9-8, with 3:31 left in the first quarter. Franciscan came back with two free throws by sophomore guard Sarah Schriner. The Lady Barons now had a 10-9 lead.
With 1:44 left, the teams were tied at 12-12, but the Lions came out on top for the first quarter, 17-15.
The Lady Barons continued to hold up strong with excited cheers from the crowd whenever they made a shot, but came up short in the second and third quarters, 15-14, and 22-18, respectively.
During the fourth quarter with an overall score of 63-49, Franciscan center sophomore Lucia Westrick shot two free throws, and senior guard Iliana Gonzales scored a jump shot bringing the score to 63-53.
With two minutes left Schriner brought the score up to 63-56 with a three point shot, but the Lions still dominated, with 17-12 being the score for the final quarter.
Westrick led the team with 20 points. Gonzales followed with 13 points, and Schriner with 12 points.
The Lady Barons will play a conference game on Feb. 10 at home against Penn-St. Altoona at 8 p.m.