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Lady Lions Fall, 69-57, At Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. – The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a 69-57 decision at Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. The Lady Lions fell to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten play. The Badgers improved to 5-13 overall and 2-6 in conference games.
 
Makenna Marisa led Penn State with 26 points, going 8-of-15 from the floor. Leilani Kapinus added 10 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Tova Sabel had nine points and six rebounds off the bench. Penn State shot 42 percent from the floor.
 
Wisconsin was paced by Katie Nelson’s 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four three-pointers. Julie Pospisilova contributed 23 points, while Brooke Schramek had 13 points. The Badgers shot 44 percent from the field.
 
Penn State led 17-11 after the first quarter. With the score tied at 7-7, a three by Anna Camden and four points by Marisa helped PSU to extend its lead to 14-9 at the 4:53 mark. After a layup by Wisconsin’s Schramek, the Lady Lions responded with a steal and a three-point play by Kapinus to close out the quarter.
 
Wisconsin had an 11-4 run to start the second quarter, taking a 24-21 lead with 5:27 left in the half. Nelson contributed eight points during the run. However, Penn State answered with a three-point play by Sabel to tie the game. The teams traded layups before a free throw by Pospisilova gave the Badgers a 27-26 advantage. Penn State concluded the…

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