Lucas leads Penn State past Michigan

By The Sports Network
February 24, 2013 - 5:03pm

University Park, PA (Sports Network) - Maggie Lucas had 21 points and five rebounds to give No. 7 Penn State a 68-57 win over Michigan on Sunday.

Mia Nickson had 11 points and eight rebounds while Alex Bentley added 11 points and five assists for the Lady Lions (23-3, 12-1 Big Ten), who have won six straight.

Kate Thompson had a game-high 25 points along with six rebounds for the Wolverines (19-8, 8-6), who have dropped their past two. Nya Jordan added 14 points and 10 boards in the loss.

Michigan's only lead of the game came when Rachel Sheffer put in a layup for the first points of the game. Penn State scored the next five to kickoff a 23-2 run to take a large lead.

Thompson hit a bucket at the buzzer, but that cut Michigan's deficit to just 14 as the Lady Lions took a 40-26 advantage into the break.

Sheffer hit a 3-pointer with 11 minutes to play and cut the Wolverines' deficit to 52-48, but neither side hit a bucket for close to four minutes until Ariel Edwards' with a 3-ball.

The closest Michigan got the rest of the way was seven points back.

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