ALLENTOWN, PA (January 6, 2016) - The Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Basketball team opened 2016 in winning fashion defeating conference opponent Penn State York, 81-25, Wednesday night at Cedar Crest College. Lehigh Valley improves to 5-3 overall and 3-0 in PSUAC play.
Sophomore Hannah Bankes lead Lehigh Valley with a game-high 23 points in her season debut for Lehigh Valley. Bankes shot 10-20 from the field. Junior Ashley Gordon recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Andrea Watkins chipped in with 13 points and 6 assists. Freshman Lizzy Leiby recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Gia Erie contributed with a game-high 18 rebounds.
Lehigh Valley led 43-16 at haltime and never looked back before finishing the game with the 81-25 victory to remain undefeated in PSUAC action. Katie McNamara led Penn State York with 13 points.
Lehigh Valley will have a quick turn around as they travel to Central Penn on Thursday for a 6 PM tip-off in a non-conference match-up.
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