BETHLEHEM, PA (Dec. 30/31) - The Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Basketball team dropped two non-conference match-ups in the always competitive Roosevelts 21st Greyhound Classic at Moravian College on Dec. 30th and Dec. 31st. With the losses, Lehigh Valley drops to 6-5 overall on the season.
In the first day of the tournament, Lehigh Valley would face a tough William Paterson University of New Jersey team. Lehigh Valley would trail 28-17 at the half and was not able to string enough runs together to overcome the Pioneers to drop the 1st Round game, 59-45. Senior Andrea Watkins would lead the Lions with 15 points and Ebony Sanders chipped in with 12 points.
In the consolation game against Allegheny College, who lost to Moravian in the first day, 86-67, the Lions would dig a 1st quarter hole 27-11 but would battle back to cut the deficit to ten points at halftime, 33-23. Allegheny came out of the locker room on fire stretching their lead to 22, but again Lehigh Valley would respond late in the 4th but it was not enough dropping the consolation game, 66-54. Watkins lead Lehigh Valley with 21 points, Ebony Sanders contributed 13 points and Hannah Bankes chipped in with 10 points.
Andrea Watkins was named to the All-Tournament team for the 2nd straight year.
After the New Year, Lehigh Valley will host Harrisburg Community College on Thursday at 6 PM at Cedar Crest College.
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