GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Penn State 69, Ohio State 67


Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Pa. - Niya Beverley scored a career-high 21 points, Makenna Marisa added 17 with eight rebounds and eight assists and Penn State upset No. 15 Ohio State 69-67, ending an 11-game losing streak in the series.

Marisa's layup with 1:01 to play was the winning basket, set up after Beverley, who was 9-of-11 shooting, grabbed an offensive rebound.

Ohio State followed with a turnover when Dorka Juhasz tried to lob the ball inside to Aaliyah Patty, who got tangled up with a defender. The Buckeyes forced a desperation airball late in the shot clock but couldn't get off a shot in the closing 7.8 seconds.

Johnasia Cash added 16 points for the Nittany Lions (9-11, 6-10 Big Ten Conference), who ended a four-game losing streak and beat a top-15 team for the first time since 2016.

Juhasz scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds after scoring a career-low one point in a Sunday loss to No. 11 Michigan. The Buckeyes (13-5, 9-5) have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Jacy Sheldon added 19 points.

Ohio State, which won the first game 82-69, scored the first eight points of the game. When Juhasz reached 10 points midway through the first quarter the Buckeyes had a 17-4 lead.

Penn State took a 29-28 lead on a Beverley 3 and she followed with a layup. The Buckeyes got a pair of free throws but a basket at the buzzer was waved off following a long review and Penn State led 31-30 at the half.

No. 11 Indiana plays at Ohio State on Saturday before the Buckeyes finish with Rutgers. That ends Ohio State's season as the Buckeyes have self-imposed a postseason ban because of potential NCAA infractions, reportedly involving a former assistant coach.

No. 25 Rutgers visits Penn State on Sunday before the Nittany Lions end the regular season at No. 8 Maryland.

February 24, 2021


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Juhasz F 33 10-16 1-3 0-3 6-11 1 1 2 3 0 21
A. Patty F 28 5-10 0-1 0-1 0-4 1 4 2 1 4 10
J. Sheldon G 38 6-16 5-6 2-7 0-5 2 1 3 2 3 19
B. Miller G 37 2-11 0-2 1-3 6-7 3 0 0 1 1 5
K. Poole G 30 1-4 4-4 1-3 1-5 7 0 3 5 1 7
T. Beacham 16 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 1 2
R. Harris 14 1-5 1-2 0-3 1-4 0 0 1 2 1 3
G. Hutcherson 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 25-62
(.403)
13-20
(.650)
4-20
(.200)
15-43 14 6 11 16 11 67


Penn State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Camden F 33 1-7 0-0 0-4 2-4 1 0 0 1 2 2
N. Beverley G 39 9-11 0-1 3-4 2-3 3 0 3 2 0 21
M. Marisa G 38 6-16 5-6 0-3 3-8 8 0 0 4 2 17
S. Hagans G 27 0-4 2-2 0-1 1-2 1 0 2 0 0 2
M. Burke G 16 1-7 0-0 1-7 1-6 2 1 0 1 5 3
J. Cash 19 8-16 0-0 0-0 3-5 0 1 1 1 4 16
T. Sabel 16 2-4 2-2 2-3 0-1 1 0 0 2 1 8
N. Garcia 12 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-5 1 0 0 2 2 0
K. Donovan 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 27-66
(.409)
9-11
(.818)
6-23
(.261)
12-37 17 2 6 14 16 69



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