No. 19 Fayette Lady Lions Win First Conference Title, 77-75, Over Brandywine
MONT ALTO, Pa. - No. 19 Penn State Fayette Lady Lions outscored defending champion Penn State Brandywine 7-1 over the final 2:09 of regulation en route to an exciting 77-75 win that captured the Fayette program's first ever Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament championship in Penn State Mont Alto's Multipurpose Activities Center.
A back-and-forth contest saw the score tied six times and the lead change hands 14 times, including sophomore Jill Guthrie's (Uniontown, Pa.) 14-foot jumper with 0:21 seconds remaining that gave the Roaring Lions the final lead change at 76-75.
The no. 1-seed Roaring Lions used the late surge to take the lead after trailing for nearly five minutes, and Brandywine's final shot bounced off the back of the rim and junior Kaitlyn Novak (Bobtown, Pa.) grabbed the rebound to run out the clock as her teammates rushed to the middle of the floor as the horn sounded.
Guthrie finished with a career-high 20 rebounds, and led all scorers with 26 points on 11-for-28 shooting, including the game winner. Freshman Caitlin Wontroba (Uniontown, Pa.) added 16 points while senior Jennifer Thomas (Uniontown, Pa.) added 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting.
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