Gray leads No. 16 Penn St women past No. 14 UNC
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Zhaque Gray scored 25 points and No. 16 Penn State snapped a three-game losing streak in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge by defeating No. 14 North Carolina 103-84 on Wednesday night.
All five Lady Lions starters scored in double figures. Leading scorer Maggie Lucas had 21 points despite sitting out most of the second half with four fouls.
Brittany Roundtree led North Carolina (5-1) with 27 points. Laura Broomfield added 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Penn State (6-1) closed the first half on a 22-11 run and led 58-51 at the break. North Carolina was within four with 11:32 remaining, but the Lady Lions used a 14-0 spurt to put away the Tar Heels.
North Carolina committed 19 turnovers, seven in the first 8 minutes.