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February 12, 2011

Women's Basketball Defeats Franciscan

ERIE, Pa. – Senior Amy Oldach, playing in her last collegiate home game, recorded 14 points, seven assists and six steals to lead Penn State Behrend past Franciscan 75-51 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday.

Aly Eagle scored a team-best 18 points while Holly Bourquin tallied 11 points and three blocks to help the Lions (17-6, 13-4 AMCC) finish the regular season with a 9-2 record when playing in front of a home crowd at the Junker Center.

Hannah Flanagan led all scorers with 21 points behind five three-pointers for the Barons (3-18, 2-14 AMCC).

Behrend pulled out to a 42-27 lead at halftime and never looked back to pick up its 13th conference victory.

The Lions drained four three-pointers to open the game and take a commanding 18-3 lead in the first 4:26 of the game, forcing a Franciscan time out.

The double-digit lead grew to 21 points after Eagle hit two free throws at the 3:39 mark. In the first half alone, Behrend scored 18 points in the paint and 16 points off turnovers.

The Barons put together an 8-3 run early in the second half, but the lead was only cut to 53-35. From this point, each team went point for point almost for the eventual 24 point lead.

Behrend will travel to Mt. Aloysius on Saturday for the final conference contest before playoffs. Game time is 2 p.m.