ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's basketball team defeated Franciscan in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday afternoon by a score of 70-34.
Score: Penn State Behrend 70, Franciscan 34
Records: Penn State Behrend (8-13, 6-8 AMCC), Franciscan (2-17, 2-11 AMCC)
* The Lions took a 17-3 lead in the first quarter, holding the Barons scoreless for over nine minutes
* Behrend held the lead the entire game shutting down Franciscans offense
* Caitlin Carnuche (New Castle, PA/Mohawk) had her first career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds
* Kourtney Beamesderfer (Rebersburg, PA/Penns Valley) and Alanna Dibble (Lakewood, NY/Southwestern) chipped in with 13 and 12 points respectively
* Abby Baierl and Kaitlyn Sonneberger led the Barons with seven points each
* The win over Franciscan boosts the Lions up to a fifth place tie in the AMCC
* The Behrend Lions return to action on Wednesday at home in an AMCC matchup against D'Youville. Game time is 6 p.m.