Women's College Basketball

 
                      === Lady Lions leap past Florida ===
 
 University  Park,  PA (SportsNetwork.com) -  Dara Taylor and Maggie Lucas each
 notched 22 points to help the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions take down the
 11th-seeded  Florida Gators, 83-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
 at Bryce Jordan Center.
 
 Taylor  added eight rebounds and four assists to her stat line, but turned the
 ball  over six times for Penn State (24-7), which will advance to the Sweet 16
 to  meet second-seeded  Stanford on Sunday. Ariel Edwards chipped in 18 points
 with two steals in the win.
 
 Kayla  Lewis scored  20 points  and pulled  down nine  boards to  pace Florida
 (20-13). Jaterra Bonds scored 14 points, and Carlie Needles added 13 points in
 the loss, hitting 4-of-11 from 3-point range.
 
 Penn State took an 11-point lead as the teams broke for halftime, 43-32, after
 Penn State shot 42.4 percent from the floor in the frame. Florida connected on
 40.7  percent of its shot attempts from the field, and hit 4-of-11 from beyond
 the arc.
 
 The  Lady Lions heated up in the second half, netting 52 percent of their shot
 tries,  and  made 11-of-12  from the  free-throw line.  The Gators buried 52.2
 percent of their shots in the period, but fell behind Penn State by another 11
 points.
 
 The  Lady Lions  had the advantage in  points off turnovers, 33-11, and held a
 19-9  edge  in fast break  points. Penn State  also outscored Florida from the
 charity stripe, 23-9.
 
 
 
 03/25 21:50:52 ET

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