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Wisconsin Womens Basketball Loses to No. 18 Penn State



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Maggie Lucas scored 16 points to help No. 18 Penn State beat Wisconsin 69-54 on Thursday night.

   Alex Bentley and Ariel Edwards each added 14 to lead the Lady Lions (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) to their eighth win in the last nine games. Penn State also swept the season series with the Badgers (8-16, 4-8). Mia Nickson chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds for Penn State.

   Penn State, which beat Wisconsin by 33 points in January, shot 48 percent from the field on Thursday while Wisconsin shot just 37 percent.

   It took Wisconsin nearly five minutes to scored its first basket and Penn State opened the game on an 8-0 run. The Lady Lions held a nice lead throughout the first half and were up 15 at the break. The Badgers battled back to bring the deficit to just 8 with under 12 minutes left in the game before the Lady Lions pulled away.

   Wisconsin's Anya Covington led all scorers with 20 points.

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