January 22, 2010

No. 6 Scranton Tops CUA in Women’s Basketball, 83-52

No. 6 Scranton Tops CUA in Women’s Basketball, 83-52

1/22/10

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Megan Kopecki’s 29 points and Jennifer King’s 23 – both career highs – powered the sixth-ranked University of Scranton women’s basketball team to an 83-52 victory over Catholic University in Landmark Conference action at Long Center on Friday night.

Kopecki made 10 of 15 shots, including all five of her 3-pointers, for the Lady Royals, who won their ninth straight and improved to 14-2 (5-1 Landmark). She added six assists, four rebounds and six steals.

King was 8 of 15 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3-point range. Taylor Pallotta had seven points and nine rebounds.

Jenny McGann led CUA (12-5, 4-2 Landmark) with nine points and Brianna Peterson had eight. Katarina Owunna grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and scored six points. Jill Woerner tallied seven points and three blocks.

Scranton, which led the entire game, jumped to a 19-5 lead. The Cardinals responded with a 7-0 run to trim the Royals’ advantage to 19-12. A 17-2 blitz by Scranton propelled it to a 44-23 lead at halftime.

CUA plays at Moravian on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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