Alex Bentley steals show, Maggie Lucas nets 21 as Lady Lions roll

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Maggie Lucas scored 21 points and Alex
Bentley made eight steals, tying her career high, to lead No. 11
Penn State to an 82-37 rout of New Jersey Institute of Technology
on Sunday.

The Lady Lions (10-2), in their final game before starting Big
Ten Conference play, raced to a 44-9 halftime lead against the
Highlanders (6-7) of the Great West Conference.

Bentley had six steals in the first half, when NJIT turned the
ball over 15 times and shot 17.4 percent (4 of 23). The Lady Lions,
who won their 12th straight home game, closed the half with a 24-2

Lucas scored 13 first-half points and was 5-for-8 from 3-point
range overall. She is shooting 52.6 percent behind the arc for the

Melanie Griffin led the Highlanders with 10 points. Rayven
Johnson, who was averaging 18.4 points per game, made 2 of 16 shots
for four points.