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NCAA WBB: Penn 65, La Salle 56; Goldey Beacon Snaps Losing Streak/cnbnews

Two La Salle players recorded double-doubles, but it was not enough to overcome Penn's 46 percent shooting as Penn took a 65-56 decision over La Salle on Friday night at the Palestra. Brittany Wilson (Pawtucket, R.I./Northeastern) scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds for her third double-double, and Shanel Harrison (Washington, D.C./Virginia Tech) added 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for her second double-double.

Kara Bonenberger led Penn with 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the floor and Alyssa Baron added 15 thanks to seven at the free throw line.

The Explorers fall to 1-6 overall, 0-1 Big 5, while Penn improves to 1-3 overall, 1-0 Big 5.

Ashley Rosario Leads Lightning With Season-High 13 Points

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Senior guard Ashley Rosario (Harry S. Truman H.S./Levittown, Pa.) scored a season-high 13 points and added three assists as Goldey-Beacom College (4-5, 1-1) snapped a five-game losing streak with its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference win of the season, a 71-45 victory over Concordia College (1-8, 0-4) at the Clippers’ Meyer Athletic Center on Friday evening.

Led by Rosario, the Lightning scored a season-high 71 points en route to earning their first win since a 67-66 victory at Kutztown on Nov. 12.

The Lightning, who never trailed in the game, shot 44.8 per cent in the first half while building a 34-18 advantage. Senior forward Akilah Sewell (Baltimore City College H.S./Baltimore, Md.) scored all eight of her points in the first half to lead Goldey-Beacom, which limited the Clippers to shooting 22.2 per cent from the field in the opening period.

Led by four points from senior guard Devonne Richardson (Milford Mill Academy/Baltimore, Md.), the Lightning extended their advantage to 46-24 in the first six minutes of the second half.

The Clippers answered by scoring 8 of the next 12 points to trim the margin to 50-32 with 9:59 left before the Lightning used back-to-back field goals from Rosario to ignite a 13-1 run that extended the advantage to 63-33 with 7:42 remaining.

From there, the Lightning held off the Clippers to secure the victory.

Rosario made 6 of 10 shots from the floor and also added four rebounds and two steals while senior forward Irene Hudson (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse, N.Y.) added 13 points and six rebounds. Richardson added 6 points with a game-high 11 rebounds, marking her third straight game with 10 or more rebounds.

Sophomore forward Alyssa Dawson (Immaculate Heart Academy/Westwood, N.J.) led the Clippers with eight points and five rebounds in a losing effort.

The Lightning, who have played eight of their first nine games on the road, will return to the Joseph West Jones College Center on Tuesday night to face Georgian Court in a CACC game at 7 p.m.