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High Scoring 3rd Quarter Too Much For Mont Alto to Overcome in Loss to Patriots

High Scoring 3rd Quarter Too Much For Mont Alto to Overcome in Loss to Patriots

MONT ALTO, Pa. – The Valley Forge women's basketball team outscored Mont Alto 34-19 in the third quarter, as it was the turning point of the game with the Patriots coming through with an 84-70 win in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday.

Inside the Box Score

  • Charity Miller (Greencastle, Pa. / James Buchanan) led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 17 points.  The sophomore guard nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds and four assists.
  • Julianne Noveras (Gaithersburg, Md. / Gaithersburg) caught fire from distance shooting 3-of-5 totaling 13 points. She also had four assists.
  • Alexis Shaffer (Hagerstown, Md. / South Hagerstown) once again had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds including four of which came on the offensive end of the floor.
  • Mont Alto was held to 38.5 percent shooting from the field.

How it Happened

  • Charity Miller (Greencastle, Pa. / James Buchanan) was hot out of the gates hitting three-straight 3-pointers to give Mont Alto the 9-0 lead.
  • Valley Forge established itself in the post to make the comeback.
  • The teams went into halftime tied up at 36 points apiece.
  • Both teams went end-to-end to begin the second half, but the Patriots went on to out-score MA by 15 in the third quarter.
  • Mont Alto would close the gap as close to eight points at 67-75 with a little over four minutes left, but UVF tightened up their defence down the stretch.

The Penn State Mont Alto women's basketball team return to action on Friday, January 26 in a road matchup with PSU Greater Allegheny. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.