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Mont Alto Shares the Wealth in Big Team Win Over Fayette

Mont Alto Shares the Wealth in Big Team Win Over Fayette

Penn State Mont Alto 74, Penn State Fayette 62


LEMONT FURNACE, Pa – The women's basketball team traveled to Penn State Fayette for some conference play on Tuesday evening. Four Mont Alto players contributed double-digit points in the victory for the second straight game. Hartman and Perez each tallied a double-double for the second straight game as well. 



  • Mont Alto's Autumn Fischer and Fayette's Reagan Rudder exchanged layups to make the score 2-2 early on. 

  • With 3:30 left in the first quarter, a layup from Dariana Perez sparked an 8-0 run that would last until there were only 21 seconds left. 

  • Fayette's Abby Bickerton laid the ball in to cut the deficit to seven with 8:28 left in the first half. 

  • A small push and a pair of free throws from Mont Alto's Shanez Morales put Mont Alto up 14 with 2:29 left in the half.  

  • Kaleigh Hartman ended a strong first half from Mont Alto with a layup to put them up 35-17 with 18 seconds remaining in the half. Fayette's Sophia Zalar would answer back quickly with a layup to end the scoring for the half.  

  • Mont Alto brought the intensity out of the locker room as they opened the 3rd quarter with a 9-0 run on buckets from Kaleigh Hartman, Dariana Perez, and Autumn Fischer 

  • The scoring drought was broken with 5:39 left in the quarter when Fayette's Sophia Zalar hit a short layup. 

  • With 4:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter, Sarah Vandersleen hit a layup to give Mont Alto a 26 point lead – their biggest of the evening.  

  • Fayette was not done playing as they came out in the 4th quarter and scored nine unanswered points to put the pressure on. 

  • Dariana Perez and Shanez Morales answered back with layups of their own with 7:02 left in the contest. 

  • Mont Alto's defense would ultimately prevail and clutch baskets from all four big scorers kept them ahead by 10 or more through the rest of the game despite a late comeback effort from Fayette.  


Penn State Fayette Leaders: 

Sophia Zalar – 19 points, 7 rebounds 

Daelin Burnsworth – 15 points, 5 rebounds 

Takiah Cheathon – 9 points, 5 assists 



Penn State Mont Alto Leaders: 

Dariana Perez – 22 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds 

Kaleigh Hartman – 18 points, 12 rebounds, 8 blocks 

Autumn Fischer – 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists 



The women's team hosts Penn State DuBois in conference action on Saturday, January 27. Tipoff is set for 1 PM. This game will kick off Mont Alto's annual 3's for Thon event. For more information, visit 3's for THON Article



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