MEDIA, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine women's basketball team opened up a 31-9 lead through one quarter and never looked back as the Lions thumped Penn State Beaver 94-72 on Friday night in Penn State University Athletic Conference action.
Brandywine ran out to a 9-0 lead as Chrissy Gledhill (Secane, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) got the rout started with a three-pointer and Brandi James (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro) netted the next six points. The Lions' lead reached 18-2 following James' free throw at the 4:51 mark and swelled to 24 points with 62 seconds to play in the quarter on the heels of an 8-0 spurt.
Beaver cut into the lead, getting with 35-18, four minutes into the second quarter, but Brandywine answered with eight-straight points to maintain control. With 43 seconds to play before the half, Crystal Miller's (Pleasant Valley, N.Y./Arlington) layup secured the Lions' biggest lead of the game at 28 points before a Beaver triple made the score 53-28 at the break.
Brandywine was not challenged in the second half as the lead never dipped below 22 points.
Four players scored in double figures for Brandywine topped by a 17-point performance from Nikki Velez (Gloucester, N.J./Gloucester City). Gledhill and James each tallied 15 points, while Miller contributed 12 points.
James pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and Miller grabbed seven boards. Madison D'Ambrosio (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) chipped in nine points and six rebounds, while Kendra Stanford (Philadelphia, Pa./William Bodine) added eight points and six boards.
Brandywine made 42 percent of its shots from the field, including 9-of-22 from three-point range. The Lions trekked to the free throw line 36 times, sinking 29.
Brandywine (11-5, 7-0 PSUAC) is back at home on Saturday against Penn State Greater Allegheny at 1:00 pm.
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March 2, 2018 Top-Ranked Mustangs Down Brandywine In USCAA Semifinals
March 1, 2018 USCAA Honors Gledhill On National Academic Team
February 28, 2018 Brandywine Women’s Basketball Duo Earns USCAA All-American Awards
February 27, 2018 Women’s Basketball Headed Back To USCAA Tournament
February 20, 2018 Brandywine Basketball Teams Learn Seeding, USCAA First Round Opponents
February 18, 2018 Brandywine Repeats As PSUAC Women’s Basketball Champion
February 17, 2018 Brandywine Rolls Into Final; Looks To Repeat As Champion
February 9, 2018 Brandywine Secures No. 1 Seed On Senior Night
February 6, 2018 Brandywine Basketball Celebrating Senior Class Friday Night
February 6, 2018 York Halts Brandywine's Winning Streak
February 3, 2018 Brandywine Bests Schuylkill; Winning Streak Hits 12 Games
February 2, 2018 Brandywine Tops Hazleton 80-69 For 11th-Straight Win
January 30, 2018 Brandywine Doubles Up Mont Alto 82-41
January 26, 2018 Fayette No Match For Lions In 78-55 Rout
January 25, 2018 Victory At Valley Forge Pushes Brandywine's Win Streak To Eight
January 22, 2018 Brandywine Claims Lopsided Road Victory In D.C.
January 20, 2018 Brandywine Cruises To Sixth-Straight Victory
January 19, 2018 Brandywine Starts Fast; Rolls Through Beaver
January 17, 2018 Brandi James Lauded As USCAA Player Of The Week
January 15, 2018 Third Quarter Run Leads Brandywine To Win At Wilkes Barre
January 13, 2018 Brandywine Edges Mont Alto; Improves To 5-0 In PSUAC
January 12, 2018 Lions Pick Up PSUAC Victory At DuBois
January 5, 2018 Brandywine Escapes Bryn Athyn With 50-44 Triumph
January 3, 2018 Brandywine Drops First Game After Break At Widener
December 20, 2017 Lions’ Rally Comes Up Short At Eastern
December 9, 2017 Brandywine Tops Scranton In Late-Night Affair
December 5, 2017 Brandywine Rides Strong Defensive Effort Past York
December 2, 2017 Brandywine Claims Conference Opener 68-53 At Lehigh Valley
November 30, 2017 Brandywine Deals Davis 69-49 Defeat
November 27, 2017 Berks Drops Brandywine In Lions’ Home Opener
November 21, 2017 Velez Earns PSUAC Player Of The Week Honors
November 21, 2017 Stanford Leads Brandywine Past Immaculata
November 19, 2017 Brandywine Pulls Away From Bryn Athyn For First Win
November 18, 2017 Lions Drop Neumann Tournament Opener
November 15, 2017 Brandywine Falls Short In Overtime At Rosemont
November 14, 2017 Basketball Season Tips Off Wednesday