STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Tanisha Wright and Jen Harris each
scored 20 points to lead No. 24 Penn State over Northwestern 83-56
Playing in her final home game, Wright went 7-of-15 from the
floor and scored 13 of her points in the second half to help the
Lady Lions (18-8, 13-2 Big Ten) hold off a late Northwestern run.Suzanne Morrison scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats (5-22,
2-12), who cut a 20-point second-half deficit to 12 on Sara Stutz's
two free throws with 7:32 remaining. But Morrison fouled out just
over a minute later and the Wildcats couldn't get any closer.Penn State closed the game on a 21-6 run behind nine points from
Wright.Jess Strom added 15 points and had a team-high five steals,
helping the Lady Lions to a 30-8 advantage in points off turnovers.
Amanda Brown also contributed a career-high 14 rebounds for the
Lady Lions, who held a 43-32 rebounding advantage for the game.Ifeoma Okonkwo scored 11 points and added a team-high five
assists for Northwestern.Penn State finished the season 12-0 at home and moved into a
first place tie in the Big Ten with Michigan State, which beat No.
2 Ohio State on Sunday.