Washington St 60

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(11) Penn State 72

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    6:00 PM ET, November 11, 2011

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    WSU 38 2260
    #11PSU 35 3772

    Maggie Lucas, Alex Bentley score 22 apiece as Penn St. beats Washington St.

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley scored 22 points apiece to lead Penn State (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to a 72-60 victory over Washington State on Friday night in both teams' season opener.

    Penn State struggled to improve to 5-0 in season openers under coach Coquese Washington. The Lady Lions committed 24 turnovers -- including 17 in the first half -- shot 36 percent from the field and trailed by three at halftime.

    Besides Bentley and Lucas, no Lady Lion had more than seven points.

    Penn State finished the game on a 9-0 run over the final 5:07.

    Reserve Sage Romberg scored 12 points for Washington State. The Cougars' bench accounted for nearly half of the team's offense, scoring 29 points.

    In the wake of a sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State's campus this week, the game began with a moment of silence to recognize victims of child abuse.

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