DUBOIS, Pa. — The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions hosted the Roaring Lions from Penn State Fayette Tuesday evening in what is now also set to be the same matchup for the first round of the PSUAC playoff schedule, cutting it close with a 69-68 win. DuBois took control early on their home floor as they went on an offensive tear in the first quarter. Malliah Schreck (Emlenton, Pennsylvania) had 8 points and 6 rebounds in the first 10 minute segment to put her team up 25-16. The Roaring Lions played a better defensive second quarter, but DuBois still held the lead by 12 heading into halftime.
An adjustment by Fayette worked in the third quarter for a while as they outscored DuBois, 21-12. Schreck worked her rebounding skills yet again though in the fourth quarter, pulling down 9 more to help her team’s efforts. With DuBois down 5 points with just 1:27 remaining on the clock free throws became key. Lexey Schick (Rimersburg, Pennsylvania) hit 2 from the charity stripe, and Skylar Ceprish (Allport, Pennsylvania) hit 2 more after Fayette sunk 1 of their own.
After a huge steal by Cierra O-Shell (Glendale, Pennsylvania), Ceprish would get fouled again to go to the line with the score 68-66 in favor of Fayette. Ceprish would hit the first to bring DuBois within one, but a miss on the second one would prove to be a good turn of events as Schreck would grab the offensive rebound for a put back to give DuBois the 1-point lead with 4 seconds on the clock.
Fayette would attempt a last second shot, but to no avail.
Schick ended the game with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Schreck put up 19 points, and grabbed 23 rebounds to give her double – double number 19 on the season.
DuBois will travel to Penn State Greater Allegheny on Friday, Feb. 21, for a 6 p.m. tip.