Women's Hoops Captures Divisional Championship

penn state harrisburg women's basketball team celebrates winning the united east volt division championship

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Penn State Harrisburg's women's basketball secured a United East Volt Division Championship in an 86-63 win over Penn State Abington at the Capital Union Building on Wednesday night, Feb. 21. 


Ciani Redd-Howard and Giahny Correa scored a team-high 24 points each, as Redd-Howard recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds and added four steals. Jayla Galbreath went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc in route to 11 points, while Abril Bowser scored nine points off the bench. 


Penn State Harrisburg (16-11, United East 11-1) went on a 12-0 run late in the first quarter that was fueled by seven points from Bowser and back-to-back layups by Redd-Howard to put the home team up by nine. Penn State Abington (13-15, United East 7-5) erased a 15-point deficit in the second quarter and managed to grab a 37-35 lead just before halftime thanks to two consecutive 3-pointers from Kaya Mobley. 


Galbreath sparked a monster third quarter for Penn State Harrisburg, as she hit a shot from beyond the arc to tie the game 41-41. The home team was able to limit Penn State Abington to just six points in the third frame, five of which came from the visiting Lions' top-scorer Angela Sanders. Redd-Howard capped it off with a buzzer-beater three from the left wing before going into the final quarter. 


The hometown Lions maintained a 20-point advantage throughout the fourth quarter with an effort that proved to be enough to fend off Penn State Abington and clinch the division title. 



- Penn State Harrisburg shot 42.1 percent from 3-point range, while Penn State Abington shot just 18.2 percent on the night.

- The hometown Lions' reserves outscored Penn State Abington's bench 39-11. 

- Redd-Howard had a career-high 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds and four steals. 

- Correa tied a team-high 24 points and added five boards and a pair of assists. 

- Galbreath tallied 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists. 

- Ali Lister stuffed the stat sheet with five rebounds, six assists, five steals, and four points. 

- Bailey Oehmig snatched six rebounds, while Bowser had nine points from off the bench.

- Penn State Abington's Sanders impressed with a double-double that included 38 points and 12 rebounds. 



The Lions head to St. Elizabeth, champions of the Skye Division, for the United East Championship game on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. 



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