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March 6, 2014

Local Sports Briefs 3-7-14

Local Sports Briefs 3-7-14

EVANSTON, Ill. — BASKETBALL

Penn St. slugs Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill.  – A stifling defensive effort by Penn State against Northwestern Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was exactly what the Nittany Lions needed. The Wildcats had no answer for Penn State's zone defense as the Nittany Lions cruised to a 59-32 win.

Balanced scoring helped the Nittany Lions (15-15, 6-11 Big Ten) pick apart Northwestern's defense. Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor, each of whom scored 11 points, were two of eight different players to score for Penn State. The Nittany Lions shot 50 percent from the field and were led by D.J. Newbill's 12 points.

Williams named to NEC first team

SOMERSET, N.J. – St. Francis University senior forward Alli Williams has been named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team and to the All-NEC Defensive Team, it was announced on Thursday.

This is Williams’ second straight season being named to the first team. The last St. Francis player to do so was Beth Swink in 2004 and 2005.

The Altoona native reached both the 2,000 career point mark and 1,000 rebound mark in 2013-14. Williams became just the 11th player in NCAA women’s basketball history to have at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 300 steals.

Williams now stands as one of just three players in St. Francis history to have reached the 2,000 career point mark, and one of just six in NEC history.

 In her last ever regular season game for the Red Flash, Williams set a new SFU single game scoring record as she poured in 47 points against Wagner.

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