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- Local sports in brief 4/1/2014
Penn State loses to Stanford in NCAA Tournament
Maggie Lucas buried her face in a towel on the bench as her day, her NCAA tournament and college career came to a disappointing end. Stanford’s swarming defense simply shut down the Big Ten’s best player.
Lucas went scoreless in the second half of third-seeded Penn State’s 82-57 loss to No. 2 seed Stanford on the Cardinal’s home floor Sunday, and finished with just six points in the regional semifinals.
Penn St. faces test on road
For each of the past two summers, Penn State coach Coquese Washington has visited Tara VanDerveer at the Stanford coach’s New York home to talk basketball and, specifically, gather tips on the triangle offense.
“It’s almost like going to graduate school of coaching in six hours,” Washington said with a smile.
Lady Lions beat Gators for spot among Sweet 16
Maggie Lucas planted a kiss on the Penn State logo, one final imprint on her home court.
She was the last Lady Lion to sprint toward the locker room, pumping her fist for the final time in front of her fans.
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Lady Lions thrive on support of fans
Maggie Lucas is perpetually in motion, cupping her hands to her ears to inspire the home crowd, or flashing three fingers after another clutch bucket. Her Penn State teammates are always on guard, prepped to be on the receiving end of an elevated chest bump after a game-changing run.
Lucas leads Penn State rally
Maggie Lucas sank one 3-pointer, followed with another, and pushed the crowd into a frenzy.
Penn State’s comeback was on full blast, and Lucas was leading the charge.
Florida pulls away from Pitt
Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee.
It was about the only time he wasn’t giving Pittsburgh huge problems on both ends of the court.
Henderson takes 4th in NCAA Div. I
Evan Henderson became an All-American for the second time at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
The New Florence native finished fourth at 141 pounds -- two spots higher than last year and the best performance by a Tar Heel in the NCAA tournament in nearly two decades – but he’s not satisfied.
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