Penn State (5-0) got it's straight victory over a Power 6 opponent of the season against Oklahoma State tonight being led by Sophomore guard Shay Ciezki's 27-point performance. It's their 5th win of the season and a critical victory before the Lady Lions take on #8 USC on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State was a difficult out for the Lions and it was the first time the Lions dealt with a team that would trade the lead with them multiple times in the 2nd half of play. However, the Lions, being led by SIX double-figure scorers, ended the OK State comeback after Makenna Marisa put PSU up for good with a buzzer-beater at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Shay Ciezki knocked down four three's in the 4th Quarter to seal the victory for Penn State.
There are many games left in the season, but this is arguably the Lady Lions best start since the 2013-14 season. This was the third of a stretch of seven games against P6 opponents for Carolyn Kieger's team with a decent Big South team, Radford, in the mix as well.
Critical Early Season Stretch
11/13/2023 vs. Kansas W 91-85
11/16/2023 at St. John's W 69-53
11/20/2023 vs.* Oklahoma State W 89-80
11/22/2023 vs.* #8 USC
11/26/2023 vs. Providence
11/29/2023 vs. Radford
12/4/2023 at West Virginia
12/10/2023 at #13 Ohio State
- Penn State leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State's 2-0
- Six Lady Lions scored in double figures: Shay Ciezki - 27, Tay Valladay - 16, Ali Brigham - 14, Chanaya Pinto - 11, Makenna Marisa - 10, and Jayla Oden
- Ali Brigham had a double-double with 10 rebounds and 14 points