Penn State, against weak competition, put on a display of fun basketball last night. They played stifling defense and displayed a fast, furious and downright fun offense. They score as many points in the 1st half (45) as Rutgers did the in their entire game the night before on National TV (ESPN2).
Senior prospect Brianne O'Rourke (currently #71 on my prospect rankings) played well, with 15 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds a steal and only 1 turnover. The team was on such a roll, though, that she didn't need to do much. Nine of the twelve players who saw minutes scored for Penn State. Particularly fun was the passing prowess of freshman point guard, Emily Phillips. Phillips had some nifty fast break passes, including a behind the back pass for a layup. She ended the game with eight assists and got lots of playing time (26 minutes). At one point in the game Penn State had 11 assists on 14 made field goals, they ended the game with 21 assists on 32 made field goals.