Penn State Brandywine Lady Lions
Penn State Brandywine Lady Lions (1-0) beat Central Penn (3-3) 84-68 Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The Lions held a 45-20 lead at halftime. The Lions were lead by senior Shari Harper with 30 points and 17 rebounds and Cashae Hinton with 20 points, 4 steals and 3 assists.
The Lady Lions fought hard for the first 20 minutes on Monday, November 28, 2011 against Delaware Valley College. The Lions were only down by 14 at the half due to persistence and solid man to man defense. However, Delaware Valley's size and bench depth wore Brandywine down in the second half and Delaware came out on top finishing the game 81-53.
The PSU Brandywine Lady Lions had a very disappointing road trip when they traveled to upstate New York to play in the Houghton College Thanksgiving Tournament November 18-19, 2011. The Lady Lions went 0-2 in the trip losing to Houghton College 44-89 and falling to Roberts Wesleyan College 48-77. There was some good that come out of the Houghton Tournament, the Lady Lions were able to help Houghton raise money to give Thanksgiving dinner to their local communities in need.
The Lady Lions had a heartbreaking loss to Penn State DuBois falling 74-70 on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The game went back and forth with neither team able to put the other away until they last ten seconds of the game. The lions fought but were unable to come home with the win.
Harper reaches 1,000 point milestone
Penn State Brandywine senior guard Shari Harper asked the scorer's table how many points she needed before she checked back into the game against The Apprentice School, Saturday, December 10.
"One more," they said.
Moments later, with about eight and a half minutes to go in the second half, she had the ball. A quick first step got her past the first defender, while a nifty spin move jettisoned another. Harper finished the drive with a tough layup to make her only the fourth woman in Penn State Brandywine history to reach 1,000 points for her collegiate career.
"I didn't know until the buzzer went off. I knew I was close," Harper said.
After the score, play was stopped to recognize Harper's accomplishment. She was given the game ball, which she proudly dribbled over to her mother. "I was so proud. This is her passion, and I'm here to support her," Jaqueline Harper-McIver said after the game. "This is a milestone."