The odds weren't good for Maggie Lucas on the break against two backpedaling Georgetown Hoyas before one defender tripped and Penn State's prolific shooting guard stopped suddenly in the lane to create space for an easy jumper.
Whether wide open from the corner for threes or creating havoc in transition, Lucas, a Germantown Academy product, was a problem all day for Georgetown in the 10th-ranked Lions' easy, 97-74 victory Sunday afternoon in State College, Pa.
Lucas set a career high and Bryce Jordan Center scoring record - for men and women - with 39 points, backcourt mate Alex Bentley added 23, and Penn State's potent transition game throttled the Hoyas early.
Lucas had 26 points in a first half in which Penn State (7-2) led by as much as 34.
"I'm always like, 'More Maggie,' especially when she's hot," Bentley said. "The girl can shoot. I'm so happy when she gets nights like these."
Lucas was 11 of 21 from the field, including 7 of 13 from three-point territory. Five treys came in the first half, shattering the Georgetown zone.
Sugar Rodgers scored 24 for Georgetown (7-3), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
Penn 54, LIU-Brooklyn 50 - The Quakers (4-3) extended their winning streak to four games after besting the Blackbirds (3-5) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Alyssa Baron scored a game-high 17 points for Penn.
Lincoln 74, Cheney 68 - Courtney Smith scored nine of the Lions' 14 points in overtime as Lincoln (2-5) held off the rival Wolves (0-6) in the annual Battle of the Firsts at Cope Hall.
Briarcliffe 83, Delaware Valley 77 - In Doylestown, Emily Soper notched 23 points and a career-high 23 rebounds, but the Aggies (1-5) dropped a nonconference game to the Bulldogs (4-0).
Delaware 59, Princeton 58 - Lauren Carra knocked down a running jumper off the glass from 10 feet out with 2.1 seconds left in the game to finish off a comeback victory for the Blue Hens (5-2) over the Tigers (6-3).
Rutgers 73, Louisiana Tech 46 - Monique Oliver scored 14 points and Chelsey Lee added 11 to help the Scarlet Knights (5-3) rout the Techsters (2-5) in the first game of the Maggie Dixon Classic in New York City.
Ohio State 81, Lafayette 41 - Tayler Hill scored 19 points, and the No. 20 Buckeyes (6-2) never trailed in beating the Leopards (3-7) for their 28th consecutive home victory.
Lafayette 72, Sacred Heart 70 - Bryce Scott hit a three-pointer with three seconds remaining to give the Leopards (4-8) a victory over the Pioneers (2-6) in Easton, Pa.