Michigan State-Penn State Postgame Notes
Notes from Penn State's 69-58 win.
Jan. 25, 2007
Senior guard Rene Haynes had a game-high five steals, marking the fourth time this season the senior has had at least five swipes in a game ... With 220 career swipes, Haynes is four steals shy of passing Kim Archer (1994-98) in second-place in MSU's career record book.
Freshman Allyssa DeHaan produced four blocked shots in the game for the Spartans, giving her 92 on the season ... DeHaan is just the sixth player in Big Ten history to record 90 blocked shots in a season ... She also passed Jackie Carter (1980-83) for fifth in MSU's career record book, as Carter had 90 in her three-year varsity career.
Sophomore Aisha Jefferson recorded 15 points off the bench, including nine in the second half ... The 15 points was the most for a Spartan off the bench this season ... Jefferson has posted double-digit efforts in three of her four games out of the starting five this year.
Senior Myisha Bannister contributed six points and four rebounds in her fourth game in the starting lineup ... She has averaged 9.3 points and 6.5 rebounds the four-game stretch.
Senior Victoria Lucas-Perry finished with 13 points and six rebounds ... The senior guard has gone into double-digits 14 times this season and has also posted 14 five-rebound performances.
Lucas-Perry became just the 10th Spartan to record 1,000 points (1,015) and 500 rebounds (500) when she grabbed her final board of the game with 1:36 left ... She joins Liz Shimek, Kisha Kelley, Kris Emerson, Kristen Rasmussen, Kelli Roehrig, Kristin Haynie, Mary Kay Itnyre, Becky Cummings and Jill Prudden.
The Spartans opened the game by draining their first three 3-pointers, with one each coming from Courtney Davidson, Lucas-Perry and Mia Johnson.
Davidson had four assists and no turnovers for the second time in three games ... She also had a season-high four assists against Iowa on Jan. 21 and at UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 20.
After falling behind 60-43 with 9:47 left, the Spartans went on an 11-0 run to close within six with 4:57 left ... The run was led by five points from Lucas-Perry and four from Jefferson.
Penn State improved to 13-0 against Michigan State in State College, Pa.