BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas each scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Penn State to a 76-54 win over Indiana on Thursday night.
Mia Nickson had 13 points and Dara Taylor added 10 for the Lady Lions (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten), who have won 13 of their last 14 games.
Aulani Sinclair had 21 and Jasmine McGhee had 12 for the Hoosiers (10-13, 1-9), who have lost eight straight.
The Lady Lions went on a 15-2 run in the second half to go up 18 points on two free throws by Lucas with 11:22 left to play. The Lady Lions took a 41-34 lead on baskets by Bentley and Taylor after the Hoosiers got within three at the start of the second half.
Sinclair and McGhee scored right away in the second half to get within three, 37-34, before the Lady Lions pulled away.
Chaplin scored for the Hoosiers to make it 41-36 and then Bentley hit a 3-pointer to spark the second half run for Penn State.
The Hoosiers missed a shot and then Bentley made two free throws, Lucas hit a free throw and two other baskets and Taylor scored in the run.
The Lady Lions had their way with the Hoosiers on the glass, outrebounding Indiana 54-32 and grabbed 23 offensive rebounds. Penn State went on a 8-0 run late in the second half to seal the game.