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Women’s Basketball Team Celebrates Senior Night by Defeating Penn State York 66-50 

Macy Nachman, Lion’s Eye Staff Editor, msn5100@psu.edu

The Penn State Brandywine women’s basketball team celebrated their 2017 Senior Night with a 66-50 victory over Penn State York on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Commons Building of the Brandywine campus. Brandywine senior, team captain and player number 15, Chelsea Dent, was honored at the beginning of the game and posed for pictures to be featured on Brandywine’s website with fellow teammate and co-captain, number 34, Alyssa Abbonizio. Dent was presented with gift baskets, memorabilia and homemade signs from teammates and fans alike. During her college career, Dent has played 72 games, scored 425 points, made 286 rebounds and had 123 assists and 100 steals.

Brandywine was behind 13-10 until the final three minutes of the first quarter when Dent scored an exciting four points, giving Brandywine a 14-13 lead. Brandywine and York were tied 19-19 during the second quarter and it wasn’t until the third quarter that Brandywine really started to take the lead with a three-pointer from number 3, Chrissy Gledhill, followed by another basket from Dent and a layup and free throw from number 30, Brandi James. Brandywine finished with a strong fourth quarter number with Dent contributing with four assists and Abbonizio having 10 rebounds.

Whether it was Brandywine’s hometown advantage or strong team spirit that was responsible for the win, Abbonizio reflects on the game saying that, “Senior night is always a fun game to play in. You’ve spent an entire season or more, depending on what year you are, with Chelsea and to be able to play her final home game/college game with her is something she’ll never forget and neither will the team. It’s a memorable time.”

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