Lucas lifts No. 17 Penn State women past Va. Tech

Maggie Lucas scored 20 points to help No. 17 Penn State cruise to a 66-28 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

Nikki Greene added 14 points for the Nittany Lions (7-2) and Alex Bentley had 11 to reach 1,000 for her career.

Aerial Wilson had 10 points to lead Virginia Tech (2-6), which was held scoreless over the final 13:15.

Penn State used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to pull away.

Then, leading 27-15 at halftime, the Nittany Lions used their size advantage to maintain control. Greene, a 6-foot-4 center, scored 12 points in the second half, most in the paint.

The Hokies shot 12 of 51 (24 percent) from the field for their worst offensive output of the season. Virginia Tech also set a new school record for fewest points scored in a game.