By: Jennifer Jones
Director of Sports Information
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GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The Juniata College women's basketball team improved to 4-0 on the year after defeating Gwynedd-Mercy 86-81 on the road Saturday. Two Eagles finished with 20-plus points in the win for the second consecutive game. Gwynedd-Mercy moved to 1-3 with the loss.
Senior Kate McDonald (Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa./State College Area) earned a game-high 26 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to complete her third double-double of the season. Sophomore Paige Dennison (Easte Berlin, Pa./Bermudian Springs) had a career day. She finished with a career-high 24 points, making 9-of-13 from the floor and added seven assists in her 37 minutes on the court.
Other Eagles in double-figures were junior Kelsey Livoti (Altoona, Pa. / Bishop Guilfoyle) and senior Jordan Hileman (Williamsburg, Pa. / Williamsburg). Livoti put in 18 points, while Hileman earned 11, respectively.
The Eagles led most of the contest, never trailing by more than three. They outrebounded the Griffins 38-28 and shot 59-percent from the floor.
Juniata remains on the road. The Eagles head to St. Vincent College on Tuesday, Nov. 26 for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Juniata is 3-3 all-time against the Bearcats after splitting the series 1-1 last season.
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