BEAVER, Pa. The Lady Panthers battled the #1 ranked team in the latest USCAA poll down to the wire before falling short to the hosts 71 66.

OUE was led by Monroe Centrals Alex Kuhn with 17 points and four assists. Shadysides Kelsey Holloway chipped in with 14 markers and four assists. Union Locals Alexus Davis added 12 points and five rebounds and Shaydsides Sarah Neavin finished with 10 points and five boards.

Rebounding proved to be the difference in the game as the tall and talented Lions outrebounded OUE by a whopping 47-25 margin. Six-foot, two Cassandra Flowers was dominant in the paint for Penn State Beaver with 21 points and 15 rebounds.

OUE led 31-30 at the half. PSB improved to 11-3 while OUE fell to 12-3 with the loss.

The Lady Panthers return home on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. ORCC battle with rival OU Zanesville.