The Penn State women's basketball team locked down second place in the Big Ten with a 66-56 win over Northwestern at the Jordan Center Sunday. Making her first career start, rookie guard Maggie Lucas led the way for the Lady Lions (22-8, 11-5) with 21 points and four assists.
It is the team's highest conference finish since 2004.
But the big win was only part of the story in Happy Valley. Because Sunday's game also marked PSU's fifth-annual Pink Zone event, which helped raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
With part of the proceeds from every ticket going toward charity, the fourth-largest home crowd in Lady Lion history (11,288) was on hand for the action. That included 353 breast cancer survivors who were honored during the game.
As of this writing, the Penn State women's basketball team had raised more than $102,000 this year for the fight against breast cancer. That figure will grow when revenue from single-game tickets, T-shirt sales and online auctions is added to the pot.
Adding to the special feel of the afternoon Sunday was a pregame ceremony where the Lady Lions' lone senior -- wing Julia Trogele -- was honored before her last regular-season game at the BJC. Trogele scored State's first four points of the day and finished with six.
Check out FOS photographer Harvey Levine's work from Sunday afternoon in the gallery above.