ERIE, Pa. -- No. 20 Gannon used runs of 13-2 and 14-1 in the first half en route to a 19-point halftime lead to take down No. 17 Indiana (Pa.) 71-40 on Wednesday night.

After the Golden Knights (16-3, 13-2) took an early 4-0 lead, Sarah Pastorek tied the game for IUP with a pair of layups followed by a layup off a missed 3-pointer by Arika Ullman. Gannon again took a four-point lead with buckets from Jen Papich and Caitlyn Lowe before Ashley Stoner’s jumper in the paint made it 8-6 at the 13:05 mark of the first half.

The Golden Knights then went on their first run of the game, outscoring IUP 13-2 to take a 21-8 lead. The Crimson Hawks would cut their deficit to 10 at 23-13 on a 3-pointer by Marita Mathe, but three consecutive treys by the Golden Knights gave Gannon a 32-13 advantage with just over four minutes remaining.

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Gannon would lead by as many as 23 in the first half, but the Crimson Hawks attempted to gain momentum heading into the break with a three by Leslie Stapleton, as IUP trailed 37-19.

Gannon wouldn't let IUP get anything going in the second half, as the closest the score would get was 17 at 41-24, after a pair of free throws by Stoner with 16:32 remaining.

The Crimson Hawks lost the turnover battle 20-11, shot just 31 percent (14-44) from the floor, 42 percent (9-21) from the foul line and 20 percent (3-15) from three .

Lowe scored a game-high 18 points for Gannon, hitting four of the Golden Knights 10 3-pointers. Papich added 16 points for the Golden Knights.

Pastorek was the only Crimson Hawk to reach double figures in scoring with 10 points, going 4-6 from the foul line and grabbing seven boards.

Getting her first start of the season in place of Talen Watson, Mathe scored eight points in a season-high 32 minutes, with only two turnovers. Lisa Burton came off the bench to score nine points on 4-5 shooting, grabbing four offensive rebounds in 17 minutes. Stapleton added seven points and Stoner had six rebounds.