By Carl Adamec
STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis didn’t miss a single game her freshman year with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.
Bur a left quadricep contusion that sidelined the sophomore forward for the second half of the Huskies’ game with Maryland Monday may force her to miss her second game in eight days. Mosqueda-Lewis is questionable for No. 2 UConn’s game with 10th-ranked Penn State Thursday at Gampel Pavilion (7 p.m., SNY).
“I saw her this morning and she looked pretty good,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said after Wednesday’s practice. “I saw her this afternoon and she shot the ball a little bit and she looked pretty good. We’ll see how she feels when she wakes up tomorrow and see how she looks at shootaround and then we’ll probably make that decision right then and there.”
Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Huskies (7-0), who will be facing their second Top 10 opponent in four days in the Lady Lions (6-1). The Anaheim Hills, Calif., native missed the game against Colgate a week ago after suffering a concussion against Purdue five days earlier.