Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was able to take part in some functional drills, which included cutting, stopping and starting and changing direction, and get in some shooting during practice today at Gampel Pavilion. She is listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against No. 10 Penn State as she continues to deal with a left quadriceps contusion.
A final decision on whether or not Mosqueda-Lewis will play is not expected to be made until after shootaround Thursday. Shootaround normally ends about four hours before tip-off.
“I think the official medical pronouncement is questionable,’’ UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I saw her this morning and she looked pretty good. 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 was injured during the first half of Monday’s 63-48 win over No. 9 Maryland at the XL Center. She left the game for good with 2:45 left in the half, finishing with seven points in 13 minutes.
Should Mosqueda-Lewis be unable to play against Penn State it would be the second time in three games she would be sidelined. She missed the game against Colgate Nov. 28 after sustaining a concussion against Purdue at the Paradise Jam Nov. 24.
“That’s the price you pay when you’re a really good player,’’ Auriemma said. “I remember Diana. Nobody got beat up more than Diana Taurasi when she was here. And it goes with the territory. If you’re going to be a really good basketball player you’re going to have to take the hits and you’re going to have to give some. That’s what basketball is. It’s not the NBA 3-point shooting contest. So those things are going to happen. They happen to everybody.’’