Nov. 3, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Three players registered double figures to lead Pitt women’s basketball to a 94-61 win over Lock Haven in exhibition action on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.
Guard Brianna Kiesel (Utica, N.Y.) posted a team-high 23 points, 16 of those in the second half. The sophomore also added team-highs in rebounds (7), assists (5) and steals (6) to her stat line.
Sophomore Chyna Golden (Neptune, N.J.), who shot 6-of-10 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line, finished with 18 points.
Junior Asia Logan (Baltimore, Md.) added 17 points for the Panthers, who recorded the most points as a team since Dec. 31, 2010 in a 94-78 win at Central Michigan. The Panthers shot 46.7 percent from the field, which included a 50 percent effort in the second half.
Pitt jumped out to an 11-3 advantage to start the game, highlighted by eight points from Golden. The Lady Eagles used a 17-3 run to tie the game, but would get no closer.
Two-straight three-point field goals by redshirt junior Abby Dowd, followed by a fast-break lay-in from redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs pushed Pitt’s edge to 30-16 with 8:28 left in the first half.
Kiesel scored 13 of Pitt’s 18 points to start the second half, which included a pair of old-fashioned three-point plays. Her second of the half gave the Panthers a 62-42 lead with 12:09 to play.
Logan had 11 points in the second stanza, seven of those courtesy of the free throw line.
Pitt officially opens the 2012-13 campaign on Friday, Nov. 9 versus Youngstown State at 11 a.m. The contest marks the fourth annual School Day promotion. For more information on the event and to register your middle or elementary school to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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