Nov. 12, 2011
PITTSBURGH – Sophomore Asia Logan had 12 points off the bench, but it was not enough to stop Hampton as the Panthers lost a 60-37 decision on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. The contest was the season opener for both teams.
Sophomore Marquel Davis and freshman Brianna Kiesel each had eight points for the Panthers (0-1). The Lady Pirates (1-0) were paced by a game-high 22 points from Choicetta McMillian. McMillian drained six 3-pointers, tying an individual Petersen Events Center record by an opponent.
The Panthers jumped out of the gate early, moving to a 6-1 lead less than three minutes in on a fast break layup from Davis. The sophomore scored four of Pitt’s first six points. HU tallied the next eight-straight points, the last on a jumper from Sherena Abercrumbia to take a 9-6 advantage with 13:46 on the clock.
Davis and Kiesel scored on two of the next three Pitt possessions to make it 10-9, but that would be the last lead of the afternoon for the Panthers. Hampton used a 22-2 run to take a 31-12 lead just prior to the half. Pitt would go from the 11:47 mark until the halftime horn without a field goal, trailing 31-15 at the break.
The Panthers attempted to climb back into the contest in the second half, closing to 15 (43-28) on a 3-pointer on the right wing from Abby Dowd with 11:45 to go. Pitt would get no closer, missing its next five shots and committing two turnovers over the same period as Hampton jumped back ahead by 20.
The Panthers started two freshmen in their first collegiate games for the first time since 2005 when Marcedes Walker and Karlye Lim got the nod.
Pitt is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 15, hosting Saint Francis (PA) at 7 p.m.
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