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Pitt Women's Basketball Downs Siena, 75-50, Behind Balanced Attack

Brianna Kiesel had 14 points, five assists and six steals on Tuesday versus Siena.

Brianna Kiesel had 14 points, five assists and six steals on Tuesday versus Siena.

Nov. 13, 2012

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PITTSBURGH – Four players scored in double figures as the Pitt women’s basketball team ran away with a 75-50 victory against Siena on Tuesday afternoon at Fitzgerald Field House. It was the first time since Feb. 11, 2012 that four Panthers tallied double figures in a single game (vs. Cincinnati).

The Panthers (2-1) shot 51.9 percent from the field, led by junior Asia Logan with a game-high 16 points. This is the second-consecutive game Logan has led the team in scoring, and she has recorded double-digits in every game this season.

Sophomore Brianna Kiesel had 14 points and six steals, while redshirt junior Ashlee Anderson chipped in 13 points – 11 in the first half - and a game-high seven assists. Junior Marquel Davis added 12 points on her 20th birthday.

Pitt out-rebounded the Saints, 39-33, and forced 24 Siena turnovers.

Siena (1-1) opened the scoring with a three-pointer, but two quick Pitt baskets – a lay-up from Anderson and a triple from Kiesel - would give the Panthers a lead they would not relinquish. Davis scored six-straight points as the Panthers stretched their lead to 16-7 at the 14:03 mark.

With a 24-18 advantage, Kiesel and Anderson tallied nine of the next 12 Pitt points. The 12-1 surge over a four-minute span helped Pitt pull to its largest lead of the half at 36-19 with 2:57 on the clock. The Saints missed eight-consecutive shots during the run.

The Panthers posted a 39-26 lead at the half as Logan and Anderson combined to shoot 9-of-9 from the floor.

Pitt continued its offensive prowess in  the second half, out-scoring Siena 23-6 over an eight-minute span. A baseline jumper from Kiesel with 9:35 remaining pushed the Panthers to a 66-36 lead – their largest in a game since a 34-point lead over UT Arlington on Dec. 20, 2010.

The Panthers cruised to their second win of the season with a 75-50 final.  Pitt had 20 assists on 27 field goals with seven players collecting at least one dime.