Nov. 13, 2012
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.
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