Nov. 26, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team had three players tally double-doubles as the Panthers cruised to a 78-43 victory against Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday evening at the Petersen Event Center.
Junior Brianna Kiesel (17 points, 11 rebounds), senior Asia Logan (12 points 10 rebounds) and redshirt senior Ashlee Anderson (13 points, 10 rebounds) were the first trio to record three individual double-doubles in the same game since Feb. 28, 2005 (at Providence) when Jennifer Brown, Cheron Taylor and Danielle Taylor accomplished the same feat. It was Logan's third double-double of the season and the 11th of her career. Kiesel tallied her second of the season and fourth of her career, while Anderson notched her first-ever double-double in the victory, the second-straight for Pitt (4-2).
Freshman Fred Potvin chipped in a career-high 16 points, including a career-best five 3-pointers. The Panthers smothered the Mountaineers' offense, holding them to 25 percent shooting for the game (15-of-60). Pitt shot 43.3 percent for the game (29-of-67) and assisted 18 of its 29 made field goals.
The 35-point margin of victory was the largest for the Panthers since they defeated Valparaiso 86-51 on December 11, 2010.
Pitt opened the game on a 12-2 run, which was capped off by a Loliya Briggs behind-the-back pass to Kiesel, forcing the Mount into their second timeout of the game at the 13:36 mark.
The Mountaineers (2-5) would battle to within seven at 20-13 at the 5:02 mark of the half, but Pitt closed the half on a 13-1 run to seize a 33-14 halftime lead. Kiesel engineered the run with seven points and assisted a Potvin 3-pointer to give the Panthers control of the game.
Pitt held Mount St. Mary's to just 17.9 percent shooting in the first half (5-28), and forced the Mountaineers into 11 of their 20 total turnovers in the opening frame. Conversely, the Panthers shot 40 percent (14-35) and assisted on eight of their 14 made field goals.
The Panthers outscored the Mount by 16 in the second half, and would see their largest lead of the game expand to 37 when Anderson connected on pair of free throws to make it 68-31.
For the first time this season, the Panthers out-rebounded their opponent as Pitt held a 51-44 advantage on the glass. Nine of the 10 Panthers who appeared in the game contributed in the scoring column.
Tuesday night's game was the first of a three-game home stand for the Panthers. Pitt will host Buffalo on Dec. 1 in its annual Hometown vs. Hunger game at 2 p.m., and will conclude the home-stand on Wednesday, Dec. 4 against James Madison.
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