Nov. 29, 2011
vs. Mount St. Mary's
Pitt head coach Agnus (McGlade) Berenato is a 1980 graduate of Mount St. Mary's. She moved to 5-0 against the Mountaineers at Pitt and is 6-2 all-time against Mount St. Mary’s (0-2 at Rider, 1-0 at Georgia Tech).
The Panthers recorded eight steals in the contest, one off their season high.
The 42 rebounds were also the second-highest team total of the season.
Pitt opened the game on a 12-0 run. The 12 consecutive points are the most for a Panthers teams since the 14-straight second half Pitt recorded last season in the second half versus Providence on Feb. 15, 2011.
Pitt is 3-0 this season when it shoots 40 percent of better in a game. The Panthers shot at a 40.9 percent against the Mount.
Ashlee Anderson – in her first start of the season - topped her career high in both rebounds (9) and assists (7). It marked the second time this season she vaulted past her previous rebounding career number.
Anderson also had three steals, one off her career of four reached versus Loyola on Nov. 18.
Sophomore Kyra Dunn, who leads the Big East in blocked shots, had three swats in the contest. She has posted three more blocks in three games and two or more in five games.
Dunn matched her career-high in assists with three, ironically reached last season versus Mount St. Mary’s.
Freshman Cora McManus saw her first action of the season after time out with an injury. The Seattle native played nine minutes and had two points and two rebounds.
Freshman Brianna Kiesel had 12 points, her third double figure outing in six career games. The first year player also had two steals versus the Mount – she has posted at least one steal in every contest (6).
Sophomore Marquel Davis missed the contest due to injury. She had previously started the first five games of the season.
Six Pitt players registered six or more points against the Mount.
The Panthers have won four of their past five games.
Pitt, a future member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is the first Panthers program to face an ACC member school since the announcement in September. The Panthers will meet Duke on Sunday for the second-straight season and the fourth time in program history. It will be the first trip to Durham in women’s basketball.
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