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Balanced Attack Leads Pitt Women's Basketball to 58-45 Win over Mount St. Mary's

Sophomore Kyra Dunn had 12 rebounds against the Mount on Tuesday.

Sophomore Kyra Dunn had 12 rebounds against the Mount on Tuesday.

Nov. 29, 2011

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PITTSBURGH - Sophomore Ashlee Anderson and freshman Brianna Kiesel each scored in double figures to help lead Pitt women's basketball to a 58-45 win over Mount St. Mary's Tuesday evening at the Petersen Events Center.

Anderson recorded a game-high 13 points while also posting career-highs in rebounds (9) and assists (7). Kiesel had 12 points and sophomore Kyra Dunn collected 12 rebounds for the Panthers (4-2).

Kayla Grossett paced Mount St. Mary's (2-4) with 13 points.

The Panthers opened the game on a 12-0 scoring tear as four different players tallied a basket over the spurt. Mount St. Mary's missed its first nine shots and turned the ball over five times during the six and a half minute start.

The Mount rallied to pull within seven with 10:35 remaining in the half, but Pitt responded with consecutive fast-break jumpers from Kiesel and sophomore Asia Logan to make it a 10-point game at 18-8.

Mount St. Mary's chipped away at the lead, rolling out an 8-2 run to pull to five (20-15). The Panthers scored two of the final three field goals in the period - including the first career points for freshman Cora McManus - for a 24-17 halftime advantage.

Pitt commenced the second half with a 5-0 run to take a commanding 32-17 lead following a three-pointer from Kiesel and a layup by Anderson. The Mount would not go away, using a 17-10 surge to make it a seven-point game (42-35) with 10:59 remaining. Logan reeled off four-straight points and Anderson followed with a jumper from the right elbow to give the Panthers a cushion as they would led by double-digits the rest of the contest.

Pitt hits the road for the first time this season, traveling to North Carolina this weekend for a pair of contests. The Panthers take on High Point on Friday, Dec. 2 and face No. 7 Duke on Sunday, Dec. 4.