Women bounce back, dismantle Hilbert

Alicia Kimmel scored 23 points

The Pitt-Bradford women's basketball team bounced back from its loss to La Roche on Saturday by dismantling Hilbert 81-47 Wednesday night.

The Panthers shot 50 percent in the opening half and held the Hawks without a field goal for more than 10 minutes to build a sizeable halftime lead.

Hilbert scored on consecutive possessions to pull even with Pitt-Bradford at 14 points apiece eight minutes into the contest. Alicia Kimmel's two free throws on the ensuing play were the first of 16 unanswered points by the Panthers, and they would lead 41-16 before the Hawks hit another field goal. That came with two minutes left in the half, and Hilbert trailed 46-18 at the break.

In the second half, the Pitt-Bradford advantage would balloon to 36 on several occasions, and the second of consecutive three-pointers by Carly Dalton at the 7: 25 mark stretched it to 37.

The Panthers finished the game shooting 46 percent from the floor, went 16-19 from the line, and scored 17 points off 19 Hilbert turnovers. Despite being outrebounded by two, Pitt-Bradford scored 15 second-chance points and limited the Hawks to 32 percent shooting.

Kimmel and Madison Krebs paced the offense as they combined for 43 points on 17-22 shooting. Kimmel totaled a game-high 23 points and finished a rebound shy of her third double-double. Krebs set career highs with 20 points and 20 boards. Her 20 rebounds marked the third best single-game performance in school history.

Abby Brate chipped in with 12 points, six assists and six steals, and three players had seven points apiece.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 11-9 on the season and 9-5 in the AMCC. The Panthers travel to Mount Aloysius Saturday.