A strong second half surged the Pitt-Bradford
women’s basketball team past Waynesburg 81-75 on Saturday afternoon, in the
consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.
The Panthers top returner, junior forward Alicia Kimmel, led
the squad with 16 points and six rebounds.
After the match, Kimmel was named to the Coaches vs. Cancer
All-Tournament team. Kimmel finished the tournament with a total of 22 points,
10 rebounds and one assist.
Pitt-Bradford (1-1, 0-0) found themselves in a battle for
the duration of the first half. The Panthers shot 33.3 percent from the floor,
including 80 percent from the free throw line.
Highly touted freshman guard Kaserra Owens cracked the
starting five for the second game in a row. Owens finished the game with 14
points, two rebounds and three assists.
Despite controlling the ball for much of the first half, the
Panthers went into halftime trailing 35-32.
Waynesburg (0-2, 0-0) was led by Hayden Guiliani, who
finished with a total of 22 points, two rebounds and two assists.
After a rather dormant offensive showing by both teams in
the first half, the Panthers and Yellow Jackets combined for 89 points in the
The Yellow Jackets finished the game shooting 34.7 percent
from the floor, including 25 percent from behind the arc. They hit a whopping
20-of-26 shots from the free throw line.
The Panthers had five players score in double figures during
the contest. Alex Vinelli, who finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, fell
just two rebounds shy of a double-double in the second game of this young
Pitt-Bradford responded well after being defeated in the
first round of the tournament the night before.
“Great team effort in this win,” said head coach Patrick
Daniel. “We did the little things today that we didn’t do yesterday, most
importantly making our foul shots. We had excellent effort from the second
group at the start of the second half that helped keep us in the game. This
provided a much needed spark.”
Pitt-Bradford turns its attention to Keuka and its 2013-14
home opener set for Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the KOA Arena at 6 p.m.