Pittsburgh (November 26, 2013) – The Mount women's basketball team took a 78-43 loss at the hands of Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center on Tuesday night.
Of the 13 players who saw action for the Mount (2-5), 12 of them scored, led by seven for junior Jenn Carney off the bench. Senior Kayla Grossett led the visitors with a career-high 11 rebounds and tied for second on the team with four points.
Pitt (4-2) finished with four players scoring in double figures, including a game-high 17 from Brianna Kiesel. Three Panthers picked up double-doubles in Kiesel (17 points, 11 rebounds), Ashley Anderson (13 pts, 10 reb) and Asia Logan (12 pts, 10 reb).
The Mount could not find its offensive rhythm finishing 15-of-60 (25.0 percent) from the field on the night, while Pitt shot at a 43.3 percent clip on 29-of-67 shooting.
Pitt seized control of the game in the early going with a 12-2 advantage 6:30 into the game. Over the next three minutes, the Mount chipped away, cutting the deficit to six points at 14-8 on a jumper by Jacqueline Brewer and two free throws from Sydney Henderson.
After Ashley Christie's three-pointer cut Pitt's lead to 20-13 with 5:02 left in the half, the Panthers ended the half on a 13-1 run to take a 33-14 lead heading into the locker rooms.
The Mount committed 11 first-half turnovers leading to 10 points for the Panthers on the other end.
In the second half, the Mount's bench accounted for 21 of the team's 29 points. Pitt was able to pull away with five three-pointers and 15-of-32 shooting (46.9 percent) in the second half. The Mount forced seven second-half turnovers and scored 11 points off turnovers.
The 44 rebounds recorded by the Mount were the most on the season, besting the 43 picked up against Lehigh on Nov. 19.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Mount heads to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy at 7 p.m.
NOTE: The Mount falls to 0-7 against Pitt in the all-time series… The Mount is now 1-21 against teams that make up the current Atlantic Coast Conference… The Mount's bench scored 26 points, marking the fifth time this season the bench has scored at least 25 points.