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December 16, 2013

Kiesel's milestone helps Pitt women win

PITTSBURGH — Junior Brianna Kiesel became the 18th player in Pitt women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points as the Panthers shot 52 percent in the second half to rally for a 63-49 victory over Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.

Kiesel scored 17 of her game-high 20 points in the second half and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine. She was joined in double figures by senior Asia Logan with 13 points and redshirt sophomore Loliya Briggs with 11.

The Panthers (6-4) shot 43.9 percent overall (25 of 57), including 14 of 27 in the second half, and held ODU to 32 percent shooting overall (17 of 53).

Old Dominion’s Chelisa Painter was the only Lady Monarch (5-5) to score in double-figures with 10 points. Pitt out-rebounded its opponent for the second time this season, grabbing 44 boards compared with 32 for Old Dominion. Kiesel and Marquel Davis tied for a team high with nine rebounds apiece. Davis now has 20 total rebounds in her past two games.

The Panthers were hindered by 12 first-half turnovers, but only trailed 28-24 at halftime. Pitt never led in the first half, and fell behind by as much nine when Michelle Brandao hit an elbow jumper with 3:18 remaining in the half, bringing the score to 28-19.

Pitt scored the final five points of the half, including a 3-pointer from Ashlee Anderson as time expired.

Pitt made 11 of its 30 shots in the first half, and was just 2 of 10 from behind the arc. ODU shot 38.5 percent in the opening frame (10 of 26).

Logan scored Pitt’s first five points out of the locker room and the Panthers tied the game at 35 with back-to-back fast-break layups from Kiesel, which put her over 1,000. Kiesel’s layups started a span of six consecutive field goals for the Panthers.

Old Dominion tied the game at 45 with a free throw from Reigning C-USA Player of the Week Shae Kelley, but Pitt used an 11-0 run over a span of 4:24 to separate from the Lady Monarchs. Four different Panthers scored during the run, and Pitt held the Lady Monarchs to 0 of 4 shooting with three turnovers during that stretch.

Old Dominion was unable to get within nine for the remaining 4:27 as Pitt went on for the 14-point victory.

The Panthers now travel to Las Vegas for the Dec. 19-21 Duel in the Desert. While in Vegas, Pitt will take on DePaul, Louisiana-Monroe and Washington.

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