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PITTSBURGH – Pitt sophomore Brianna Kiesel had 12 of her 17 points in the second half, but it was not enough as the Panthers dropped a 65-48 decision to Rider on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.
The contest marked the sixth annual Hometown vs. Hunger contest as fans donated non-perishable goods for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Junior Asia Logan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, her fourth career double-double. Logan has recorded double-digit rebounding totals in five games this season for the Panthers (6-4).
Rider (5-4) was paced by 20 points from senior guard Sironda Chambers, who also drained three of the Broncs’ four 3-pointers.
A long jumper from the left side by Ashlee Anderson gave Pitt a
9-2 edge at the 15:22 mark. The Panthers converted four of their first eight shots of the game, but from that point the offense stalled.
Pitt made just four of the its remaining 23 shots of the first half.
Rider took advantage of the missed shots and the 10 Pitt turnovers, taking its first lead at the 1:48 mark of the first period on a three-point play from Carleigh Brown.
The Panthers drained two of their final three shots of the stanza to make it a two-point game (24-22) at intermission.
Pitt tied the game three times in the first 3:45 of the second half. A layup and subsequent free throw from sophomore Chyna Golden tied the score at 32-32 with 16:16 showing.
Penn Highlands scores victory
Penn Highlands defeated the Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk 71-66 in Maryland.
Three Black Bears finished with double-doubles, led by Rashaud Kelley’s 18 points and 12 rebounds, Josh Corbett’s 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Larry Rascoe’s 10 points and 10 assists.
Jordan Swauger had 16 points while Grant Speigle contributed nine points and 13 rebounds.
Penn Highlands is 3-5. The Black Bears are idle until they host their first home game of the season on Jan. 10 against Pitt-Titusville.
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Keisel returning to action for Sunday’s game
Brett Keisel is in his 12th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 35-year-old defensive end realizes it might also be his last.
If he’s on his way out, at least he’ll get a chance to do it on the field.
Penn State seeking sixth NCAA volleyball title
Whatever the result in the final, it has already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin.
The Badgers are the lowest seed to make the NCAA volleyball championship match after upsetting No. 1 defending national champion Texas in the semifinals. Wisconsin (28-9) is proving that even a team without overwhelming size up front can still have success in the NCAAs.
Veteran Westmont hockey coach records his 500th career victory
Most coaches would shy away from discussing impending milestones. Not Westmont Hilltop hockey coach Art McQuillan.
While the Hilltoppers’ bench boss was not looking forward to his 500th win for personal reasons, when Friday’s 5-0 win over the South Park Eagles sealed the milestone at Ice Castle Arena, McQuillan was as pleased for the program as his assistants, players and well-wishers of the team were for him.
Two from Somerset earn all-state honors
Defensive lineman Bryce Mostoller and linebacker Logan Eller each played a large part in the resurgence of Somerset football over the last two seasons.
Their efforts during the 2013 season – the junior campaigns for both – landed the pair on the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class AAA All-State Team, which was released on Thursday.
No players from The Tribune-Democrat’s coverage area were selected to the Class A squad, also released on Thursday.
Northern Cambria volleyball coach inducted into hall of fame
With 400-plus wins, two PIAA Class A girls volleyball championships and nine District 6 crowns amassed, Mike Hogan can add another accolade to his ongoing coaching legacy at Northern Cambria: Hall of famer.
Hogan, the girls and boys coach at Northern Cambria, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier in the month, allowing the veteran coach to join a number of players and coaches who influenced his own path through the sport.
Steelers Brown closing in on records
The memory has never really gone away. It’s still in the back of Antonio Brown’s mind, gnawing at him during the long workouts, the ones he doesn’t talk about and his teammates only mention in somewhat reverent tones.
Six rounds. Nearly 200 players. How was it possible for 194 other players to be taken ahead of him in the 2010 NFL Draft? Even now, in the midst of the breakout season he always believed would come, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver doesn’t want to think about it.
Prestigious awards focus attention on Pitt’s Donald
With all media attention he’s received this season, one might believe that Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald craves his private time.
But that’s not the case, even though the history making Donald gets recognized much more often around the city after a weeklong awards tour that saw him pick a handful of some of the most prestigious trophies in college football.
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Penguins beat Wild for sixth straight win
Chris Kunitz scored his 19th goal, Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins jumped out to a four-goal lead before beating the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Thursday night for their season-high sixth straight victory.
Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta sealed the Penguins’ win when he scored on a third-period penalty shot. Pascal Dupuis and Brandon Sutter each scored for the second consecutive game, and defenseman Matt Niskanen also tallied for Pittsburgh, which has won 11 of 12 overall and a nine straight home game.
Penn State wrestlers easily beat Ohio State
As if the Penn State wrestling team’s lineup wasn’t formidable enough, on Sunday the Nittany Lions introduced another potential superstar.
True freshman Zain Retherford, already ranked No. 8 at 141 pounds, improved his record to 11-0 with a stunning 4-2 overtime upset of top-ranked junior Logan Stieber, a two-time defending NCAA champion.
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