The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball (9-4, 5-1) team turned in yet another dominating performance in AMCC play, overcoming an early deficit to cruise to an 81-67 victory over Mount Aloysius (8-5, 4-2) on Sunday afternoon at the KOA Arena.
Ali Rinfrette was outstanding, posting a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Abby Brate was dominant as well with 20 points. Casey Stringer added a season-high 17 points and Kaserra Owens added 12 points and seven assists in the victory.
Abby Kulick drilled five three-pointers and finished with 25 points while Breana Kendrick added 11 more for the Mounties in the loss.
Mount Aloysius controlled the pace of the opening quarter on the heels of Kulick's hot shooting and took an 18-12 lead after the first 10 minutes.
The Panther offense was much better in the second quarter, as Stringer got hot from beyond the arc, knocking down three shots from outside the perimeter to help the Panthers take a 33-32 lead into the locker room at the half.
Neither team was outstanding in the third quarter, but the Panthers hung onto to their slim lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Pitt-Bradford full-court press was in full effect in the fourth quarter, forcing seven turnovers and helping the Panthers outscore the Mounties 32-19 in the quarter. Brate and Rinfrette combined for 25 points over the final 10 minutes to secure the 81-67 victory.
The UPB women continue AMCC play, Wednesday evening at eight against D'Youville at the KOA Arena.