Panthers To Play Two Weekend Games In Jim Crawley Tip-Off Tournament At Frostburg State

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend in the Jim Crawley Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Frostburg State. 

Pitt-Bradford will first take on Rutgers-Camden on Friday with a time and opponent on Saturday to be determined by the first-round action.

The Panthers are coming off a 60-50 defeat to Mansfield (Division II) in their season opener Wednesday night at the KOA Arena. Free throws in the final minutes of regulation gave the Mountaineers the double-digit advantage, but Pitt-Bradford kept the deficit at single digits for much of the second half. 

A career day for Jennifer Isenberg helped the Panthers keep pace, as she registered career bests in points (15) and rebounds (11) for her first double-double of her time as a student-athlete.

Ali Rinfrette also scored 15 points to tie with Isenberg for the team high. The senior pulled down eight rebounds while dishing three assists.

Rinfrette enters the weekend tournament with 1,529 career points, 81 points shy of the all-time Pitt-Bradford scoring record held by Diane Eggleton (1,610).

Pitt-Bradford came out on top in the rebound battle, 47-33, pulling down 15 offensive boards as well. 

Etreece Adams grabbed six boards while Anna Colebert corralled five misses. 

Beyond the arc, Aria Alston-Smith, Rinfrette and Colebert all collected from long range.

Rutgers-Camden comes into the tournament with a 1-0 mark, defeating Wilkes University, 83-54, in its season opener. Fatimah Williams led the way with 19 points while Ariel Robinson dropped 17 and grabbed 14 boards. Cara Racobaldo and Gabby Greene also scored in double figures.

Friday's matchup with Rutgers-Camden is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.