FROSTBURG, Md. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team fell to Rutgers-Camden, 74-63, in the team's first game at the Jim Crawley Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Frostburg University.
"It was a tough game tonight, as they pressured us hard," Head Coach Sharay Hall said. "There are things we have to work on, but there are also a lot of positives to take as well. We'll bounce back and refocus for tomorrow's game."
Snipes connected on three of her four three-point attempts, earning half of the Panthers' six total three's herself.
Brittany Button pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and contributed seven points.
The two teams were evenly matched throughout the first quarter, never separated by more than four points. Rutgers-Camden finished the quarter on top, 18-14, after a bucket in the final 13 seconds of the quarter.
Rinfrette scored eight of the Panthers' 14 points in the first quarter.
Rutgers-Camden started the second quarter with a layup but Button answered with a three-point play to bring the score to 20-17.
Down six again at the 4:03 mark, Allison Guengerich connected from long range to bring the score to 25-22.
The three-ball sparked an 11-5 run for the Panthers that lasted the rest of the quarter, and the two teams went into the break tied, 30-30.
Rinfrette connected on a pair of free throws and a layup while Aria Alston-Smith laid one in herself just before halftime to highlight the run.
At the conclusion of the first half, Rinfrette led the game with 12 points while Button had a game-best seven rebounds.
Early in the third quarter, Snipes laid one in and Guengerich nailed a three-pointer to give the Panthers a 37-36 lead.
Jennifer Isenberg preserved the one-point Panthers lead as she rejected a shot and sent it out of bounds, and later created a miss on the ensuing inbounds play.
But Rutgers-Camden then scored 10 unanswered points to open up a 46-37 lead at the 5:00 mark.
Rutgers-Camden went on to finish the third quarter ahead, 58-43.
Pitt-Bradford chipped away at the lead late in the fourth, though, out-scoring Rutgers-Camden, 20-16, in the final quarter.
Rutgers-Camden held a steady double-digit lead throughout but the Panthers ended the game with six-straight points on back-to-back scores by Anna Colebert and a layup from Alston-Smith to cut the Rutgers-Camden lead to 11, the smallest since the 1:53 mark in the third quarter.
Pitt-Bradford out-rebounded Rutgers-Camden, 51-45, and grabbed 19 offensive boards.
The Panthers will play their final game of the event on Saturday at 1 p.m. as they take on Bethel.