Panthers To Resume AMCC Play At Penn State-Altoona Wednesday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team will resume Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play and travel to Penn State-Altoona Wednesday.

After winning their first three games in the month of December, Pitt-Bradford suffered setbacks in its final pair of games of 2017.

On Dec. 30, the Panthers fell at Rutgers-Newark and came just one point short against AMCC first-place Mount Aloysius at home, 68-67, on Dec. 16.

Wednesday's game will be the second of four-straight road contests for the Panthers. Pitt-Bradford is 2-1 in true road contests this season and picked up a win in its lone road conference game, 82-43, at Franciscan on Dec. 9.

Ali Rinfrette continues to lead the conference in scoring at 20.3 points per game, the only player in the AMCC to average over 20 points per game. Rinfrette has scored in double-figures in all nine of the Panthers games so far this season and has three games over 20 points. Her season-best is 38 points (at Chatham, Dec. 6).

Jennifer Isenberg pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in the Panthers' most recent game at Rutgers-Newark. Isenberg now averages 8.3 rebounds per game, the fourth-best average in the conference. The junior also scored nine points, one shy of her fourth double-double of the season.

Shaelyn Snipes has been a major offensive weapon for the Panthers through their first nine games. The freshman averages 9.4 points per game and has made 12 three-pointers this season – two fewer than the team's leader, Rinfrette, who has 14.

Wednesday's game will be the second of a double-header with the men's game first. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

About Penn State-Altoona:

  • The Penn State-Altoona women's basketball team will welcome the Panthers with 4-4 overall record and a 1-3 mark in conference play.
  • The Lions' lone conference win came against Franciscan, 83-37, on Dec. 6.
  • As a team, the Lions score 66.3 points per game and hold opponents to 65.1 points per game, the fourth-best scoring defense in the conference.
  • Finnley Christine is the team's top scorer with 14.6 points per game, averaging 5.5 field goals made per game. Megan Wheeler also averages in double-figures with 10.9 points per game. Shannon Zimmerman has the fourth-best field-goal percentage in the AMCC at 46.4 percent from the floor.