Panthers Welcome Alfred State For Non-Conference Finale

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team will begin a three-game homestand as it welcomes Alfred State to the KOA Arena Wednesday for a non-conference matchup. 

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a thrilling comeback win at La Roche Saturday to complete the season sweep over the Redhawks. 

Down 36-28 at halftime, the Panthers used a third-quarter resurgence to regain the lead, outscoring La Roche 22-8 in the period.

Ali Rinfrette led all scorers with 26 points.

Jennifer Isenberg earned a double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds. Isenberg's rebounding performance is a career-high for her and the most in a single game for the program since Madison Krebs grabbed 20 on Feb. 3, 2013, at Hilbert.

Bri Wells dropped a career-high 17 points to score in double-figures as well.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 6-5 in AMCC play and hold fifth place in the conference.

Rinfrette continues to lead the conference in scoring with 21.4 points per game. She remains the only player in the conference to average more than 20 points per game, and her scoring average ranks 13th nationally.

After playing all 40 minutes in the last three games, she ranks fourth in the country in minutes played per game at 39.2.

Isenberg continues to shine as one of the top dual-threat players in the conference. Saturday's double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds was her seventh double-double of the season of points and rebounds, which ranks third in the conference and 54th nationally.

She has elevated her scoring average to 12.7 points per game after seven-straight games scoring in double-figures. She also grabs 9.4 rebounds per game, which is the fourth-best rebounding average in the conference.

Wednesday's game is set for a 7 p.m. tip-off and will be the final non-conference matchup of the season for the Panthers.

After Wednesday's home game, Pitt-Bradford will host two more consecutive games at the KOA Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27, against Franciscan, and Wednesday, Jan. 31, against D'Youville.

The Pitt-Bradford Department of Athletics and Alpha Phi Omega chapter will host the "Teal There's a Cure" campaign during the Jan. 27 basketball doubleheader.

About Alfred State:

  • The Alfred State Pioneers come to the KOA Arena with a 6-8 overall record.
  • Alfred State is riding a three-game winning streak, though, having picked up victories over Maine Fort Kent (Jan. 13), Pratt (Jan. 15) and SUNY Delhi (Jan. 21).
  • As a team, the Pioneers score 61.9 points per game and surrender 65.8 points per game to opponents.
  • The team's top scorer and rebounder is Catherine Bialecki, who scores 20.6 points per game and grabs 12.1 boards per game. Rayanna Anderson averages 11.4 points per game and leads the team with 24 three-pointers made.