Panthers Travel To Medaille For Pivotal AMCC Matchup Wednesday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team will look to earn the season sweep of Medaille on the road game Wednesday for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.

Pitt-Bradford picked up a 76-66 win over Medaille in the team's first meeting of the season on Jan. 10 at the KOA Arena. Ali Rinfrette scored 25 points while Jennifer Isenberg scored 18 and Shaelyn Snipes dropped 15.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a 71-55 defeat at Mount Aloysius Saturday. Heading into the contest, the Panthers were riding a four-game winning streak and had won seven of their last eight games.

Rinfrette led the Panthers with 29 points and 14 rebounds at Mount Aloysius.

For her performance last week, the Bradford native was named the AMCC Player of the Week. She averaged a double-double of 27 points and 12.5 rebounds on the week and didn't take a single minute off, playing all 80 minutes in the team's two games.

In the game prior, she led the Panthers with 25 points and 11 boards to help the Panthers to a win over D'Youville. For her performance in that game, she has been named a D3 Women's Basketball HERO of the Week finalist.

As the program's all-time leading scorer, Rinfrette currently holds 1,940 career points – 60 away from reaching the 2,000-point plateau.

Nationally, Rinfrette ranks 14th in scoring (21.3 points per game), third in minutes played per game (39.0) and 45th in assists per game (4.7).

Isenberg is the team's second-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game. She is just shy of averaging a double-double as she pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game. Her rebounding average is the third-best in the AMCC.

Snipes is also a key member of the Panther offense, scoring 10.3 points per game.

Etreece Adams (6.6 rebounds per game) and Bri Wells (6.2 points per game, 3.7 assists per game) have emerged as keys to the Panthers success in the second half of the AMCC schedule.

Wednesday's game is set to begin at 8 p.m.

About Medaille:

  • The Medaille Mavericks welcome the Panthers with an 11-10 overall record and an 8-6 mark in AMCC play. Medaille is currently in a three-way tie with Pitt-Bradford and La Roche for third place in the conference.
  • Medaille has won two of its last three games, most recently losing at La Roche (Feb. 3) after winning two straight against Penn State-Altoona (Jan. 27) and at Penn State-Behrend (Jan. 31).
  • The Mavericks are led by one of the top players in the conference in Dani Reinwald. The senior leads the conference in rebounding with 16.3 boards per game and is third in scoring at 18.9 points per game. Reinwald has 17 double-doubles this season – the fifth-most in the country.
  • Morgan Kennedy is an important part of the Mavericks success as well, averaging 16.7 points per game and pulling down 9.4 rebounds per game – both totals are good for fifth in the AMCC.