Pitt-Bradford Women's Basketball To Host La Roche For AMCC Championship Tournament First Round Wednesday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament and will host No. 6 La Roche on Wednesday at the KOA Arena, conference officials announced Saturday. 

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

The women's basketball team will wear its white jerseys, and fans are encouraged to join them in wearing white to White Out the KOA Arena.

Pitt-Bradford went 14-10 overall and 11-7 in AMCC games during the regular season to finished third in the conference.

The Panthers have won their last two games and have found victories in seven of their last nine contests of the season dating back to Jan. 20.

All season, the Panthers played their best ball at home, going 7-4 at the KOA Arena while averaging 71.6 points per game and shooting nearly 40 percent from the floor in the 11 contests.

The Panthers are led by the AMCC's leading scorer in Ali Rinfrette, who finished the regular season with 22.0 points per game – the lone player in the conference to average more than 20 points per contest.

Another key to the Panthers' successful season is Jennifer Isenberg, who averaged a double-double on the season as Pitt-Bradford's second-leading scorer with 14.0 points per game and the third-best rebounder in the AMCC with 10.1 boards per game.

This is the third-straight season the Panthers have hosted the first round of the AMCC Championship Tournament and they have found wins in each of the last two. Last season, the Panthers defeated Hilbert and in 2015-16, Pitt-Bradford defeated Pitt-Greensburg.

La Roche has captured the AMCC title the past seven seasons. The Redhawks went 11-14 overall this season and 9-9 in AMCC games while ending the season with a 71-55 win over D'Youville on Saturday.

The winner of Wednesday's game will face No. 2 Mount Aloysius at Hilbert Saturday at 3:30 p.m. 

Admission is free to all fans.