BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's basketball team is set to take on the No. 2 seeded Mount Aloysius Saturday in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament semifinals.
Saturday's game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at the top-seeded Hilbert located in Hamburg, N.Y.
Pitt-Bradford is coming off a tough 78-69 win over No. 6 La Roche in the AMCC First Round Wednesday at the KOA Arena.
Ali Rinfrette led Pitt-Bradford with 24 points and also dished six assists. Jennifer Isenberg dropped 18 points and was one board shy of a double-double with a game-leading nine rebounds. Shaelyn Snipes scored 13 points and Bri Wells dropped 11 to also score in double-figures for Pitt-Bradford.
Pitt-Bradford stormed out to a 25-9 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter and held a 20-point lead at the half.
But La Roche battled back and brought the deficit to single-digits in the fourth quarter. Pitt-Bradford made its free-throws, though, and held off the Redhawks.
Rinfrette has led the Panthers all season and has held the conference scoring lead for much of the 2017-18 campaign, which is now fifth-best in the nation at 22.0 points per game.
Her 39.1 minutes player per game is now the second-most in the country as well.
Jennifer Isenberg averages a double-double as the second-leading scorer on the Panthers with 14.2 points per game and the third-leading rebounder in the AMCC at 10.0 boards per game.
Also key regulars for the Panthers are Etreece Adams (6.6 rebounds per game, 5.1 points per game), Snipes (9.9 points per game, 42 assists) and Wells (6.5 points per game, 70 assists).
About Mount Aloysius:
- The Mount Aloysius Mounties earned the No. 2 seed in the AMCC Championship Tournament with a 16-7 overall record and a 14-4 AMCC record.
- With the No. 2 seed, the Mounties earned a first-round bye and have been idle since their 64-63 loss to Hilbert last Saturday.
- Pitt-Bradford is in search of its first win of the season over Mount Aloysius as the Mounties picked up wins in both games against the Panthers on Dec. 16 and Feb. 3.
- Jessa Wright leads the Mounties with 17.9 points per game while Alexia Servello drops 10.7 points per game. Wright leads the team with 7.8 boards per game and she's the top three-point shooter in the conference with 68 made and 42.2 percent from long range.