Point Park sets season highs for points and rebounds in dominating PSU-Fayette
Dec. 2, 2010
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. – The Point Park University women’s basketball team set season highs for points and rebounds in a dominating, 92-45 victory over non-conference Penn State-Fayette at CCAC-South Gymnasium Thursday night.
Point Park (4-3) started the game on an 18-2 run, led 49-15 at halftime and held a rebounding advantage of 64-28 to dispatch winless Penn State-Fayette (0-8). The win is the Pioneers’ second over the Roaring Lions this year. Point Park won on the road, 84-48, Nov. 22.
Point Park’s bench scored just as many points as the entire Penn State-Fayette team. The 45-point bench effort was led by freshman swing player Sarah Sandin, who had a game-high 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc.
Kristen Beatty came off the bench to tie her career high with 13 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists.
Anna-Maria Boshkova, who started for the third time, scored 11 of her career-high 13 points in the first half to help Point Park out to the early lead. The sophomore from Bulgaria also had six rebounds and made 5 of 9 from the floor.
Leading scorer Ashley Henderson, a senior guard, added 13 points and seven rebounds. She made 4 of 8 field goals and 5 of 6 free throws. Henderson, who is in her third year at Point Park since transferring, moved into 15th place on Point Park’s all-time scoring list with 871 career points. She passed Charlisa Cummins (862) Thursday night, and next up are Ashleigh Hays (874) and Michelle McMorris (910).
Junior center Joncelyn Peterkin contributed eight points and a career-high 12 rebounds while point guard April Austin added seven points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Point Park’s total domination on the boards included nearly twice as many offensive rebounds (33) as Penn State-Fayette had defensive rebounds (17). The Pioneers’ defense held the Roaring Lions to 29-percent shooting overall and 24 percent (6 of 25) the first half.
Point Park led 42-8 before Penn State-Fayette finally reached double figures with 4:06 left in the first half. The 45-10 was Point Park’s biggest of the first half. The lead reached 40 points, 73-33, on Sandin’s trey with 8:11 remaining.
The Pioneers are in action next for a non-conference home game with Pitt-Greensburg on Monday. Game time at CCAC-South Gymnasium is 8 p.m. Point Park plays again the next day (Dec. 7) in an AMC home game vs. Houghton (5:30 p.m.).