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Point Park routs Penn State-Fayette, 79-37, in non-conference game

Nov. 17, 2009

UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Point Park University led 16-0 and started the second half on a 15-2 run on its way to a 79-37 victory over Penn State-Fayette in a non-conference women's basketball game Tuesday.


Point Park (2-1) held Penn State-Fayette (0-2) scoreless for the first 7:43 and took a 40-15 lead at halftime.

The Pioneers bumped their lead to 55-17 with 15:31 remaining by scoring 15 of the first 17 points of the second half. From there, Point Park did not allow its lead to dip below 36 points, and their biggest lead was 47 points, 72-25 with 6:05 left.


Point Park used 13 players, and 12 reached the scoring column. Sophomore forward Kristen Veseleny (Pleasant Hills/Thomas Jefferson) scored a career-high 14 points, and senior guard Brittney Wilson (West Mifflin/West Mifflin) added 12 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Veseleny (pictured left) had a previous career high of nine points that she established during her freshman season.

The Pioneers shot 48 percent (31 of 65) from the field and 47 percent (8 of 17) from 3-point range. Point Park's lead could have been larger if not for its 9-for-23 performance from the free-throw line.

Defensively, Point Park limited the Lions to 20-percent shooting as Penn State-Fayette made just 10 of 51 field goals and 2 of 15 shots from beyond the 3-point arc. The Lions shot 71 percent from the foul line, and 15 of their 37 points were from free throws.

Point Park forced 22 turnovers and committed only 12. The Pioneers tallied 18 steals and led in rebounding, 45-40.

Penn State-Fayette was led in scoring by Kayla Hatfield, who was the only player in double figures with 15 points.

Point Park continues non-conference play Saturday at Geneva. Tipoff is 7 p.m. in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Fans can follow the Point Park-Geneva game live on the internet via the Live Stats that will be provided by Geneva sports information. Follow the link on the Point Park women's basketball game for live stat tracking during the game.