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Point Park women cruise to 84-48 victory at Penn State-Fayette

Nov. 22, 2010

UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- The Point Park University women's basketball team evened its record at 2-2 Monday night with a lopsided, 84-48 victory at non-conference Penn State-Fayette.


Point Park (2-2) had four players in double figures led by freshman Sarah Sandin, who scored 16 points in the first game action of her career. Sandin a forward from West Newton, Pa., was an All-WPIAL player at Yough High School.

Leading scorer Ashley Henderson, a senior guard from Greensburg, Pa., totaled 14 points while Heather Swedish and Kristen Beatty added 12 and 10 points, repectively.

The Pioneers jumped out to a 46-23 halftime lead over the winless Roaring Lions (0-6).

Point Park hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, and Sandin led the way by making 4 of 10 from beyond the arc. Swedish also knocked down four treys, the the senior from Sewickley, Pa., moved into fourth place on Point Park's all-time 3-point list with 108 career 3-pointers. Point guard April Austin connected on 3 of 6 from downtown for nine points.

The Pioneers shot 9 of 21 (43%) from the 3-point line the first 20 minutes to jump out to a 46-23 lead at the break. For the game, Point Park shot 43 percent from the field, and held Penn State-Fayette to 37 percent overall.

Point Park led on the boards, 48-34, and forced 20 turnovers. The Pioneers comitted 11 turnovers of their own.

Playing for the first time in nearly a week, Point Park rebounded from last Tuesday's 59-56 loss a NCAA Division II Fairmont State. Through four games, the Pioneers' two losses have come by an average of 4.0 points while their two victories have been by an average of 30.5 points.

Point Park will get right back into action Tuesday by hosting Geneva (2-1) for its home opener Tuesday. Tipoff at CCAC-South Gymnasium in West Mifflin, Pa., is at 7 p.m.

After Tuesday's game, Point Park not be in action again until hosting NAIA DII No. 14 Walsh Nov. 30 (5:30 p.m.). The Pioneers will entertain PSU-Fayette again at home Dec. 2 (5:30 p.m.).

Tuesday's non-conference game will be carried live on internet radio via the WPPJ AM-670 (wppjradio.com) and the MSA Sports Network (msasports.net). Monday's game at Penn State-Fayette was one of ony two women's games that will not be broadcast by the student station this year.