Grenek gets all-time wins record at Point Park, Pioneers win at Wash. Adventist
Nov. 24, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. ET
Point Park women's basketball coach Tony Grenek is now the program's all-time wins leader. File Photo.
By Zachary Weiss, Point Park Athletic Communications Student Assistant
TAKOMA PARK, Md. – The Point Park University women’s basketball team won at Washington Adventist in a non-conference matchup, 65-42, Monday night.
The victory gave Pioneers head coach Tony Grenek an 82-20 overall record in his fourth season at the school and set a program best for career victories by a head coach. Grenek passes Ed Meena, who won 81 games from 1993-02, on the Point Park women’s basketball all-time coaching list.
Grenek's winning percentage of .804 includes a record of 23-7 in 2011-12, a record of 25-7 in 2012-13, a record of 29-5 in 2013-14 and 5-1 so far in 2014-15. Grenek is the 16th head coach in Point Park women's basketball history, which began in the 1978-79 season.
“Point Park University is one of my favorite places in the world,” Grenek said. “I love the players who represent this great university. I love my co-workers and the whole student body in general. I am forever grateful for Point Park University giving me the opportunity to be its women’s basketball coach.”
This game was the first for Point Park [5-1] since Nov. 15. However, the Pioneers were not rusty as they raced out to a 40-15 lead at halftime after a dominating first 20 minutes.
Carly Corcoran led the Pioneers with 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the floor and 3 of 6 from long range. The sophomore guard from Baldwin High School was the only player in double figures for Point Park.
Forward Natasha Moss and guard/forward Ja’Nia McPhatter added eight points apiece. Guard Leah Hurst had a team-high eight rebounds. Eleven players scored for Point Park.
Courtney Jenkins had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Washington Adventist [2-5]
The Pioneers scored the first nine points of the game and 13 of the first 15 for a 13-2 lead with 13:32 left in the first half.
Point Park led 40-15 at halftime with Washington Adventist shooting 18.5 percent from the field (5 for 27) the first 20 minutes. Washington Adventist was 0 for 10 from 3-point range the first half as the Pioneers’ defense locked in. Point Park limited the Shock to as many field goals (five) as made free throws the first half.
Point Park led by as many as 34 points in the second half, 59-25, which came with 7:34 left in the game.
Point Park won the contest despite being out-rebounded 49-45 and went to the free throw line 14 less times than Washington Adventist.
Next up for Point Park is a rematch versus Washington Adventist at CCAC South Gym Dec. 4.
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