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Women's Basketball Recap

Point Park improves to 4-0 with team effort versus Penn State-Greater Allegheny

Nov. 15, 2013

The Pioneers took home a 73-52 home win over PSU-GA on Friday. Photo by Christopher Squier.



By Zachary Weiss, Point Park Athletic Communications Student Assistant

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. The Point Park University women's basketball team used a true team effort to defeat Penn State Greater Allegheny, 73-52, on Friday night at CCAC-South Gym.

All 15 players who dressed saw playing time and 14 scored in the victory, which improved Point Park to 4-0 on the season. No starter played more than 18 minutes for the Pioneers.

Freshman center Samantha Weir paced the Pioneers with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks while Teresa Davis added nine points. Alexa Xenakis came off the bench for 10 points in 14 minutes. Vianka Cotton had eight points and seven rebounds.

Taylor Fulton scored a game high 18 points for Penn State Greater Allegheny [1-3].

In the first half, head coach Tony Grenek frequently substituted his players. One of the offensive sparks was Carly Corcoran, who hit two three point shots in the opening half including one in the closing seconds to give Point Park a 32-23 halftime lead. Cotton also scored six points in the half.

 "To help the team, be productive and getting the team to have your back and you have the team's back is great," Cotton said. "It's different than when you’re cheering. You can show your team and coaches what you can do."

The Pioneers shot 51.4 percent from the floor in the second half to close out Penn State Greater Allegheny and pull away. The Point Park defense forced 28 turnovers for the game and also added 16 steals and 12 blocks.

Point Park faces former AMC conference rival Daemen College tomorrow at CCAC South. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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