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W. Basketball Game Recap

Point Park finishes up 3-0 weekend in Kentucky with dismantling of St. Louis COP

Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. ET

Alexa Xenakis had 9 points in Sunday's win versus SLCOP. Photo by Evan Skowvron.


MIDWAY, Ky. -- The Point Park University women's basketball team finished up its four-day, three-game trip to Kentucky with Sunday's 68-32 dismantling of St. Louis College of Pharmacy at netural site Midway (Ky.) College.

It was the largest margin of victory this year for the Pioneers (16-4, 9-3 KIAC), who had set the previous mark with Saturday's 86-53 win at Midway (Ky.). The trip began with Friday's 62-41 win at Berea. That game had been the previous-low for points given up by the Pioneers until the 32 yielded to St. Louis COP (1-7, 0-1 KIAC) on Sunday.

The Point Park defense, which leads the KIAC in scoring defense, opponent's field-goal percentage and rebounds per game, gave up only 126 points on the weekend for an average of 42.0 ppg.

Point Park used its entire allotment of players for the duration of Sunday's game. The Pioneers used all 11 of their players with everyone scoring. Only two of the five regular starters were in the starting lineup as Point Park started its five seniors.

Senior Brittany Dunmire, a guard from Munhall and Steel Valley HS, had 10 points and made three treys. She tied for the team scoring lead with junior forward Anna Shaw, who had 10 points and four rebounds. Senior forward Maeve Gallagher had a team-high 11 rebounds from the starting lineup.

Freshman Alexa Xenakis, from Keystone Oaks HS, totaled nine points, three rebounds and three assists. Senior April Austin added eight points and four steals while junior Katresa Savisky put up seven points, four rebounds and five assists.

Point Park had 19 assists on 26 field goals and shot 39 percent from the field. St. Louis COP was held to 23-percent shooting and made 22 turnovers. Point Park was ahead, 32-17, at halftime.

Point Park led in rebounding, 48-35, and had nearly as many offensive rebounds (19) as St. Louis COP did defensive rebounds (22).

The Pioneers are off until Jan. 22 when they host Carlow for a KIAC game at 5:30 p.m. Fan Vans are available for that game and are free with Point Park Student ID.

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