Point Park women open AMC schedule with 80-56 rout at Fisher
Dec. 1, 2011
BOSTON -- The Point Park University women's basketball team opened its American Mideast Conference schedule Thursday night with an 80-56 rout at Fisher College in Boston, Mass.
Ashley Campbell, a 5-11 forward from Chicora, Pa., had 11 points in her debut for the the Pioneers (5-3, 1-0 AMC). Fisher (0-8, 0-3 AMC) got a game-high 28 points from Javanna Bernard, but the new AMC member did not get much else from the other six players that it had available.
Point Park has won three of four games, and its only losses have come to NCAA Division II Fairmont State and twice to a strong NAIA Mt. Vernon Nazarene (6-1) team.
Fisher, formerly of the NAIA Sunrise Conference, joined the AMC this year after its previous league folded. The Falcons will visit Point Park Feb. 12 for the second half of the home-and-home series.
Point Park's next game is Saturday at Rio Grande (2 p.m.). Fans can watch live video of that game courtesy URG athletics at this link: www.ihigh.com/redstorm. Free live video begins at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday's game at Rio Grande will also be broadcast by the Point Park student radio station WPPJ-AM 670 and the MSA Sports Network. Live audio of that game and every game for the rest of the season can be heard online at www.wppjradio.com and www.msasports.net
Campbell did not start working out with the Pioneers until she was done playing on the Point Park volleyball team that made it to the NAIA National Tournament. An all-state player at the junior college level for two years, Campbell averaged 13.7 ppg last season at Butler County CC.
Campbell led a trio of post players in double figures for Point Park as forwards Terrica Jones, from West Miflin, Pa., and Anna-Maria Boshkova, from Sofia, Bulgaria, each totaled 10 points.
Jones earned her third start in eight games and had her 10 points and seven rebounds in 13 minutes. Boshkova made all five of her field goals and grabbed five boards in 15 minutes. Campbell was 4 of 5 from the floor and 3 of 3 from the foul line in nine minutes.
Also with production play in the post was Joncelyn Peterkin with eight points and six rebounds in 13 minutes as the Pioneers got it inside for high-percentage shots all night. Point guard April Austin had 10 assists.
Point Park led, 7-2, early on and then worked a 17-7 advantage midway through the first half. After taking a 34-23 lead at halftime, the Pioneers went on a quick run at the start of the second half to bump the lead up to 18 points, 45-27. Point Park built a 68-46 lead with just under five minutes to play.
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