Point Park sets team record for regular-season wins, completes 3-0 weekend trip
Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. ET
Teresa Davis had season-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win on Sunday. Photo by Evan Schall.
By Zachary Weiss, Point Park University Athletic Communications Student Assistant
MIDWAY, Ky. -- The Point Park University women's basketball team defeated KIAC opponent St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 76-61, on Sunday to finish off its weekend road trip 3-0 and set a team record for wins in the regular season.
Teresa Davis led Point Park (23-2, 10-2 KIAC) with 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as the Pioneers beat last year’s 22 wins in the regular season. At 23-2 after its perfect weekend, the Pioneers currently have the second-most wins in NAIA Division II with only No. 1 St. Francis (Ind.) (24-0) having more.
"I am very proud of team right now," head coach Tony Grenek said. "We just played 14 games in the past 29 days and three games in less than 48 hours while traveling great distances and are 23-2 overall. These young women are creating quite a legacy for themselves. The university should be proud of them."
Point Park had balanced scoring on Sunday with Ashley Campbell scoring nine points while Katresa Savisky, Alexa Xenakis and Sam Weir each had eight points. Carly Forse had a team-high 10 rebounds while the Pioneers enjoyed a 49-33 rebounding advantage.
Emi Santhuff scored 28 points for St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2-13, 0-6 KIAC) including six made 3-point shots.
Point Park set the early tempo scoring the first 10 points of the game, and while the lead was cut to 14-11, the Pioneers persevered and padded the lead once again to 28-18.
The Pioneers played 14 players in the contest and all participated in the first half. At the half Point Park led, 35-22.
In the second half, the Point Park lead reached 22 points, however, with Santhuff making 3s against the Pioneers’ reserves, the lead dwindled below that. Point Park’s starters played just 12 minutes in the game.
Ultimately Point Park used its rebounding advantage, defense and clock management to seal the win. Another big difference was in the turnover battle where St. Louis COP committed 20, and Point Park had just eight, their second-fewest turnovers in a game this year.
For the second consecutive week, the Pioneers had a 3-0 week and after being ranked No. 26 overall and in the ‘others receiving votes’ section of last week’s NAIA Division II Top 25 Poll, they have a chance to crack the rankings once again when the newest poll comes out Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Point Park next faces Indiana University Southeast Saturday at 1 p.m. which allows times to rest a little bit following a heavy slate of games.
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