Panthers extend winning streak to three


February 21, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Connecticut Huskies forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (left) shoots a layup against Pittsburgh Panthers guard Asia Logan (0) during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Panthers women’s basketball team found themselves down six to start the game, however Head Coach Agnus Berenato called a timeout and the team responded with a victory over Wagner by a score of 65-39.

Asia Logan led all scorers with 22 points relying mostly on her midrange game.

Logan was the key to the opening run scoring seven of the team’s first nine points as the team was able to tie the game and take their first lead with 13:36 remaining in the first half.

The Panthers also some additional spark in Marquel Davis who came in and had nine points in the first half using her aggressiveness to get to the basket and make a couple lay-ups and a midrange jumper.

Logan got a couple of minutes off in the first half, however her presence was known in the first half as she made a fadeaway jumper off the glass as the shot clock expired.

In the first half the Panthers were outshot from the field 47.6% to 34.2% but the difference in that was that the Panthers grabbed 11 offensive rebounds as opposed to the one the Seahawks had. The Panthers were also able to force 14 Wagner turnovers in the half.

Right as the half expired, Brianna Kiesel was able to bank a three off the glass as time expired. The referees watched video replay and confirmed that the basket was good. An excited Kiesel led the Panthers back to the locker room with the Panthers up 31-22.

The second half was much of the same story for the Panthers. They had a solid start to the half as Loliya Briggs dished out her sixth assist of the game this time to Kiesel. Logan also was a part of the team’s strong start, effectively using her mid-range game.

As in their previous game, each of the players saw time on the court as the Panthers built their lead in the game.

The Panthers shot 48.1% as a team in the second half and overall won points off turnovers [27-4], second1 chance points [13-2], fast break points [16-0] and the bench outscored Wagner’s [26-9]

Up next for the now 3-1 Panthers is a matchup Saturday against Brown. That tip-off is scheduled for 1 pm.