PITTSBURGH, PA – The Lady Redhawks (1-0) made fourteen free throws including eleven in the second half to beat Oberlin College (0-1) 66-52 in their season opener at the Kerr Fitness Center. The win is their ninth straight at home dating back to last season.
Casie Cygan led La Roche with 12 points and hit two of the Lady Redhawks' six three-pointers. Ja'Nia McPhatter scored 10 points and grabbed 5 boards and LaShauna Brothers added 9 points, both in their first collegiate games. Last season's Newcomer of the Year, Jessica Pitts, scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Pitts and Amanda Garland recorded 8 of La Roche's 17 steals.
The Lady Redhawks finished with an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4:1 and they assisted on 14 of 23 field goals.
La Roche will return to action on Thursday when they host Point Park University. Point Park, a NAIA institution, is coming off of a 72-61 loss to Fairmont State.
Notes: Prior to the game, La Roche held a ceremony to bless the newly constructed Coach Scott Lang Court, and honored the 2010-2011 AMCC Championship team.