PITTSBURGH, PA – Jessica Pitts recorded her first double-double of the season (12 points, 13 rebounds) but the Lady Redhawks (1-1) could not overcome a halftime deficit falling to Point Park (3-2) 58-51 in an NCAA vs. NAIA matchup at the Kerr Fitness Center.
La Roche trailed by as many as seventeen points before going on a 23-11 run to get within five points with less than a minute to play. However, Point Park's April Austin drained two foul shots to end the game.
Pitts finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds and Ariel Green added 15 points and 3 steals. Casie Cygan scored 9 points in the losing effort. Point Park's Joncelyn Peterkin recorded a game-high 21 points in the win.
La Roche will travel to Carlow on Tuesday for a non-conference game against the Celtics. Last season, the Redhawks defeated Carlow 78-48.