PITTSBURGH, PA – Jessica Pitts and Casie Cygan each scored 20 points to give Kamela Gissendanner a win in her head coaching debut. La Roche women's basketball (1-0) cruised to an 81-55 season-opening win over Thiel College (0-1) on Friday night in the La Roche College Tip-Off Tournament.
Pitts finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals while Cygan netted 20 points including 4 three-pointers. LaShauna Brothers recorded 13 points, 6 steals, and 5 assists in her first collegiate start and Amanda Garland added 10 points and 6 rebounds. Leslie McPherson registered 9 points from the point guard position.
The Lady Redhawks pulled down 33 rebounds including 15 on the offensive glass. They also forced 39 Thiel turnovers and 22 steals.
La Roche will look to go to 2-0 when they host St. Vincent College tomorrow at 4:00PM in the final game of the Tip-Off Tournament. The Bearcats fell to Juniata College 68-64 in the first game of the day.