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Kiesel scores 26 as Pitt women notch 1st ACC win

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By Staff and Wire Reports
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 6:57 p.m.
 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Brianna Kiesel scored a game-high 26 points and added seven assists to give hot-shooting Pitt its first ACC victory, beating Virginia, 79-75, at John Paul Jones Arena.

With the victory, the Panthers snapped a 37-game conference losing streak dating back to 2010-11 in the Big East.

Lolita Briggs scored 18 points, Asia Logan 12 and Ashlee Anderson 11 for the Panthers (9-7, 1-1).

Pitt shot a season-high 55.8 percent from the field (29 for 52) and 47.6 percent from 3-point range (10-21).

“We hit some big-time shots,” coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. “I am proud of our effort and this is a huge win on the road in the ACC.”

Kelsey Wolfe and Faith Randolph each scored 21 points to lead Virginia (7-7, 0-1).

Kiesel, who has made 39 of her last 41 free throws, sealed the game with two foul shots with 11 seconds to play.

 

 
 


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