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Pitt women fall to West Virginia

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

The Pitt women's slide continued this afternoon, dropping the first of two regular-season games against rival West Virginia, 54-43, in front of 2,868 for Girl Scout Day at Petersen Events Center.

With two games remaining in January, the Panthers remain winless in 2012, their last win coming in overtime on New Year's Eve against Lafayette. They are 0-6 this month, 0-7 in the Big East and 8-12 overall. West Virginia improves to 14-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big East.

Pitt struggled to score from the field against a typically stingy West Virginia defense. They outscored the Mountaineers in the second half, 27-22, but shot just 27.3 percent from the field (15 of 55) overall, ranking with games against Rutgers (27.5 percent), Georgetown (26.7 percent) and Duke (23.7 percent) as the worst offensive performances of the year.

Ashlee Anderson led the Panthers with 16 points, the lone player to score in double figures. Christal Caldwell led the Mountaineers with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Asya Bussie added 12 points and seven rebounds.




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