Fourth Quarter Spurt Leads Pitt to Victory
Dayshanette Harris scored 14 points as Pitt rode a late fourth quarter run en route to a 72-62 win over Towson at the Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off on Friday afternoon.
With the game tied at 53 with 5:38 to play, Liatu King hit a jumper and converted a 3-point play on back-to-back possessions to give Pitt a 58-53 lead. Towson’s Anissa Rivera hit a 3-pointer to make it a two-point game with 3:30 remaining, but Pitt caught fire and ended the game on a 12-4 run.
Maliyah Johnson had 13 points and Marley Washenitz tallied 11 for the Panthers, who outshot the Tigers 56 percent to 30 percent and held them to 1-of-11 from 3-point range in the second half.
Rivera finished with 13 points to lead Towson, Skye Williams had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Kylie Kornegay-Lucas finished with 10 points along with five rebounds.
Towson jumped out to 11-2 lead to start the game before eventually leading 29-24 at halftime. Williams and India Johnston each had six points in the half for the Tigers.
Pitt kept it close throughout the third quarter, as Towson never led by more than eight points and held a 47-42 advantage heading into the final frame. The Panthers then outscored the Tigers 30-15 in the fourth to earn the win.
The action continues tomorrow as Towson faces Maryland at 11:30 am ET and Pitt matches up against DePaul at 2:00 pm. Both games will be streamed live on FSWBucs.com/FSWBucsLive.