Nov. 16, 2013
The Leopards travel across Pennsylvania to matchup against Atlantic Coast Conference foe, Pittsburgh. Lafayette enters Sunday’s game with a 3-0 record for the first time since the 2005-06 season, when the Leopards opened 4-0. Pittsburgh has opened the season with two straight wins at home over Bucknell and on the road against Ball State out of the Mid-America Conference.
Last time Out
Lafayette improved to 3-0 with a 95-83 victory over Ivy League foe Columbia on Friday night. Sophomore Jamie O’Hare led all scorers with a career-high 24 points, while junior Linnel Macklin finished with a career-best 16 points in the win. The Leopards used a 21-6 run early in the second half to break the game open.
Against Columbia on Friday night, two Leopards had career nights. Sophomore Jamie O’Hare scored 24 points and junior Linnel Macklin tallied 16 points in the 95-83 win.
Sharing the Ball
Lafayette assisted on 22 of its 29 made field goals against Columbia.
Making it Rain
Senior Kelly Loughney knocked down a career-best four three-pointers on Friday night. The senior hit all four of her shots beyond the arc on her way to 14 points in the game.
Dianne Nolan is in her fourth season at the helm of the Leopards, holding a 33-60 mark at Lafayette. She won her 550th career game on Friday night against Columbia. Suzie McConnell-Serio is in her first season in charge of the Panthers and enters Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 record. She holds a 125-68 record in her sixth season as a collegiate coach.
Pitt holds a 2-1 edge in the all-time series, winning the first two games by a combined 42 points, but Lafayette earned a 68-65 victory last season in Easton.
Scouting the Panthers
Junior guard Brianna Kiesel powers the Panthers offense, averaging 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Senior Asia Logan averages a team-high 8.5 boards and is second on the team in scoring averaging 12.0 points per game. Loliya Briggs and Ashlee Anderson are Pitt’s biggest threats from beyond the arc; Briggs has made 4-out-of-10 from three, while Anderson has knocked down three triples this season.