PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – After losing earlier this week, Asbury rebounded big time against Point Park University. The Eagles outscored the Pioneers 21-9 in the first quarter before pushing on to win the game by a final score of 59-46.
After Kali Whiteside opened the scoring with a basket in the first 30 seconds, the Eagles never looked back. Point Park had no answer for Asbury's offense. Whiteside scored 10 points in the first half on her way to a double-double for the night (12pts, 12 reb). After missing the game against Rio Grande University on Tuesday, Savannah Taylor provided the Eagles with a massive lift. The senior was perfect from the floor, including a pair of three's in the first half. She would finish the contest with 13 points.
Coming out of halftime, Point Park attempted to make up the deficit, but only ever closed the gap to five points. Brittany Warren had taken a backseat in the early moments of the game, but the Eagles leading scorer lit the Pioneers up as the night went on. Currently ranked 23rd in the NAIA in total scoring, Warren's 18 points against Point Park matched her average points per game this season.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Eagles will take on RSC opponent Carlow University at 1 p.m. Asbury has won their previous six meetings against the Celtics dating back to January of 2013.
Zack Peñalva, Contributing Writer