Point Park women win another KIAC road game, 67-63, at Midway (Ky.)
Feb. 1, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. ET
Katresa Savisky put up 13 points in the road victory at Midway (Ky.). Photo by Evan Schall.
By Zachary Weiss, Point Park Athletic Communications Student Assistant
MIDWAY, Ky. – The Point Park University women’s basketball team is now 2-0 on its weekend trip with Saturday’s 67-63 victory over KIAC foe Midway (Ky.) College.
Sam Weir flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for Point Park (22-2, 9-2 KIAC), which tied a program record for wins in the regular season with 22. The Pioneers have matched last year in which they won 22 games in the regular season before finishing the year 25-7 overall.
Katresa Savisky scored 13 points, and Kayla Kiriau chipped in 10 as Point Park extended its win streak to five games. The Pioneers picked up their second road win in less than 24 hours. Point Park won at Cinncinnati Christian, 66-64, on Friday night.
Point Park wraps up its road trip Sunday at 11 a.m. against St. Louis College of Pharmacy at neutral site Midway (Ky.). A win would set a team record for wins in the regular season.
Me’Lisa Martinez led Midway (4-6, 7-13 KIAC) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Point Park got off to a fast start leading 8-2. The Pioneers subbed in and out using all 15 of their players in the first half. In total, nine Point Park players scored in the game.
The defense was also active forcing 31 turnovers for the game. The Pioneers led by as many as 14 points in the first half but had to settle for a 37-28 halftime advantage.
Midway attempted to make a run in the second half cutting the lead to 42-37, but Alexa Xenakis made a 3-point shot to stretch the lead. Point Park pushed the lead to as high as 54-41.
Later, with Point Park up, 60-53, Midway switched to a press defense after made baskets, and Point Park had its frustrations as the score drew much closer.
“We got a little panicked and didn’t keep our composure,” Weir said. “Maybe it made us a little nervous.”
Down 66-63, with less than one minute left, Midway drove the ball down the lane, however, Forse blocked a shot and grabbed the rebound. Forse was fouled and made one of two free throws to seal the game.
The Pioneers played 11 games in January and after a win on Saturday, they have won 10 of their past 12 games and five in a row.
“It’s feels nice to get through all of those hard games,” Weir said. “It really is tough, and no one else has to do that but it shows what a great team we are.”
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