Backed by another standout performance by senior guard Aysia Bugg, Pitt’s women’s basketball team got back in the win column on Friday with a 65-48 win over Cincinnati.
Bugg scored a career-high 23 points, the second straight game with 20 or more points for the fifth-year senior.
Two of her points came in the first quarter, as Pitt went on a 17-2 run to separate from the Bearcats. Cincinnati crawled back into in the second quarter, but Bugg hit a pair of 3-pointers right before the halftime break to even things at 30-30. She finished 3 of 6 from long range on the night.
Bugg had 10 more points in the second half, as did fellow senior Cassidy Walsh. Walsh had 14 total. Senior forward Danielle Garven scored 13 points, while sophomore Cara Judkins grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Panthers out-rebounded the Bearcats, 48-32 and doubled them up on the offensive glass, 18-9. That led to Pitt’s 13-4 lead in second chance points.
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The Pitt women improved to 2-2 on the season, shaking off the rust of Tuesday’s 64-55 setback against Youngstown State.
They’ll play their first road game of the season on Monday when they visit Georgetown. That game has a 7 p.m. tipoff.